Seems Big Data, IoT and blockchain were not enough to flame the next Industrial Revolution. Here comes Industry 4.0 that focuses purely on smart manufacturing. Bringing in interconnectivity, artificial intelligence, automation, and big data altogether, IIoT or Industry 4.0 as it is referred to, is evolving rapidly to transform the entire ecosystem of the manufacturing technology, stages of manufacturing, products and the end users.
Gartner has issued its first Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms. The report surveys this emerging market, defining IIoT platforms with specific must-have capabilities. The Magic Quadrant also designates PTC as an IIoT visionary, based on the highest ability to execute and the furthest completeness of vision.
Working together, ANSYS and PTC will deliver ANSYS Discovery Live real-time simulation within PTC’s Creo®3D CAD software. The combined solution will be sold by PTC as part of the Creo product suite. This solution will offer customers a unified modeling and simulation environment, removing the boundaries between CAD and simulation and enabling design engineers to gain insight into each of the many design decisions they make throughout the product development process. This insight will enable design engineers to create higher quality products, while reducing product and development costs.
Watch Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann discuss how augmented reality helps companies take advantage of the wealth of digital data generated today. The proliferation of smart, connected devices and digital transformation initiatives are producing a deluge of digital information disconnected from the physical world in which humans must apply it. Augmented reality technology bridges this gap and can drive improvements in manufacturing quality, logistics, and customer experiences, among other areas. Watch the video here
In their second Harvard Business Review article, How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies, co-authors Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School and Jim Heppelmann, President and CEO of PTC, examine the impact of the Internet of Things on companies’ operations and organizational structure.
Massachusetts-based metal 3D-printing startup Desktop Metal announced Monday that it’s now shipping it’s printers to customers in its “Pioneer” program.
According to IDC, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a natural evolution of the technology that supports the industrial enterprise. In fact, they predict it will impact almost every industry in the majority of countries around the world.
ThingWorx 8 Delivers New Industrial-Focused Platform Features and Introduces Role-Based Manufacturing Apps.