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As product engineering tools continue to morph and expand at speeds human expertise may not be able to endure, Revolutionary design technologies that span beyond industry borders, will prove their necessity for companies
Latest Episode12/7/2021

Designing In The Cloud

Season 2, Ep. 12
The pandemic presented unique challenges that no organization could have foreseen and prepared for. One of the main challenges was continuing with normal business activities with zero or limited employees in the business premises. By leveraging cloud solutions that enable employees to work remotely, many companies were able to increase their overall productivity and security without any increase in operations costs.I’m your host, Jennifer Piper, and today I’m joined by Boris Raskin, Product Manager at Siemens for NX Cloud Products. And, Gauhar Junnarkar, Product Manager in Microsoft Azure High-Performance Computing. They’ll help us understand the cloudification trend and how Siemens NX has leveraged it.In this episode, you’ll learn about Siemens NX on Microsoft Azure and the benefits that it offers over the desktop application. You’ll also learn about the cloudification trend and the challenges that transitioning companies are facing. Additionally, you’ll hear about what the future holds for cloud services and cloud-native applications.What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why engineering and manufacturing companies transitioning their operations to the cloud (02:21)The challenges that companies looking to transition to the cloud are facing (04:29)The benefits of transitioning to the cloud (06:15)Why the cloud solution performs better than on-premise solution (08:56)The benefits of having Siemens NX on Microsoft Azure (15:09)How Siemens NX on Azure leverages the continuous release features (17:39)How the cloud will evolve in the future (19:22)ResourcesConfigure and deploy Siemens NX via a personal Azure Virtual DesktopConnect with Boris Raskin:LinkedInConnect with Gauhar Junnarkar:LinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn
12/7/2021

Designing In The Cloud

Season 2, Ep. 12
The pandemic presented unique challenges that no organization could have foreseen and prepared for. One of the main challenges was continuing with normal business activities with zero or limited employees in the business premises. By leveraging cloud solutions that enable employees to work remotely, many companies were able to increase their overall productivity and security without any increase in operations costs.I’m your host, Jennifer Piper, and today I’m joined by Boris Raskin, Product Manager at Siemens for NX Cloud Products. And, Gauhar Junnarkar, Product Manager in Microsoft Azure High-Performance Computing. They’ll help us understand the cloudification trend and how Siemens NX has leveraged it.In this episode, you’ll learn about Siemens NX on Microsoft Azure and the benefits that it offers over the desktop application. You’ll also learn about the cloudification trend and the challenges that transitioning companies are facing. Additionally, you’ll hear about what the future holds for cloud services and cloud-native applications.What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why engineering and manufacturing companies transitioning their operations to the cloud (02:21)The challenges that companies looking to transition to the cloud are facing (04:29)The benefits of transitioning to the cloud (06:15)Why the cloud solution performs better than on-premise solution (08:56)The benefits of having Siemens NX on Microsoft Azure (15:09)How Siemens NX on Azure leverages the continuous release features (17:39)How the cloud will evolve in the future (19:22)ResourcesConfigure and deploy Siemens NX via a personal Azure Virtual DesktopConnect with Boris Raskin:LinkedInConnect with Gauhar Junnarkar:LinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn
11/2/2021

Siemens NX: A Designer’s Perspective

Season 2, Ep. 11
Specialization was a concept that was reserved for the most sensitive industries, such as the medical industry. However, technological advancement and the rise of specialized software platforms have led to a need for specialization in other areas such as the product design field. This has also been motivated by the need to create the most compelling and accurate design for marketing or testing purposes.I’m your host, Jennifer Piper, and today I’m joined by Magnus Skogsfjord, a freelance designer who’s worked with prominent brands such as CISCO. He’s used Siemens NX for several years and will be sharing his experience with the design software. He’ll also be sharing with us what his favorite features are and where he feels there is a need for improvement.In this episode, you’ll learn about the current trends in the CAD and mechanical design field. You’ll also learn about the challenges faced by designers as well as companies as they seek to improve the quality of their designs. Lastly, we’ll touch on what the future holds for the product design field and what it’ll take to get there.What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Current trends in mechanical design and product visualization (03:54)The increased need of specialization in particular segments (06:21)The cause of increased use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) (10:23)Design challenges that companies are facing and how technology is addressing them (13:54)What the future holds for computer-aided design (CAD) and mechanical design (16:28)How COVID-19 changed the perspective of working from an office.(20:35)Connect with Magnus Skogsfjord:LinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn
10/5/2021

The Current State of the Electronics and Semiconductor Industry

Season 2, Ep. 10
The advancement of technologies such as 5G, VR, and AI has introduced another dimension for companies to compete on. These technologies were non-existent in the consumer market just two decades ago; back then, companies only had to deal with complexity related to customers’ need for customization. Manufacturers are now embracing solutions such as digital twins and virtual simulations to profitably accommodate complexities brought on by these advancements.I’m your host, Jennifer Piper, and today I’m joined by three guests from Siemens Digital Industries Software. They are, Craig Armenti, Director of Electronics Solutions, Nick Daumann, Senior Marketing Coordinator, and Alan D. Porter, Vice President, Electronics & Semiconductor Industry. They’ll help us understand the current state of the electronics and semiconductors industry.In this episode, you’ll hear about the trends that are taking place in the industry and how they are impacting electronics design and manufacture. You’ll also hear about the role of mechanical design solutions in electronics design. Lastly, we’ll discuss the impact that digitalization is having on the industry and what we can expect to see from it in the near future.Some Questions I Ask:What are the challenges that the electronics and semiconductor industry is facing? (07:31)Do you have any challenges that are related to resilience? (09:29)Did the pandemic have any impact on the electronics and semiconductor industry? (22:20)What should we expect to see coming up in the electronics and semiconductor industry? (24:37)What do you think we’ll see in the area of flexible engineering in the future? (28:29)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Trends in the electronics and semiconductor industry today (03:02)The impact on government regulations on the electronics industry (10:37)The importance of mechanical design in electronics design and development (12:12)The role of simulation in electronics design and manufacture (17:24)Role of AI in the electronics design process (26:02)Connect with Alan Porter:LinkedInConnect with Craig Armenti:LinkedInConnect with Nick Daumann:LinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn
9/14/2021

The Impact of Visualization on the Manufacturing Industry | with Ben Widdowson and Gavin McCambridge

Season 2, Ep. 9
Visualization makes it possible to view new product designs before the first prototype is created. This makes it easier for customers to understand what they’ll get once the production starts and it also gives them an opportunity to recommend changes to their product at no cost. As the need for customization continues to increase product complexity, visualization is providing a soft landing for manufacturers.Today’s guests are Ben Widdowson, Head Of Marketing at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Gavin McCambridge, Creative Team Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software. The two experts will help us understand the important role that visualization plays in product design and development.In this episode, you’ll hear about how visualization has changed the process of product design and prototype development. We also discuss the rise of VR and the impact that it is having on the manufacturing industry. Lastly, you’ll learn about the benefits and challenges that come with the adoption of visualization solutions.Some Questions I Ask:What does visualization mean to you? (01:27)Does taking visualization to an immersive space add more value? (03:38)Have you seen VR affect how teams work remotely? (06:06)What is the biggest benefit of working in an integrated environment? (11:41)What are the benefits of a program like Appearance Management? (16:28)How does animation help manufacturers? (19:34)What do you see as the future of visualization? (22:20)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The meaning of virtual reality as it relates to visualization (03:13)The benefits of regularly using VR in the industry (05:19)The industries leading in the use of VR (06:37)The biggest barrier to adopting VR for industrial companies (07:22)The process of visualization customization (09:37)The key elements for effective visualization (13:17)How to work with animation when you don’t have a powerful GPU running them (21:26)Connect with Gavin McCambridge:LinkedInConnect with Ben Widdowson:LinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn
8/3/2021

Uncovering the Changes Happening in the Heavy Machinery Industry | with Hendrik Lange and Tom Spangler

Season 2, Ep. 8
In today’s fast-moving world, change is inevitable for any business that wishes to remain relevant. For growth-oriented companies, change presents an opportunity to build sustainable products as well as meet more of their customers’ needs. The heavy machinery industry is adopting changes in the design and development of their product to meet the demand in customers’ needs and comply with tighter regulations.Today’s guests are Hendrik Lange, an industry leader with over 25 years of experience and Tom Spangler, a senior marketing manager at Siemens who has almost 30 years of experience in CAD and PLM. Siemens has been at the forefront of developing solutions that solve problems faced by the industry.In this episode, you’ll hear about the changes that the heavy machinery industry is going through to meet the ever-growing needs. We’ll talk about the cause of these changes as well as the new tools and strategies that are being employed to implement them.Some Questions I Ask:What is the industry doing to adapt to new demands? (4:46)How is the industry’s move towards digitization affecting globalization and what are the trends emerging from it? (9:59)What are the challenges resulting from globalization? (14:05)What areas have been impacted by the complexity caused by embedded electronics and increased variations among different systems? (16:53)What are some of the themes and trends resulting from building sustainable, economical, and eco-friendly machines? (23:54)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The need for an integrated electrical design platform (8:02)How the industry’s constant changes affect workers (16:32)How electromechanical design platforms solve complexity challenges (21:39)How weight reduction impacts sustainability (27:40)How the pandemic affected the industry (30:43)Connect with Hendrik LangeLinkedInConnect with Tom SpanglerLinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn
7/6/2021

A Mouseless Vision of the Future | with Stephan Odörfer of 4tiitoo

Season 2, Ep. 7
Every day, we’re inching closer and closer to the type of “future” we see in the movies. Cars can drive themselves and we can command playlists and order groceries with voice commands. Taking us one step closer is a device from technology company 4tiitoo that allows us to actually move things with our eyes.Today’s guest is Stephan Odörfer, Co-founder at 4tiitoo, a technology company based in Munich, Germany. They’ve pioneered a mouseless technology that’s propelled by a nudge and controlled by the eye movement of the user. Not only is it reducing repetitive motion and ergonomic strain, but it’s also increasing efficiency for workers.In this episode, you’ll hear how this revolutionary technology is operated in the workplace and some less conventional uses that are gaining traction. We talk about why better communication from human to computer is necessary, and the importance of AI and data collection as technology improves over time. You’ll also hear a few interesting predictions for a vision-focused future.Some Questions I Ask:What trends are you seeing as we move from the old school type input devices towards the digital workplace? (5:15)Why is ergonomics important to address while operating a mouse? (7:12)Is artificial intelligence built into the technology? (16:12)Are there ever any times when the technology does something that you don't want it to do? (22:40)What's one of the most fun applications you've seen for implementing this technology? (34:42)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:How the concept of better communication between humans and computers materialized for the company (3:07)Which industries are using this technology to their benefit (8:25)How the technology is useful in the workplace (12:08)The role vision will play in the future (30:32)How data helps improve the technology over time (38:22)Connect with Stephan Odörfer:LinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn
6/1/2021

The Future of Electric Flight with Bye Aerospace

Season 2, Ep. 6
Despite the safety record of commercial aviation, realistically, we’re actually stepping into relics of the 1960s every time we board a plane. The technology of flight, from the deafening engines to the high fuel consumption, is all based upon knowledge and capabilities of a bygone era. If we’re ordering our groceries with the help of voice-activated robots and driving cars with barely-audible engines, isn’t it time for the aircraft we use to get a face-lift as well?Aside from the argument that it’s long overdue, there are other, more pressing, considerations too. Fuel consumption, noise, and environmental impact, to name a few. Electrification has benefits to offer in each of those categories, but before we’re able to board battery-operated commercial jets, we need to understand how electric fits into the bigger picture within aviation. Both the industry and consumers at large need to understand the technology, and we need to train pilots how to operate these cleaner, more modern machines.Today’s guest is George Bye, Founder of Bye Aerospace. His background as a military pilot and in the private sector for big aviation players like Boeing led him to start his own forward-thinking aviation company. Also joining us today is Jim Forrester, Director of Design Engineering for Bye Aerospace. He’ll share the design details that factor into electric-powered aircraft, and the advanced methods of digital design that get planes off the paper and into the air.In this episode, you’ll hear about the early days of trying to sell the concept of electric flight when the technology seemed unthinkable. You’ll learn how an electric plane operates, how design is affected by the battery, and the urgent need for trained pilots in the coming years. We’ll also cover the long-term benefits of flying electric in terms of cost, energy consumption, and the decreased environmental impact.Some Questions I Ask:Where does aviation fit into today's economy and why is it important? (3:53)What kinds of reactions were you getting during early presentations of electric technology? (10:08)How do we benefit from electric aviation? (11:35)How might electric aviation affect how pilots are trained in the future? (20:54)Can electric planes hold the same amount of weight as traditional aircraft? (27:04)How do you see the aerospace industry evolving? (47:03)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why change is needed in the industry (4:46)A vision for the future of electric (7:33)How the electric eFlyer aircraft works (13:25)The urgent need for trained pilots (24:15)Answers about electric flight safety (30:17)Using the digital twin to design an aircraft (36:32)Connect with George Bye:LinkedInConnect with Jim Forrester:LinkedInConnect with Jennifer Piper:LinkedIn