ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

ESI’s Q3 shows continued momentum

It looks like things may finally be coming together for ESI. Q3 results, released a few weeks ago, show that the company is reaching new customers, deepening relationships with longtime customers — and partnering with a leading research institute to...
Altair revs its rendering engine

Altair revs its rendering engine

Altair announced today that it has acquired Solid Iris Technologies, maker of the Thea Render photorealistic rendering engine that’s already in use in Altair’s solidThinking Evolve concept design solution. Thea Render results are gorgeous –check out...
Q&A Friday: CD-adapco and CAE at the Olympics

Q&A Friday: CD-adapco and CAE at the Olympics

It’s a gorgeous summer day here in New England — a perfect time for a little A to some of the Qs that have come in to the Schnitger Corp. website: Who is the CEO of CD-adapco? Bob Ryan has been the CEO of CD-adapco since June. You may know Mr. Ryan from...
Platforms take CAE’s digital twin to real life

Platforms take CAE’s digital twin to real life

If you think about it, we are at the convergence of a number of technological trends that will change how we design products, even as those products become complicated combos of mechanical, electronic, software and control systems. But it’s not all technology;...
ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

ESI seeks to reinvent PLM by moving to PPL

ESI hopes to move manufacturing beyond PLM, and into what it calls PPL, Product Performance Lifecycle. The company defines traditional PLM as “product development until commercial launch” while PPL addresses the product’s “whole...
“One word: Plastics”

“One word: Plastics”

That’s a paraphrase of the wonderful scene in The Graduate, where Mr. Maguire tells a young and confused Benjamin (played by Dustin Hoffman) that plastics are the future. In many ways, he was right. If your job is plastics, you know that that little phrase hides...
3DX Science aims to take users from atoms to systems

3DX Science aims to take users from atoms to systems

What happens when you put a lot of chemists and biologists in a room with engineers? Actually, more fun than you might think. And a lot of geeking out. But that’s to be expected. Last week, Dassault Systèmes threw the first-ever combined user group meeting for...