Around the world, traditional design engineering is in the middle of the digital transformation that is accelerated by exponentially growing technologies. Companies and their manufacturing process need to adapt to this rapid change if they are not to be left behind by development in their sector and by their competitors. The digital revolution that has taken place in 3D design platforms will soon take place at the manufacturing level and by leveraging the possibilities offered by virtual universes, design engineering can create a sustainable future.
The 4 part industrial revolution
Industry 4.0 (more accurately Industrie 4.0 or Manufacturing 4.0) is a new manufacturing initiative born from and coined by German government’s High-Tech Strategy 2020 Action Plan. Adopted worldwide, at the core of Industry 4.0 is the notion that the industrial revolution is ongoing, characterized by three major leaps in technology, and that we are at the beginning of the fourth step change. Mechanization followed by Mass Production made possible by the advent of electric power and then computer automation which paved the way for cyber-physical where machine learns to self-configure and optimize is how far rules of the game have changed. But how can industrial 4.0 streamline manufacturing process and help product developers define the digitization plan to build collaborative R&D projects to fill existing gaps, tackle sustainability concerns and boost the local economy?
Industries and IIoT
Industrial innovation integrates multiple digital concepts that are changing existing processes and creating a dynamic, holistic and more sustainable production model. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), however, a different concept, which is focused on enabling and accelerating the adoption of Internet-connected technologies across industries can be a necessary component in industry 4.0. Intelligent, connected systems provide scalability to seamlessly grow with your manufacturing needs. Moreover, the data once analyzed within its particular industry of origin can be multiplied enormously when data from different fields are related to the new-age of design engineering. However, we need to find out how this could lead to newly emerging, often disruptive, digital business models that offer significant additional value to customers through tailor-made solutions.
Design engineering in the age of experience
It is time for businesses like yours to look beyond the aesthetics of design engineering or the practicalities of a service. In a time when consumers value delightful experience over everything else, you need to adapt solutions for your company- from marketing to sales to design engineering- that help you in value creation process, to create differentiating consumer experiences. Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, is looking ahead to meet future customer demands with solutions powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform specifically tailored for the Industrial Equipment market. Referred to as the ‘Internet of Experience’, this Dassault Systèmes strategy is tailored to customer expectations characterized by the following aspects of manufacturing process:
- A social production that brings all stakeholders together to boosts productivity and competitiveness
- A flexible production that enables to deliver exactly what consumers want and still control costs and make a profit
- A smart production that connects products, machines, plants and people
- Producing services that provide consumers with the best experiences and ensuring you a better margin
Embark on a new journey with Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, is bringing state-of-the-art manufacturing process to mechanical, science-based and chemical industries worldwide. Collaborating with executives from across the world, together we are exploring how the use of design engineering, virtual design, simulation software, manufacturing and collaboration applications can help revitalize innovation, enable the shift from mass production to mass customization, encourage an open innovation platform for design engineering and create new ecosystems that will boost the local economy.