By Karsten Theis
In the last newsletter, I wrote "To stand still is no option for us" with reference to the difficulties facing the management of companies in an age of global uncertainties. And then came the lockdown and suddenly (almost) everything ground to a halt. Admittedly, the coronavirus pandemic was not entirely unforeseeable, but we were unprepared for the scale with which it hit us. I do, however, feel that one point I made has been confirmed: The situation can only be mastered using an agile approach. And with an even greater level of digitalization, I would now add.
An interview with Professor Frank Kirchner
For companies in all industries, artificial intelligence is becoming a key driver of competition. In this interview, Professor Frank Kirchner explains what it can and cannot do and where the challenges lie when implementing AI applications. Kirchner studied computer science and neurosciences and has been exploring how AI can be used in the real world for 25 years.
By Michael Manderfeld
Finding the right PDM system is a challenge for companies with limited IT resources and with no expertise in the field of PDM. This is why Oberhausen-based GHH-Radsatz GmbH, which is part of the GHH-BONATRANS Group, brought in the PLM consultants from PROSTEP. They not only supported the company in defining the requirements and selecting the system, but also accompanied the pilot implementation.
By Joachim Christ
We have already written a lot about OpenPDM SHIP, our platform for the seamless integration of mechanical CAX systems and shipbuilding-specific applications with common PDM/PLM and ERP systems. Now there is also a short film about it. Oscar-suspicious or not, viewers from the shipbuilding and offshore industry will find valuable suggestions for their digitalization initiatives in it.Here you can find the film OpenPDM SHIP - Integration as a product
By Sergej Bondar
Short-time work and home office determine everyday working life in the Corona pandemic. Nevertheless, the OpenDESC team at PROSTEP continues to support customers around the clock in the conversion, migration and transfer of their CAD and PLM data. We have expanded our software environment to meet the growing demand for our cloud-based OpenDESC.com service.
By Andreas Hoffmann
In one fell swoop, the robotics and automation specialist KUKA has migrated its SAP installation, introduced Teamcenter as its new PLM system and reorganized the entire engineering-to-order process. Crucial to the project’s success were the soft PLM migration, during which the legacy and new system coexisted for a short period, and the consistent cleansing of the data, which KUKA undertook with the assistance of PROSTEP AG. PROSTEP also accompanied KUKA during the changeover to the current Teamcenter version.
By Rainer Bugow
Research into the coronavirus and possible therapies requires extremely computationally intensive computer simulations to analyze the dynamic behavior of the protein structures. We provide Foldig@home, a distributed computing project for the simulation of protein behavior, with the unused computing power of our in-house server cluster and encourage other companies to do the same.
By Michael Wendenburg
In 51 percent of industrial companies, digitalization is now part of their business strategy - an increase of four percent compared to 2018. The companies are recognizing the positive effects of digitalization measures. This is the result of the Digitalization Index for SMEs 2019/2020 commissioned by Deutsche Telekom. However, the study was prepared before the Corona crisis.
By Lars Wagner
Digital Twins offer the possibility to simulate the behavior of physical assets, to monitor them during operation and to continuously improve them. The data and models from planning and development form the context in which the operating data can be interpreted correctly. Putting them together from the wealth of available information is an essential prerequisite for the use of digital twin applications.
By Udo Hering
Our OpenDXM GlobalX data exchange platform has once again received the industry award from the Initiative Mittelstand. In addition to specific improvements such as the intuitive web interface or block chain integration, the jurors particularly praised the innovative capacity of the software, which can now also be used as a service from a highly secure cloud infrastructure.
By Daniel Wiegand
Now that the SAMPL project has been successfully completed, PROSTEP has made the blockchain-based solution for the forgery-proof exchange of 3D print data part of its consulting portfolio. In an online discussion called TechTALK, our experts informed customers and interested parties about the blockchain and possible use cases in the PLM environment.