Digital Twin Consortium Members Develop MAGS

BOSTON, MA, July 24, 2024 – Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) announced that members are developing and deploying Multi-agent GenAI Systems (MAGS) that are redefining the boundaries of how product design, services, and processes can be realized, born of efficiency and optimizations. Use cases include automotive, infrastructure, and manufacturing, where MAGS is utilized to drive significant productivity improvements, streamline operations, and maximize efficiency.

Digital twins are providing advanced levels of automation infused with GEN AI, not only integrating copilots but now utilizing MAGS to perform a multitude of tasks either operating independently, self-organizing, self-optimizing and orchestrated—with or without a traditional human in the loop for decision-making guided by human oversight that is free from conventional repetitive routine activities.

MAGS are composed of multiple interacting GenAI-based agents that perform various tasks, often in parallel. MAGS can now provide decentralized, autonomous, self-organizing, and self-optimizing capabilities. Through interaction with each other and their environment, agents can independently achieve individual or collective goals through reflection, memorization, and continuous improvement.

Infused with Gen AI, each agent can perceive its environment, including multiple modalities, make decisions, and independently act while coordinating and communicating with other agents that may or may not be orchestrated/managed. Some key attributes of a digital twin-based MAGS include interaction, coordination and control, reflection memorization, and execution.

“MAGS provide the next phase of the evolution of digital twin systems and continue to increase business values,” said Dan Isaacs, GM & CTO of Digital Twin Consortium. “Digital twin MAGS are evolving to address challenges such as increasing trusted autonomy and operating with trusted digital twins. Future applications, such as life-critical operations, will require significant testing across many different areas with extensive validation for trustworthiness.”

XMPro’s work on Multi-Agent Generative Systems (MAGS) extends intelligent digital twin capabilities to include more complex decision-making processes.  Early implementations for an Infrastructure Water Utilities Management application have shown potential for enhancing process optimization in real-time,” said Pieter van Schalkwyk, CEO of XMPro. “As this technology evolves, we’re focusing on ensuring its alignment with established safety protocols and ethical guidelines to address the challenges of increased system autonomy.”

“Sev1Tech is leveraging the power of multi-agent generative AI within our advanced Digital Twin platform. This integration allows us to harness the full potential of the digital thread. This comprehensive data framework spans the entire lifecycle of a product,” said Greg Porter, Principal Solution Architect, Sev1Tech. “Our innovative approach is transforming various aspects of our manufacturing operations.”

“SODA has pioneered an advanced multi-agent system that revolutionizes the entire automotive development lifecycle. MAGS can autonomously implement improvements to build times, test efficiency, and resource allocation (at an early stage),” said Sergey Malygin, CEO of SODA. “The system learns from these optimizations, becoming increasingly efficient without human intervention. MAGS seamlessly integrates with Digital Twin technology and Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) approach, creating a dynamic, intelligent ecosystem for automotive innovation that spans from concept to certification and after-sales.”

About Digital Twin Consortium

Digital Twin Consortium is The Authority in Digital Twin. It coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances digital twin technology in many industries, from aerospace to natural resources.

For more information about Digital Twin Consortium, please visit www.digitaltwinconsortium.org.

NVIDIA AI Foundry Builds Custom Llama 3.1 Generative AI Models

NVIDIA announced a new NVIDIA AI Foundry service and NVIDIA NIM inference microservices to supercharge generative AI for the world’s enterprises with the Llama 3.1 collection of openly available models, also introduced today.

With NVIDIA AI Foundry, enterprises and nations can now create custom “supermodels” for their domain-specific industry use cases using Llama 3.1 and NVIDIA software, computing and expertise. Enterprises can train these supermodels with proprietary data as well as synthetic data generated from Llama 3.1 405B and the NVIDIA Nemotron Reward model.

NVIDIA AI Foundry is powered by the NVIDIA DGX Cloud AI platform, which is co-engineered with the world’s leading public clouds, to give enterprises significant compute resources that easily scale as AI demands change.

The new offerings come at a time when enterprises, as well as nations developing sovereign AI strategies, want to build custom large language models with domain-specific knowledge for generative AI applications that reflect their unique business or culture.

“Meta’s openly available Llama 3.1 models mark a pivotal moment for the adoption of generative AI within the world’s enterprises,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Llama 3.1 opens the floodgates for every enterprise and industry to build state-of-the-art generative AI applications. NVIDIA AI Foundry has integrated Llama 3.1 throughout and is ready to help enterprises build and deploy custom Llama supermodels.”

“The new Llama 3.1 models are a super-important step for open source AI,” said Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta. “With NVIDIA AI Foundry, companies can easily create and customize the state-of-the-art AI services people want and deploy them with NVIDIA NIM. I’m excited to get this in people’s hands.”

To supercharge enterprise deployments of Llama 3.1 models for production AI, NVIDIA NIM inference microservices for Llama 3.1 models are now available for download from ai.nvidia.com. NIM microservices are the fastest way to deploy Llama 3.1 models in production and power up to 2.5x higher throughput than running inference without NIM.

Enterprises can pair Llama 3.1 NIM microservices with new NVIDIA NeMo Retriever NIM microservices to create state-of-the-art retrieval pipelines for AI copilots, assistants and digital human avatars.

Accenture Pioneers Custom Llama Supermodels for Enterprises With AI Foundry

Global professional services firm Accenture is first to adopt NVIDIA AI Foundry to build custom Llama 3.1 models using the Accenture AI Refinery framework, both for its own use as well as for clients seeking to deploy generative AI applications that reflect their culture, languages and industries.

“The world’s leading enterprises see how generative AI is transforming every industry and are eager to deploy applications powered by custom models,” said Julie Sweet, chair and CEO of Accenture. “Accenture has been working with NVIDIA NIM inference microservices for our internal AI applications, and now, using NVIDIA AI Foundry, we can help clients quickly create and deploy custom Llama 3.1 models to power transformative AI applications for their own business priorities.”

NVIDIA AI Foundry provides an end-to-end service for quickly building custom supermodels. It combines NVIDIA software, infrastructure and expertise with open community models, technology and support from the NVIDIA AI ecosystem.

With NVIDIA AI Foundry, enterprises can create custom models using Llama 3.1 models and the NVIDIA NeMo platform — including the NVIDIA Nemotron-4 340B Reward model, ranked first on the Hugging Face RewardBench.

Once custom models are created, enterprises can create NVIDIA NIM inference microservices to run them in production using their preferred MLOps and AIOps platforms on their preferred cloud platforms and NVIDIA-Certified Systems from global server manufacturers.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise experts and global system integrator partners work with AI Foundry customers to accelerate the entire process, from development to deployment.

NVIDIA Nemotron Powers Advanced Model Customization

Enterprises that need additional training data for creating a domain-specific model can use Llama 3.1 405B and Nemotron-4 340B together to generate synthetic data to boost model accuracy when creating custom Llama supermodels.

Customers that have their own training data can customize Llama 3.1 models with NVIDIA NeMo for domain-adaptive pretraining, or DAPT, to further increase model accuracy.

NVIDIA and Meta have also teamed to provide a distillation recipe for Llama 3.1 that developers can use to build smaller custom Llama 3.1 models for generative AI applications. This enables enterprises to run Llama-powered AI applications on a broader range of accelerated infrastructure, such as AI workstations and laptops.

Industry-Leading Enterprises Supercharge AI With NVIDIA and Llama

Companies across healthcare, energy, financial services, retail, transportation and telecommunications are already working with NVIDIA NIM microservices for Llama. Among the first to access the new NIM microservices for Llama 3.1 are Aramco, AT&T and Uber.

Trained on over 16,000 NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and optimized for NVIDIA accelerated computing and software — in the data center, in the cloud and locally on workstations with NVIDIA RTX™ GPUs or PCs with GeForce RTX GPUs — the Llama 3.1 collection of multilingual LLMs is a collection of generative AI models in 8B-, 70B- and 405B-parameter sizes.

New NeMo Retriever RAG Microservices Boost Accuracy and Performance

Using new NVIDIA NeMo Retriever NIM inference microservices for retrieval-augmented generation (RAG), organizations can enhance response accuracy when deploying customized Llama supermodels and Llama NIM microservices in production.

Combined with NVIDIA NIM inference microservices for Llama 3.1 405B, NeMo Retriever NIM microservices deliver the highest open and commercial text Q&A retrieval accuracy for RAG pipelines.

Enterprise Ecosystem Ready to Power Llama 3.1 and NeMo Retriever NIM Deployments

Hundreds of NVIDIA NIM partners providing enterprise, data and infrastructure platforms can now integrate the new microservices in their AI solutions to supercharge generative AI for the NVIDIA community of more than 5 million developers and 19,000 startups.

Production support for Llama 3.1 NIM and NeMo Retriever NIM microservices is available through NVIDIA AI Enterprise. Members of the NVIDIA Developer Program will soon be able to access NIM microservices for free for research, development and testing on their preferred infrastructure.

For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

ALLPLAN Receives DGNB Platinum Certificate for Agile Office

MUNICH, Germany, July 24, 2024 – The ALLPLAN Agile Office, the corporate headquarters of the AEC software provider, has been awarded the highest rating of “Platinum” by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). This certificate is only awarded to particularly environmentally friendly, healthy, and economical buildings that actively promote the conservation of resources, the use of low-emission products, and well-being. The offices, designed by Stuttgart-based architects blocher partners, are the new working environment for around 170 ALLPLAN employees at the Munich site. It is one of only five interior design projects in Germany to receive this award.

They spend 90 percent of time in buildings. They want to feel comfortable there and be protected from disturbing environmental factors. The design of interior spaces has a decisive influence on our health and productivity. The interior designers at blocher partners focused on low-emission design and the use of recyclable building materials. All existing office elements such as interior wall modules, doors, and furniture were assessed for reusability and reused wherever possible. New furniture was used primarily in common areas. Extensive landscaping of the offices ensures a healthy and pleasant working environment.

State-of-the-art technology further enhances the spatial experience: biodynamic luminaires are automatically controlled throughout the working day so that the light color and illuminance correspond as closely as possible to daylight. Sensors also monitor air quality. Acoustically effective ceiling sails and baffles help improve room acoustics.

Innovation and Sustainability in the Agile Office

blocher partners has developed a new working environment that is partly structured according to the principles of New Work and partly according to traditional principles. Offices with two-to-six workstations go hand-in-hand with communicative open spaces separated by curtains. Workstations are not assigned to individuals but are instead booked via a terminal (desk sharing). This has significantly reduced the number of workstations. In addition, common areas are located in the entrance areas of each floor.

While the classic office spaces are kept neutral in blue and gray, shades of green combined with orange niches and light oak furniture accentuate the common areas. The meeting rooms are clad in black slats for a sophisticated look.

Pioneering sustainable interior design

“With the Agile Office, we have created pioneering, high-quality working environments for ALLPLAN. The DGNB platinum certificate is confirmation and recognition that we have achieved the highest international standards in terms of sustainability. The health of our employees is just as important to us as climate protection and long-term profitability,” says Dr. Detlef Schneider, CEO of ALLPLAN.

The DGNB is Europe’s largest network for sustainable construction. The association’s goal is to promote sustainability in the construction and real estate industry and to anchor it in the public consciousness. With the DGNB certification system, the DGNB has developed a planning and optimization tool for assessing sustainable buildings and districts, which helps to increase the actual sustainability of construction projects. The DGNB system does not evaluate individual measures, but rather the project as a whole.

About Nemetschek Group

Nemetschek Group is a globally leading provider of software for digital transformation in the AEC/O and media industries. Its intelligent software solutions cover the entire life cycle of construction and infrastructure projects and allow creatives to optimize their workflows. Customers can plan, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure more efficiently and sustainably, and develop digital content such as visualizations, films, and computer games in a creative way. The software company drives new technologies and approaches such as artificial intelligence, digital twins, and open standards (OPEN BIM) in the AEC/O industries to increase productivity and sustainability. We are continuously expanding our portfolio, including through investments in disruptive start-ups. More than 7 million users are currently designing the world with the customer-focused solutions of our four segments. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 3,400 experts.

For more information, visit www.nemetschek.com.

Revizto Partners with McGough

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 24, 2024 – Revizto, the industry-leading integrated collaboration platform that streamlines and centralizes project workflows and communication, announced today a new three-year enterprise agreement with McGough, committing to innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

These images showcase the 100 ft long bowstring trusses that provide a column-free office space for this portion of our new McGough headquarter building. The bottom image from the coordinated Revizto model shows the as-built conditions point cloud overlaid onto the 3D model. (Image source: McGough).

McGough is a premier full-service construction and development firm specializing in complex commercial projects across healthcare, technology, education, industrial, mission critical, and advanced manufacturing.

Currently, the General Contractor is undertaking a significant initiative focused on optimizing and implementing cutting-edge work processes across the business. The partnership with Revizto will play a critical role in this effort as the company expands the use of the BIM collaboration platform across the company’s project portfolio.

“The decision to collaborate with Revizto was simple for us as we’ve seen the tremendous impact it can have on projects,” said Grant Moline, director of VDC for McGough. “As we grow nationally – we’ve seen the size, scope and complexity of our projects change significantly necessitating the use of tools capable of scaling to match these project demands. Revizto enables our project teams to maximize partner collaboration on projects, while minimizing changes to budgets and schedules for our owners.”

McGough was first introduced to Revizto in 2016, and their initial project utilizing the platform commenced in 2019. Impressed by the ease of use and data management within Revizto, they decided to expand their partnership to an enterprise agreement, considering it one of the best-in-class tools. Revizto enables the company to better engage project partners throughout planning and construction, fostering improved collaboration on projects being delivered across its portfolio.

“We are thrilled to add McGough to our fast-growing list of Enterprise customers. Over the years, we’ve witnessed their impressive growth and deeply admire their unwavering dedication to maintaining high standards. This is a company that places a premium on values, aligning perfectly with our own principles. We’re excited to collaborate with McGough, a true industry leader, and look forward to achieving great success together.” says Anthony Heller, central region sales director for Revizto.

About McGough

McGough is a premier general contractor and construction management firm offering full-service real estate capability. The firm, incorporated in 1956 by Peter McGough and his six sons, remains a family-owned company today. McGough is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota with branch offices in Des Moines, IA; Rochester, Duluth and Saint Cloud, MN; Fargo and Bismarck, ND; Sioux Falls and Rapid City SD; Raleigh, NC; and Dallas, TX that facilitate project development and construction activities nationwide.

To learn more, visit www.mcgough.com.

About Revizto

Revizto, a Swiss-based company, launched coordination software for the architecture, engineering, construction & operation (AECO) industry in 2012 and quickly became the fastest-growing Integrated Collaboration Platform. Using gaming technology and cloud solutions, Revizto provides a BIM collaboration platform for 3D and 2D workflows that enables users to work and communicate with all project stakeholders in a unified single environment. The platform is utilized globally for real-time coordination, automated clash detection, and issue tracking throughout the lifecycle of a building or infrastructure project.

Revizto empowers teams to drive accountability, improve timelines and maximize cost-savings by connecting contributors from across platforms, model types and teams, from in-office, on-site, and any device. As a result, thousands of firms around the world are using Revizto to make better decisions and minimize rework.

For more information about Revizto, please visit https://revizto.com/.

Altair Signs MoU with the University of Nottingham

TROY, MI, July 24, 2024 – Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UK-based University of Nottingham for a digital twin project within the aerospace sector. The digital twin—set to be the first of its kind—will not merely be a technology demonstrator, but a fully-fledged solution the industry can use to rapidly design, validate, and test the electric propulsion systems of new aircraft or advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles and/or to evaluate the retrofit of existing ones.

The agreement will give University of Nottingham researchers unlimited access to the Altair HyperWorks design and simulation and Altair RapidMiner data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. The platforms will empower researchers with technology for AI-powered multiphysics and multi-domain simulation, along with full data analytics and machine learning technology to manage experimental data and close the loop between the digital and physical models. In addition, the agreement also provides the university team with access to Altair’s high-performance computing (HPC) tools and unlimited training.

“Altair is committed to boosting innovation with a focus on next-generation sustainability in all sectors. This is why we partner with some of the most advanced universities and research centers in the world, like the University of Nottingham,” said Dr. Pietro Cervellera, senior vice president of aerospace and defense, Altair. “Through our leading technology and expertise, our ultimate aim is to develop groundbreaking new solutions that open new possibilities and advance sustainability in aerospace, transportation, and beyond.”

“We share Altair’s vision of accelerating the creation and delivery of innovations that can transform the technologies and systems we use every day,” said Chris Gerada, Professor of Electrical Machines and lead for strategic research and innovation initiatives at the University of Nottingham. “Altair’s technology will help us to accelerate the translation of zero carbon research into real-world industry solutions that decarbonise transportation. Paired with our leading strengths in electrification, hydrogen and manufacturing, this collaboration increases our capabilities and boosts Altair’s status as a key industry partner of choice for the university.”

This MoU is a key achievement that supports the capabilities of the university’s new Zero Carbon Innovation Centre, co-funded by East Midlands Freeport, to build a complete digital twin of an electric propulsion system. Thanks to the vast possibilities Altair’s technology offers, the teams now have technology that spans energy storage (including batteries and fuel cells), power electronics and digital controllers, motors, cables, inverters, and the management of the systems’ thermal, power, and electromagnetic interference (EMI).

For nearly 40 years has been a major player in providing software solutions for the aerospace industry. To learn more about Altair’s aerospace solutions, visit https://altair.com/aerospace-and-defense.

About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational intelligence that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Ansys 2024 R2 Launched

PITTSBURGH, PA, July 24, 2024 – Ansys 2024 R2 redefines the boundaries of product design by enabling customers to move beyond the limits of single-physics simulation to gain multidimensional insight into the performance of today’s complex products. R2 enhancements focused on accelerating run times, scaling capacity, enabling digital transformation, and providing hardware flexibility are making Ansys multiphysics simulations more accessible and powerful than ever before.

Interposer on Package on PCB assembly captured for comprehensive IC to system level simulation and analysis

“Ansys 2024 R2 makes our portfolio deeper, broader, smarter, and more connected than it’s ever been,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “Customers rely on Ansys software that spans the entire range of physics and domains, from systems simulation to digital twins. We look forward to the truly transformational innovations our customers will engineer with Ansys’ pervasive simulation insights and the expertise of the Ansys Customer Excellence support team.”

Customers across industries will realize gains in productivity and collaboration through R2’s enhancements to connected workflows across the Ansys portfolio.

“We are established users of Ansys enterprise tools and rely on the predictive accuracy, speed, and flexibility that its solutions like Ansys Discovery design tool provide,” said Dr. Jon Powell,  technical specialist simulations at Malvern Panalytical. “The same workflow can start in one engineering department and get passed to another without losing fidelity, all while saving huge amounts of time and effort.”

Complex problems require comprehensive solutions

Ansys 2024 R2 streamlines multiphysics workflows, simplifying the process of connecting multiple, disparate software technologies across domains. The new release makes it easier for users to comprehensively evaluate cost and performance throughout a product’s life cycle, from the most complex chips to electric vehicle powertrains.

Advanced packaging techniques for next-generation IC designs promise significant performance gains but increase design complexity. The new Ansys HFSS-IC solver addresses the growing complexity of today’s advanced chip designs. Integrating Ansys’ leading electronic and semiconductor technologies, the new HFSS-IC solver excels at deep electromagnetic analysis for IC signoff across power and signal integrity analysis — ensuring the final iteration delivers the performance demanded by next-generation electronic devices.

Increasingly complex multiphysics design challenges are permeating nearly every industry, including automotive. As companies seek to mature electric vehicle (EV) technology, optimizing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) in EV motors is crucial to vehicle performance and safety. Enhancements to Ansys Mechanical structural simulation software for e-powertrain workflows boost overall productivity of NVH analyses by delivering more accurate test correlation, acoustics simulation, and speed improvements.

This release also includes seamless data transfer between the Ansys Zemax optical system design software and the Ansys Speos optical performance analysis solver to more efficiently evaluate and optimize optical designs — including large systems with complex fields and wavelengths. For example, the integration unlocks streamlined straylight analysis for optical systems to help users eliminate unwanted effects caused by lens flare, light leakage, and scattering in optical systems.

From chips to missions to deployment: Ansys AI enhances solutions across domains 

Ansys continues to deliver new use cases for AI, adding the Ansys TwinAI software to its portfolio. TwinAI software seamlessly combines insights from real-world data, powered by cutting-edge AI techniques, with the accuracy of multidomain models. This release also includes improvements to enable scaled deployments to the cloud or edge, allowing customers to unlock additional insights from real-world data.

“Innovation fuels progress, and at Tata Steel Nederland, we’re pioneering a transformative journey towards sustainability,” said Paul van Beurden, knowledge group leader – R&D, Tata Steel Nederland. “By harnessing the power of Ansys TwinAI software, we’re optimizing our production processes, minimizing energy loss, and driving towards our decarbonization reduction targets of 30-40% by 2030 and being carbon neutral by 2045. Ansys technology is instrumental in getting us there.”

The Ansys Missions AI + tool is a new technology that delivers algorithms focused on enhancing Ansys Digital Mission Engineering (DME) products. Engineers can automatically evaluate the quality of resulting orbit solutions with tuned models to provide expert-level analysis and enhanced safety of flight routines. Infusing AI into Ansys DME solutions allows users of varying simulation expertise to access and deploy the technology with ease.

Ansys AI integrations are also creating design efficiencies for nanometer-scale semiconductor applications. Ansys RaptorX electromagnetic modeling software now includes an AI-driven IC floorplan optimization solution, which identifies the ideal layout for mitigating electromagnetic coupling issues in analog and RF IC designs. By combining the power of the RaptorX solver with AI, users can reduce circuit footprint and shrink design time from weeks to days.

Ansys hardware partners and open ecosystem deliver blistering simulation speed

Ansys technology in 2024 R2 facilitates highly scalable high-performance computing (HPC) deployment, with all solver technologies optimized to run on central processing units (CPUs) and a growing list of solutions optimized for the latest graphics processing unit (GPU) hardware from multiple vendors. This list includes the Ansys AVxcelerate Sensors software for autonomous system testing, which now features adaptive grid sampling for long range object detection. Adaptive grid sampling allows simulation users to narrow their focus on specific objects within a virtual driving scenario to gather more targeted data. When compared to global sampling, which gathers all data from a driving scenario resulting in oversampling, the AVxcelerate Sensors enhancement delivers 3x faster simulation and 6.8x less GPU memory consumption with the same or better level of object detection and predictive accuracy.

Ansys Fluent fluid simulation software boasts new hardware compatibility with AMD GPUs, supporting a broader selection of hardware options. Users working on acoustics, reacting flows, or subsonic/transonic compressible flows can now leverage the multi-GPU solver to run their simulations at exponentially faster speeds with the expansion of physics modeling capabilities. Embedded integration of Ansys optiSLang process integration and design optimization software supports further exploration of design options through built-in parametric optimization.

Click here to learn more about Ansys 2024 R2.

About Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

For more information, visit www.ansys.com.

Eagle Point Partners with SOLIDX

DUBUQUE, IA, July 24, 2024 – Eagle Point Software, creator of the Pinnacle Series Learning Management System and eLearning Solution announced its recent partnership with SOLIDX, a UK based provider of SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes.

This strategic partnership between Eagle Point Software and SOLIDX delivers on both companies’ commitment to equip their clients with cutting-edge technology solutions. With SOLIDX’s extensive expertise in implementing advanced engineering and design software solutions to manufacturers across various sectors, this partnership will greatly enhance Eagle Point Software’s presence in the UK market.

“Eagle Point Software is excited to partner with SOLIDX to provide our innovative learning and development solutions to a wider audience in the UK,” said Steve Biver, COO of Eagle Point Software. “SOLIDX’s reputation for excellence and their deep understanding of the SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE platforms make them an ideal partner for us. Together, we aim to empower manufacturing businesses in the UK with the tools they need to streamline their design and engineering processes.”

“We are excited to join forces with Eagle Point Software to deliver even greater value to our customers,” said Guy Morris, co-founder of SOLIDX. “This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to empower businesses with best-in-class software solutions that drive innovation and competitiveness. Together, we look forward to helping SOLIDWORKS users in the UK unlock their full learning potential with Pinnacle Series.”

Pinnacle Series is an AEC and manufacturing learning management system with a comprehensive library of videos, documents, and other development resources that enable long-term employee training, on-demand problem-solving, and digital transformation.

About Eagle Point

Pinnacle Series creator Eagle Point Software has helped AEC and manufacturing companies work more efficiently since 1983. Based in Dubuque, Iowa, the Pinnacle Series team is comprised of industry experts who deliver the leading development and productivity platform to more than 500,000 global AEC and manufacturing professionals. Pinnacle Series offers a robust library of on-demand software training content, plus knowledge capture and sharing capabilities that ultimately increase efficiency.

For more information, visit www.eaglepoint.com. 

About SOLIDX

SOLIDX delivers cutting-edge SOLIDWORKS & 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions to the UK Design & Manufacturing Sector.

With a combined experience of over 75 years, the founding members bring wealth of expertise in helping customers across abroad range of industries get the most out of SOLIDWORKS.

At SOLIDX, transparency, flexibility, and exceptional customer service are at the core of the companies’ activities, striving to simplifying their clients’ lives and ensuring they get the most out of their software investment.

Carbon Partners with SprintRay

REDWOOD CITY, CA, July 24, 2024 – Carbon, Inc., a pioneering technology company in product development and additive manufacturing, announces the validation of SprintRay’s OnX Tough 2 resin for use with Carbon M-series printers. This marks the first collaboration between SprintRay and another 3D printing company, bringing the trusted performance of OnX Tough 2, already adopted by clinicians nationwide, to Carbon’s cutting-edge printing platform.

“SprintRay’s collaboration with Carbon underscores our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that enhance the capabilities of dental labs. The validation of OnX Tough 2 on the Carbon platform marks a significant milestone in dental 3D printing, enabling labs to achieve exceptional durability and aesthetic quality in their restorations,” said Amir Mansouri, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of SprintRay. “This partnership not only expands our market reach but also reinforces our dedication to advancing dental care.”

SprintRay’s OnX Tough 2 resin, known for its exceptional strength and aesthetic qualities, is now optimized for Carbon M-series printers, specifically enhancing the creation of fixed hybrid dentures. Dental labs can now expand their capabilities and elevate their service offerings with this innovative material, which leads to increased durability and natural, enamel-like visuals.

“Carbon’s validation of SprintRay’s OnX Tough 2 for our M-series printers underscores our commitment to providing the best materials for digital dentistry,” said Phil DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon. “This collaboration presents the opportunity for labs to print with a resin that is trusted by clinicians nationwide, enhancing our portfolio of dental solutions and enabling our customers to deliver superior fixed hybrid dentures.”

Key Benefits of SprintRay OnX Tough 2 for Digital Dental Restorations

  • Proven Performance: This resin has already been highly adopted and trusted by clinicians.
  • Expanded Applications: The ability to print on Carbon M-series printers opens new avenues for dental labs, especially in the creation of fixed hybrid dentures.
  • Superior Strength: Boasting a work of fracture >900 J/m² and fracture toughness of 2.62 MPa √m, this resin has enhanced durability for fixed hybrid dentures.
  • Exceptional Aesthetics: Because this resin was formulated for optimal optical performance and shade stability, it provides natural, enamel-like visuals.
  • Ease of Use: Simplified post-processing and characterization streamline workflows and increase efficiency.

By integrating SprintRay OnX Tough 2 resin with Carbon M-series printers, dental labs can now offer superior fixed hybrid dentures that meet the highest standards of quality, efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. Enhance your capabilities, exceed clinician expectations, and deliver exceptional results to patients.

About Carbon

Carbon is a leader in 3D printing technology, enabling companies to develop superior products and bring them to market faster. The Carbon DLS™ process, utilizing state-of-the-art printers, advanced software, and high-quality materials, empowers engineers and designers to surpass conventional expectations in product development. Carbon’s innovative solutions support prototyping, low-volume production, and scale production, offering a robust network for printing functional end-use parts as needed. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Carbon is dedicated to advancing the future of manufacturing.

To learn more, visit www.carbon3d.com.

About SprintRay

SprintRay is a dental technology company that builds end-to-end 3D printing ecosystems for dental professionals. SprintRay designs and manufactures user-friendly and cutting-edge dental solutions, including 3D printers and post processing ecosystems, 3D printing software featuring AI technology, and innovative 3D resins. Dental care providers can deliver best-in-class service by leveraging SprintRay’s highly-specialized, affordable technologies.

For more information, visit www.sprintray.com.

Carrefour Selects Centric PLM

CAMPBELL, CA, July 23, 2024 – Centric Software, the product lifecycle management (PLM) market leader, proudly announces its partnership with Carrefour, one of the world’s leading food retailers. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, formulate, develop, procure, manufacture and sell consumer goods products in food & beverage, grocery, multi-category retail to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

As part of its mission to make their products both affordable and accessible to everyone, and to support their 2026 strategic objectives, Carrefour is focusing its efforts on building a cutting-edge digital retail company. The project will be targeting G6 countries in Europe: France, Spain, Italy, Benelux, Romania and Poland.

To create this new digital retail company, strengthen its purchasing strategy and streamline processes, Carrefour underwent an in-depth search for a PLM solution.

After examining numerous solutions, Carrefour selected Centric PLM as the foundation to support its ambitious 2026 strategic goals. Centric’s proven broad functional coverage for food and HPC (Home and Personal Care) products, and Centric PLM’s user-friendly experience, modular and flexible solution and robust technical foundation were features that led to Carrefour’s decision.

“We are thrilled that Carrefour has selected Centric Software as a partner to support their 2026 strategic goals,” says Fabrice Canonge, president of Centric Software. “With Centric PLM as the foundation of their digital transformation, we look forward to seeing Carrefour continue to make quality services, products and foods across accessible to all, across all channels.”

About the Carrefour Group

With a multi-format network of over 14,000 stores in more than 40 countries, the Carrefour Group is one of the world’s leading food retailers. Carrefour posted sales of €94.1 billion in 2023. Its integrated store network employs more than 300,000 people who help to make Carrefour the world leader in the food transition for all, by offering quality food every day, accessible everywhere and at a reasonable price. In total, more than 500,000 people work under Carrefour banners worldwide.

For more information, visit www.carrefour.com.

About Centric Software

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides the market-leading AI-enabled Product Lifecycle Management platform for food & beverage manufacturers, grocery and multi-category retailers. As experts in all fast-moving consumer goods, Centric Software delivers best-of-breed solutions to design, develop, source, buy, make, package, assort and sell products. Centric solutions optimize the product portfolio, harmonize product offers and streamline product development by speeding time to market and innovation while enhancing quality control and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Centric Software maintains a 100% go-live rate and has received awards for excellence from Just Food, Just Drinks, Business Awards UK, Frost & Sullivan and many other regional accolades. Centric Software is proud to provide the best solutions, backed by the best team and to partner with the best customers.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

Siemens, BAE Systems Partner for Digital Innovation

LONDON, UK, July 23, 2024 – Siemens and BAE Systems have announced an agreement that will see the two businesses collaborate on innovation in engineering and manufacturing technologies embracing digital transformation, whilst leveraging digital capabilities throughout program lifecycles.

Operator calls up digital information from the automated logistics store in the factory for live factory data (Image credit: BAE Systems/Mark Wright)

The five-year agreement is designed to explore and develop a strategic blueprint for engineering of the future and factory of the future capabilities across design and manufacturing disciplines within BAE Systems. This builds on and exploits the recent deployment of Siemens’ NX software for product engineering and Teamcenter software for product lifecycle management (PLM), from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software. Edge computing solutions and technology validation have also been successfully used across multiple catapult and technology centers.

Through the agreement, Siemens Digital Industries and BAE Systems commit to working together regionally and internationally in the fields of sustainability, industrial digitalization, and supply chain modernization to develop a framework to accelerate the commercial application benefits to BAE Systems within technology exploitation and adaptation.

The framework for collaboration follows decades of successful partnership between the two companies. This has included the development and delivery of a range of Siemens’ technology, knowledge sharing between engineers and joint showcases of solutions at industry forums.

Siemens and BAE Systems will also continue previous initiatives to innovate and develop new approaches to digital manufacturing supporting the Factory of the Future initiative within BAE systems.

Brian Holliday, managing director at Siemens Digital Industries in the UK and Ireland, said: “This agreement builds on a well-established, successful collaboration between BAE Systems and Siemens, companies which share ambitions to promote manufacturing careers and innovation. Technology is transforming manufacturing at an accelerated pace and we are proud to work with BAE Systems at the leading edge of Industry 4.0 in the UK.

“The partnership is a good example of Siemens’ broader vision for how we want to work with customers via Siemens Xcelerator, which is built on digital portfolio, eco-system thinking and a digital marketplace. The principle is that by working together in a focused way, we can accelerate the time to business and sustainability benefits through technology.”

Iain Minton, technology capability delivery director at BAE Systems, said: “Collaborations like this help us develop and invest in digital thread enabling technologies in a much more integrated and seamless way. Siemens understand the complexities of our operating environment, so we can very quickly mature an idea to the point where it is put into practice, for example when we are looking to implement / optimize new engineering, support or manufacturing capabilities. That’s the real value of this collaboration – the trust and understanding we have built together creates a really powerful force in driving results for the aerospace sector.”

Ben Sheath, vice president and managing director, UK & Ireland, Siemens Digital Industries Software, said. “We are pleased to extend Siemens’ two-decade long relationship with BAE Systems as it continues to deliver on strategic plans to build the factory of the future. We look forward to working alongside the team at BAE Systems as they leverage the power of Industry 4.0 to help achieve the company’s digital transformation goals. This is another great example of how leaders in aerospace are choosing to partner with Siemens and adopt the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio as the foundation of their digital transformation.”

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Accelerating transformation.

About Siemens Digital Industries

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally.

About Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a leading technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare.

In fiscal 2023, which ended on September 30, 2023, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €77.8 billion and net income of €8.5 billion. As of September 30, 2023, the company employed around 320,000 people worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.