There is a lot of promise in the coming adoption of Model-Based Definition (MBD) in industry. MBD is the practice of attaching useful information to a 3D CAD model, such as tolerances or material properties.
The tools that robotics developers use to design new products are just as important to performance as their choice of materials and components, according to nTopology. The New York-based software company works with aerospace, automotive, consumer, medical, and industrial design customers.
Brad Rothenberg, cofounder and CEO of New York, NY-based nTopology, provider of nTop Platform engineering sofware for additive manufacturing (AM), discusses the current state of 3D metal printing and its future. Spoiler alert: he's really excited.
We spoke separately with Razorleaf’s chief architect, Jonathan Scott, and Adaptive Corp.’s director of sales, Jon Gable, on the subject of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). The following Q&A distills their comments.