Smooth Sailing or Rough Waters? Leveraging MBD in the Navy
Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) will have increasing importance in the U.S. Navy’s ability to rapidly respond to urgent fleet needs. The Navy has undertaken several pilot projects to navigate the MBD waters resulting in both a steep learning curve and a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of MBD implementation.
3D PDFs Support MBD and Non-Technical User Experience
3D PDFs are moving document sharing to a whole new level – in fact they have become ubiquitous for making 3D models accessible to non-users of 3D modeling software. Anyone opening a 3D PDF can now rotate, spin, re-size, zoom, and make parts transparent. This translates to a richer user experience for everyone, not just your engineering team sporting high performance software at their desks. Just ask Boeing: 3D PDFs have played a key role in their Model-Based Definition (MBD) internal and client communication for some time now... more
Bob Deragisch at 3D-CIC: Managing Change Using 3D Models
Serious challenges require serious change. This, Bob Deragisch would know: he has been working the benefits and challenges of the digital thread using 3D models for over 8 years in Parker Hannifin’s Aerospace Group. His organization sits right smack in the middle of a complex supply chain in the aerospace, automotive, and many more mechanical hardware industries. Managing engineering changes is a critical step for Parker Hannifin's business strategy.