Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
August 14th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
We recently had the opportunity to interview interviews Joe Inkenbrandt, CEO and co-founder of Identify3D. The company’s stated mission is to provide its customers with software solutions that address their security, IP, quality, authenticity, and traceability needs. Identify3D’s product suite encrypts, distributes, and traces the digital flow of parts, preventing counterfeits and ensuring that maliciously modified, substandard, or uncertified parts cannot enter the physical supply chain.
Sanjay Gangal: Can you provide some background information on Identify3D?
Joe Inkenbrandt: Identify3D is a software company dedicated to enabling digital distributed manufacturing, so we want to enable a world where when a customer orders a part, especially a high-value, high-precision part, that they can trust. Through a database of digital recipes, they can then have it manufactured on-demand. When the customer receives the part, he's very happy, but you've now eliminated a big, huge problematic physical supply chain, and so we dedicate our software to enabling that world.
July 24th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
The effort to develop and implement truly autonomous vehicles (AVs) is one whose magnitude (at least from a technology standpoint) hasn’t been matched since the “Space Race” in the 1960s in terms of resources necessary, economic impact and societal implications.
The journey to autonomous vehicles has been undertaken by virtually all traditional vehicle manufacturers, but you may be surprised to learn about a company that has entered the race – Hexagon – a diverse company known primarily for metrology (precise measurement) and production automation, among many other things in widely ranging industries.
Hexagon’s involvement with autonomous vehicles was recently showcased at its annual conference, HxGN Live 2019. During and after the event Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence (PI) division provided material from presentations and demonstrations that illustrated its progress and future direction of autonomous vehicles with its digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). The company stressed, however, that while progress has definitely been made, there is still a long way to go before vehicles can be truly autonomous because of safety and reliability issues.
June 5th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
A couple weeks ago I attended the biggest and most important 3D printing/additive manufacturing conference and exhibition in North America, RAPID + TCT 2019. I was not disappointed and continue to be amazed at the number of new companies that continue to proliferate and evolve at this event put on by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). This year’s event attracted over 7000 attendees, including approximately 50% who said they were first timers – always a good sign for event organizers (and exhibitors), and testimony to an industry that continues to enjoy large growth.
May 17th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
“Speed creates closeness. Flights twice as fast mean we can go twice as far—bringing more people, places, and cultures into our lives.”
Although travel by air has become more widespread over the past several decades, with few exceptions, aircraft design and speeds haven’t really changed all that much. Boom Technology hopes to reverse that trend with a supersonic transport plane that is currently being developed.
Once operational, the company’s flagship airliner, Overture, will become the fastest commercial airplane in history, flying Mach 2.2 from New York to London in 3.25 hours and from Tokyo to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. The company is shooting for introducing Overture in 2023.
The prototype for Overture—affectionately known as “Baby Boom”—XB-1 demonstrates the key technologies for safe, efficient travel at Mach 2.2. XB-1 combines over 3,700 parts, including custom composite structure, tricycle landing gear, flight control actuators, systems for pressurization and cooling, avionics, and a high-bandwidth telemetry system. The company is scheduled to flight test Baby Boom, a one-third-scale demonstrator sometime in 2019.
Interview with Paulina Tellebo, Marketing-communication Manager at Tacton: Making Manufacturing Complex Products Simple
May 6th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal interviews Paulina Tellebo, Marketing-communication Manager of Tacton at SolidWorks world
Sanjay : Can you tell our audience a little about Tacton.
Paulina : Tacton is a world leader in software solutions for the manufacturing industry. We support manufacturers across the globe with digitalizing their sales process and connecting that to product design, and order fulfillment. We specifically serve manufacturers with really complex products, so that's our area of expertise.
As a leader in configure price quote (CPQ), we began in Sweden in 1987. With extensive industry expertise, we understand the challenges of high variance, high complexity manufacturing like no one else. We see the opportunities of tomorrow, anticipating the challenges of Industry 4.0. Furthermore, Gartner has recognized Tacton CPQ as the go-to vendor for manufacturers in the following areas:
• Production lines
• Power generation
• Medtech equipment
• Heavy vehicles and equipment
• Air and fluid processing
April 30th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
Recently Sanjay Gangal interviewed Oleg Zykov, CEO of C3D Labs at MCADCafe headquarters.
SG: Tell us about C3D Labs, when did the company get started?
OZ: C3D is a part of Ascon Group – a large CAD and PDM developer based in Russia. We're celebrating 30 years in the market as a software component provider. Initially, it was a company that developed 2D CAD software, but in 1995 our founders made a decision to develop 3D software, as well. The 3D software is based on our own kernel so, our 3D product is more than 20 years old and continuing to mature. Six years ago, a separate company, C3D Labs, was established to develop and to promote the kernel outside of Ascon Group to independent software vendors that encompass many vertical industries.
April 9th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal interviewed Tom Greaves, Chief Marketing Officer at DotProduct at the 2019 SOLIDWORKS World Conference in Dallas, Texas.
SG: Tell us about DotProduct?
TG: We're a small software company headquartered in Boston, and we make handheld 3D capture solutions. We make software that allows off-the-shelf 3D sensors and mobile computing devices, phones, and tablets, allows them to capture 3D data and serve it up in an engineering environment.
April 2nd, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal interviewed Donald Dorsey, Business Development Manager, GibbsCAM, 3D systems at the 2019 SOLIDWORKS World Conference in Dallas, Texas.
SG: Tell us a little bit about GibbsCAM.
DD: GibbsCAM was one of the early CNC programming packages that came out in the modern age of CNC programming. We’ve been in the market for well over 35 years, we’ve always taken our approach of – we’re gonna look at the parts the way the machinist is gonna look at it. We want to look at it like a machinist would program a part and we’ve developed our software and our interface to take advantage of that, so we’re very friendly to the machinist environment so they know how to program the parts.
March 27th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal interviewed Tim Thomas, CEO of Cadenas at the 2019 SOLIDWORKS World Conference in Dallas, Texas.
SG: How has the show been going for you?
SG: Show’s been really good. It’s our first time coming here. I started the business 19 years ago, and it’s been exciting, a lot of new blood and new energy.
March 19th, 2019 by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal interviewed Louis Feinstein, Global director of High-Tech sales at Dassault Systèmes at the 2019 SOLIDWORKS World Conference in Dallas, Texas.
SG: Tell us about Dassault Systèmes’ High-Tech area.
LF: We are a part of the industries organization and we’re now one of the four core industries of Dassault Systèmes. We create solutions and technologies that enable customers specifically in the High-Tech areas to build products quicker, faster, lighter, very easily. We spend a lot of time with mechatronics; we spend a lot of time with cross-technology such as mechanical, electrical, software. So, we’re bringing in different aspects of the next generation of products-going beyond mechanical CAD.