Dave Loffredo

Happy New Year!

With the arrival of 2017, we can take a moment to reflect on some interesting developments in the past year:

  • Many demonstrations of real-time digital twins during machining, driven by our simulator, show a practical way to extend the digital thread into existing machining environments.
  • AP238 (STEP-NC) is being actively used in production!
  • The third edition of STEP file format (Part 21) was published by ISO, opening new possibilities for links between engineering models just like links between web pages.
  • Semantic tolerances from AP242 underwent much testing in 2016 and are greatly improving manufacturing and inspection.
  • The digital thread is moving into additive manufacturing, with new setup models underway in AP242e2 and tests of additive process in AP238.

New Year