2016 ASME AM3D Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference and Expo

Mar 9, 2016 | No Comments

Announcement

Bryan Fischer, Principal of MBD360 LLC, will be presenting a workshop on Sunday August 21 about 3D Model-Based Definition and Model-Based Enterprise entitled “Understanding MBD and MBE: Realizing the Promise of 3D” at the upcoming AM3D Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, August 21-24, 2016.  See you there!

Additive Manufactured Part with PMI

Additive Manufactured Part with PMI

2016 News

Mar 9, 2016 | No Comments

MBD360 LLC continues to enhance our position as the leaders in 3D MBD and MBE consulting and training.  We continue to work with existing clients in commercial, aerospace, and defense, and we have also gained new clients in both areas as well.  We have expended our training offerings, now offering a 2-day MBD Workshop and a 2-day MBE Workshop, both of which are available in shorter 1-day formats.  We also continue to work with the major CAD software developers and related software developers helping with their PMI capabilities and other functionality.  Stay tuned for more news about exciting new projects in 2016.  Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how we can help you,  your organization, and your supply chain.  We’re here to help!

Magazine Article – STEP AP242 – March 2015

Magazine Article – STEP AP242 – March 2015

Mar 10, 2015 | No Comments
ISO 10303-242:2014 Article

ISO 10303-242:2014 Article

We are pleased to announce that Bryan has an article published in the March 2015 issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine.  The title of the article is:

A STEP Up!

A neutral file format brings more information into play.

by Bryan Fischer

The article is about the recently published new STEP standard ISO 10303-242 or AP242, which holds great promise for the future of industry.  I hope you find the article useful and a worthwhile read.

Moving to an Optimized 3D Model-Based Workflow

Apr 6, 2014 | No Comments

The move away from 2D drawings will be the biggest change in manufacturing industry in our careers – bigger than the move to CAD.  Any organization that wants to realize the full benefits of a 3D workflow must be ready to invest time and effort.  Many companies have started partway down this path already, but most haven’t thought it through or have implemented informal processes that add risk to their success.  Successful implementation of a 3D workflow requires careful analysis, planning, training and implementation.

We have been doing a lot of R&D, consulting, and training in these areas.  We’ve been working with OEMs, government agencies, international industrial consortia, software developers, 6-7 standardization bodies, with focus on business processes, datasets, software tools, methodologies, best practices, data formats, data structure, communication, culture change, and many other aspects.  We can help.  We are partnered with some of the leading firms working in this space.