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Guest Blog by RMIT: “How to Train the Next Generation Workforce?”

In this guest post, Mark Raphael, Industry Engagement Manager at RMIT University, provides his insights from the AMTIL 2017 National Conference – “Manufacturing’s Future in a Digital Age”. On Tuesday 14 November I took part in a panel session at the AMTIL 2017 National Conference to respond to the question: “How to Train the Next Generation Workforce?”. Understanding the characteristics of the Next Generation Workforce is of course crucial in answering this question.   The Next Generation Workforce will be made up of post-millennials or “Linksters”; those born after 2002. The Linkster Generation (so called because they are linked into technology from day they are born) have grown up with social media, smart phones, apps and pervasive wi-fi. Video games have introduced the Linksters to…

Augmented Reality (AR) draws attention at MMS 2017 launch night

[Editorial Note: from June 2018, the AR app referred to in this blog is now known on all app stores as Vuforia View]: Thanks to Monash Motorsport (MMS) for the invitation to their 2017 Launch last week. The team at LEAP is proud to be a long-standing partner of the MMS team, and we were excited to work with them this year to deliver a new Augmented Reality (AR) experience to help showcase their M17-C and M17-E cars on launch night, and also use AR to highlight components on the car from key sponsors. On launch night, we were able to showcase these AR experiences using the Microsoft Hololens (see video below), plus provide a take-away AR experience on a flyer for all attendees to...

Digitalisation Initiative establishes RMIT University as an educational leader in Industry 4.0 skills in Australia

PTC & RMIT announce IoT partnership
RMIT Students to Gain Real-World Experience with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) Technologies You may have already seen this week’s exciting announcement from PTC that RMIT University has expanded their partnership with LEAP Australia and selected the ThingWorx® IoT Platform, Windchill® software, and ThingWorx Studio technology from PTC to establish itself as an educational leader in the teaching and application of Industry 4.0 skills in Australia. As a key member of the Australian Technology Network of universities, RMIT University has identified a recent surge in demand for graduates with skills in Industry 4.0, including the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) for the enterprise. Combined with their longstanding use of simulation technology from ANSYS, RMIT University is implementing the use of PTC technology across their...

LiveWorx 17: Physical Digital Convergence – The New Frontier of Innovation

LiveWorx 2017 Keynote Presentation

The LiveWorx 17 Technology Conference is underway this week in Boston, USA and it kicked off with a bang as PTC President and CEO, Jim Heppelman, gave the opening keynote presentation in which he outlined and demonstrated PTC’s vision for ‘true’ Product Lifecycle Management in the IoT age. Jim provided a brief history of PTC’s journey from the originator of parametric CAD in the 1980’s to becoming the leading solutions provider today for what he describes as the ‘inevitable convergence of the physical and digital worlds’.  Building on the base of PTC’s traditional technologies in CAD, PLM and ALM, Jim explains how the advent of rapid manufacturing and IoT connectivity has led to the realisation of the model-based Digital Twin. A Digital Twin is a…

National Manufacturing Week & EMEX 2016

LEAP Australia at National Manufacturing Week
LEAP Australia recently exhibited at the largest manufacturing trade shows in Australia and New Zealand; National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in Sydney and the Engineering, Machinery & Electronics Exhibition (EMEX) in Auckland. NMW 2016 Event Video from Omniscope on Vimeo. A live demonstration of PTC’s Internet of Things enabled ‘Digital Twin’ was a big hit on the LEAP stand at both events, giving visitors a first-hand look at a bicycle connected with IoT technology, connected with PTC Creo and PTC ThingWorx. The Digital Twin can also be connected to augmented reality through PTC’s Vuforia technology allowing the user to visualise digital assets in the real world. Check out the video below to see the Digital Twin for yourself. And for those interested, this video briefly demonstrates the power...

PTC LiveWorx 2016

LiveWorx 2016 Main Slider image
PTC LiveWorx returned to Boston in 2016 and a major focus was the power and potential of the Internet of Things which was showcased through use cases, demonstrations and industry speakers. PTC announced a number of new connected service solutions at the four-day event including the PTC Remote Service which enables service and support technicians to remotely identify, diagnose and resolve issues while continuously monitoring key performance parameters in connected equipment. Also introduced was PTC Connected Service Parts Management with which service organisations can utilise data from connected assets directly to more accurately forecast and plan service parts demand. During his opening keynote, PTC President and CEO Jim Heppelmann discussed the power and capability of the IoT through live demonstrations with customer companies, including Caterpillar Inc., the...
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