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Our Patent to Product service aims to give you the engineering advantages that are usually only available to leading companies.

Engineering the Idea, Capturing the Spark

A truly innovative spark is rare and hard to capture. That one great idea needs to be grabbed, developed and brought to life if it is to survive and flourish.

Contacts: Second-Order Elements (Part 3 of 3)

In the previous blogs we covered various issues that can be encountered when dealing with contacts in Abaqus. However, all of the analyses shown in the examples utilized the first order element type. In this blog we will cover some interesting characteristics…

Contacts: Surface to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 2 of 3)

In the last contact related blog we highlighted how the mesh density of the master and slave surfaces affect node to surface contacts in Abaqus. In this blog we will look at the more sophisticated contact discretization method offered by Abaqus; the surface…

Has Industry 4.0 already arrived?

Remember that tale about the King’s new clothes? For several years industry has been buzzing about the dawn of a new era in manufacturing, a 4th Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 as we have come to know it.

Engineering’s Great Escape

In a country where being an engineer used to have negative connotations it’s quite rewarding to see the rise of engineering and the influence it now welds within the entire organisation.

Analysis for Engineers: Fluid Validation in 3DEXPERIENCE (Part 1 of 2)

Hard core and pure Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) still remains one of the most complex fields within engineering. Yet, it is incredibly valuable, especially in a world where optimisation is becoming more necessary, not only for cost reduction but to make…

Goodwood Festival Of Speed: 25th June 2016

Every year, we make an active appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. If you are not familiar with the event, this is probably the biggest and most iconic Automotive and Motorsport event on Earth.

Winning the Cranfield MBA Regatta 2016

Engineering is a field that can take a person to many places and engage them in several activities. Being such an incredible world, many engineers will often walk away from their computers, where most of their designs and calculations are…

Picking the Pockets of your Larger Engineering Competitors

May 26, 2016 Small to medium engineering businesses are finding an increasing number of ways to pick the pockets of their larger competitors under the shadow of Intelligent Engineering.   I love intelligent engineering, it gives an intense focus to a…

Is it Time to Consider Additive Manufacturing?

3D printing is a lot more interesting to me now that printing in metal is a reality for traditionally risk averse markets, such as aerospace, as they demonstrate their acceptance of AM produced components.

Proud Winners of NASA’s Sky For All Challenge

Historically TECHNIA and Integral Powertrain are well known in automotive, auto-sport and aerospace. Today their experience and reputation has spread across a broad spectrum of industries and you might not be surprised to also hear their name associated with design and…

Intelligent Engineering, Enterprise PLM and ‘Best Practice’ Processes: The Golden Bullet for Automotive OEMs

Prediction and preparation for future market requirements is becoming a standard component within the front end of enterprise PLM systems and Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has been designed to be the technology of choice for many of the world’s leading automotive…

Contacts: Node to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 1 of 3)

Here at Technia, the vast majority of our analysis work, both support and consultancy, involves the use of contacts in the form of interactions. Their set-up and consequent behavior can have a significant effect on the results of an analysis,…

Design Data Management with CATIA/ 3DEXPERIENCE

Focus on Designing That’s why CATIA/ 3DEXPERIENCE has not only improved the way you model, but also has eliminated the aggravation and hassle of organizing your CAD data. The problem is with files. Old CAD systems constantly require engineers to locate, validate,…

Functional Tolerancing & Annotation: A Workbench for CATIA

Model-Based Engineering defines an approach to engineering that uses models, and that function as the technical baseline for a project and support the product throughout its full life cycle.

Does the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform beat BREXIT?

UK Intelligent Engineering Forum

How to Engrave Your CATIA V5 Model

One of the most asked Questions One of the most commonly asked questions by trainees on one of our CATIA V5 Fundamentals courses is “How do I put engraving on my model?” By this, they usually mean adding text in…


STL as a Standard File Format A Stereo Lithography (STL) file is a standard file format created by 3D Systems, USA. It also goes by other nick names of Standard Triangle Language, or similarly Standard Tessellation Language. It is a…

5 to Follow – Important Trends in Engineering

The engineering world is an ever changing environment with new developments influencing key decisions and practices. Here are five important trends that your engineering business needs to know about today. Industry 4.0 Hundreds of years ago, almost all industrialized nations went…

The Creation of True-Load

At H-D we were always working toward producing and delivering the best quality and most innovative bikes in the marketplace. This particular story takes place in 2003 when we were working on the prototypes of a brand new design.

How do you design for manufacturing excellence in the world of Additive Manufacturing?

If you are one of the many businesses considering 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM), how can you ensure that your designs are right the first time, every time?

Intelligent Engineering, the Fourth Musketeer

No need to worry help is at hand. For those of my era “Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring!”

Will Enterprise PLM Tame Additive Manufacturing?

As the amount of R&D pounds aimed at developing new Additive Manufacturing technologies and applications heads skywards so does the spend and the development time that is focused on the PLM design, analysis & simulation and digital manufacturing software to…

I once had a Coke! Is Big Data and Business Analytics working?

It’s an annoyance story that used to be replayed as marketing professionals bemoaned how advertising used previous purchase data to target offers. You may know the story; Guy walks into a bar and orders a Coke. Next time and the…

How to Boost the Construction Industry

Digitalization, product design, lean processes, and high tech systems are transforming aviation, apparel, life science, and other industries at a fast pace, but one sector is lagging notably behind - Construction.

PLM: Too late, too late, will be the cry

“Too late, too late will be the cry when the man with the bargains has passed you by.” From Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. When the character Bacon delivered this line in the film he was not talking about…

5 Reasons Why TECHNIA Is the Only 3DEXPERIENCE Deployment Partner You Should Consider

1) We’re experienced. Our relationship with Dassault Systèmes’ stems back to 1998 when our engineering business was recognised as a significant user and was engaged by Dassault Systèmes to become a test site for new software products. TECHNIA have continued…

Why Use Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)?

In 1940 Stanley Parker realised that dimensioning the features of components using toleranced nominal dimensions had its limitations. He noticed that some components that were not manufactured to drawing and had therefore been scrapped or reworked, did in fact fit…

Invest in Your Engineers!

Tight project deadlines and stretched resource are day to day pressures seen across most business sectors, and no more so than in engineering.