VMH International http://www.vmhinternational.com Simplifying Product Development Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:59:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 NX Layout Bridges Conceptual Design and Product Design http://www.vmhinternational.com/nx-layout-bridges-conceptual-design-and-product-design.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/nx-layout-bridges-conceptual-design-and-product-design.html#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:47:53 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/?p=1871 A new feature in NX 10 is called “NX Layout”. NX Layout […]

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A new feature in NX 10 is called “NX Layout”. NX Layout is a fully integrated 2D conceptual design solution for NX.  It’s built on proven NX technology, and uses intelligent, reusable objects called 2D components to enhance 2D concept design.  NX Layout provides a number of dedicated tools to support 2D design and delivers industry leading 2D to 3D capabilities to accelerate the product design phase.

NX Layout

Essentially, NX layout lets you start in the conceptual phase of product design, creating a 2D layout of the core ideas of your product. This allows you to get the basic shape and function in a quick, easy setup. After you hammer down the basics of your design, the integration between 2D and 3D allows for a quick transition to the final stages of your product design phase. This is a powerful tool that is now available to you in NX 10.

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Dream Team Members Launch Business http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-members-launch-business.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-members-launch-business.html#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:10:13 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=610 The average customized case currently available in the […]

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The average customized case currently available in the market utilizes screen-printing, producing designs that can easily fade over time. Other custom cases lack premium design – failing to account for protection, durability, and ergonomics. A new company founded by two Dream Team members, Taylor Jay and Connor Wolk, has developed a premium custom case that’s long-lasting. The Dual Case is composed of two individual layers: a durable exterior for protection and laser-cut customization, and a rubber inner layer exposed on the sides for grip. Each layer comes in a variety of ten different colors, allowing for “mix and match” personalization.

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The Dual Case can be customized in a way never seen before through its unique, laser cutting technology. By cutting the outer shell, the color of the inner layer shows through, leaving a tactile, custom cutout in the shape or pattern you choose. The inner layers on both the Original and Custom Cases can be interchanged with other colored layers. Taylor and Connor are ready to put the Dual Case into mass production and they have taken to Kickstarter to raise the funds. Early birds will be able to pre-order a case for $15. Backers will also be able to choose a reward that includes additional inner layers to utilize the “Mix and Match” feature.

About Taylor Jay

Taylor Jay, CTO of Dual Cases, is a sophomore at the University of Kansas studying Industrial Design and is a current member of the Dream Team. He has developed a myriad of products by skillfully employing 3D and 2D design software. Jay has been involved in projects like a parking space indication and analytics system, an award-winning baseball bat, Blue Angels exhibit for the St. Louis Science Center, Ford Model T redesign, and the two iPhone cases for 5/5s and 6.

About Connor Wolk

Connor Wolk, CEO of Dual Cases, is a junior at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri studying Engineering Management and is a former Dream Team member. He has multiple years of retail experience in computers, cell phones, and electronics accessories. Connor also brings a background in business development, sales, leadership, and public speaking to the Dual Cases team, helping them win multiple awards for innovation and business plan validation.

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St. Louis Regional User Group http://www.vmhinternational.com/st-louis-regional-user-group.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/st-louis-regional-user-group.html#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:32:53 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=602 Around the country, VMH has been attending many of the […]

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Around the country, VMH has been attending many of the Regional User Group (RUG) meetings. In particular, the RUG in St. Louis, MO went very well as we caught up with current customers and heard news from the rest of the community. Boeing held the event and was a fantastic host. The large and accommodating rooms were matched with a wide variety of delicious food they served throughout the day. And to top it off, we had access to the Boeing museum that we could visit between meetings. The entire history of Boeing in one room with loads of models, we couldn’t be happier!

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The event started with networking along with an opener to explain the event. Split between two rooms, speakers shared news, tips, and upcoming features for Siemens NX and Teamcenter. One of the best parts though were the guest speakers from local companies who shared their unique applications for the software and gave interesting perspectives of how to utilize them. Another meeting featured Siemens’s own support staff (GTAC) who would openly answer and address current issues facing the industries. It was very exciting to watch, especially when it got heated. Winding down the event, a closer meeting took place where attendees were raffled off to receive prizes – lots of mugs, but also some nice Bose headphones that were obviously the first to go.

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The other RUG events around the country went just as well and we’re excited to attend more events to keep up and share with the community.

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Regional User Groups are Coming Up! http://www.vmhinternational.com/regional-users-groups-coming-up.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/regional-users-groups-coming-up.html#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:06:59 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=589 Regional Users Groups (RUGs) strive to be a local sourc […]

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Regional Users Groups (RUGs) strive to be a local source of information and education on the usage of all Siemens PLM Software products; including NX, Teamcenter, and Tecnomatix as well as a link to those who create it. RUGs typically hold several meetings per year to discuss various topics of interest to their members. RUGs offer a great opportunity to those who may not have been able to attend PLM World, as well as those who attended PLM World and would like to expand upon what they have already learned.

RUGs

Posted below is a list of all of the regions, locations, and dates of the Fall 2014 RUGs:

- Intermountain: Ogden, UT: 9/4/2014
– Arizona: Tempe, AZ: 9/9/2014
– Southwest: Houston, TX: 9/11/2014
– SoCal-Los Angeles: Cypress, CA: 9/24/2014
– SoCal-San Diego: San Diego, CA: 9/25/2014
– New York State: West Henrietta, NY: 10/7/2014
– Mid-Atlantic: Linthicum Heights, MD: 10/9/2014
– Chicago/Wisconsin: Gurnee, IL: 10/15/2014
– Midwest: Bloomington, MN: 10/17/2014
– New England: Framingham, MA: 10/21/2014
– Rocky Mountain: Louisville, CO: 10/23/2014
– St. Louis: St. Louis, MO: 10/28/2014
– Detroit: Troy, MI: 10/30/2014
– Northern California: TBD: 11/4/2014
– Southeast: Atlanta, GA: 11/6/2014
– Cincinatti: Loveland, OH: 11/11/2014
– Indiana: Indianapolis, IN: 11/13/2014

We strongly encourage all of our customers to visit their RUGs! They are a great way to stay on the cutting edge of technology, and can provide some incredibly useful tips and tricks to get the most out of your software. For more information, please contact office@plmworld.org.

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How the Cloud is Changing Manufacturing http://www.vmhinternational.com/cloud-changing-manufacturing.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/cloud-changing-manufacturing.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:23 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=584 Here at VMH International, we know how important it is […]

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Here at VMH International, we know how important it is to stay on top of the latest trends in technology and other important sectors of the economy. One area that has seen tremendous growth is cloud computing. Cloud computing has helped a wide range of businesses – this includes those in the manufacturing and engineering industry. VMH International offers Teamcenter Integration for SolidWorks. Here are some of the ways it has been helpful:

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One of the biggest benefits of working in the cloud is group collaboration. Whether it is with coworkers, suppliers or clients, you will be able to work together in a much more organized, efficient manner. Another benefit is reduced time to go from concept to production. You’ll be spending less time correcting data and making faster approval changes. Work processes will be consistent with all data formats, resulting in you having fewer errors. We can help you integrate all of your technical data – from design into production – into a single source that can be easily accessed. If you’re tired of the same old solutions to your manufacturing and engineering needs, turn to VMH. As a leader in Siemens PLM, we can help you get the most out of your high-performance manufacturing. Want to find out more about what we can do for you? Contact us today!

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End of Our Summer Internship http://www.vmhinternational.com/summer-internship.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/summer-internship.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:34:57 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=582 As the summer winds to an end and I tie up some of the […]

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As the summer winds to an end and I tie up some of the loose ends of my projects, I realize just how beneficial interning at VMH International has been for me. Through this experience, I gained insight into how the engineering, marketing, and finance world interact within a company. Though I still may not know exactly which career path I will take, I now have the right tools to help me decide.

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Through VMH International, I have connected with business people and engineers alike, cooperated with a team of bright engineering students, and worked on interesting and unique projects for international companies. Although I didn’t quite finish the projects I had been working on for the last month or so, I can safely say the progress I made on them as well as others was substantial and educational. I learned how to use industry-leading Siemens and Autodesk software and how to fully immerse myself into a project, a conference call, and a company. I look forward to seeing where any unfinished projects will go and possibly continuing this kind of work with the team next summer.

As I enter my sophomore year in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, I have great hope that I will find the right path for me in business, engineering, and life…and I have the VMH International Dream Team to thank for that.

- Anna V.

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Dream Team Summary http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-summary.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-summary.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:28:05 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=579 Spending this summer at VMH International gave me the t […]

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Spending this summer at VMH International gave me the type of experience I was hoping to get and an extensive network in different engineering fields.
The first few months were a whirlwind of energy, there were new people (13 interns) and the projects we heard about and what we could be working on sounded really intriguing. In the first 3 weeks, I learned how to operate the 3D printer and the software that went along with it. I never used a 3D printer before seeing it at VMH so I was really stoked about it. Also, Anna and I printed a few medical products for the OMTEC medical device conference in Chicago. We 3D printed a total knee replacement cap along with the bone that it would attach on. Also, this summer was the first time I went on an actual business trip, which was the OMTEC conference. Going to the conference was nerve racking because I did not know what to expect but I met a lot of people there from medical companies that provided me with substantial advice about my future career. A couple of weeks ago I went to NOA Medical in Washington, MO to visit with one of the co-owners, whom I met at OMTEC, and discussed about what the actual engineering field is like for a medical company. Seeing first hand of what a typical day was like for an engineer in the medical field allowed me to gain an understanding of what field I might want to specialize in.
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The projects I worked on this summer included: Samsung, Watlow (electrical), Saudi Aramco (petroleum), Osteomed (medical), and Green-Flo. Honestly, working in these various fields gave me an experience that not a lot of students get the chance to have. Also, having the chance to work with software (NX, Autodesk Inventor, CFD, etc.) that most all companies use gave me an opportunity that most college students do not get until they land their first job.  Overall, I am really glad I spent my summer interning for VMH because it gave me the variety I was looking for and the experience I need for future jobs.
-Marie K.

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Josh’s Summer in Review http://www.vmhinternational.com/joshs-summer-review.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/joshs-summer-review.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:23:38 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=577 This summer was a great experience and was well spent. […]

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This summer was a great experience and was well spent. I worked at VMH International as part of the Dream Team. While working with the Dream Team I was able to work on multiple projects and learned a lot of new information. The summer started out with learning new programs that we would be using throughout the summer. The idea of working with the Dream Team is to work on projects from different companies. Some examples of these companies were Samsung, Boeing, and Saudi Aramco. Each intern had their own project to work on and everyone was able to contribute. A different amount of work was put in to each project, some required more than others.

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Every time we faced a challenge we worked until we solved it. I remember gathering a large group of the interns and we spent the first half of the day brainstorming ideas for one of the problems we faced. Working as a team allowed me to gain knowledge from the other interns. Since I only have finished my freshman year I was unable to offer a lot of detail to some ideas. Whenever I came up with an idea, I was never told it was bad. I was told that the idea was “great”, they then pointed out what I should do to improve the idea and certain details that I might have missed. With the help of the other interns the contributions that I was able to make made a difference. Working on the projects was a lot of fun, even if they were sometimes challenging. I was always learning while I was here from both my supervisor and from the other interns. The connections I have made and the experience I have gained while interning here at VMH International is priceless.

– Josh A.

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Matt B’s Summer Experience http://www.vmhinternational.com/matt-bs-summer-experience.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/matt-bs-summer-experience.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:18:01 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=575 This summer has been filled with amazing experiences at […]

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This summer has been filled with amazing experiences at VMH International. From going to the John Deere Plant in Davenport, Iowa, visiting Scott Air Force Base, and going to sports fusion with the whole company, it’s hard to choose a favorite. With all these experiences I was able to connect with plenty of people.

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I was also able to experience what engineering is like after I graduate from Iowa State University. With all the knowledge I have gained this summer I be returning to school more prepared than other students. I would like to thank everyone with VMH for making my summer productive yet entertaining.

– Matt B.

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My Dream Team Experience http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-experience.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-experience.html#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:48:55 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/blog/?p=572 First I would like to thank VMH International for givin […]

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First I would like to thank VMH International for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the 2014 Dream Team.  Looking back on my time at VMH I could not have asked for a better summer.  Throughout the summer I spent a week in Orlando for a conference, visited the St. Louis Science Center, saw Scott Air Force Base, had a meeting at Boeing, flew in a corporate jet, and took tours of both Jet Aviation and Eclipse Aerospace. Doing just one of those things in a summer would constitute for a successful summer let alone doing all of those.

My main project for the summer was creating an interactive exhibit centered on the F-18 Blue Angel at the St. Louis Science Center.  This exhibit will allow for kids to play with a 3-D model of the aircraft on a touchscreen.  The model will run through different preset animations as well as come with fun facts, technical information, and historical details about the Blue Angels and the specific plane.  I am excited to see this implemented at the museum and plan to stay involved with the project and VMH after I leave at the conclusion of my internship.

– Drew

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