VMH International http://www.vmhinternational.com Simplifying Product Development Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:22:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Dream Team OMTEC Blog http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-omtec-blog.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/dream-team-omtec-blog.html#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:25:43 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/?p=2017 This past week I had the opportunity to go to the OMTEC […]

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This past week I had the opportunity to go to the OMTEC trade show in Chicago. As interns, we helped setup and run the booth on the show floor. We had a small 3D printer running throughout the show making bottle openers, which drew in a lot of people to the booth and gave us a chance to show off our design software and 3D printing capabilities. The booth also featured a lot of unique and intricate parts made by the 3D printer. As long as something cool was on the table, people would come up and start a conversation. It was also interesting to see the sales side of engineering, an aspect I’ve never really known before. Almost all engineering degrees focus on the technical, computational, and design side of things, so you don’t learn much on how to actually work in the business world. The trade show taught me how having good marketing, sales, and people skills are essential for maintaining a company as well as your own business connections.

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VMH Booth at OMTEC 2015

Attending the trade show also gave us the chance to walk around and view all of the companies and industries that are involved in the medical field. Maybe it’s because my focus isn’t in biomedical, but it really opened my eyes to how many small industries go into such a broad field. There were booths showcasing everything from choosing the right plastic in surgical tool handles to 3D printing titanium hip joints. It was definitely an eye-opening experience. Not to mention we got to explore Wrigley Field and scarf down a Giordano’s pizza while we were there.

– Jake G.

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The Dream Team Visits OMTEC 2015 http://www.vmhinternational.com/the-dream-team-visits-omtec-2015.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/the-dream-team-visits-omtec-2015.html#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:41:26 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/?p=2014 OMTEC 2015 was an experience like no other. OMTEC, whic […]

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OMTEC 2015 was an experience like no other. OMTEC, which stands for Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference, is first and foremost a medical device trade show. Here at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, my co-intern and I witnessed the cutting edge in medical technology. From the 3D printed titanium biomedical implants displayed by Arcam AB, to Gsell Medical Plastics AG’s exhibition of the carbon fiber medical tools and instruments used to perform these surgeries, OMTEC easily gathers a plethora of new and innovative ideas together that challenge the way one thinks about the medical industry. (The all-included catered lunch buffets were an added bonus as well.)

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The VMH Booth at OMTEC 2015

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, the main sponsor of the show, arranged a small presentation near the end of the second day. As the speaker takes you into an in-depth journey about why the event is held every year and the importance of manufacturing quality parts at competitive prices, I started to realize the significance of this convention to the medical industry and the world as a whole.

Overall, this trade show has taught me a great deal about the advanced engineering behind the scenes of the medical world. Moreover, I was able to benefit from the experience of talking to other engineers at all levels about what they do on the job at their respective companies. At the end of day two, as my team and I began tearing down our both, I was approached by a fellow exhibitor attendee. He was amazed that there were interns at this trade show and explained how his company opted not to bring along any of theirs. This is just another testament as to how fortunate I am to be part of the Dream Team here at VMH International.

– Brandon S.

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Event Recap – High Performance Manufacturing 2015 http://www.vmhinternational.com/event-recap-high-performance-manufacturing-2015.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/event-recap-high-performance-manufacturing-2015.html#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:07:40 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/?p=1991 VMH and Siemens would like to say thank you to everyone […]

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VMH and Siemens would like to say thank you to everyone who attended High Performance Manufacturing 2015 in Cypress, CA on May 28.

The team from Sandvik were excellent hosts and provided us an outstanding venue to spotlight some exciting speakers, topics, equipment and software solutions to help you be more profitable and competitive.

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Event Recap – PLM Connection 2015 http://www.vmhinternational.com/event-recap-plm-connection-2015.html http://www.vmhinternational.com/event-recap-plm-connection-2015.html#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:55:50 +0000 http://www.vmhinternational.com/?p=1985 Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and attende […]

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and attended our presentations at PLM Connection 2015!

We had a great time, learned a lot, and met a lot of fantastic people. We’re already looking forward to next year. Here are a few highlights:

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Captain Eugene A. Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon

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After hours dueling piano networking event

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Cameron Tighe discusses The Dream Team, VMH’s S.T.E.M internship program

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Alison Levine, Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition

 

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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.

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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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