Siemens is on the pulse of groundbreaking innovations. In step with that objective, the Thought Leadership Team at Siemens Digital Industry Software provides podcasts, blogs, articles and white papers based on the knowledge of engineers and experts in their field. We discuss what Siemens is doing in many industries while forecasting the landscape of innovative technologies.

Our team focuses on emerging technologies in the next two to five years that Siemens is investing in and for which we are developing solutions.

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Burritos, pizza and paradigm change in the digitalization age

My son and I stopped for some burritos on the way home from a hockey game the other day.
“This restaurant was built to deliver exactly what I want as quickly as I want it,” my son said. There was…

Electric vehicle sales increase with renewed interest

Reports of the death of electric cars have been greatly exaggerated. But don’t be mistaken – it’s taken a while to get to this point.
The concept of the electric car being more expensive despite …

Large-scale additive manufacturing benefits for industrial OEMs

Companies and individual inventors have done amazing things with 3D printing. But what’s not happening is large-scale production of high-quality industrial parts used in machinery, automobi…

Software and hardware together in autonomous cars

Automotive companies are trying to figure out how software and hardware will work together in autonomous cars, and they want companies with electronic design automation experience to help them accomp…

Culture and technology will eat your innovation strategy

By: Josh Ray and Alex Allison

Manufacturing continues to suffer from a lack of qualified workers despite the efforts of associations, businesses, educators and public organizations to attr…

New opportunities, new thinking on design simulation tools

Within every design engineer, it seems, is a perfectionist—someone driven to identify the absolute, best possible designs. The trait is so prevalent that it’s earned a special phrase: engineers who k…

Automotive manufacturing and autonomous vehicles

Automotive manufacturing has been happening for a long time, but when most people think of automotive manufacturing, they imagine a moving assembly line. The moving assembly line revolutionized how v…

How the future of flight changes product lifecycle management

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong’s televised moonwalk transfixed the world. People couldn’t believe what they were seeing. A spacecraft had safely transported two astronauts 360,000 kilometers (223,6…

Industrial-scale additive manufacturing: challenges and potential

Additive manufacturing is one of the most promising opportunities associated with Industry 4.0, the much-discussed fourth generation of manufacturing that will be dominated by intelligent automation,…