SURVEYS, MANUFACTURES, RESPONDENTS, OPTIMISM, INDUSTRIAL processing equipment, VIRTUAL prototypes, and PRODUCTION planning
The article focuses on the surveys regarding the manufacturing sector in the U.S. It says that 60% of the respondents are optimistic on the state's manufacturing in general, while 74% are optimistic on their company's five-year outlook specifically. It states that the reason for optimism is the potential improvement which is made possible by advanced manufacturing technologies including virtual prototyping, software-driven product and process planning.
ENGINEERS, VIRTUAL prototypes, and SIMULATION methods & models
The article reports that engineers are optimistic about meeting global challenges in the upcoming years in the U.S. It offers information on the survey conducted by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) that depicts the requirement of additional competencies for engineers. It mentions that technology including motion simulation, animation, and virtual prototype creation plays a vital role in engineering practice.