Product design has always been about a geometry – all design software starts that way. New tools, such as nTologopy’s new Field model, promise change. In doing so, they can help make corporations more agile, prevent product obsolescence and bring about distributed manufacturing.
Manufacturers and product developers are facing both increased pressure to innovate and rapid shifts in manufacturing technology. They need to update their product portfolio often and make sure they are using the latest technology to stay competitive.
Today’s product design process compounds their problems. Engineers go straight from customer requirements to design by deploying what sometimes feels like “dark magic.” This black box makes it impossible for them to turn back to the original needs at any point. Yet, they have to do so often as new insights emerge from the field, simulation, or technology changes. Over time, nobody knows who took which design decisions, and why.