Technology Partners


Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.



Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 21 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created.

From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of their 3D software customers is everywhere you look.



Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that address all aspects of the product development process – 3D design, simulation, manufacturing, design management and more, thanks to a growing ecosystem of apps. Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design – made possible with synchronous technology. Solid Edge is a PLM software under Siemens.


Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management and manufacturing operations management software. They help thousands of companies realize innovation by optimizing their processes, from planning and development through manufacturing, production and support.



aPriori has been a Gold Partner in the PTC Partner Advantage Program since 2004. A direct integration with Pro/ENGINEER supports real-time evaluation of the Geometric Cost Drivers (GCD’s) from the solid model. aPriori’s patent-protected, physics-based deterministic models calculate cost every time the designer makes a change.



Tech Soft 3D (TS3D) is the leading provider of core graphics components to the engineering software industry. aPriori has licensed HOOPS for use in its Product Cost Management software platform. With HOOPS, aPriori extends its capabilities for automatically costing parts and assemblies by allowing users to view, select and control product cost drivers directly in the interactive 3D model display.


AMC Bridge provides the full spectrum of services in the areas of Content and Process Management, from software development, to deployment and support. Whether it is a BPM, ERP/MRP, or CRM application, hosted locally or on the Cloud – the company has great experience in it’s development.


The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, a federally-funded research and development organization of UI LABS, encourages factories across America to deploy digital manufacturing and design technologies, so those factories can become more efficient and cost-competitive.

DMDII sponsors research projects in digital manufacturing and design; disseminates the lessons learned; and helps educate the workforce of tomorrow. By capturing data at every stage of the production process—and by deploying specially-designed software and other digital tools—manufacturers can efficiently share and revise their digital designs.


The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

The AMRC with Boeing is dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local SMEs. Businesses can work with them on a one-off project, or join them as a member for long-term collaboration. They have over 80 member companies which pay an annual fee to access our resources and expertise, and which help determine our research programme – membership is open to all. Boeing is our founding partner and continues to play a key role in our continuing development. They also work with many other companies and institutions on individual research and business support projects.