Siemens PLM and Industry 4.0 and Democratizing Access To Space

MAYA Simulation Technologies has been a a technology partner with Siemens for 35 years, and has developed a symbiotic relationship that has helped in research and development in the area of simulation in aerospace design and manufacturing – and now has expanded into other areas.

With ever expanding opportunities in utilizing technology that has paved the way for Industry 4.0 in the burgeoning space economy, Jim Anderton, director of content at, discusses the challenges facing the aerospace industry in the next decade with leading experts in the field.

“In all areas, in all industries, we see simulation and digital twin making a difference,” says Marc Lafontaine, vice president of MAYA Simulation.

About Maya Simulation Technologies

MAYA is an engineering simulation software product reseller, integrator, and developer – as well as an engineering services and training provider. They offer leading Siemens PLM Software commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and development services to extend the capabilities of these tools. Unlike traditional VARs or niche CAE players, MAYA delivers a total solution adapted to the specific needs of your application, processes, organization, and resources. MAYA helps their clients reduce product cost, improve quality, and speed time-to-market.

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About Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood.

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About Siemens

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide.

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