Aras Corporation’s ACE 2016 celebrated “Innovation Without Limitation,” March 14-17 at Detroit’s Renaissance Center. The four-day conference featured industry experts, product innovators and technology leaders. Nearly 500 global product development leaders attended the annual Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) community event to learn about enterprise technology platforms that help manage growing product complexity, rapidly increasing product cycle times and the demands that come with connected components and products. Keynote presentations, manufacturing case studies, breakout sessions and community forums showcased the passion, process and performance under way at the world’s most innovative manufacturing facilities — from aerospace, automotive, high tech electronics and industrial, to medical device, food processing and consumer products. As the developer of the PLM technology platform Aras Innovator, used worldwide, the Aras community event brought together business and technology professionals from across many continents. Sessions addressed enterprise process challenges, systems engineering complexity, technology integration and the flexibility and resilience today’s manufacturers require from PLM technology solutions.