Monthly Archives: March 2018

MES Benchmark – a structured approach to assessing your MES maturity

Are you looking at investing in a MES (Manufacturing Execution System)? Do you need to improve the efficiency of your manufacturing operations with the latest technology? If you answered yes, then a MES benchmark may be exactly what is needed. In order for you to realize the value from your current or future MES investments, you must first understand the maturity

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Learn SOLIDWORKS MBD and DimXpert

SOLIDWORKS® MBD (Model Based Definition) is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems. Companies embracing model-based definition methodologies report savings in multiple areas, including reductions in manufacturing errors, decrease in scrap and rework costs, and

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Digital Twin – Where to Start

My previous post described the “Digital Twins” in general and the importance of PLM to support it. To begin with a Digital Twin need to provide the means to design, validate and optimize a part, product, manufacturing process or production facility in the virtual world using a set of computer models. It should enable companies to do these things quickly, accurately and as close as

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Digital Twins – The PLM Role

Digital twins are the next new thing for product development in this digitalization era. They bring the physical and the digital worlds closer than ever and represent everything in the environment of a physical product, and not just the product itself and its production system.  Enabled by Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and supported by advanced communications processes and workflows; often described as digital thread, Digital

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THE POWER OF CERTIFICATION

“What you buy makes a difference but from whom you buy makes a bigger difference” Most often, I talk about greatness of our product offerings in my blog articles. Such kind of blogs assist prospective customers in choosing the right product. But the same product can be procured in multiple ways, either directly from the developer or through a value-added

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Only the strong will survive the robots. Will you be one of them?

Robots, automation, and what some would even call “artificial intelligence” are everywhere around us today.  From factories to automobiles; our smart phones to our refrigerators; digital life today has had a profound impact over recent decades.  This doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon either. Automation and robots in factories have replaced many of the assembly line jobs, and

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