Open source. It’s a technology movement in which the source code of computer software is made freely available and modifiable by its developers, leading to many different versions. It’s not something that you’d typically associate with manufacturing technology, but when I visited with Siemens at FABTECH last year, I was shown the company’s CNC control… Continued
Adapting to the complications associated with CAD data quality, sharing and migration while also evolving with changing technology
Getting parts to lay out efficiently on a sheet is one thing. Producing an optimized layout that will also cut efficiently, while making the maximum use of every square inch, is a more difficult thing. And the difference can mean 10% to 20% savings in materials costs and total processing time.
To stay competitive, fabricators should take advantage of all their nesting software has to offer
AL-Cut AG’s two Managing Directors. His company supplies customers throughout Switzerland. Recently, he got this phone call: A customer needs metal struts for staircases: 800 parts, complex geometry, made of 10mm (3/8”) steel. “Can you manage that by tomorrow? I will send you the details by email.” An urgent job. Räber remains relaxed: “We will… Continued
Automakers achieve greater efficiency and decreased costs with Industry 4.0-ready software solutions
Standard strong-acid treatments are dangerous and messy. A new solution promises to make it much safer and trouble-free.
Addressing the basic incompatibility of sheet metal manufacturing and ERP software
Adobe’s Acrobat solves many problems with format compatibility in the 2D world. What many don’t know is how well it can do the same for you in 3D. It’s spawning a growing number of solutions for fabricators.
The digital revolution has already disrupted media, finance, consumer products, healthcare and beyond. Manufacturing leaders canâ€™t (and shouldnâ€™t) escape it