Ford Motor Co. implements Google Earth-like technology for enhanced visibility of the factory floor
This fab-focused software ‘sits on top’ of the company’s CAM program to manage workflow and to broadly impose order on the manufacturing process.
ERP solutions bring manufacturers enhanced competitiveness by strengthening company connections
ERP can boil days of work down to minutes. Getting from start to finish in implementing a system, however, requires asking a lot of questions from different sources. This ERP company has been through the process with many customers, and wants to help us put our arms around the entire issue.
Ditching traditional paperwork in favor of electronic documentation is a smart move for quality control improvement and streamlined operations
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