VR in Manufacturing Engineering

Posted on: March 20th, 2020

Virtual Reality VR Applications in Manufacturing Engineering (Part 2 of 3) Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 Introduction The concept of Virtual reality (VR) is a fast-growing idea in the 21st century. With only few years since its entry into the tech world, the use of VR is fast gaining popularity. The […]

BOM & Formula Management Strategies

Posted on: March 17th, 2020

Introduction to Bills of Materials for Engineers In this article, we explore bills of materials (BOMs) and formulas. Bills of materials are essential for defining products their variants. Bills of material are primarily used for discrete manufacturing where there are defined quantities of items used in production. For example, capital equipment, fabricated metal products, electronics, […]

Top Manufacturing Engineering CAD Vendors

Posted on: March 13th, 2020

CAD stands for Computer-Aided Design. It is simply software or technology enabled with functions for designing products and documenting the design process across many industries. It is highly useful in disciplines like mechanical design, industrial design, aerospace engineering, robotics, automotive design and architecture. CAD improves designer productivity, therefore product designers use it to create unique […]

Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

Posted on: March 10th, 2020

What is Computer Aided Manufacturing and what are its Applications? The introduction of digital and computer technologies has been widely regarded as the Third Industrial Revolution. With the current trends, it is conceivable that humanity is now on the verge of a Fourth Industrial Revolution which builds on digital innovations and assimilates critical aspects such […]

BOM Introduction

Posted on: March 4th, 2020

BOM (Bill of Materials) is a comprehensive list of raw materials, components, intermediate assemblies and sub-assemblies sold through a supplier and needed to construct, manufacture or repair an item or service. A bill of materials usually appears in a graded format, with the highest level showing the finished product and the lowest level showing individual […]

Use Existing CAD Tools for More Accurate Part Costs

Posted on: March 1st, 2020

If you are like most engineering companies in the manufacturing industry, then you pride yourselves on being innovative, customer-focused, and cost conscious.  However, being the latter also means you have a modest budget to spend on process improvements each year.  Consequently, you’re always looking for ways to get the most out of the technology that […]

BOM 101: Types of Bills of Material

Posted on: February 27th, 2020

Bill Of Materials (BOM) And Types A bill of materials – BOM – is the full list of every item necessary to build a product. It enumerates all parts, assemblies, subassemblies, raw materials, and components that building the product involves. It also accounts for the quantities of every item. BOM in Process Manufacturing A BOM […]

What Is Nesting Software?

Posted on: February 24th, 2020

Minimize Scrap & Maximize Profits with Nesting Software Technology is permeating every aspect of our lives. A dependence on automation will alter how people do business. There is hardly a place where this is more true than in metal fabrication. Here, precise rules and software help in getting things done in the most effective manner. […]

Material Attributes & Material Selection in CAD Applications

Posted on: February 20th, 2020

Introduction to Material Selection & Material Attributes in CAD Software A “material” means different things to different people. A material engineer, a manufacturer, and a CAD designer all have different notions of materials. Spending unrewarded weeks trying to ensure consistency or attempting to find or verify data, is something companies would prefer to avoid. Repeating […]

Manufacturing Engineering Education

Posted on: February 17th, 2020

Manufacturing Engineering is a branch of professional engineering that shares many common concepts and ideas with other fields of engineering such as mechanical, chemical, electrical and industrial engineering. Working as a manufacturing engineering technologist involves a more applications-oriented qualification path. This field of manufacturing engineering emerged from tool and die discipline in the early 20th century. It expanded […]