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Don’t Wrap Yourself in Chains by “Linking” Your CAD to ERP

Posted on: October 24th, 2020

  Why Linking CAD & ERP Hurts It may seem directly linking the design and manufacturing BOM is an effortless decision, but doing so causes a multitude of restrictions.   By linking CAD and ERP, it becomes necessary to include information that the ERP requires despite the fact that it can be irrelevant and unnecessary […]

The Value of Nesting Integration with ERP System

Posted on: May 27th, 2020

Manufacturing companies that do in-house metal fabrication are all too aware of how many CAD/CAM nesting software solutions out there in the market today. CAD/CAM nesting software is a highly competitive, niche industry where the product must possess a strong combination of CAD system integration, user-friendliness, powerful automatic nesting, efficient & safe tool-path functions, robust […]

CAD Software Evolution

Posted on: March 30th, 2020

Top 6 Trends in in Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software Evolution Ever since manual mechanical drawings were replaced by the computer aided design (CAD) applications, the world of manufacturing and mechanical design has never been the same and continues to advance with new technologies. Over time, more and more features have been added to the […]

VR Software in Manufacturing Engineering

Posted on: March 25th, 2020

Virtual Reality VR Applications in Manufacturing Engineering (Part 3 of 3) Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 Introduction The manufacturing industry is a radical industry in the 21st century with promising returns for revenue earnings. The industry has led to the transformation of numerous goods and services that have had greater benefits […]

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 […]

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