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3D Printing: Fact vs. Fiction
3D printing (a.k.a., additive manufacturing) has lately been a hot theme in engineering and manufacturing, and it's still in its infancy. I've attended several

material 3d  for example, after a material absorbs water and changes its properties. The act of printing is no longer the end of the creative process but merely a waypoint.   For example,  pipes could be developed to sense the need to expand or contract, or to pump water on their own.  And if 4D printing could, say, eliminate potholes in cold climates, it would revolutionize the world.   Curb Your Enthusiasm   Yet, some pundits think that the recent market optimism about the “Next Industrial Revolution”

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

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Metal Shark Boats Selects Rootstock’s Cloud ERP


Rootstock Software, a provider of cloud manufacturing and supply chain management (SCM) applications on the Salesforce Platform (and available on the AppExchange by salesforce.com, a popular marketplace for business apps), recently announced that Metal Shark, a Louisiana-based supplier of aluminum-built commercial, military, and government boats, has chosen Rootstock’s cloud ERP to help run its

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Imperial Leverages Lectra Fashion PLM


Imperial, a global provider of menswear and womenswear, leverages Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product development process and support its worldwide business growth strategy. Get the details in P.J.’s post.

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HP plans to leverage a proprietary four-step inkjet process known as Multi Jet Fusion, which the vendor claims allows objects to be printed more than 10 times faster than conventional approaches and at a lower cost.

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The procure-to-pay (P2P) environment has become a major challenge for companies adopting global sourcing and distribution as a strategic component of their business. And the increase in global trade has shifted their focus from manufacturing efficiency to global supply chain efficiency. Discover what the current P2P gaps in global commerce management solutions are and what can be done to deliver optimal P2P capabilities.

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During its ACE 2013 user conference, Aras, an open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider, announced a computer-aided design (CAD) to 3D PDF converter to be embedded in a PLM vault server and included for all Aras PLM subscribers. Now, with the addition of the converter, Aras can support 3D, 2D, Microsoft Office, images and scans, and other data types in a single open format

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SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry


By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays and, in the case of time-sensitive shipments, cause production downtime. Manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and freight forwarders can all benefit by reducing launch and assembly delays resulting from errors in part quantities, types, and locations for containers targeted for production lines.

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As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra requirements not only cause added strain on the organization’s supply chain, but makes achieving financial goals difficult. Already many organizations are struggling to respond to customer demands due to shrinking margins caused by

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Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.

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Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing sector. While the software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, the article concurred with Frank Scavo’s recent assertion that, for the time being, there is only one true SaaS enterprise resource

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