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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

materials 3d  The concept of self-assembling materials by Skylar Tibbits (in collaboration with MIT ) was presented at Autodesk University 2013 , and I am still trying to wrap my head around it (see the TED Talk ). The big idea is to create objects that can change after they are printed, making them self-adapting, 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

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TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player


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materials 3d  products that use soft materials. The commonalities amongst these products allow Lectra to service multiple industries and business functions and remain focused. A Brief History of Lectra Founded in 1973, and offering its first computer-aided design (CAD) systems for apparel pattern-making and grading in 1976, Lectra has maintained its key target customers with reasonable expansions. 1)  Vertical expansion : Starting from pattern-making and grading systems, Lectra has been able to support more business Read More

Dematic Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management


Dematic, a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight to cost projections in design and sourcing.

materials 3d  complex engineering bills of materials (BOMs) from enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), or other enterprise applications. Read More

HP Unveils Its 3D Printing Plans, Autodesk Reacts


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Repcon Pricing & Quoting


Our web interface centralizes all the information necessary to generate quotations, orders, product configurations, documents, material structure and manufacturing routes so you can access it from anywhere in the world and at any time.  With Repcon Pricing & Quoting you will increase the number of quotations, increase the number of quotes that become firm orders, reduce the time of the sales process and reduce the cost of manufacturing products the client has not ordered. Because company products are on a catalogue on the web, new sales channels can be opened (internet,  distributors).  The main features of Repcon Pricing & Quoting are the following: • Complete quotation and order management • Price management • Complex product configuration • 2D and 3D computer aided visualization and configuration • Document generation: Word, Excel, pdf, xml, dwg… • ERP and CRM integration • Generating a Bill Of Materials (BoM) and manufacturing routes • Multilanguage • Multidevice

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Ariba Goes Direct To (And From) The Source


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Autodesk Jumps on the Browser-based 3D Design Bandwagon


Autodesk is executing well along its main messages: cloud offerings are doing well, there is ongoing expansion in manufacturing, and the complete suite offering is working. The vendor recently announced that its customers will now be able to access Autodesk design tools via a Web browser, allowing access to full-fledged 3D design, engineering, and entertainment work without sacrificing performance, power, or functionality.

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The Essential ERP - Its Genesis & Future


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3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market


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Field Precision LLC


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The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena


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materials 3d  to calculate requirements for materials so as to make recommendations to release replenishment orders for materials. Because MRP is time-phased, it makes recommendations to reschedule open orders even when due dates and need dates are not in phase. MRP will, by default, create orders with specific due dates for products. Consequently, to manufacture these orders, companies prioritize resources based on these calculated due dates. The unfortunate result is that other orders, perhaps more important orders, Read More

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When raw materials providers, manufacturers, and retailers work together to calculate future order needs, they can all act on the best information available. Successful order forecast collaboration requires all members to share risks if forecasts vary, and to discuss issues as they arise. Accurate order forecasts drive sales increases, inventory decreases, and better decisions. With so many benefits across the entire demand chain, shouldn’t you look into order forecast collaboration with your partners?

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