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Autodesk Ushers In the Era of Cloud CAM


As manufacturing is one of the major growth opportunities for Autodesk, during the recent Autodesk University 2013 conference the vendor unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 , the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), based on the 2012 acquisition of HSMWorks Apps. By leveraging the cloud, CAM 360 allows users to take advantage of collaboration tools and shared data storage, and provides users with ease of use and flexibility.

cam  the Era of Cloud CAM As manufacturing is one of the major growth opportunities for Autodesk , during the recent Autodesk University 2013 conference the vendor unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 , the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), based on the 2012 acquisition of HSMWorks Apps (“HSM” stands for “high-speed machining”). By leveraging the cloud, CAM 360 allows users to take advantage of collaboration tools and shared data storage, and provides users with ease Read More

CAXA


CAXA is the largest domestic provider of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in China. The company's suite of CAD/CAM products and PLM solutions are designed to address the complete spectrum of product life cycle requirements-from early conceptual design, detailed design, process planning, and shop-floor management to post-sale services.There are more than 200,000 seats of CAXA installed at locations throughout China, including 35 CAXA regional sales and service offices, 300 training centers, and 300 business partners. More than 1,200 domestic universities and vocational schools use CAXA for training courses. CAXA is also the standard testing tool for many government-sponsored certificate programs.CAXA's customer base consists of manufacturing, assembly, and tooling enterprises in the equipment, heavy machinery, automotive, aerospace, and defense industries. Customers include Haier, Lenovo, First Automotive Works (FAW), Shengu, Yantai Moon, Beijing Petroleum Machinery, Xi'an Aero-engine, QiQihar First Machine Toolworks, Dalian Locomotive & Roll Stock Works, Huanghai Bus, and Yunma Aircraft.Headquartered in Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park-China's Silicon Valley-the company is led by its Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Dr. Yi Lei. The company's international operation, IronCAD-located in Atlanta, Georgia (US), and led by Dr. Tao-Yang Han-is an employee-owned enterprise.

cam  design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in China. The company''s suite of CAD/CAM products and PLM solutions are designed to address the complete spectrum of product life cycle requirements-from early conceptual design, detailed design, process planning, and shop-floor management to post-sale services.There are more than 200,000 seats of CAXA installed at locations throughout China, including 35 CAXA regional sales and service offices, 300 Read More

SofTech


SofTech, Inc. provides design-through-manufacturing productivity solutions with its computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) products including CADRA, DesignGateway, Prospector, and ProductCenter. SofTech’s solutions optimize product lifecycle processes at the lowest cost by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles. SofTech has more than 100,000 users benefiting from its solutions, including Boeing, FlightSafety International, General Electric Company, Goodrich Turbine Fuel Technologies, Honeywell, Millipore Corporation, Siemens, Sikorsky Aircraft, U.S. Army, and Whirlpool Corporation.

cam  design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) products including CADRA, DesignGateway, Prospector, and ProductCenter. SofTech’s solutions optimize product lifecycle processes at the lowest cost by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles. SofTech has more than 100,000 users benefiting from its solutions, including Boeing, FlightSafety International, General Electric Company, Read More

TEC Vendor Note: Lectra, A Focused PLM Player


A brief introduction to Lectra, a specialized vendor in the CAD, CAM, and PLM industry, including history, product offerings, and achievements, as well as expectations and recommendations to the vendor’s future growth.

cam  for example, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), textile and fashion design, product development collaboration and management, 3D virtual prototyping, etc.   2)  Horizontal expansion : Realizing that its expertise and products can benefit some adjacent business needs outside the fashion domain, Lectra expanded its services and technologies to address the needs of developing and manufacturing products that require significant use of soft materials, for example, upholsteries for the furniture industry Read More

Vero Software


Vero Software is a world leader in CAD CAM software with a proven track record of reliable product delivery. Vero develops and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing processes, providing solutions for the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries.

cam  world leader in CAD CAM software with a proven track record of reliable product delivery. Vero develops and distributes software for aiding the design and manufacturing processes, providing solutions for the tooling, production engineering, sheet metal, metal fabrication, stone and woodworking industries. Read More

Siemens PLM Software Releases LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13


LMS, a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, announced the latest release of its LMS Imagine.Lab software, the state-of-the-art platform for mechatronic system simulation and collaborative multidisciplinary design. The latest release, LMS Imagine.Lab Rev13, delivers a variety of new features and enhancements aimed at increasing platform openness and system integration efficiency while strengthening collaboration to master the complexity of even the most advanced products.

cam  engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and digital manufacturing capabilities and solutions. The computer-aided arms race will continue to escalate. Read More

Peace of Mind through Surveillance: Affordable Solutions for Homes and SMBs


Today’s fast-paced lifestyle means many people spend a considerable amount of time in a mobile state, going between home, office, and meetings. With increasing pressure on time and mobility, the ability to secure important assets, both digitally and physically, has become critical. But there is an easy and affordable solution—learn how a surveillance system can be put into place using network attached storage.

cam  , Business Surveillance , Camera Surveillance , Counter Surveillance , Define Surveillance , Digital Surveillance , Dummy Surveillance Camera , Electronic Surveillance , Hidden Surveillance , Hidden Video Surveillance , Home Surveillance , Infrared Surveillance , Micro Surveillance , New Surveillance . Introduction: In today''s fast-paced lifestyle, many people spend a considerable amount of time in a mobile state, going between home, office and meetings. With increasing pressure on time and mobility, the Read More

What’s New in the World of Design Components and Kernels?


Those folks that follow the 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) space are aware that all major design, manufacturing, and engineering software products are based on geometry modeling kernels and a variety of other development components. Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes subsidiary, is one prominent provider of 3D development software components for technical applications across a broad range

cam  CAD, computer aided manufacturing (CAM), computer aided engineering (CAE), mold, sheet metal, mechanism, garment, architectural, civil, structural, plant and ship design, geographic information systems (GIS), coordinate measuring machines (CMM), reverse engineering, and configurators. Siemens PLM Software uses the D-Cubed components in its own products and licenses them to independent software vendors (ISVs) and end-user organizations for integration into their products and research projects. Given a Read More

Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development


Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders involved in the product development process, collaboration and communication are key to competitive advantage. Your challenge: bring all the stakeholders in the same room—in real time. Discover how to succeed by increasing innovation and speeding time-to-market.

cam  includes tools for design (CAD/CAM/CAE), engineering content and data management, process management, documentation management, engineering calculations, and visualization. ERP, also known as Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) , includes operational planning, order management and financial planning, and material requirements planning (including both worker resources and raw materials/parts), and product data management. For both PLM and ERP, the underlying functions can be comprised either of a single Read More

Two Origins, One Destination? A Look at the Two Main Genres of PLM Solution from the Integration Standpoint


There are two major genres of PLM solution: CAD-PLM and ERP-PLM. These two types have different integration capabilities, but the gap between them is shrinking thanks to various factors driving the market. Currently, however, the difference still matters in the solution selection process.

cam  as CAD, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE). The second category is known as collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm), which manages the documents and data generated by PLM tools and provides a collaborative platform for different parties within the product life cycle. Due to PLM''s origin in engineering and the heavy requirements of CAD integration in core cPDm functionality for discrete manufacturing, major PLM vendors (such as Dassault Systèmes , Siemens Read More

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Four: Quality Management Processes


Made2Manage Systems pledges not to build technology for the sake of technology. Instead, the company plans to focus in on the true needs of its customers and those of the prospective buyers in the target market, while applying forward-looking technology enhancements that protect its customers’ investment in business solutions.

cam  (CAD)/ computer aided manufacturing (CAM) files and forms, and, with timely information, one can thereby reduce data entry efforts and identify substandard quality much earlier and keep the customers happy. Then, Quality Solutions tools include content-rich template packs developed by teams of Registrar Accreditation Board members, certified auditors, and leading environmental management consultants, and which should tremendously reduce the time it takes to interpret and comply with appropriate quality Read More

The Wave of the Future for PCB Manufacturing


Few printed circuit board (PCB) companies create dedicated engineering system, and even fewer are successful when they do. Some computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers promise the capability to customize their systems—but the task is usually left to overburdened engineering and IT staff. So how do you transform engineering from organizational bottleneck to a corporate asset?

cam  do. Some computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers promise the capability to customize their systems—but the task is usually left to overburdened engineering and IT staff. So how do you transform engineering from organizational bottleneck to a corporate asset? Read More

What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?


In an earlier post, What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean?, I discussed what the word “product” means in  product lifecycle management (PLM). In this post, I am going to move onto the next letter, “L” for lifecycle. According to Merriam-Webster, one definition of lifecycle is “a series of stages through which something (as an individual, culture, or manufactured product) passes during its

cam  design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-aided engineering (CAE) are all well-recognized PLM tools that support the definition, as well as some execution processes. The adoption of PLM tools increases engineers’ individual productivity tremendously—but they also need a platform to collaborate internally (with peers and other departments inside the organization) and externally (with development partners, suppliers, and customers). The application of PLM for the design and Read More

Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges


Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure their supply chains, align business processes, define and establish company-supplier relationships, and integrate information systems to share information with suppliers.

cam  / computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM); Just-in-Time (JIT); vendor managed inventory (VMI); and warehouse management system (WMS). Finally, integrating suppliers'' information systems beyond the EDI type connection has been necessary to shape this evolution into a more refined integration and relationship. Supply chain management (SCM) requires an outward view of company operations that extends to suppliers, customers, distributors, and beyond, as well as an understanding of the value of the Read More

Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to Be Reckoned With?


You have probably heard of SAP’s recent blockbuster acquisitions, but did you know about the vendor’s fervent in-house innovation and newly developed products for SCM and PLM sectors. In his recent article, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at the continuous product and service innovation at SAP and discusses the key products and development strategies with SAP PLM solutions managers. Read more.

cam  NOW 2011 conference, it became apparent that much of SAP ’s innovation has lately come from its blockbuster acquisitions of Business Objects and Sybase . The major headlines of the conference were along the lines of in-memory analytic applications ( SAP HANA , anyone?), mobility, on-demand/cloud applications, and so on. But SAP has also been doing a boatload of tacit and less publicized innovation in-house. At the event, we learned of major new SAP products (recently released or slated for future Read More