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People in the Future Factory

I see people in factories in the future, but doing some very different jobs. There is so much debate right now about how many jobs robots will take over, and how many more jobs will be eliminated with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, or whatever your vision of a more automated […]

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What can you imagine?

What can you imagine? Does it show in what you do? Every company stands for something, and Bill Taylor, the founder of Fast Company, encourages business people to think of strategy as advocacy. Do you and your company stand for something compelling? Some companies truly do have a big and exciting vision and others can’t […]

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The Missing Link for Service Level Success

Many makers of complex equipment are not ready to reap full profits from selling a service level. This is true despite massive transformation investments in marketing, skills and information systems. Ever since Rolls Royce pioneered selling “Power by the Hour” rather than aircraft engines, many manufacturing companies have shifted focus from offering products to offering […]

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Moving production to 3D – even in smaller companies

For years, those in manufacturing have used 2D drawings to annotate and show critical product information such as tolerances, finishes, materials, etc. While 3D product design has been the norm for many years, the models were simply too challenging for manufacturing and non CAD-trained people to use effectively. Until recently. Model-based definition (MBD) is not […]

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Manufacturing Magic at IMTS

What can you imagine designing and making? Dream as big or small or complex as you’d like…Someone can probably make it, and quickly. At least that’s the big impression I came back with after visiting the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) last week. It was manufacturing magic. I was there representing Iyno and also discussing […]

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Expanding for Collaboration in 2015

Collaboration – sounds like nothing new, but I believe it is. Manufacturers are just starting to have appropriate tools to do this on a large scale, across company sizes and trading partners. SolidWorks 2015 aims to deliver intuitive collaboration for more people in individual companies and across all sizes of companies and trading partners. Most […]

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The Age of Experiences

Everywhere I go, people are talking about creating experiences. I just stayed in a hotel in the Hilton chain, and their internet log-in talks about creating experiences. I was at this hotel thanks to Dassault Systemes, “The 3DExperience Company.” Dassault is clearly visionary, reflecting its President and CEO, Bernard Charlès. The mission is to “Provide […]

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Face-to-Face Energizing Info Flows

Business travel can be a grind. Yet I am always energized by being face-to-face with others who care about information flows in manufacturing. There is something beyond the pure facts that we convey in being present with each other. Human beings need and feed off of each others’ energy. I often remember things I learned […]

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Doing Projects and Programs Right… Rare but Possible

Vision without action to achieve it can be frustrating. If you manage programs or projects in your business, you probably realize that managing them effectively is the key to your operational and financial success. However, it’s also likely that you have not been able to improve your on-time and on-budget performance very dramatically. Its even […]

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Streamline compliance using MES for quality

How much is your cost of compliance? Manufacturers of regulated products such as medical devices often struggle to understand how much they really spend to comply with government requirements. More to the point, they struggle to lower those costs. One way to make compliance both effective and efficient is to use the core manufacturing system […]

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