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Why Technology Might Change the Way You Manufacture Metal Parts

Appeared in: Design2Part 

Metal 3D printing is promising big improvements in speed, cost, and quality that could signal a tipping point for an industry slowed by million-dollar machines.

Much of the hype around 3D printing in recent years has involved products that could be produced relatively quickly from plastic materials. But metal 3D printing has been an entirely different story – one defined by arduous research and development that has unfolded slowly away from the spotlight.


Metrology for the Masses

Appeared in: Digital Engineering 

For large manufacturers, metrology has long played a key role in part and product quality. Now, these same manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace and other sectors are asking their suppliers to provide parts that meet increasingly tight tolerances, which has further expanded demand for metrology solutions.


3D Printing Solves Workholding Bottleneck

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A 3D printer from Markforged helped Elliott Tool Technology quickly and cost-effectively create fixturing and, eventually, end-use parts for customers.

Identifying and solving bottlenecks is an important part of keeping any business running. Elliott Tool Technologies identified a holdup in the process of producing its workholding fixtures, one that a 3D-printing system from Markforged has helped to solve.  


Who Needs Systems Engineering? You Likely Do

Appeared in: Industry Week 

The ins and outs of system engineering and how it’s used to make complex products. Many companies that are producing highly complex products these days are already doing systems engineering—whether […]


Why a BOM Belongs in PLM Even If ERP Has One

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The technology world seems to have ideas that are widely debated from time to time with different viewpoints, but eventually a consensus is reached and the industry and its customers collectively move on. For the past 25 years though one debate still seems to linger in the world of enterprise business software, and that is: What is the role of the bill-of-material in a business’s operations and which system (or process) should “own” its definition? What makes this question so challenging is that the industry even struggles to reach a consensus on the definition of “bill-of-material” (BOM), and without this consensus, determining enterprise ownership of the BOM is endlessly debatable.