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Manufacturing Modules: Speed and Quality through Integrated Workflows

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Historically, moving parts from designing through manufacturability and into production required the use of dozens of different pieces of software and interfaces which were complex to use and expensive to own. Today, improvements in computing and entrepreneurship in manufacturing have helped give rise to a new class of solution focused on specific, complex tasks within the workflow. Each could be used as a standalone software suite, but that would hide their true value: Their specific functions can be called heedlessly and the operation can be hidden from the user view.

Algorithmic operations mean that tasks such as mesh healing, nesting, quoting, in-process monitoring and even simulation can now be integrated into your workflow tools. The benefits are numerous: companies are no longer forced to buy solutions from a single vendor if they want an integrated experience and modules are easy to exchange if required. This increases competition among solutions and makes sure users always have the best in class solutions available without having to learn new software or pay expensive license fees.

At the end of the session, participants will have:

  1. Broad knowledge of the variety and type of algorithmic modules available along the art-to-part value chain
  2. Detailed knowledge of two specific modules that would have previously been distributed as independent software
  3. An understanding of why modules in engineering and production workflows are helpful to them, and how to go about deploying