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How to Apply Principles of Lean Thinking to the Manufacturing Process

In manufacturing, the most efficient process is destined to come out on top. Efficiency is the highest priority. Toyota revolutionized the standards of efficient manufacturing by applying the principles of what is now known as lean thinking, a term coined by Daniel T. Jones and James P. Womack who have studied Toyota’s rise in-depth.

Contain the Risks of Obsolete Engineering Information

Engineering information is both pervasive and essential within manufacturing plants. And, it changes constantly as a result of maintenance-related adjustments, alterations in plant processes, or the swap-out of components.

CIMdata Publishes CGTech VERICUT Product Review

CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, has released a detailed product review for CGTech’s numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, and optimization solution suite, VERICUT. The review features the most recent version of VERICUT, V9.0, released in November 2019.

New Mastercam Reseller Available in San Diego

CNC Software Inc., developers of Mastercam, has a new reseller available to customers in the San Diego area. CAD/CAM Consulting Services Inc. (CCCS) has been among Mastercam’s top 10 Resellers for 27 years in Southern California, with offices in Anaheim and Newbury Park.

VeriTX Announces Licensing Agreement

VeriTX Corp. announced today an agreement to license Moog Inc.’s VeriPart process which enables high integrity supply chain solutions.

Boeing Throws Up the White Flag on 737 Max

Boeing Co., which had wanted to return the 737 Max to service this month, threw up the surrender flag on Dec. 16. The company said it will suspend 737 Max production in January.

Community of ‘Makers’ to Gather at ESPRIT World

DP Technology Corp., the parent company of CAM system ESPRIT, has announced the 2020 dates for its annual conference. ESPRIT World 2020 will be held from June 8-12 in Las Vegas–the location of the company’s first conference in 2003.

The New Imperative: Improving Operations Through Industry 4.0

When it comes to being successful, manufacturers today have more tools than ever to succeed. Chris Mahar, Associate Editor of Manufacturing Engineering, talks with Jeff Lage, President, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at Ellison Technologies, about how Industry 4.0 is helping manufacturers improve operations through data collection and insights. Providing tips on how businesses can get the most capacity out of their machines, remove waste and enable their machines do more.

ISM Forecasts Manufacturing to Expand in 2020

Manufacturing should expand in the first half of 2020, including increased revenue for companies, the Institute for Supply Management said this week in a semi-annual forecast.