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Toyoda Iron Works Streamlines Processes Using XVL

Posted by Chris Hughes on Tue, 20 Aug, 2019 @ 10:43 AM

XVL Customer Story: Toyoda Iron Works

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JMU: XVL Digital Manufacturing Initiative Improves Processes

Posted by Chris Hughes on Thu, 07 Mar, 2019 @ 08:47 AM

Japan Marine United needed a more intuitive way, that was cost-effective, for their workers to understand their complex assembly processes that could also accommodate their extremely large models

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Tags: engineering processes, Lightweight & Accurate 3D Format, Interactive Assembly Instructions, Work Instructions, Assembly Process Planning, Concurrent Engineering, Lattice News

EIZO Uses XVL to Improve Quality and Shorten Development Time

Posted by Chris Hughes on Mon, 19 Nov, 2018 @ 02:42 PM

Use Case: EIZO Corporation using XVL

Global Manufacturer of High-End Display Systems uses XVL to Improve Quality, Reduce Errors and Shorten Development Time

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Tags: 3D Visualization & Sharing, Manufacturing Processes, Lightweight & Accurate 3D Format, Assembly Process Planning, Quality, Concurrent Engineering

US Manufacturing Competitiveness Predicted to Overtake China

Posted by Chris Hughes on Fri, 26 Oct, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

Lattice3D helps companies achieve increased productivity from assembly workers which leads to increased cost competitiveness

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Improve Communications with Interactive 3D Models in Microsoft Excel

Posted by Chris Hughes on Wed, 01 Nov, 2017 @ 04:55 PM

Simplify product communications by using Microsoft® Excel®. Using XVL, interactive models and associated data (including assembly work instructions) can easily be embedded into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and distributed for FREE to any stakeholder or even customers.

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Tags: 3D Visualization & Sharing, Work Instructions, 3D PDF, microsoft excel, Service Instructions

Case Study: Alpine Precision, a Mold Maker

Posted by Chris Hughes on Wed, 18 Oct, 2017 @ 02:55 PM

Going paperless in manufacturing by relying on 3D models instead of 2D drawings reduces lead time for the this mold manufacturer in the auto industry.

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Tags: Digital Manufacturing, Manufacturing Processes, Assembly Process Planning

Enhancements for Manufacturing Planning and Validation

Posted by Chris Hughes on Thu, 05 Oct, 2017 @ 01:31 PM

This release included extensive updates for creating and managing the manufacturing Bill of Materials (mBOM) and manufacturing process planning.

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Tags: Manufacturing Processes, Work Instructions

Create Electronic Work Instructions Using 3D CAD Models

Posted by Chris Hughes on Fri, 11 Aug, 2017 @ 11:46 AM

What Is a Work Instruction?

A work instruction is a reference/teaching/training document that clearly and unambiguously communicates a series of steps to complete a task. A Work Instruction can be entirely text, although those which include more graphics have the following benefits: Read More

Tags: Work Instructions

Interactive 3D Models and Animations for the Manufacturing Company

Posted by Chris Hughes on Fri, 28 Oct, 2016 @ 09:04 AM

What is an Interactive 3D model?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, an interactive animation must be worth millions. Interactive 3D models are models coupled with interactive viewing control and enhanced access to important meta-data. They deliver understanding that transcends language barriers and educational shortcomings. 

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Collaboration, The Key to Reducing Time To Market

Posted by Chris Hughes on Thu, 23 Jun, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Collaboration drives ultra-fast order turnaround and reduces man-power by 90% for die and mold company by using XVL from Lattice Technology.

Enterprise Information Portal

In order to provide ultra-fast turnaround, Tsubamex (manufacturer of tooling and molds in Japan) implemented a collaborative production process that includes all functional areas in the company — from sales to finishing. At the center of the collaboration is the Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) containing all of the information about a customer’s order and the parts to be manufactured. The EIP is powered by Lattice Technology’s XVL-based solutions, allowing anyone to easily access an accurate 3D model of the parts and the associated data — using even light-weight devices like Apple® iPads®. Eighty percent of their 120 employees use the portal to complete their job, creating an efficient collaboration environment for ensuring a quality product is produced efficiently and delivered with industry-leading speed.

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Tags: Concurrent Engineering