Lattice Technology Blog

Case Study: Alpine Precision, a Mold Maker -- 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.

Posted by Chris Hughes on Wed, 18 Oct, 2017 @ 04:55 PM

Why Aim for a Paperless Workflow?

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Tags: Digital Manufacturing, Assembly Process Planning, Manufacturing Processes

Enhancements for Manufacturing Planning and Validation

Posted by Chris Hughes on Thu, 05 Oct, 2017 @ 03:31 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

CASE STUDY: 3D – Backbone for Technical Communication for Improved Productivity and Quality

Posted by Chris Hughes on Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 @ 02:09 PM


The Need for Better Product & Technical Communications

The MAN Commercial Vehicles Group realized there had to be a better way to communicate with internal stakeholders and their supply chain when it came to part geometry and related information. Like most companies who design complex products, they are using 3D CAD. The problem was that the 3D models were “locked” away in engineering. There was a barrier…a fence around the engineering data. How could they effectively share these complex models with any stakeholder, inside and outside of their company, including with non-engineers?

 

The Solution - XVL and Lattice3D

The solution that MAN discovered was XVL and Lattice Technology. Lattice Technology repurposes the 3D CAD data from all the major CAD companies. Within the Lattice3D environment, additional information can be authored. And best of all, the 3D model and information can be shared and consumed for free. The sharing is similar to how documents are shared as a PDF. Just as the Adobe PDF reader is free, so is the Lattice3D Player - free as a download from the Lattice3D website.

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Tags: Digital Manufacturing, Manufacturing Processes, Technical Illustrations, Design for Manufacturing - DFM

Design for Manufacturing. Sharing of design data is the first step.

Posted by Chris Hughes on Tue, 23 Jul, 2013 @ 05:14 PM

Improving Manufacturability

Design Data Sharing

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Tags: Manufacturing Processes, Design for Manufacturing - DFM

Automotive Industry & 3D Digital Manufacturing

Posted by Marcia Volpe on Thu, 15 Sep, 2011 @ 05:09 PM

Use of 3D Digital Manufacturing in Vehicle development/production/manufacturing preparation

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Tags: Interactive Assembly Instructions, Digital Manufacturing, engineering processes, Manufacturing Processes

New Human Option Video

Posted by Marcia Volpe on Thu, 25 Aug, 2011 @ 10:57 PM

Check out our new video highlighting the features of the XVL Studio Human option. An optional module for XVL Studio Standard and XVL Studio Pro, it lets you add digital technicians to XVL models for tasks like checking manufacturing processes and validating serviceability.  See how you can easily add multiple technicians and dynamically check for bad posture, technician reach and interference.

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Tags: Manufacturing Processes, Assembly Process Planning, Spare Parts & Service, XVL