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The Connection Between Production Monitoring and OEE

To determine the value in this technology, engineering.com undertook a study in September 2018 of 254 manufacturing professionals. 

We asked respondents about the level of production monitoring in their environments as well as their performance across several metrics including:  OEE Meeting scheduled deliveries Machine uptime Scrap/rework rates Quality   This report provides insight into the connection between more sophisticated production monitoring approaches and OEE and other metrics. 

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Controlling solid particle trajectories from the inhaler to the bronchial pipes: the necessary DEM-CFD collaboration

Dry powder medicine is becoming increasingly popular as it is easier to store in hostile (dry, remote, dangerous) regions for an extended period of time the efficiency of the delivery can be vastly improved with well-designed equipment. The interaction between the active pharmaceutical ingredient, its carrier and the inhaler to deliver the correct dosage in the respiratory system remains a challenge. The combination of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) together with discrete element modeling (DEM) is essential to design a dry powder inhaler (DPI) which is robust, easy-to-use and deliver the medicine to the bronchial pipe of the target population, despite its humane variability and possible pathologies. 

Join this webinar to understand how coupling Rocky DEM with ANSYS Fluent makes it possible to understand solid particle trajectories, to optimize the DPI design, and validate the proper delivery of particles in a patient-specific respiratory tree geometry. 

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Time to Market -- What holds the key for Product Teams?

Engineering.com surveyed 234 product development professionals in 2018 about their challenges and processes. The results were conclusive. Getting products to market on time was the biggest challenge they faced. But not all teams performed poorly. In this webinar we’ll share the secrets of the top teams versus the poorer performers. 

We will dig into the reasons why time to market continues to be such a challenge, including systemic problems such as: Late stage design changes Ordering wrong parts Using wrong versions of a file
While attendees might be able to guess at some of the system and process problems that delay product launches, this research is bound to reveal a few surprises. 

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Top Device History Record Pain Points

This white paper focuses on the pains of a manual paper system, the quality/compliance concerns around the device history record lifecycle, and how an automated system alleviates such pains and concerns.

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The Core Issues that Frustrate Product Development Teams

Engineering.com surveyed 234 product development professionals to find out. 

We were a bit surprised to find out how many teams reported failing against these goals. 

When we analyzed the results, we found a strong correlation between reported success in product development and the types of systems and processes they used. 

Here are a few more insights:  The biggest frustration that product teams reported was a failure to deliver new products on time Teams who reported failure at delivering products on time were 3.8X more likely to express dissatisfaction with their systems for accessing product information for quick decision making Teams who reported poor performance at product innovation were 6X more likely to say that they were dissatisfied with their ability to collaborate with other members of their product development team
The data supporting these findings is presented in charts and graphics in this 16 page report. 

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Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification for Engineers

Anyone who builds complex, mission-critical systems knows that real-world performance is hard to simulate and test. This is due to uncertainty. Uncertainty may arise from approximations or variations in boundary conditions and initial conditions in models, or it could arise from deviations in materials, assembly, operating conditions, and wear in finished products. 

Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) tools can quantify these uncertainties while significantly reducing the number of simulations or tests required to get meaningful results. UQ tools help engineers analyze the difference between models and real-world performance so they avoid premature failure, costly warranty payments, and emergency redesigns. Major federal agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), have guidance materials encouraging the use of UQ in simulation analysis. 

During this webinar you will learn:  The basics of common UQ and probabilistic methods. The role UQ plays in the verification, validation and uncertainty quantification (VVUQ) process. How to apply UQ methods to an engineering system and drastically save design time and much more.

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Rapid prototyping and product testing with Ultimaker

Having printers in-house allowed for extensive testing in early design stages, reduced time spent between iterations, saved money, and allowed the team to collect valuable data about product usability.

Download the business case to learn how BOSEbuild saved cost and development time using 3D printing!

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Getting Started with Office 3D Printing

What you will learn:

This document provides a comprehensive insight into all of the considerations that need to be addressed when you're considering investing in an in-house 3D printing solution. After reading the document, you should be able to answer the following questions: How to establish buy-in across the organization and overcome barriers to adoption? What organizational considerations should be taken into account? How should the logistics of a new in-house 3D printing setup be managed? What to expect once the 3D printers are up and running? Download the white paper now!

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Owens Corning: Hassle-free 3D printing profiles for industrial composites

They can help customers manufacture items that suit specific applications, such as tooling, appliances, and electronics. Watch the video to learn how Owens Corning and Ultimaker are helping customers solve real-world problems, enabling accurate and reliable printing of prototypes and end-use parts. 

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5 Unlikely Places To Connect With Engineers

Engineers are among the most valuable — and desirable — types of buyers in the industrial space. However, they are also incredibly elusive. To bridge the gap, manufacturers need to continuously and proactively build connections with engineers every day.   In this eBook, we'll explore five unexpected — and overlooked — places across the web where you can connect with the engineers you want to do business with.  Download your free copy now.

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Design Considerations for High Frequency Transformers

With the need for more efficient and smaller power supplies providing power to electrical equipment, high frequency transformers are a critical component of supplying power to modern electronics.  Our eBook, “Design Considerations for High Frequency Transformers” takes a look at the principles and calculations associated with these types of custom transformers. This guide will discuss:     Basic Principles SMPS Topology Off Grid Energy Production Designing And more!

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Switches and Controls: How to Select the Right One

Make the wrong choice, and the outcomes can range from a small inconvenience to compromising the safety of operators and equipment. 

Choosing the right switch—and the right switch supplier—is essential. Smart design engineers will know the performance requirements and manufacturability constraints of their product, and will reach out early and often to collaborate with their switch supplier. 

But where should a designer begin? 

In this 4-page whitepaper, you will learn the basics of choosing switches: Key constraints design engineers need to consider, including circuit, panel and user performance Design for manufacturability Questions to ask when choosing your switch vendor

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The Next Era of Globalization with 3D Printing

As the world flattens and interconnects more than ever before, the global market becomes a winner-takes-all affair. The global economy rewards manufacturers that quickly adopt best practices and crushes those who linger in the ways of the past. Three key manufacturing trends build upon globalization: infrastructure productivity, responsive supply chains and product life cycle efficiency. Those trends dictate success for manufacturers in the 21st century. Companies that adopt 3D printing in their manufacturing and embrace these trends will have an advantage over the competition. In this white paper you will learn: Why 3D printing will be a critical tool for staving off stagnation in innovation How 3D printing can make you more responsive to your customer's demands. Why 3D printing is the greatest tool for increasing efficiency in your production regime.

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From Startup to Global Enterprise: Unlocking Your Software Company's Full Potential

Software and technology companies operate in one of the most rapidly evolving industries of all, with seismic shifts in development, infrastructure, customer expectations and business models. Companies can go from startup to IPO to global enterprise to acquisition in just a few years. Finding a business system that can keep up with this change presents a tremendous challenge.

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Achieving Optimal Performance During Physical Verification

At the same time, designers are generally faced with less time to get their designs out the door. 

In this white paper, we detail the key steps you can take to help ensure you are achieving the best throughput while optimizing run times. Topics include: benefits of using the latest foundry rule decks; advantages of moving to the most recent Calibre releases; best practices for leveraging multiple compute resources to scale physical verification runtimes. 

In this white paper you will learn:  How to best manage physical verification runtimes. Ways to reduce your computational workload. Methods for data management optimization.

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Color Optimization Considerations in Multi-Patterning

But not all coloring solutions are created equal. In fact, when choosing a coloring solution a number of critical decisions have to be made. 

What type of considerations have to be accounted for? Here are just a few: 

The effects of density variation in color assignments on process robustness, the benefits of keeping color regularity within design circuits with repetitive structures like memories and improvements in hotspot issues by using DFM-aware coloring. 

Before you undertake a change in your multi-pattern coloring solution, read this white paper, in which you will learn:  The importance of color density balancing. Why color regularity is important. The significance of DFM-Aware coloring and how it can improve your designs performance.

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service Deep Dive

Amazon Elasticsearch Service makes it easy to deploy, secure, operate, and scale Elasticsearch for log analytics, full text search, application monitoring, and more. In this webinar, we provide an in-depth overview of Amazon Elasticsearch Service and how to get started with it. Learning Objectives: 
• Learn how to configure a secure, petabyte-scale Amazon ES cluster and ingest data into it
• Learn how to build Kibana dashboards to analyze and visualize your data in Amazon ES
• Take away best practices to make your cluster reliable, take backups, and debug slow-running queries and indexing operations Suited For: Developers, Data Engineers, Technical Decision Makers Speaker(s): Jon Handler, Principal Solution Architect, AWS

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See Your Designs 3D Printed in High-Strength Carbon Fiber

Simply import an STL file to start controlling the fiber configuration for carbon fiber, fiberglass, or Kevlar® on individual layers of parts to provide additional strength or stiffness to match your requirements.

In minutes, with no printer required, you can: Choose a fiber filament and configure the infill Control how and where internal fiber-reinforcement is laid Estimate part costs, part weight and print times By leveraging continuous fiber-reinforcement 3D printing technology, parts directly off Markforged printers are up to 23x stronger than ABS printed parts and are as strong as aluminum, yet dramatically lighter.

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Accelerating Digital Transformation In The Chemical Industry

And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before. For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described as the perfect blend of art and science, is more than achievable, but only if you have the right partner. Which is why we want you to meet Leonardo, by SAP. SAP Leonardo is a digital innovation system that enables organizations of all sizes to transform at scale with minimal risk and disruption. SAP Leonardo brings new technologies and services together to help businesses power their digital transformation.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Photo Chemical Machining

Precision. Economical value. Flexibility. Rapid results. These are just a few of the benefits that photo chemical machining can provide for your precision components. In comparison to other traditional fabrication processes such as laser cutting, stamping, and punching, the photo chemical method can produce highly intricate, complex parts that are unaffected by mechanical stress quickly with low-cost tooling. This white paper offers a comprehensive guide that outlines everything you need to know about photo chemical machining. From basic fundamentals to a cost analysis to a detailed comparison with other fabrication techniques to useful engineering and design tips. Download now, and discover if photo chemical machining is the right process for your application.

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Lawn and Garden Solutions Guide

TE Connectivity’s (TE) broad range of connectivity and sensor products provide the essential solutions you need for power tools, lawn and garden equipment, pumps and motors, and more. TE is the ideal partner to help you bring your products to market fast—and take the work out of yard work.   This resource discusses: Power tools Lawn and garden equipment Pumps and motors

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