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  • BLOG
    BIM objects are digital representations of building products and materials that can go into intelligent building models. Manufacturer-specific BIM objects contain 3D representations of the product along with associated metadata, such as Omniclass classification, material, model number, MEP connections, and service information. These new forms of digital models can be utilized to increase sales and […]

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    Creating and providing BIM objects of your products significantly improves your chances of getting spec’d into a project. To deliver BIM content that satisfies contractors, building product manufacturers need to automate product configuration, simplify LODs, and author and export BIM objects from engineering models. In this webinar, learn how to achieve each of these goals […]

  • BLOG
    Manufacturers that design products and equipment that go into buildings have long used digital models to develop new offerings on shorter schedules. Now, their customers on the building and construction side—including architects, contractors, and building owner/operators—are adopting sophisticated digital approaches en masse. While both groups understand the benefits of digital workflow, they each have very […]

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    What started as a high-end machining technique focused on machining complex shapes has now transitioned to a nearly industry standard technology to optimize the CNC Milling industry. 5-axis machining has veritably reinvented how we think about milling parts. Machining with 5-axis machines allows us to cut costs on machining time, achieve higher precision on complex […]

  • BLOG
    An Engineer’s guide to understanding and implementing additive manufacturing in the production process…  Introduction Image Source: Marines Additive manufacturing (AM) is a term used to described the set of manufacturing processes that progressively add layers of material to manufacture your products, and it could change the way you go about engineering your products. Instead of […]

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    Computer-aided design changed the engineering realm just a few decades ago. The latest change to the tools available to engineers is the full integration of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) into CAD programs. Let’s take a look at the biggest benefits that a CAD/CAM integrated workspace brings us as engineers. One thing that CAD did when it first was implemented […]

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    Image Source The days of affordable rapid prototyping and instantaneous production are upon us, but how have they changed the manufacturing industry as a whole? Initial hype around the 3D printing industry had everyone believing that they would be able to print whatever they want in their own home. While this is true, it isn’t […]

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    If you’ve ever taken shop class in high-school or watched an episode of how it’s made, you probably have some idea how lathes and other metalworking machines function. As technology and computers have improved over the years, a new high-precision computer controlled manufacturing technique called CNC machining has spawned. CNC machines, or computer numerically controlled […]

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    Image Source Additive manufacturing isn’t only limited to parts manufacturing, rather it is beginning to transform how electronics engineers manufacture circuits. When examining the realms of additive manufacturing within the constraints of electronics, there are 2 distinct production methods. There are 2inkjet-stylele printing techniques used to produce circuit boards. Typically, this method involves a printhead […]

  • BLOG
    While the North American manufacturing industry may seem to be shuttering from its previous prowess, it’s still vital to the US. Better yet, manufacturing is picking back up as significant amounts of energy is being focused on solving the skills gap. Take a look at the helpful infographic below to see just how significant manufacturing still […]