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Featured White Papers

EBOOK: MAKING MANUFACTURING DYNAMIC
Published by Quickbase
TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES IMPROVING INSIGHTS AND EFFICIENCY WITH INTEGRATED SOLUTION
Published by Elisa IndustrIQ
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOOSING AN INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER
Published by OnLogic
ACTIVATING INSIGHTS AT THE FAR EDGE WITH RED HAT
Published by OnLogic
FIGHT FRAGMENTATION LIKE YOUR BUSINESS DEPENDS ON IT. BECAUSE IT DOES.
Published by Quickbase
MAKING MOBILE WORK: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE FIELD AND THE OFFICE
Published by Quickbase
QUICKBASE DROVE 315% ROI IN FORRESTER CONSULTING TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT™ ANALYSIS
Published by Quickbase
BRING CLARITY TO THE CHAOS OF COMPLEX PROJECTS
Published by Quickbase
THE ROADBLOCKS TO THE DYNAMIC ENTERPRISE - 2023 QUICKBASE RESEARCH REPORT
Published by Quickbase
CASE STUDY FROM HUMAN ELEMENT - NOIR
Published by Human Element, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: ADVANCED ALGORITHMS ENABLE THROUGHPUT
Published by PI USA (Physik Instrumente)
DECODING AI - IMPROVING DECISION MAKING AND MANAGING EXPECTATIONS IN MANUFACTURING
Published by Elisa IndustrIQ
IMPROVED PCB DESIGN WITH HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES(HDLS): WHAT TO KNOW
Published by MacroFab
ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS: THE PCBA DESIGN HANDBOOK
Published by MacroFab
PCBA HARDWARE FOR EDGE COMPUTING: WHY IT’S ON THE RISE
Published by MacroFab
COMPARISON OF CAPACITIVE VS. INDUCTIVE ENCODERS
Published by Electromate
HOW TO ACCELERATE, SIMPLIFY AND OPTIMIZE IOT DEVICE CERTIFICATION
Published by Quectel
WHY IOT TECHNOLOGY IS A FORCE FOR GOOD
Published by Quectel
MACHINE OPERATOR AUTHENTICATION - WHY KNOWING "WHO" MATTERS
Published by ELATEC Inc.
TRANSFORMING ROBOTICS - HOW 3DEXPERIENCE ON THE CLOUD IS EMPOWERING STARTUPS
Published by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company
HOW TO EMPOWER INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS WITH INTELLIGENT EDGE TECHNOLOGY
Published by Wind River
PRODUCTION PLANNING FOR SMALL MANUFACTURERS
Published by MRPeasy
PRODUCTION SCHEDULING
Published by MRPeasy
A ROBOT PROVIDER'S DIGITAL JOURNEY
Published by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company

All White Papers

5 WAYS YOUR MANUFACTURING COMPANY CAN WIN WITH THE HELP OF AI

We are beginning to approach a world in which artificial intelligence, or AI, is a regular part of all industries as machines become increasingly capable of taking over both mundane and complex tasks. But manufacturing companies have known for decades what many other industries are only learning now: that humans and machines working together can unlock a wealth of potential and take productivity to entirely new levels. Since the late 90s, manufacturing companies have been well aware of the increased efficiency, productivity, and ultimate profitability that can be offered by integrating AI into everyday processes. We can see evidence of this in the rapid growth of the Global Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing Market, which is predicted to reach a value of $9.89 billion by the year 2027. Here are five ways in which your manufacturing company can benefit from this new-age technology.

EBOOK: MAKING MANUFACTURING DYNAMIC

As we enter our new age of workforce productivity, with AI, automation, and no-code changing the way we work, organizations are going to need to keep up to manage their Dynamic Work. This is especially true in manufacturing, with a balance of physical and digital materials, flexible processes, and complex, multi-stakeholder. Manufacturing needs to be able to handle these rapid changes, and requires dynamic solutions to succeed and drive productivity. In fact, Deloitte found that 76% of manufacturers are adopting digital tools to gain enhanced transparency into their supply chain.

REDUCING THE COST IMPACT OF ENGINEERING ERRORS, CHANGES AND ESCAPES FOR 3D PRODUCT DATA

The origin of quality issues for 3D product data often start with engineering “escapes” buried in a complex system of inefficient engineering change processes that create functional gaps and labor redundancies. The problem is exacerbated by reliance on outdated methods and procedures for exchanging product data with partners throughout the supply chain. Simply preventing the added step of re-creating 3D product data can result in significant annual labor savings alone, ranging from $5M to $100M and higher.

BACK TO CAD: ROBUST MORPHING OF CAD GEOMETRY BASED ON SIMULATION RESULTS

This white paper presents an automated approach to deforming CAD geometry based on the results of simulation. The morphing process is broken down into component steps: matching, deformation, and rebuilding. Issues associated with accurately rediscovering the mesh geometry parentage and how this can affect the quality of a morph are discussed.

TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING PROCESSES IMPROVING INSIGHTS AND EFFICIENCY WITH INTEGRATED SOLUTION

As a manufacturer still relying on Excel datasheets, other spreadsheets, and systems you implemented ages ago? This has been nothing but the norm in the manufacturing industry. While this approach is common and there is inherently nothing wrong with using these time-tested methods, it can pose challenges in terms of scalability, adaptability, and efficiency as the industry evolves into a more complex and volatile environment where data insights offer significant competitive advantages. In this white paper, we explore how the needs and expectations have changed in the manufacturing industry and how integrated manufacturing solutions offer a whole new level of efficiency and adaptability. We dive into traditional methods, like Microsoft Excel, and expand our horizons into tailored software solutions.

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHOOSING AN INDUSTRIAL COMPUTER

Our Complete Guide and Configuration Checklist; We’ve collected the most important information to consider before selecting the hardware platform for your project. In this guide you'll learn which variables, configuration options, software choices and more will inform the hardware you need to launch a successful project.

ACTIVATING INSIGHTS AT THE FAR EDGE WITH RED HAT

How to bring resilient, stable, and flexible computing to harsh edge environments: This eBook will help you understand the value of collecting, controlling, and acting upon data on edge devices, and illuminate some of the specific infrastructure needs to optimize far edge deployments.

FIGHT FRAGMENTATION LIKE YOUR BUSINESS DEPENDS ON IT. BECAUSE IT DOES.

Before you say, “No, not my business!” keep in mind that more than 90% of participants of our recent study are at moderate or high risk of fragmentation. Fortunately, fighting back is much easier than living with the problem. Find out how much fragmentation is throwing off your projects. Take the quiz or download the playbook now.

MAKING MOBILE WORK: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE FIELD AND THE OFFICE

Accomplishing dynamic work means better managing your people and your data. When more people are working on the go, that becomes more complicated. Without the right mobile capabilities, businesses will create more Gray Work when trying to be effective when away from their desks — especially in trying to collaborate between the field and back office.

QUICKBASE DROVE 315% ROI IN FORRESTER CONSULTING TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT™ ANALYSIS

Work today is complex, flexible, and multidimensional, requiring a new approach to manage this dynamic work. With the right resources, you can see, connect, and control even your most complex projects – and manage the dynamic work that drives revenue. Quickbase commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ analysis, to determine potential benefits and cost savings that companies can experience with Quickbase.

BRING CLARITY TO THE CHAOS OF COMPLEX PROJECTS

Is your productivity crisis solved by your systems — or are they the cause? Technology is essential for managing complex project portfolios.75% of organizations use at least six tools daily. But this complexity is causing a productivity crisis in sectors such as construction, real estate, energy, and manufacturing. Overcoming this crisis is reliant on bringing your critical data together in a single source of truth.

THE ROADBLOCKS TO THE DYNAMIC ENTERPRISE - 2023 QUICKBASE RESEARCH REPORT

58% of people surveyed spend less than 20 hours per week on meaningful work that drives results for key projects. Mastering dynamic work — the multi-stakeholder, complex work that drives revenue — takes coordination and collaboration. But we all know how work really goes with different answers from different systems, people not on the same page, and disconnected data that takes valuable hours from our day trying to figure out. It’s hard work being productive when you’re not being set up to succeed.

COMPLETE GUIDE TO AI-BASED PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Did you know predictive maintenance can save a company 30-40% of its operating cost? That’s right! Advancements in technology have enabled predictive maintenance to become more accurate and cost-effective, saving companies millions of dollars! The goal of predictive maintenance is to reduce the number of outages and system failures by identifying potential breakdowns before they occur. But how can you successfully leverage predictive insights to meet your business objectives and maximize ROI? To answer this question and more, we bring to you a ‘Complete Guide to AI-Based Predictive Maintenance and Why You Need it in Your Industrial Operations’. The e-book deep dives into the different maintenance strategies and demonstrates why AI-based predictive maintenance can help you get the most out of your data, collected from various assets and processes. Learn what processes AI-based predictive maintenance is most suitable for and how to identify the right assets for applying this strategy. Lastly, understand the key external and internal considerations that will help you prepare for implementing an AI-based predictive maintenance solution. Download the e-book today and fast-track your AI transformation journey.

CASE STUDY FROM HUMAN ELEMENT - NOIR

Seeking improved site functionality, NoIR first needed to upgrade their eCommerce hosting platform. The company was serving their audiences on two separate sites, both of which were hosted on an older version of Magento.

THE AM CHAMPION’S PLAYBOOK: BUILDING A BUSINESS CASE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN TIER 1 AUTOMOTIVE

This whitepaper reviews the rationale for deploying additive manufacturing (AM) in the automotive industry while demonstrating how to identify applications for AM to make a compelling business case. It highlights the challenges for the sector, including supply chain disruptions, environmental concerns, and new technology trends. The whitepaper emphasizes reduced time-to-market and improved cost efficiency. It also showcases real-world examples of how companies like Gonzalez and ADAC have successfully integrated AM into their operations, saving costs and improving production efficiency.

WHITE PAPER: ADVANCED ALGORITHMS ENABLE THROUGHPUT

Starting at wafer level, every silicon photonic chip needs to be tested. PI's Fast Multichannel Photonic Alignment (FMPA) controller algorithms were the breakthrough necessary for prober-industry leaders like FormFactor and MPI to deliver tools for fast and economical characterization and validation. For Silicon Photonics (SiPh) test and assembly applications such as wafer probing, alignment time is the primary cost driver. This is true for both engineering probers and even more so for production probers, where uptime and throughput are especially critical. With their advanced autonomous alignment functionality and fab-qualified mechanics, PI photonics alignment subsystems meet the demanding needs of the industry. Hence, they provide unmatched throughput and accuracy not restricted to silicon photonics probing, but including any type of precision optical alignment.

INNOVER’S GENERATIVE AI FRAMEWORK– INNOSIGHT.AI

Download this whitepaper to gain insights into the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of Generative AI. Explore the fundamental principles, key considerations, and practical strategies that will enable your organization to seamlessly integrate this cutting-edge innovation into your business operations, resulting in significant returns and sustainable growth.

DECODING AI - IMPROVING DECISION MAKING AND MANAGING EXPECTATIONS IN MANUFACTURING

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have evolved from mere buzzwords to crucial technologies that are shaping the future of the manufacturing industry. They present a unique opportunity to streamline supply chains and operations, predict business outcomes, and transform traditional manufacturing processes. But like any technology, their true potential emerges not just from their advanced capabilities, but from how they are utilised. In our previous white paper, we discussed the benefits of AI and ML and how they can be utilised in the manufacturing industry. In this white paper we dive into how artificial intelligence can improve decision making, managing expectations, and how to prepare your organisation.

THE BUSINESS VALUE OF TRAKSYS A QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE VALUE STUDY BY IDC

Through in-depth interviews with leading global manufacturers, International Data Center (IDC) worked to establish the value and impact of Parsec’s manufacturing execution system, TrakSYS, on manufacturing operations. In its 20-page analysis, IDC explores the cost and resource efficiencies businesses gained by utilizing TrakSYS.

IMPROVED PCB DESIGN WITH HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES(HDLS): WHAT TO KNOW

We invite you to explore the world of optimized Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design in our white paper, "Improved PCB Design with Hardware Description Languages (HDLs): What to Know". Dive deep into the mechanics of digital circuit design, as we unravel the immense potential of Hardware Description Languages in achieving more efficient and innovative PCB layouts. Explore a comparative analysis of the two most popular HDLs - VHDL and Verilog, delve into the intricacies of mixed-language design environments, and get a glimpse into the emerging technologies in digital design. This paper is a treasure trove of insights that will empower you, whether you're an experienced electrical engineer or a novice PCB designer. Don't miss the chance to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of digital design.

ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS: THE PCBA DESIGN HANDBOOK

To excel in the fast-paced electronics industry, you need not just adaptability, but a cultivated expertise to discern the far-reaching impact of your design decisions. This eBook is your key to building such expertise. "Engineering Essentials: The PCBA Design Handbook" equips you with the skills necessary to create exceptional PCBAs that consistently surpass expectations while keeping to stringent deadlines and budgets. From the basic principles of PCBA design to the most sophisticated techniques and best practices, this 75-page resource is your secret weapon to conquer even the most intricate design challenges.

PCBA HARDWARE FOR EDGE COMPUTING: WHY IT’S ON THE RISE

Edge computing is becoming more common across industries. A growing number of cutting-edge technologies, including 5G, augmented reality, and virtual reality, depend on edge devices. This PDF will provide you with: A look at why edge devices are becoming increasingly popular; Perspectives on edge applications currently in use and those to come Edge devices' primary benefits; The three factors driving edge device adoption; The four most important factors to consider when designing edge computing devices;

FIVE SIMPLE RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN AUTOMATING YOUR WAREHOUSE

One indisputable fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: Warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.

COMPARISON OF CAPACITIVE VS. INDUCTIVE ENCODERS

In the realm of motion control and position feedback, encoders are pivotal. Two prominent types in today's industry are the capacitive and inductive encoders. This paper takes a closer look at each of these, providing insights for those seeking to choose between them for specific applications.

STEPPING UP THE PACE: OVERCOMING ELECTRONICS NPI BARRIERS

In the midst of today's dynamic electronics manufacturing environment, the urgency to innovate and bring products to market is more pronounced than ever before. As technology propels us forward and customer demands continuously shift, companies grapple with daunting barriers. They're tasked with achieving a quicker new product introduction (NPI) pace, all while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to quality. Amid these complexities, our white paper serves as a beacon. It delves into the intricate dynamics of electronics manufacturing, offering keen insights. More than just an exploration, it presents actionable strategies and solutions to adeptly navigate these challenges, guaranteeing that the spirit and execution of innovation remain paramount.

SECURING DATA IN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING: MACROFAB’S APPROACH

Our latest white paper takes a deep dive into the meticulous security methods employed by MacroFab, ensuring the secure handling of data throughout the manufacturing process. Discover how we're harnessing industry-standard encryption methods, innovative access control, and superior web application security to ensure a resilient data protection environment. It reveals the stringent security measures MacroFab takes to protect your valuable data and serves as an eye-opener for businesses seeking to understand their manufacturing partner's security protocols. For anyone interested in understanding how data security is maintained in electronics manufacturing, this white paper by CEO Misha Govshteyn is a must-read. Take advantage of this highly reliable resource and prepare yourself for the future of secure electronics manufacturing. Don't just read it; use it, and advocate for comprehensive data protection in manufacturing.

NAVIGATING SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES IN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING

Poorly regulated PCBA manufacturing can contribute to environmental damage, including ozone depletion, freshwater contamination, and algal dead zones. It's time to change that. As we move towards a net-zero economy, collaborating with other businesses is essential to effectively manage risks and seize opportunities. As a part of the complex electronic products industry, you have a unique opportunity to lead the way in sustainability at all levels of PCBA production. By engaging stakeholders and implementing transparent communication, your company can minimize its ecological footprint while unlocking new growth opportunities.

ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS: THE PCBA DESIGN HANDBOOK

To excel in the fast-paced electronics industry, you need not just adaptability, but a cultivated expertise to discern the far-reaching impact of your design decisions. This eBook is your key to building such expertise. "Engineering Essentials: The PCBA Design Handbook" equips you with the skills necessary to create exceptional PCBAs that consistently surpass expectations while keeping to stringent deadlines and budgets. From the basic principles of PCBA design to the most sophisticated techniques and best practices, this 75-page resource is your secret weapon to conquer even the most intricate design challenges.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT - PREPARING FOR AN INDUSTRIAL PLATFORM SHIFT

With mobile asset management at the center of success for asset-intensive industries, AI is entering the picture just in time to ease the challenges associated with frontline data and enterprise adoption.

HOW TO ACCELERATE, SIMPLIFY AND OPTIMIZE IOT DEVICE CERTIFICATION

This white paper on the IoT device certification process can help your business accelerate product releases. IoT device certification and testing is essential to the release of any connected product. Yet few IoT organizations have the time or skills to understand the variations and in-depth detail of the global certifications landscape. To help you decide which approach is best for your business, this white paper on IoT device certification sets out the complexities of certification, and explains how to optimize your organization’s approach to obtaining certification.

WHY IOT TECHNOLOGY IS A FORCE FOR GOOD

The white paper reveals how an optimized approach to design, development, distribution and manufacturing is enabling IoT products to have a positive impact while minimizing energy consumption, environmental impacts and costs for the end user. Critically, intelligent development means that the cost of technologies and components has reduced, democratizing access to innovation and enabling it to be applied to use cases that previously would have remained unviable.

THE WAREHOUSE GUIDE TO LEAN LABELING

Why “Lean Labeling”? From our past experience at Newcastle Systems, our biggest challenge has always been about helping our customers see a problem they didn’t know they have. While Receiving has permanently changed by solving a previously unknown problem, the warehouse has plenty of other similar challenges that are not necessarily “ignored”, but just not considered big enough to gain the attention it may deserve.

TRANSFORM ROBOTICS RESEARCH WITH OPEN-SOURCE HARDWARE

A new whitepaper from Tormach spells out exactly how ROS helps manufacturers and researchers get their projects up and running faster and how Tormach’s open-source approach gives users more data to help control their processes.

MACHINE OPERATOR AUTHENTICATION - WHY KNOWING "WHO" MATTERS

Secure and reliable machine authentication provides the data manufacturers need to enable process and workforce optimization. Learn why "who" matters in machine operation and how factories can use machine authentication to drive quality control, cost efficiencies, safety and compliance.

SCHNEEBERGER LINEAR TECHNOLOGY - WHITE PAPERS & TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Here you can find interesting White Papers and Technical Briefs from The SCHNEEBERGER Group which produces linear and profiled rail guides and measuring systems for linear motion, develops customized positioning systems, and offers innovative solutions made of mineral casting as well as ball screws.

FINE-TUNE LINEAR MOTION POSITIONING FOR HIGH-SPEED, AUTOMATED MACHINES

As automated equipment in industrial, medical and life science markets becomes increasingly faster and more accurate, engineers must adapt with higher performing linear motion and positioning systems. At the same time, however, the envelope for motion control is shrinking, making it difficult to design a fast, precise system that can fit into tight spaces. Despite the challenge, it is possible to design a linear motion system that delivers the high performance these machines demand. For example, a linear positioning table and digital controller combination optimized for high-speed communications and fast response achieves an ideal balance of precise positioning and exceptional control. This article will describe some of the essentials machine designers should consider when implementing a precision linear motion system for high-speed automated machines, along with an out-of-the-box setup that provides exceptional results.

CROSSED ROLLER BEARINGS OFFER MANY BENEFITS FOR ROBOTIC SYSTEMS

As modern robotics and automated machines perform more tasks than ever, bearings that enable complex motion and effective load handling are making it all possible. For example, many robots and cobots incorporate articulating arms to move, position or rotate heavy objects or perform routine tasks even as design sizes shrink. This white paper will describe how IKO crossed roller bearings enable precise, repeatable motion and can handle large axial, radial and moment loads simultaneously to perform complex tasks for a variety of robot types, even within tight spaces.

BOOSTING PRODUCTIVITY IN FACTORY AUTOMATION PRODUCTION LINES

Increasingly, end-user manufacturers need more automated and innovative solutions, and automation OEMs and system integrators seek experienced partners to solve these challenges. They want to dramatically shorten the time and effort it takes to bring new production systems online or update existing lines with more versatile and efficient technology.

TRENDS IN 3D PRINTING AT SCALE

Trends in 3D Printing at Scale, summarizes the results of a third party industry report that surveyed 170 managers and executives working at manufacturing companies with responsibility for 3D printing.

4 SIGNS YOUR WAREHOUSE NEEDS A BARCODING SYSTEM

Improper warehouse management means you could be missing valuable business insights, which could help you make more informed decisions to improve the overall health of your company and avoid the above scenario.

8TH ANNUAL STATE OF SMART MANUFACTURING REPORT

How leading manufacturers are harnessing technology to improve quality, drive higher profitable growth, and outpace the competition in 2023 – and beyond

WHITEPAPER: WHERE MANUFACTURERS ARE USING ROBOTS IN THEIR OPERATION

To start, this whitepaper identifies all of the most common programmable tasks and how you can begin mobilizing your automated workforce at the lowest cost and highest productivity. Download the full whitepaper to see where robots can help!

TRANSFORMING ROBOTICS - HOW 3DEXPERIENCE ON THE CLOUD IS EMPOWERING STARTUPS

Developing innovative robots is a challenging but rewarding field that requires a combination of technical skills and creative ideas. The goal of these designs is to create robots that are able to perform tasks efficiently and effectively, with a focus on increasing productivity and reducing costs. We know that by designing and engineering robots that are able to adapt to changing environments and to handle complex tasks, we can stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive. But robot development comes with its own set of challenges; limited budgets, lack of manufacturing capabilities, teams that aren’t large enough to spare time for innovation, and so on. How can robotics startups overcome these challenges and stay ahead of the competition?

HOW TO MITIGATE RISK AND STREAMLINE FACTORY MOVES

Embrace the future of the manufacturing industry and implement solutions that allow you to navigate change with ease.

HOW TO EMPOWER INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS WITH INTELLIGENT EDGE TECHNOLOGY

Current advancements in robotics are shrinking the design-to-deployment cycle from years to months, and 5G alone is enabling a host of new capabilities. Read about AI, ML, cloud computing, and how they all enable a new intelligent edge device.

PRODUCTION PLANNING FOR SMALL MANUFACTURERS

Production planning is the process of balancing supply and demand in a medium to long timeframe. It revolves around deciding when to produce your goods so that customers could be served on time in full, building a realistic capacity plan, and drawing up a materials requirements list for the procurement team.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULING

Production scheduling is the process of maximizing the efficiency of production by the detailed planning of manufacturing operations in the near-term. It is aimed at preventing stock-outs, spotting bottlenecks, matching production with demand, optimizing workforce and machinery allocation, as well as balancing inputs and outputs between workstations.

A ROBOT PROVIDER'S DIGITAL JOURNEY

Let’s listen to Arvind Krishnan, industry analyst at Lifecycle Insights and Michael Mayr, Industrial Equipment Sales Strategy Expert at Dassault Systèmes. They will discuss the robot industry and how startups can succeed in this market.