Lawrence S. Gould

ERP Advances

February 10, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) features, functions and purview continue to advance within and beyond an enterprise's physical walls. And some of these are automotive-specific. Here are some recent ERP enhancements.

Optimizing Automotive Lightweighting

January 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Lightweighting to meet increasing fuel efficiency and stricter emission requirements involves heavyweight software tools to optimize the choice of the materials and part designs.

Telematics Starts With Chips

December 02, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Think massive—amounts of data.

Introducing Application Lifecycle Management

November 02, 2015 at 4:17 PM

PLM for managing software is not PLM. It’s ALM, application lifecycle management.

Projected Reality Delivers Real Benefits

October 01, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Augmented reality in production operations reduces reliance on printed work instructions, computer screens, and operator memory. It helps in building products right the first time.

Direct from the Cloud: Quality Management Documentation

August 31, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Software for automating the production of quality inspection packages can save manufacturing companies a stunning amount of time. That the software is cloud-based is merely a technicality.

Managing Product Lines by Focusing on Features

July 29, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Product line engineering is a system for managing the variation and diversity across a collection of similar products in a product family.

Topology Optimization Explained

May 29, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Topology optimization cuts part development time and costs, material consumption, and product weight. And it works with additive, subtractive, and all other types of manufacturing processes, too.

The Internet of Things

May 01, 2015 at 1:44 PM

The Internet of Things is making the digital factory more a reality— and numerous benefits in product quality, personnel safety, and profits.

Being There While Not Being There

May 01, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Virtual presence systems can make design reviews, inspections and more almost as good as being there. And without the hassle of travel.

Improving CAM for Better Machining

April 02, 2015 at 2:09 PM

The latest improvements in CAM lead to reduced cycle times, reduced tool wear, better profits.

Data Transfer Secure & Swift

March 02, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Just email or FTP the CAD file, right? Sure, if you don’t consider security, traceability, intellectual property, file size, and other considerations. But you should.