More clarity in manufacturing

    How to implement digital solutions with your existing resources and quickly improve efficiency

    We've all known for a long time there is no way around digital solutions in die and mold manufacturing and production machining. But how can we get the big picture? What measures are actually right for my company? How can I tell if I'm on the right track? At this point, most of us are probably familiar with questions like these. 

    So my colleagues and I got together this summer and put together an industry-specific guide where we combined our knowledge and expertise. In this white paper, we explain how you can find your own well-planned route toward digitalization – as it affects your industry very specifically.

    The first milestone: A CAD/CAM system is a minimum requirement

    The good news: Anyone who has implemented CAD/CAM software for NC programming and works with digital twins and simulation has already taken the first step in the right direction! Even though the term may be new, the digital twin isn’t an Industry 4.0 phenomenon. And digitalization doesn't just mean increased complexity. It has another side. It helps reduce complexity and make it comprehensible. The tools that assist you to digitalization include the digital twins from your manufacturing environment as well as the digitalization of your manufacturing knowledge in templates for NC programsused for tasks like design and manufacturing preparation. These are basic steps that involve manageable effort.

    "More clarity in manufacturing"

    • How to implement digital solutions with your existing resources for a fast ROI
    • What milestones you should set for yourself on the path to digitalization
    • Why you can count on tangible success right from the start 
    • How to approach change step by step and where road blocks are waiting

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    Your personal path to digitalized manufacturing processes 

    Over a long phase of success, none of us have been able to stay very organized: Everyday life was too hectic, with too many orders. But the motto for times like these is: Roll up your sleeves and start making changes. It's more than just a feeling that our industry – the world of single-part and small-series manufacturing in production machining – is becoming increasingly complex. The requirements for planning, control and optimization of production processes are also growing. After taking the first step, next is take the second and third steps in order to find your own approach to digitalization. Of course, you must take the first step on your own – but our white paper provides you with many useful checklists and insights that will help you to chart your course.

    Our route planner – golden tips 

    My colleagues and I also took a big step forward this summer: We discussed, compiled our expertise and digitalized our findings. The result is a guideline for production machining that includes specific tips and checklists, interesting background knowledge and current industry information to give you more insight along your path to digitalization. So how about it? Get going, starting with your existing resources and with success right from the beginning.

    Please let me know what you think of our white paper. Do you still have questions, suggestions or criticism? Or will you get started right away using this information? I look forward to hearing your response, by e-mail or in a comment. And you might want to share this article with your colleagues and acquaintances: Share on your social media channels using the buttons on the top of this page. 

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    Our blog author:

    Reiner Schmid
    Head of Product Management
    As a trained mechanical engineering technician specializing in manufacturing as well an IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) -certified technical product manager and marketing manager (IMM), I understand both perspectives: the user as well as the decision-maker. For me, it’s important when assessing technical innovations to also keep an eye on the economic benefits for our customers. I have a special soft spot for production machining focused on virtual machine technology and turning.