From Days to Minutes

To dramatically shorten design-to-manufacture time, this advanced 3D simulator unveils powerful real-time visualization with collision detection that speeds tube bending program development so that shops can optimize their computer-controlled bending machines.
Software: Articles

Global Shop Solutions Software Surpasses 1,000 Free Custom Apps

With it's main strength in customization, the supplier of ERP software has created a system where free applications stored in the “ARC Store" help manufacturers cut costs while saving time.

Global Shop Solutions Opens New Singapore Office

In tandem with their Jakarta, Indonesia location, this new office will primarily serve as a sales and consulting hub for the growing customer base throughout Southeast Asia.

MTI Systems Inspires Manufacturing Career Interest by Donating to FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Club

These programs have been successfully encouraging career-minded students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing.

SigmaTEK Names Michel Scavuzzo Regional Sales Manager

Most recently, Scavuzzo served as SigmaTEK’s regional sales representative for the company’s Central region.
SigmaTEK recently announced the promotion of Michel Scavuzzo to regional sales manager.

Fusion Tech Achieves ISO-9000 Certification with Help from Lantek 

Fusion Tech utilizes Lantek at an enterprise-level to achieve real-time visibility of their entire process including customers, quotes, inventory, work in process, machine tools, CAD/CAM, nesting and resources.
Fusion Tech Integrated recently passed their ISO-9000 audit with no majors or minors, attributing their success, in part, to the use of Lantek’s integrated CAD/CAM, Nesting and ERP software solution.

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Software: Products

How to Model Machining and Sheet Metal Fabrication Costs

MTI Costimator cost estimating and quoting software is designed for manufacturers of all sizes including single-man job shops, large contract manufacturers, precision machining and fabrication shops, as well as full-service OEMs. (Photo courtesy of Ganesh Machinery)
Costimator® V12.1 from MTI Systems can estimate machining, fabrication and part assembly processes so shops can quickly quantify the impact of changes to product design, materials, geographic locations, manufacturing processes, volume requirements and more.

Cloud Software Makes Small Shops More Efficient and Profitable

Chad Dillaman, Dillaman Mold & Manufacturing  “We were immediately impressed with how easily we were able to consolidate and manage operations under one system. It’s so easy to use yet it provides such valuable insights into how we run our business that it more than pays for itself.”
Affordable software Exact Online integrates automatically with Quickbooks to consolidate and manage operations under one system, giving small manufacturers and wholesale distributors the competitive efficiency and visibility they need.

Optical Bend Guiding System With Laser Angle Measurement

The Laser Angle Measuring System automatically positions and laser measures each angle produced to ensure part accuracy to within nearly a quarter of a degree of the programmed angle. 
The combination of the Optical Bend Guiding System and the Laser Angle Measuring System (LAMS) from Bystronic greatly enhances press brake operations, increases productivity and increases part accuracies.
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