By DE Editors
Lattice Technology Inc., developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL format, has released Chapter 13 of the book, “Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data” by Dr. Hiroshi Toriya.
First published in Japan in late 2008, this book is targeted at manufacturing executives and educators trying to build greater productivity and efficiencies into existing manufacturing processes. The book covers a range of case studies from Japanese manufacturers, along with recent survey data, to build understanding of how manufacturing can be enhanced using 3D data in downstream processes. It also explains the evolution of 3D and IT in the industry, and shows how it can be leveraged into other areas of manufacturing that are still using traditional processes.
Chapter 13, the final chapter, delivers insights into the steps needed to successfully implement 3D processes into the entire manufacturing process. Based on previous chapters that covered companies in detail as they progressed with 3D, readers can now understand commonly successful strategies and tactics, and be able to plan out how 3D can be successfully introduced into their own operations.
This book is available free from Lattice Technology by registering at the company’s site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.