Manufacturing Technology

Addressing electric vehicle manufacturing challenges

June 1, 2023

Addressing electric vehicle manufacturing challenges
This rapid shift from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs has brought a huge opportunity for automobile manufacturers to scale up their EV production. However, this is posing challenges for automobile manufacturers, as they need to invest heavily in a short time span for EV design, development, manufacturing, selling and servicing infrastructure. There are additional challenges related to battery cost, supply chain complexities and manufacturing infrastructure. Contract manufacturing is becoming an increasingly important strategy for EV manufacturers.

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Advanced Circuits

Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been leading the PCB industry in Quality and Innovation for prototype through large scale production manufacturing and now provides full assembly capabilities. With acquisitions over the past four years in New Hampshire, Tempe, AZ, and Maple Grove, MN, Advanced Circuits is now ranked among the top three board fabricators in North America and is well-known for its reliability and customer excellence and has become a leader in not only the commercial PCB arena but also in the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, and high technology marketplace.

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Validating additive manufacturing processes to meet medical regulations

whitePaper | June 26, 2022

the state-of-the-art procedure and the currently valid standards are presented. Subsequently, existing gaps and possible issues related to additive manufacturing (AM) technology are pointed out. Finally, a feasible procedure is outlined. This first section deals with the process chain and their qualification and validation. Until recently, there was no standard definition of the AM manufacturing process steps. There was a broad consensus to divide the process into pre-, in-, and post-process, but there was no clear division.

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End-to-End Automation Hype or Hyperautomation?

whitePaper | June 3, 2022

Digital operations are key to maintaining a competitive edge, but most organizations today operate with a mix of different levels of automation, from completely automated to fully manual processes. This variation across the value chain impacts efficiency and customer satisfaction, since an end-to-end process may move through several disjointed manual and semi-automated tasks to reach completion. Moving to a fully digital operation with end-to-end intelligent automation can significantly improve existing business operations, while enabling true transformation: the creation of completely new business models that allow an organization to outperform the competition and expand into new markets.

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Industrial IoT platform: Make vs. Buy

whitePaper | August 1, 2020

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in manufacturing is now an imperative to staying competitive. This means that becoming a digital enterprise is a requirement, as Bain & Company estimates the IIoT to have a $200B market potential by 2021. Organizations face a choice of building their own IoT platform or buying a pre-built platform. Read this joint Microsoft and Siemens white paper, "Make vs. Buy: Understanding the Tradeoffs Between a Build-Your-Own and Pre-Built Industrial IoT Platform," to learn the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and get an understanding of how other manufacturers have gotten started.

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15 Reasons you need ERP on the Salesforce Platform

whitePaper | January 19, 2023

Legacy ERP is the weakest link in your digital transformation, especially when it’s disconnected from CRM. But when everything from supply to sales is built on the same platform, you get more value, flexibility, and visibility to better serve your customers. Moving away from your legacy ERP system and on to something more modern may seem daunting, but the alternative of doing nothing or waiting for the next new technology is holding your business back in more ways than you might imagine. Hundreds of Rootstock customers have gone through the same process, looking at the limitations of their legacy ERP but assuming the migration to a modern cloud-based ERP could wait another year. But, without fail, every single customer comes out the other side wondering why they waited so long to make the switch

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Facts about the true state of the art of 3d construction printing

whitePaper | December 13, 2019

Winsun has a 3D construction printer installed in their factory in Suzhou, China, that produces elements by 3D printing. The elements are then transported to and assembled at the building site to form the building structure. Hence, Winsun is actually 3D printing precast elements and do not 3D print on the building site. Therefore, when Winsun claimed to have done 10 buildings in 10 days, it actually meant, that they assembled 10 buildings in 10 days, out of elements 3D printed in the factory long before.

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Will Robotic Automation Lead to a Lights-Out-Warehouse

whitePaper | March 16, 2022

What is lights-out warehousing? The simple answer is a facility without people. One that relies entirely on automated equipment, to the point that no manual touches are necessary. With no employees required on the floor, operations do not need to turn the lights on, hence the term “lights-out warehousing.”

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Spotlight

Advanced Circuits

Since 1989, Advanced Circuits has been leading the PCB industry in Quality and Innovation for prototype through large scale production manufacturing and now provides full assembly capabilities. With acquisitions over the past four years in New Hampshire, Tempe, AZ, and Maple Grove, MN, Advanced Circuits is now ranked among the top three board fabricators in North America and is well-known for its reliability and customer excellence and has become a leader in not only the commercial PCB arena but also in the high-reliability, military/aerospace/defense, and high technology marketplace.

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