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From Parts to Product: Your Post-CNC Machining Secondary Operations Playbook

When you’ve finished CNC machining your components, the work’s far from over. Those raw machined parts may have the shape needed to function, but what if they don’t have the right finishes or material properties needed for the end product? That’s what post-machining processes are for! In this ebook you’ll learn: About the 3 types […]

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2021 State of Manufacturing Report

Discover insights from a survey of over 200 senior manufacturing decision makers.

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The Future of the Robotics Supply Chain is Digital

The robotics industry is poised to take advantage of the digital transformation that’s happening at every stage of the value chain. Digital manufacturing, supported by a highly vetted manufacturing network, has the power to accelerate development cycles for robotics companies in highly competitive markets by increasing supply chain sourcing efficiencies. Moving to a digitally-enabled supply […]

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The Future of the Healthcare Supply Chain is Digital

Healthcare’s digital evolution is real. It’s happening at every stage of the value chain in every segment of this critical space. Tightened development cycles, resilient supply chains that support rapid change while diminishing risk, and vigorous controls, certifications, and traceability models to ensure patient safety are important steps on a path to a viable healthcare […]

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IDC Case Study: Leveraging a Digital Quote-to-Order Platform in Manufacturing

According to IDC research, manufacturers able to establish flexible and resilient supply chains, innovate products, rapidly ramp up production, and create value from data-driven services will be among the winners in the “next normal.” This IDC Perspective provides a view of how manufacturing organizations can benefit from a digital quote-to-order platform. Such solutions offer lower […]

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2020 State of Manufacturing Report

Conducted with Dimensional Research, the fifth annual manufacturing industry report polled hundreds of senior manufacturing and supply chain decision makers at companies producing medical device, robotics, automotive, aerospace, and consumer electronics products. Key themes from the 30-page report found: COVID-19 Has Negatively Harmed Most Businesses (89%) and Industries Digital and AI Advances are Important, But […]

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Modern Supply Chain

Supply chain unpredictability is a reality of life. Whether it’s a pandemic, natural disaster, an economic slowdown, or something else – there will always be “something” that comes up. Only 4% of companies feel fully prepared to address new risks to their supply chains. It’s becoming more difficult for supply chain managers to appropriately deal […]

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Product Guide: Fictiv CNC Finishing Capabilities

Skip the questions, eliminate redundant ordering, and get the finishing option that works best for your part. With Fictiv’s CNC finishing guide, learn everything you need to know about our surface finishing capabilities. We’ll give you in-depth information on the protective properties and aesthetic benefits of each finishing option. The guide will cover a variety […]

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2019 State of Hardware Report

2018 was full of challenges (old and new) for product developers bringing new products to market. Agility is key in the midst of trade tensions 62% say tariffs have increased their material/component costs More teams are turning to local options for prototyping and production manufacturing Bridging the production gap is still high risk 30% of respondents don’t […]

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2018 State of Hardware Report

It’s an exciting time to be a product developer. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are inspiring an explosion in new product categories. In this increasingly complex industry, the partnership between developers and manufacturers has never been more important. So for this year’s report, we wanted to survey developers as well as manufacturers to understand where the […]