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5 Reasons Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Upgrade Regularly

Imagine trading your current smartphone for an early 2000’s flip-phone for a full week. For seven days, you’d be unable to enjoy all the simple conveniences that you’ve become so reliant on over the last several years. No access to the internet for checking email. No using an app to pre-order your coffee or lunch. […]
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Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing: New Possibilities for Manufacturers

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What is Finite Element Analysis?

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is the use of partial differential equations to create a computerized simulation for predicting how a product will react when subjected to real-world forces using the finite element method. The finite element method is similar to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis except instead of solving fluid-flow problems you are solving structural […]
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Understanding Your Data Management Processes with Vault and Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) are two terms that you may not hear too often. Chances are you are already following these processes in some way or form but just are not calling them PLM or PDM. If you create new products, manage suppliers, or track and approve changes, then you […]
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A Marketing Intern’s Experience at KETIV

My name is Zoe Walschots and I have been working as a marketing intern at KETIV Technologies over the last few months. My experiences at KETIV as a marketing intern have helped me develop professionally, pushing me closer to my long-term goals. About Me I am an incoming junior at Loyola Marymount University in Los […]
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Additive Manufacturing Technology: The Future of American Manufacturing?

Digital transformation is taking the manufacturing industry by storm. And you don’t have to take our word for it, Gartner agrees. Whether you’re talking about additive manufacturing technology or simply adopting SaaS services, manufacturers are seeing major benefits.  36% of manufacturing enterprises are realizing above-average value from IT spending in digitalization. That means manufacturers aren’t […]
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3 Ways to Speed Up Product Development with Multi-CAD Cloud PDM

Do you work with multiple suppliers, each using different CAD software? If yes, you know how painful it is to communicate, collaborate and share product data when everyone’s working in their own silo.  Working with multiple CAD systems across the product lifecycle means you’re constantly translating information, so everyone can use it. It’s highly inefficient […]
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6 Steps to Getting Your E-Learning Usage Back on Track

It’s an unfortunate, all too common scenario for high-performing businesses like yours. You’ve invested in an e-learning platform for your business to further your team’s manufacturing education, but unexpected projects come in, urgent deadlines approach, and the priority you wanted to place on upskilling your employees inevitably takes a backseat. Don’t be discouraged if you’ve […]
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Creating Affordable Farming Solutions at Scale for Nonprofit Startups

Kheyti is a nonprofit startup organization based in India that designs and implements affordable farming solutions to help small farmers. As the negative impact of climate change increasingly affects the livelihood of farmers, Kheyti aims to help. Their main product, “Greenhouse-in-a-Box,” is a low-cost, modular greenhouse created to stabilize farmers’ income.  End-to-End Solutions for Farmers […]
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PDM Services: 8 Game-Changing Benefits for Manufacturers

Chances are, you’re one of the 92% of manufacturing decision-makers looking to improve operational efficiency through digital transformation. To achieve your transformation goal, look no further than PDM (Product Data Management) services. A formal PDM system collates and centralizes data, acting as a single source of truth for your product(s). It controls which files people […]
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PDM Consulting: Why “Here’s your license. Good luck!” Doesn’t Work

Do you keep your design files in a shared network drive? How about a cloud storage solution like Dropbox or OneDrive, an old-fashioned filing cabinet, or locked away in old emails you’ve sent to yourself or others? If so, you need product data management consulting. PDM (product data management) consulting is the practice of helping […]
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Everything You Need to Know About Product Data Management (In Under 5 Mins)

There are two types of manufacturers: Those that live at the cutting edge of information technology, and  Those yet to set out on their digital transformation journeys. In our experience, both types of manufacturers have one thing in common: they’ve both yet to master product data management. Data is duplicated and replicated. Data is siloed, […]
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Simulation In Healthcare: Saving Costs, Driving Innovation

We live in an age of medical advances, with new devices, drugs, and advanced therapies changing outcomes across a variety of illnesses. Yet these developments come with a cost. To bring these treatments and devices to market, FDA and other agencies can require extensive clinical trials and tests. Recent studies have estimated the average cost […]
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PDM Services: 8 Game-Changing Benefits for Manufacturers

Chances are, you’re one of the 92% of manufacturing decision-makers looking to improve operational efficiency through digital transformation. To achieve your transformation goal, look no further than PDM (Product Data Management) services.  A formal PDM system collates and centralizes data, acting as a single source of truth for your product(s). It controls which files people […]
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What’s Driving Manufacturing Reshoring? And Is It in America’s Best Interests?

Over the last few decades, our hunger for low-cost goods has led us down a path of offshoring, fueling rampant economic growth. But at what cost? We’ve lost good quality jobs, damaged the climate, and become reliant on foreign nations that might not have our best interests at heart.   However, the pendulum has swung in […]
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