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CADENAS helps PLÜMAT enhance strategic parts management

CADENAS helps PLÜMAT enhance strategic parts management

July 13, 2018 - PLÜMAT will be introducing the Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions by CADENAS to its business units of engineering, development and work preparation in the course of 2018. The Geometric Similarity Search GEOsearch of PARTsolutions will increase the reuse of components in the company.
Work preparation plays a special role in the producing industry, as this is where the decision is made on how a new product is to be produced. The employees involved in work preparation thus determine exactly which CNC machine is to be used and which CNC program will carry out the production. Manual work preparation and production planning, where all details must once again be defined and programmed, is therefore very time-consuming. It is easier if work preparation can access information from products already produced in the company which are geometrically very similar to the new product. CADENAS will be supporting PLÜMAT at this point with the Geometric Similarity Search GEOsearch.

In future, engineers will be able to search for geometrically similar components already produced in the PLÜMAT company, with the help of GEOsearch by CADENAS. With a similar component, information about the production machine and the CNC program used can be viewed and, if needed, can be taken over for the new component. This way, the new product can be produced with the same production process as the previous product. Complex, manual CNC programming is thus omitted.

"Since we at PLÜMAT count on the PLM system keytech PLM, our choice was clearly for the fully-integrated Geometric Similarity Search GEOsearch by CADENAS. Both keytech and CADENAS have proven to be very flexible and convinced us in a mutual pilot project of the potential savings in design and work preparation," Detlef Fangmann says.

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