Engineering Talk - DCS's Blog on Quality and Engineering

Quality 4.0: Turning Engineering Simulations into Real-Time Production Validation at Aerodef2020

Join DCS at AeroDef Manufacturing 2020 for a Discussion on Quality 4.0

DCS Presenting at AeroDef 2020 on Quality 4.0 and Understanding the connection between engineering simulations, GD&T, and product validation. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release SOLIDWORKS GD&T

Local SME Chapter 69 Tour & Presentation at Dimensional Control Systems' Headquarters March 11th

Dimensional Control Systems' Tour and Presentation for SME Chapter 69 Next Week Wednesday

DCS to Host Local SME Chapter Wednesday - March 11th at their headquarters in Troy, Michigan

 

Topics: 3DCS Tolerance Analysis CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release SOLIDWORKS GD&T

Integrated Tolerance Analysis for SOLIDWORKS - the Upcoming Production Release of 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS

3DCS for SOLIDWORKS Production Release Coming Soon

The full version of 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS is coming out in just a few weeks. Join DCS at 3DEXPERIENCE WORLD 2020 to see the new version of 3DCS in action. 

As featured in Manufacturing Best Practices Magazine

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC FEA Webinar QDM Press Release SOLIDWORKS GD&T

What's New in 2020 for DCS - Webinar Series, Events, European User Conference, 3DCS Updates, and More!

What's New in 2020 for DCS - Webinar Series, Events, European User Conference, 3DCS Updates, and More!

The entire team at DCS is excited to share what we have in store for 2020; a year packed with new events, webinars, and updates to 3DCS

2020 is promising to be a very busy year here at DCS. Besides the 12 webinars being scheduled in our new MBD Through PLM series, DCS is proud to be announcing the official release of 3DCS for SOLIDWORKS, a welcome addition to the CAD integrated set of 3DCS software products, as well as some surprise releases alongside the new Version 7.7 of 3DCS. Speaking of, the new version of 3DCS is packed with new features, so many in fact that it'll take FOUR webinars to show them all to you! 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Perceived Quality Tolerance Analysis T&T SPC FEA CATIA V6 DE Focus Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release Global Technology Conference SOLIDWORKS GD&T

Happy Holidays! 2019 in Review - Webinars, Articles, and Blogs on Tolerance Analysis and SPC

Happy Holidays from DCS 

As we get ready for 2020, we'd like to look back at 2019 at all the webinars, articles, and blogs that we've shared and bring them all together 

Thank you for an incredible year! It is you, our clients, that keep DCS running, and your feedback that drives our webinars and articles. With over 600 registrants to the 2019 webinar series, we're excited see so much interest in 3DCS features and applications. 

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC FEA CATIA V6 Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo SOLIDWORKS GD&T

5 Reasons You Need an SPC System

5 Reasons You Need an SPC System

 

SPC has traditionally been a tool of the large manufacturers, but with new technology, it is now available for smaller suppliers on the Cloud

 

SPC - Statistical Process Control - is not new. It has been used for decades to analyze parts and processes in manufacturing and make adjustments to reduce waste and defects. What is new are two things: the range of automation and software that supports SPC, and the ability to use it farther and farther down the supply chain. The tools are no longer massive systems that need hundreds of thousands of dollars and large teams to maintain, but Cloud based systems that can be set up quickly and used effectively, and affordably, by just a few users. 

This access to SPC promises cost savings at every level of the supply chain, and at many levels that have traditionally simply dealt with quality problems as a matter of doing business. 

With access to SPC available, why would you want to adopt an SPC system?

Here are five reasons why adopting an SPC system is a good idea: 

Topics: SPC Webinar QDM

Closed-loop Manufacturing at Jaguar Land Rover

Closed-loop manufacturing at Jaguar Land Rover

Originally published in Smart Industry Magazine - https://www.smartindustry.com/blog/smart-industry-connect/closed-loop-manufacturing-at-jaguar-land-rover/

Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis SPC CATIA V6 Webinar QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Global Technology Conference SOLIDWORKS GD&T

A Manufacturer's Guide to Understanding SPC Software and Vendors

A Manufacturer's Guide to Understanding SPC Software and Vendors

Knowing which vendor to work with to implement SPC is a difficult choice

Larger enterprises are beginning to deploy Statistical Process Control (SPC) software solutions independent of their investments in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

Topics: SPC QDM

The Quality Show -- What Were Attendees Quality Issues Blocking SPC Adoption?

 

Attendees at The Quality Show Wanted to Adopt SPC But Often Had Concerns

Statistical Process Control and Quality Monitoring promise cost savings, product improvement, and other benefits, but often overlook the barriers to adoption

[For those wondering: What is Statistical Process Control, SPC?]

SPC sounds amazing, especially from the vendors that provide it (we're guilty too). It promises all kinds of benefits:

  1. Cost savings
  2. Time savings
  3. Rapid problem solving
  4. Powerful root cause analysis
  5. Clear communication with suppliers and organization
  6. Standardized reporting 
  7. Real-time quality monitoring
Topics: SPC Webinar QDM

DCS to Showcase Real-Time Plant Visibility at The Quality Show in Chicago

DCS to Showcase Real-Time Plant Visibility at The Quality Show in Chicago

Dimensional Controls System will be demonstrating Quality Intelligence; real-time visibility through the automated SPC system QDM in order to monitor production quality across your organization

Dimensional Control Systems (DCS) is exhibiting with booth#1936 at The Quality Show in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center October 22nd to the 24th, 2019.

Topics: CATIA 3DCS CATIA V6 QDM Siemens NX 3DCS Creo PTC Creo Press Release