Lattice Technology, developers of digital manufacturing applications using the XVL format, released chapters 3 and 4 of the new book, “Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data” by Dr. Hiroshi Toriya.

 

First published in Japan in late 2008, this book is targeted at manufacturing executives and educators trying to work out new strategies to build greater productivity and efficiencies into existing manufacturing processes. The book covers a wide range of case studies from leading Japanese manufacturers, along with recent survey data, to build understanding of how manufacturing can be enhanced using 3D data in downstream processes. It also explains the evolution of 3D and IT in the industry, and shows how it can be leveraged into other areas of manufacturing that are still using traditional processes.

 

Chapter 3 summarizes how 3D CAD systems have evolved, and how use of 3D as a design tool has become prevalent. It also explains the market forces and innovation that caused Lattice Technology’s lightweight 3D XVL format to evolve, and the ongoing development that allowed it to be able to change 3D design data into 3D manufacturing data.

 

Chapter 4 delivers a series of short case studies on how various manufacturers, including Toyota Motor Company and Brother Industries, started to increase ‘3D digital literacy’ across their entire manufacturing operations. These case studies set the stage for more detailed case studies in chapters 6-12.

 

This latest book is available free and exclusively from Lattice Technology and 2 chapters per month will be released to registered recipients. The book delivers 13 Chapters which include case studies on major manufacturers including Toyota, Brother Industries, Niigata Power Systems, Alpine Precision Inc., and more.

 

To find out more, view selected pages and to register to download the book, visit Lattice Technology’s Book Resources page.

 

About Dr. Toriya

Dr. Hiroshi Toriya is the president and CEO of Lattice Technology, which was founded in 1997 with a mission to deliver very lightweight 3D viewing technology. His career started after he graduated from Tokyo University in 1983 with his bachelor’s degree in science, and began development work at Ricoh building a solid modeling kernel as part of Prof. Chiyokura’s team. Dr. Toriya then built the team at Ricoh that supported, sold and further developed the resulting DESIGNBASE kernel. In 1989 Dr. Toriya gained his PhD on the strength of his thesis “A study of an Interactive Solid Modeler Containing Free-form Surfaces”. He was appointed president and CEO of Lattice Technology in 1999.

 

Dr. Toriya has previously published 2 books, both in Japanese and English, titled "3D CAD principles and applications", (Springer-Verlag) and "3D Manufacturing Innovation", (Springer-Verlag). This latest book, “Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data” is also available in hard cover, in Japanese, from JIPM Solutions.