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Glossary

Terms and definitions to help you understand the foundational elements of PLM software

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3D CADは、エンジニアや製品開発者がデジタル技術を利用して3次元オブジェクトを作成、テスト、文書化できるようにするロバストなテクノロジーです。

3D modeling describes the use of software tools, such as computer-aided design (CAD) programs, to create 3D digital representations of objects.

3D printing is an additive manufacturing method for the creation of a solid, three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) digital file.

3Dソフトウェア開発は、新製品の3次元モデルやデジタルプロトタイプを作成、修正するのに役立つソフトウェアの構築に使用されます。

Camstar’s Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) Sampling feature allows users to model and execute standard sampling plans, such as ANSI Z1.4 or C=0, or custom defined sampling plans.

Camstar Interoperability is: robust, to interoperate directly with any application, EAI or shop floor system; flexible, as it works concurrently with multiple systems and transport mechanisms.

Camstar Interoperability is an end-to-end solution that provides complete, configurable integration with your ERP environment through pre-defined, standard touchpoints.

Additive manufacturing refers to adding layer-upon-layer of material using data-driven automation to form a product.

Aerospace composites are high performance raw materials used in the design and development of aircraft components.

ALM is the process of managing all of a software application’s project planning and executions stages, from conception through to discontinuation.

Artificial intelligence simulates aspects of human intelligence and can be programmed to analyze vast amounts of data for predictive purposes.

Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization model where users get access to data based on real-time evaluation of their attributes.

Automotive lightweighting is an engineering concept focused on reducing the weight of vehicle designs without compromising safety or performance.

Autonomous vehicles are automobiles that can operate and navigate without human input by leveraging various integrated technologies.

Binder jetting is an additive manufacturing process in which liquid adhesive is selectively deposited onto powdered materials to create solid objects.

A blockchain is a database that stores information as across a P2P network instead of a central location.

CAD CAMはコンピューター支援設計とコンピューター支援製造を統合したソフトウェアです。設計の変更管理、設計の同時構想を容易に行うことができるほか、特にプロトタイプや完成部品の設計や製造では、柔軟な製造プロセス構成が可能です。

CAD Student Softwareは商用バージョンと同じ機能を備えていますが、ライセンス契約が異なります。

CADは、手作業での製図ではなく、デジタル環境で2D/3D設計およびモデルを作成、分析、変更するために使用されます。

Camstar Interoperability is an infrastructure that enables enterprise-wide, standards-based integration in your existing systems environment.

Understanding actual throughput, yield, cycle times and as-built product quality data enable more accurate capacity planning and product designs.

Component software is designed to work within a larger application to provide that application with new tools and functionality.

Composite tooling refers to the use of composites as raw materials in the engineering of tools for the manufacturing of new parts or product components.

Computer-aided engineering (CAE) is the use of computer software to simulate performance in order to improve product designs or assist in the resolution of engineering problems for a wide range of industries.

Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) commonly refers to the use of numerical control (NC) computer software applications to create detailed instructions (G-code) that drive computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools for manufacturing parts.

Conditions of supply are design specifications for components that the supplier is contractually obligated to follow.

With configure-to-order, customers make custom selections of product components that a vendor then uses to build the product upon placement of the order.

With configurable searches you can identify material that may be at risk based on unique criteria – such as units that used a component lot and were then processed on a particular machine during a specific shift.

CAPA software helps enterprises identify product quality issues, devise solutions to those issues, and monitor related outcomes.

Camstar Manufacturing is designed to easily integrate with shop floor equipment, collecting data, tracking results and alerting on process control limits and suspect trends.

Design simulation helps manufacturers verify and validate the intended function and manufacturability of a product under development.

DFMA is an engineering methodology that focuses on simplifying the design of a product to improve ease of manufacture and efficiency of assembly.

A digital enterprise is a company where all business processes are driven by digital technology and big data.

Digital manufacturing is the use of an integrated, computer-based system comprised of simulation, 3D visualization, analytics and collaboration tools to create product and manufacturing process definitions simultaneously.

Digital transformation is the process of digitalizing business processes and information in the pursuit of a more agile and efficient business model.

Digitalization is the analysis and application of digital data insights to improve products, processes, and operations.

Digitalization in education refers to the use of digital technology to teach students.

Camstar’s Dispatch Management shows operators the work-in-process priorities prescribed by production planners and schedulers.

Camstar’s manufacturing process design and modeling capabilities enable the process design early during product design, allowing more rapid and reliable transition to manufacturing during new product introductions.

The Camstar Enterprise Platform provides an electronic batch record that is a complete manufacturing audit trail of every batch produced

eDHRs, or Electronic Device History Records, are paperless, electronic systems within manufacturing execution systems (MES) that enforce production processes and capture all information associated with as-built production records.

Camstar’s Electronic Procedures are step-by-step instructions or tasks that automatically guide an operator progressively through work at a work station.

E-Signatures denote accountability and record particular activity details by the signer in the electronic manufacturing audit trail.

Engineer-to-order is a manufacturing process where a vendor works with a customer to design and engineer a product before manufacturing it.

An engineering academy is a sponsored program that provides high school or college students with real-world engineering experience and training.

Engineering automation tools use pre-defined rules to automatically create designs, write documentation, and do other repetitive engineering processes.

Understand global implications of local events by aggregating data across distributed sites to understand relationships among events and trends.

The Camstar Enterprise Platform is the foundation for top-tier global manufacturers and product innovators to enable design for quality, lean manufacturing, supplier quality, rapid NPI, and higher profit margins.

Environmental compliance management software (ECMS) provides a manageable framework that helps enterprises use sustainable raw materials and reduce waste.

Equipment Maintenance Management Software electronically tracks equipment usage and manages preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance.

Camstar’s Event Management creates a centralized view of quality performance to prevent patterns that lead to poor quality.

Fiber orientation refers to the simulation of the placement of fibers in the fabrication of composite materials.

Finite element analysis (FEA) is the modeling of products and systems in a virtual environment, for the purpose of finding and solving potential (or existing) structural or performance issues.

Camstar’s Flow Management controls and enforces the flow of materials through the manufacturing process

A food supply chain is the sequence of processes for the production and distribution of food products, and the organizations involved in these processes.

Products, components and supplied materials are completely traceable, with “where used” analysis provided at the touch of a button.

Generative design is an engineering approach that uses algorithms to discover every possible iteration of a solution.

Camstar Manufacturing enforces engineering changes immediately or as specified by an effectivity date, ensuring that new processes are adhered to.

Camstar Manufacturing allows manufacturers to define and distribute processes and engineering changes to any global factory.

One of the principal standards relating to MOM is ISA-95, the international standard for the integration of enterprise and control systems. ISA-95 consists of models and terminology.

Incoming Quality is the establishment and maintenance of inspection processes that identify defective or out-of-spec parts from suppliers.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industry 4.0, is the application of an IoT framework to devices and machines within manufacturing. The IIoT is part of a larger concept known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is a network of intelligent computers, devices, and objects that collect and share huge amounts of data. The collected data is sent to a central Cloud-based service where it is aggregated with other data and then shared with end users in a helpful way

Industry 4.0 is a concept that describes the use of digitalization and networked technology to create the 4th industrial revolution.

Immediate access to relevant contextual data facilitates the investigation process when something goes wrong.

Configurable, simple forms guide users through instructions, data collection and events - responding to the way people work and maximizing efficiency.

Camstar Label Printing automatically prints product and tracking labels from original specifications and real-time manufacturing data.

Lean and Six-Sigma initiatives are driven by data to establish baseline measurements, identify improvements, and analyze results,

In manufacturing, lot traceability is readily-available access to the complete history of all manufactured lots, batches and serialized units, spanning production in multiple plants.

Machine learning, a branch of AI, uses algorithms and statistical models to get computers to perform a task effectively without being programmed explicitly

Get access to the complete as-manufactured record (electronic Device, Batch or Lot History) with the touch of a button.

Manufacturing compliance comprises the technical, legal, and corporate requirements, regulations, and practices manufacturers must comply with in order to produce and market products.

Camstar's Enterprise Manufacturing Execution and Quality systems help you create lean manufacturing and production control practices and flow.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are software solutions that ensure quality and efficiency are built into the manufacturing process and are proactively and systematically enforced.

Quality of design and conformance to specifications provide the fundamental basis for managing operations to produce quality products.

Manufacturing simulation is the use of computer modeling to test manufacturing procedures before physically building them.

Material jetting is an AM process in which droplets of build material are selectively deposited and then cured to develop a solid object.

Medical Device & Diagnostic (MD&D) Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are software solutions that ensure quality and efficiency are built into the manufacturing process.

Modal analysis is the study of the dynamic properties of linear structures, based on structural testing or finite element analysis-based simulation.

Model based systems engineering is a methodology that creates and shares domain models to help systems engineers to exchange information.

Noise and vibration testing is the analysis of products for quality via the detection of noises and vibrations that indicate faulty systems or parts.

A manufacturing nonconformance is an unexpected event that occurs in the manufacturing process that deviates from a set standard or requirement.

Color-coded indicators of current Yield, Throughput and Cycle Time help operators meet goals and raise issues before they create production problems.

Camstar’s Operator Training and Certification automatically ensures that only qualified employees perform prescribed shop-floor and quality functions.

Paperless manufacturing refers to the use of software-based electronic systems to monitor and enforce manufacturing production processes, while capturing all information associated with production records.

Part manufacturing is the process of following a specialized plan in order to fabricate products that meet their design goals.

Understand product performance throughout manufacturing and field use to advance quality by design and continuous improvement.

Monitor performance and exceptions, with automatically triggered alerts to solve the highest impact problems first.

Personalized Ad hoc queries answer critical questions and provide the results to take systematic actions on affected materials

Platform economy refers to the current transition companies are making from being product-centric to becoming platform-centric via multiple digital capabilities.

Predictive analysis helps predict future outcomes based on the analysis of past data using statistical modeling and machine learning techniques.

Predictive engineering analytics combines multidiscipline simulation, test and intelligent analytics to predict product performance throughout the lifecycle.

Camstar Manufacturing enforces the as-designed process, ensuring the right procedures, operators, equipment and materials are being used, in the right sequence at the right time.

Camstar Manufacturing is designed to easily integrate with shop floor equipment, collecting data, tracking results and alerting on process control limits and suspect trends.

Product data management (PDM) is the use of software to manage product data and process-related information in a single, central system.

Production management is the discipline of planning, analyzing, and directing the manufacture of goods in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner.

Quality Management Systems (QMS) are software solutions that provide the procedures, processes, structure, and resources necessary to streamline manufacturing and ERP operations and cost effectively manage quality issues.

Camstar Interoperability’s solution helps you get the most out of your ERP, PLM and CRM applications.

The core mandate that guides FDA regulatory oversight is consumer safety.

Camstar’s resource management capabilities provide the ability to manage all of the tools and equipment used in the manufacturing process.

Reverse engineering is the process of deconstructing a thing to learn how it works, what it’s made of, and how it is assembled.

The Manufacturing Audit Trail is the basis for the complete electronic as-manufactured Device History Record.

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a manufacturing technique that uses a laser to heat powdered materials so they fuse together into solid parts.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Execution Systems (semiconductor MES) serve as the intermediary between a business system such as ERP and a manufacturer's plant floor control equipment.

Sheet lamination is an additive manufacturing methodology that involves bonding sheets of material together and machining them to 3D print objects.

Shop floor control comprises the methods and systems used to prioritize, track, and report against production orders and schedules.

Camstar Interoperability’s robust service-oriented architecture (SOA) unifies the many applications that operate in a manufacturing environment.

SPC applies statistical process control to quality and defect data that is collected during the manufacturing process, allowing manufacturers to identify, analyze, and solve potential problems while production continues – before equipment is shut down, material is scrapped, and production.

Camstar’s Standard Validation Template is a powerful accelerator and cost reducer for FDA-required computer systems validation.

System simulation is the process of experimenting with, and studying how, changes to a complex system (or sub-system) affect the system overall.

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Keep informed with what you need, when you need it. Performance indicators give continuous feedback to operators.

Vat photopolymerization refers to AM processes that print 3D objects by selectively curing liquid photopolymer resins with light.

Virtual validation uses 3D modeling to test, simulate and verify a product’s ability to operate properly before a physical prototype is created.