Cadenas Forum Future-oriented technology at industry event
The 18th Cadenas Industry Forum in mid-March welcomed over 200 national and international visitors from the fields of machine, plant and electrical engineering as well as architecture.
Information on trends and developments in strategic parts management, electronic product catalogues and building information modeling (BIM) with main topics covering Industry 4.0, BIM and the optimisation of the design process were presented at the international convention in Augsburg, Germany.
Frank Epple, Cadenas' CTO, together with CEO Jürgen Heimbach presented exclusive insights into new functions and improved features of Part-solutions Version 11, which included: Strategic Parts Management for advanced and improved search options for the intelligent finding of components; Topology Search enables component samples to be automatically recognised now ; Geometric Similarity Search allows for mirrored components to be specifically indicated and for the first time, individual elements can be marked in an object with the Partial Search function.
Highlights also took the form of user presentations from well-known companies that offered suggestions and information about the practical use of the Cadenas software solutions. Some companies demonstrated how they integrated Part-solutions into existing system landscapes. With Electronic Product Catalogs, component manufacturers explained how they market their products successfully with e-Catalog-solutions.
19 Best Practice presentations were accompanied by practical workshops about "Purchineering” as well.
As a premiere at the Forum, chosen manufacturers were awarded the Cadenas "Golden Catalog Seal". This award distinguishes the Electronic Product Catalogs that provide an integration of a product configurator, an automatic 2D dimensioning for CAD components and product data in at least three languages.
As one of the pioneers of detecting new trends and technologies, the company invited two student teams for the Hyperloop Project at the event. The Hyperloop Alpha Study for high-speed transport systems was publicly advertised by Elon Musk, also known for his participation in Tesla Motors and the founding of SpaceX. The Hyperloop team of Ryerson University in Toronto introduced its innovative braking system and showed how designs are accelerated with AIA-Nas standard parts from Cadenas.
The successful forum was well celebrated with its traditional evening event, which included Irish live music, Irish food and Irish national drinks this time around as the event coincided with St. Patrick's Day.