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    Why is Industry 4.0 so important? Because you can have the information you need when you need it. You might not initially realize how inefficient your shop could be until you implement this technology. The Fabricator said, "The Industry 4.0 shop has a place for all its information, and all that information is in place and available for use. Everything is entered only once; there is no need for redundant inputting of information." Industry 4.0 can help you get leaner and way more efficient. It can also help you give more reliable quotes and streamline invoice generation. 

    Recommended ReadThe importance of the Industry 4.0-enabled job shopSource: http://www.thefabricator.com

    Assuming the same example of 10 orders per day, one part per order, a company could spend nearly 11 weeks per year entering data from the order system into the CAD/CAM nesting system, which is just one of probably several downstream processes that require order data.Having an integrated digital system that detects the required part geometry and associates the quote data to the order and CAD/CAM nesting systems could save, in this very basic example, 13 weeks of time.Read More

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