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Messe here we come!

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Mar 22, 2018 7:37:52 PM

Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade show for Industrial technology. This year, we have great things planned!

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Tags: Tulip, Events and Tradeshows

Tulip at Aerodef Manufacturing 2018

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Mar 19, 2018 11:12:22 AM

The Aerodef Manufacturing Show is coming up on March 26th-29th in Long Beach, CA. The event is the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry, showcasing the industry’s most advanced technologies and featuring keynote speakers that are leading the industry.

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Tags: Tulip, Events and Tradeshows, aerodefense

Breaking the Mold in Manufacturing

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Mar 8, 2018 12:09:43 PM


Today is International Women’s Day, a great occasion to celebrate women’s contributions to manufacturing, but also to take a step back and measure how our industry fares on gender equality. According to Deloitte, even though women totaled about 47 percent of the US labor force in 2016, they are only 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce. The good news is that things seem to be improving. For example, the number of women that would encourage their daughter or female family member to pursue a career in manufacturing increased 18% between 2015 and 2017 to 42%. However, at Tulip we believe that there is always room for improvement.

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Tags: Tulip, Manufacturing

Interview with Spencer Wright from The Prepared

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Mar 2, 2018 11:37:26 AM

Spencer Wright runs “The Prepared” one of the best resources for Manufacturing professionals out there, “a newsletter, podcast and network for people working on real problems in the physical world” (if you haven’t subscribed already, I highly suggest you do!). He is a mechanical designer, product engineer and self-described “guy-who-makes-stuff” with a career that has spanned product development, project management, strategy, and manufacturing/operations. He works on highly specialized CAD software at nTopology, is the founder of The Public Radio and an avid Tulip customer and enthusiast.

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Tags: Manufacturing Apps, Tulip, Digital Transformation

Women in Manufacturing Event

Posted by Angie Lin on Feb 28, 2018 10:01:14 AM

March is Women’s History Month! To honor it, we’re partnering with the Women in Manufacturing organization, the New England Rosie The Riveter Chapter, and IDC to host a panel on March 21st, the National Rosie The Riveter Day. Join us in conversation with some of the women leading the way, discussing the role of women in manufacturing and how to increase diversity in the industry.

As always, there will be free refreshments along with the opportunity to network with other manufacturing leaders in the region.

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Tags: Manufacturing, Meetup

New In Tulip - February Edition

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Feb 26, 2018 4:29:10 PM

Our engineering and design team launches new features every month that improve Tulip. This post is our selection of some of the best new features our team of engineers launched this past month.

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Tags: Tulip

Manufacturing Resources in Massachusetts

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Feb 23, 2018 6:11:45 PM


This month's Boston Manufacturing Meetup was our most succesful yet. Despite a snowy weather, we had a great turnover of manufacturing leaders from all over Massachusetts show up to learn about the resources available for them in the commonwealth. 

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Tags: Manufacturing, Meetup

5 Reasons Operators Love Smart Work Instructions

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Feb 15, 2018 10:41:39 AM

The primary reason work instructions go unused is because they don’t add enough value to operators. Instead, they slow them down and don’t help them do their jobs better. This affects both paper and digital work instructions alike. However, as we’ve said before, not all digital work instructions are created equal. Smart work instructions connect with your devices, have logic and collect valuable data from your people and machines. So how do smart work instructions help operators? Read on.

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Tags: Digital Work Instructions, Manufacturing Apps

10 Ways Digital Work Instructions Help You Achieve Your Business Goals

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Feb 11, 2018 11:26:22 AM

The best reason to go digital in manufacturing is to achieve a business goal. Doing it for the sake of going paperless, digital or being innovative are worthy goals, but on their own, will not get your digital transformation very far and could backfire. True - paper savings from going digital can be considerable. But on their own, they will not move the needle. So, what kind of business goals can you accomplish with manufacturing apps? Below we go over some of the business objectives we’ve seen our customers meet.

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Tags: Digital Work Instructions, Manufacturing Apps, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

The Best Reason to Digitize Work Instructions

Posted by Saul Lustgarten on Feb 1, 2018 1:19:16 PM
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Tags: Digital Work Instructions, Digital Transformation

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