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5 Apps You Can Build With Factory Kit

Posted by Angie Lin on Apr 23, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform has allowed manufacturers to transform their operations with interactive Manufacturing Apps, device integrations, and powerful analytics. Now, with Factory Kit, you can get started with Tulip Manufacturing Apps on your own, within hours of receiving your Factory Kit box.

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Tags: Manufacturing Apps, Tulip, factory kit

ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement

Posted by Angie Lin on Apr 18, 2018 10:53:15 PM

We'll be at the 2018 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, April 30-May 2 in Seattle! Join us and other exhibitors as we engage in the future of Quality. 


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Tags: Events and Tradeshows, quality, ASQ

Smart Manufacturing Experience Boston

Posted by Angie Lin on Apr 16, 2018 6:55:22 PM

We'll be at Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018, April 30-May 2 at the Boston Convention Center! We're excited to be in great company alongside the industry leaders at the forefront of the next Industrial Revolution.



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Tags: Events and Tradeshows, Smart Manufacturing

Design & Manufacturing New England

Posted by Angie Lin on Mar 30, 2018 9:26:00 AM

Big news, New England: we'll be at Design & Manufacturing New England, April 18-19 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center! We're excited to be in great company alongside thousands of the engineers, executives, and suppliers leading the industry.

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Those Who Fail to Look at the Past Are Condemned to Repeat It

Posted by Joseph A. DeFeo on Mar 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

I remember in the late 1980’s that a US automaker executive publicly stated, “we automated our factories and now we get defects at a faster rate!” Why did he say that? Because so many leaders like he thought the technological innovation at that time would make products faster and less expensive. And it did. But it did not make always make them better. The new processes just moved defective products faster through the supply chain because they did not remove the reasons for defects prior to speeding up the processes with automation. The production experts were not experts in quality and vice-versa. So quality took a backseat, no pun intended, to the speed of production. We seem to always play catch-up.

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Tags: Manufacturing Apps, quality

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

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