Process Relations Signs SDCmaterials as Customer
News Jun 01, 2010
Process Relations announced that it has signed SDCmaterials, the technology leader in nanoenhanced products, as a customer. Process Relations will supply its Process Development Execution System (PDES), XperiDesk, to SDCmaterials to improve the efficiency of the company's product development and manufacturing.
SDCmaterials designs, develops and integrates specially formulated nanomaterials to enhance its customers’ products and processes. As part of this service the company processes multiple samples per day to find the best match for an application.
SDCmaterials has selected XperiDesk for its advanced data management capabilities to improve the productivity of the sampling process. XperiDesk ensures engineers work more productively by making the storage and retrieval of all process data effortless, removing the dependence on individuals, and arming engineers with all relevant information, instantly.
XperiDesk’s features offer support to the user at every stage of high-tech process developments. The software structures the development of the project from initial concept, to the transfer of the manufacturing process into production, and can be easily adapted to a variety of methods and environments. It allows for knowledge to be effectively transferred and shared between projects and engineers, reducing reliance on intra-team communication and allowing for the fast reproduction of work. It also promotes straightforward modelling and allows for virtual prototyping of each project, eliminating the need for costly physical prototyping. In addition, XperiDesk generates extensive audit trails and compliance documentation.
“We work in an extremely 'data heavy' industry, so XperiDesk has the potential to deliver enormous efficiency increases in our development processes,” commented Max Biberger, CEO of SDCmaterials. “It is the first tool I have experienced that can capture the full context data for experiments. This is a very important capability for our engineers. Process Relations' expertise will be invaluable in improving our productivity.”
Dirk Ortloff, CTO and Co-founder of Process Relations, added, “One of SDCmaterials' key advantages is the speed with which it can take its customers' product from specification to validation. As a result they were quick to realise the benefits that XperiDesk can deliver and how they can accelerate the process even further. We are sure that XperiDesk will have a significant impact on both SDCmaterials' efficiency and its engineers' productivity.”
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