PROSTEP, the leading vendor-neutral integration, migration, data exchange, and consulting solutions provider for PLM various industries, extends its expertise to provide data interoperability between systems. PROSTEP’s OpenPDM, a highly advanced, vendor neutral, industry standard integration platform, provides automated integration between PLM system SIEMENS Teamcenter and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) from iBASEt, Solumina, by automatically syncing items and bill-of-materials (BOM). OpenPDM streamlines Purdue’s IN-MaC implementation of PDM and MES tools in their laboratory preparations for upcoming integrations and allows for future PLM systems such as Teamcenter to easily integrate into Purdue’s existing ecosystem.
The solution will be deployed at Purdue’s Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), which houses the Intelligent Manufacturing Testbed. “We created the Testbed to conduct research around the application of digital technologies to the transformation of manufacturing methods and tools”, said Nathan Hartman, Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and co-executive director of IN-MaC. Showcasing next generation digital solutions that overcome the barriers to digital connectivity and the challenges of Industry 4.0 interoperability are fundamental pillars of the Testbed, which is used to conduct research and technology demonstrations to support the ‘interconnected enterprise’ and a digital manufacturing ecosystem.
“PROSTEP is excited to be an educational partner and part of digital transformation solutions addressed at Purdue’s IN-MaC. PROSTEP solutions not only assist in educating students about the complex challenges of digital integration, but also displays to manufacturers and companies the endless possibilities and value of our integration and data exchange solutions to modern technologies” said Courtney Rainey, key account manager at PROSTEP INC.
About the Purdue Polytechnic Institute
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute, one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in aviation, computing, construction management, engineering technology, technology leadership, and technology education. In addition to Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue Polytechnic offers degree programs in nine Indiana communities.
About PROSTEP, Inc.
PROSTEP is the leading vendor-independent PLM consultant for the discrete manufacturing industry specializing in unrivaled support for PLM Integration/Migration, secure data exchange for CAD data and intellectual property, and collaboration technologies supporting product lifecycle development. Located in Troy, Mich., and being the wholly owned subsidiary of Darmstadt based PROSTEP AG, this technology powerhouse avails 250+ employees throughout varying locations worldwide. Spanning decades of experience, PROSTEP’s PLM software and consulting engineering solutions provide leading global manufacturing companies in aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and other manufacturing with the support they require for designing and optimizing their internal and cross-enterprise development processes.