Achieve Distributed Manufacturing with your customized instance of the Vulcury Software Platform
To achieve the pinnacle of Industry 4.0 – truly distributed digital manufacturing – you need software that was built with that future in mind. If you’re committed to achieving regionally or globally distributed on-demand manufacturing, including dynamic utilization of internal and external manufacturing facilities and equipment, Vulcury is the platform you seek. Built as a collection of microservices, the Vulcury platform allows you to get the most out of your distributed resources – and dynamically access external resources – while delivering consistency in outputs. Vulcury provides flexibility and scalability for your supply chain.
How Does Vulcury Work?
The Vulcury Platform is composed of a collection of microservices. From research to procurement to fulfillment to shop floor execution, Vulcury APIs address the challenges of digital manufacturing. Vulcury advances digital manufacturing to the next level by supporting integrations with various leading software platforms, including AutoDesk, Dassault Systèmes, OnShape and others, with compatibility across more than 20 file types.
Vulcury is the platform upon which the 3Diligent ProdEX, Shopsight, and 3Depot services are built, and was conceived based on 6 years of practical Industry 4.0 applications. With Vulcury, your enterprise can leverage custom API integrations to take your manufacturing operations to the next level.
Material and Equipment Database Tools to Power Industry 4.0
Foundational to the Vulcury platform is a shared database of equipment and material information. Composed of an ever-growing list of hundreds of materials and technologies, Vulcury’s material and equipment database powers your organization’s research and development efforts. Available as a stand-alone application or integrated with procurement, fulfillment, and shop management modules, the database helps you and your organization identify the right solutions in an ever-evolving landscape. Get up to date data, as powered by the 3Diligent team. Enhance the database with your own internal values and developmental solutions. With embedded keyword searches, filtering, sorting, and views, the database and its corresponding interface are certain to lead your research and development teams to faster breakthroughs.
Industry 4.0 Procurement Software to Accelerate Quoting and Fulfillment
Efficient procurement is a cornerstone of the Vulcury platform.
Coupled with the material and equipment database, the Vulcury procurement module can exist as a standalone site for your various facilities to make requests, or it can be embedded in existing procurement solutions.
Either way, the procurement module makes issuing RFQs for production a cinch. Submit requests to internal resources or external resources, empowered by digital manufacturing suppliers running instances of 3Diligent Shopsight. In your requests, upload a wide variety of compatible CAD models, 2D drawings, and manufacturing requirements. The embedded analysis tool is capable of helping your team rapidly identify viable solutions across the market, and in many cases, gather instant pricing for fulfillment, internally or externally.
As much or as little of 3DIligent’s default library of solutions can be integrated into your version of Vulcury software. Through optional integration with 3Diligent ProdEX, you can access thousands of manufacturing solutions across their global manufacturing network. This network includes thousands of machines, and is growing daily. Get access to 3D Printing, casting, injection molding, finishing, CNC machining, and even more technologies. Customers can couple equipment processes with hundreds of material options, including plastics, resins, metals, and ceramics — more than 500 branded materials!
In this way, the Vulcury procurement module satisfies the needs of our customers, from business owners, to procurement specialists, to designers.
Could the Vulcury procurement module be an important part of your custom Vulcury installation? Inquire for more information.
Shop Management Software | Manufacturing Execution
While getting parts and products quickly quoted and orders fulfilled is one thing, ensuring consistent quality is another. True realization of Industry 4.0 distributed manufacturing means juggling fabrication and assembly across many production sites. That’s where Vulcury’s shop management module shines.
Equipped with functionality for project assessment, costing, quoting, the shop management software is a powerful tool to increase the efficiency of sales and quoting resources. Enable your high dollar resources to arrive at viable solutions and cost estimates in seconds or minutes rather than hours, days, or weeks.
Further empowered by shop floor management tools including the creation of manufacturing task lists, the creation of job routers, and direct visibility to shop floor production, the shop management module enhances connectivity between the “top floor and the shop floor.” Dynamically track production and gather analytics on non-conforming production. Gain the critical insights that will take your shop operations to the next level.
Last but not least, create a digital ledger of your operations through embedded connectivity tools. With integrated messaging, emailing, phone, text, and videoconferencing functionality, your team and external partners can stay better connected than ever before. Don’t let pandemic-era changes to the working dynamic stand in your way. With Vulcury connectivity tools, your team and partners are never far apart.
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Administrative Tools to Handle Dynamic Fulfillment
Industry 4.0 is defined by the power of the internet and big data to enable on-demand fulfillment.
The Vulcury platform’s ability to process large amounts of data and extract critical insights is perhaps no more readily apparent than in our administrative portal. Within the administrative portal, the team managing your internal and external customers has a bird’s eye view of demand and can tailor the user experience to manage quoting. Then, utilizing our powerful tools, customers can release work requests to different facilities and effectively oversee production at internal and external manufacturing facilities.
Built with 3Diligent’s needs in mind, the system has been proven to readily process demand signals from thousands of engineers and effectively source those needs to hundreds of global manufacturers running thousands of machines.
Could the administrative module be an important part of your custom Vulcury installation? Inquire for more information.
Cullen Hilkene, CEO, 3Diligent
"The Vulcury Platform is the backbone of our operations at 3Diligent. It allows us to dynamically support the RFQ needs of thousands of engineers, fulfill orders across hundreds of suppliers, and keep close tabs on how things are moving across production floors, all in a single, seamless interface. For enterprises considering a digitally distributed manufacturing future, I'm not aware of another solution on the market that offers all the sheer capability, let alone the value."