Working with pre-preg composite materials delivers many benefits to the finished product, but this is often offset by challenges during the manufacturing process, making composite parts more expensive than their traditional counterparts. ERP systems often do not accommodate the unique requirements of a composite shop floor, so what are the common problems and what can you do about it?
Not only the issue of tracking material life of raw materials, but that of kits as well. Plus, the various issues of material inefficiency.
Many ERP systems struggle track the life of raw materials, and have no mechanisms for tracking kit life for multiple materials.
Why dynamic nesting saves money but can cause problems further down the line, and how progressive nesting can solve them.
How the process from DXF file (or DXF nest) to NC code can be completely automated, also dealing with real-world issues
You may need to re-life either composite raw materials or kits if they are near end of life but may still be usable. Here's how to track them.
Tracking location and life from roll to kit (and individual plies), with tight integration with ERP to close the loop.