The Future of Trade Shows and Augmented Reality With the state of the Pandemic across the country and world, the uniform shift from in person to digital is showing uncertainty for the future of common place events such as Trade Shows, work travel or even local visits to customers. Given what seems like an indefinite…

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Are you leveraging Augmented Reality in your ETO Business Process? The first developments of augmented reality (AR) technology came in 1968, when an AR head-mounted display was created that superimposed virtual information onto the physical environment. While AR is becoming increasingly popular across several industries, the question often asked is, how does the world of manufacturing…

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At CDS most of us are engineers, as are many of you, our customers. From time to time to time to time to time to time we’re so amazed and delighted by new engineering achievements that we want to share them with you just in case you haven’t already seen them. Enjoy! Bloodhound LSR is a UK-based project aiming to break the world land speed record using the…

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Image Credit: Digital Commerce 360 Why Keeping Up with B2B eCommerce Expectations is Vital Accenture’s November 2019 report, Service is the New Sales, reports the above statistics but points out how B2B buyers’ expectations have increased and as a result near half have switched suppliers. It goes on to suggest a path to success by connecting human and…

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Base Image Credit CMI The Importance and Dual Roles of Blogging As a follow up to our last post on Manufacturing content marketing in 2019 (How are Manufacturers Succeeding with Content Marketing) this post focuses on one key part of content marketing – Blogging. We’ve written about blogging as a component in some previous posts on content…

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Image Credit CMI Manufacturing Content Marketing – A 2019 Update Content marketing is the process of crafting and providing helpful content for different audiences across various stages of the buyer’s journey. Content examples range from whitepapers, to case studies, to blog posts, to 3D CAD models of manufactured parts or components. Now a new 2019 CMI study has…

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image credit: Gartner This post is the latest in our series on new technologies impacting industrial manufacturers and distributors. Earlier posts have included Pricing Optimization, IIoT, 3D Printing, Generative Design, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Marketing with CAD, Blockchain, Digital Twins and this one is on Visual Search. As we’ve seen with other new technologies, they are often combined to create solutions – in this case visual…

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Image credit and source: Digitalcommerce360.com. Last month we wrote a mid-2019 update on industrial manufacturer eCommerce so this month we have an mid-2019 update on industrial distributor eCommerce by sharing key information from 3 recent reports. Industrial distributors play a vital role in the global economy – in 2017 they generated ~$2.5 trillion in just US revenue. However, the…

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