HiQube and NCMS Host Technology Webinar for Plant Managers: Troy-based  Altair Engineering Inc., a global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, invites plant management personnel within manufacturing operations to participate in a free webinar discussing how HiQube, a new-generation business intelligence and data analytics technology, can simplify and automate root cause analysis and provide deeper insight into plant performances. The Webinar, co-hosted by Altair and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Manufacturing executives can participate by registering at  www.hiqube.com/NCMSwebinar. For production operations, HiQube enables IT managers, plant managers, finance managers and inventory control management to avoid the time-consuming process of poring over spreadsheets, text files and manual log entries to track down the root causes of equipment downtime, lagging production or quality control issues. HiQube simplifies root-cause analysis by providing a single, consolidated view of all relevant information across the enterprise, allowing managers to slice, dice and drill information, as well as to view key performance indicators and conduct what-if analyses, to find the source of production bottlenecks rapidly.

Detroit Colour Council will meet for lunch; The Detroit Colour Council will meet Thursday for a lunch seminar on photorealistic color rendering, with a focus on consumer research relevant to color materials, using the Chevrolet Volt as an example. Presenters include X-Rite, RTT and PPG. Photorealistic Color Rendering technology is used in a variety of industries for design, research, marketing and manufacturing purposes. It allows users to view existing or newly developed colors, paints and materials in a “life-like ” photorealistic realistic environment. This color technology can be transferred and applied to CAD and computer models, allowing designers and marketers to view their parts and products in realtime. This advanced technology is used in the automotive, aerospace, fashion and consumer industries to evaluate new designs and color trends. The meeting runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham in Troy. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Reserve your spot today by contacting Kurt Beyerchen at beyerck@nrd.nissan-usa.com or (248) 488-4670. More at http://DetroitCC.org.


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