As Featured in Heat Treat Today's Cybersecurity Desk Column: Why and How To Become a Compliant Heat Treater
July 19, 2022
Today’s Technical Tuesday is a Cybersecurity Desk feature written by Joe Coleman, cybersecurity officer at Bluestreak Consulting™.
DFARS Compliance is Serious Business
May 26, 2022
If you’re not already DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171 compliant, NOW is the time to get started to avoid losing current and future Federal contracts. It’s not too late. Click to read the MTI blog written by Joe Coleman, Bluestreak I Bright AM™'s Cybersecurity Officer.
C3Data and Bluestreak Partner to Ensure Pyrometry Compliance
February 14, 2022
C3 Data’s real-time pyrometry compliance status can directly inform Bluestreak™, a leading Heat Treat Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Quality Management System (QMS) whether parts are about to be loaded into a specific furnace meet AMS2750 compliance.
This collaboration enables two informational platforms to work in unison, effectively eliminating human-error-prone (manual) processes associated with pyrometry compliance. Since Bluestreak™ is already being used by many heat treaters for quoting and sales, work order entry and management, scheduling of jobs, production control and real-time job-step tracking, quality management, compliance assurance, and documentation control, now operators will have the C3 pyrometry compliance connected to Bluestreak™ in real-time.
Both Bluestreak™ and C3 Data have built their solutions designed specifically for the Heat Treat industry. Every Heat Treat job has its own unique requirements, customer/part specifications, compliance requirements, preferred list of vendors, operational constraints, and audit management procedures to control, track and document each individual job and work order.
“Our partnership with C3 Data is a logical one because we both excel in data integration and specification management. Bluestreak’s™ Integrated Quality Management System (QMS) ties quality control and quality assurance directly to production Work Centers, individual operator accountability, and equipment maintenance and management, including furnaces. Both companies help clients pass audits with ease and clarity, every time,” states Todd Wenzel, President of Bluestreak™.
Throughput Consulting, Inc. Announces a New Powder Inventory Tracking Module for Better Powder Genealogy Control and Management
January 14, 2022
Optimizing our customer’s 3D production process includes controlling and tracking powder materials used throughout the entire build process, as well as powder mixing. Learn more about this solution so you can be confident your final parts pass industry specifications and audits. Learn more.
5 Avoidable Quality Control Issues in Heat Treating
July 20, 2021
To drive consistent and sustainable yield, you must create a seamless workflow and understand the role that it plays in throughput, yield, energy, and quality control issues. Clear here to read our article as featured in Heat Treat Today.
Four New Modules for Better Work Order Control and General Business Management
March 25, 2021
Delafield, WI – March 25, 2021 – Throughput Consulting Inc., a leading Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management System software provider, releases four new modules complementing their existing (25) modular suite of products for Additive Manufacturing company-wide efficiency and management.
“Many times, our customers drive our innovation as their expectations increase with our software. This is the case with our four new module additions. Our customers and their teams prefer to work in an all-inclusive software solution for better agility and integration into their workflows. Much of the additional functionality we have developed over the past ten years is a direct result of listening to our customers,” says Ron Beltz, Director of Strategic Accounts.
New Modules and Functionality
OPERATION PROPERTIES – Production Control/Job Tracking
VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY (VMI) – General Business Management
SURVEY – Customer Management
MARKETING and eMAIL CAMPAIGN – Customer Management
Congratulations Todd Wenzel-CEO of Bluestreak I Bright AM™
February 3, 2021
30 Most Influential People in The North American Heat Treating Industry 2021. Click here to read article.
Addressing the unique requirements of the AM industry is Throughput Consulting’s Bluestreak | Bright AM™, an MES/QMS solution that mitigates the challenges of AM production facilities.
Click here to read the article.
The Relationship Between Heat Treatment and 3D Printing
November 5, 2019
Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology trend that is continuing to influence the future of the manufacturing industry and will continue to provide additional opportunities for heat treaters going forward. The global market for 3D printing and directly related services is continuing to have significant growth each year. The 2019 Wohlers Report (which draws upon the expertise of 80 authors and contributors located in 32 countries) forecasts for 2020 $15.8 billion for all AM products and services worldwide and expects that revenue forecast to climb to $23.9 billion in 2022, and $35.6 billion in 2024. Click here to read article.
Todd Wenzel, President of Bluestreak I Bright AM™, presents an educational webinar for America Makes members and guests entitled-Additive Manufacturing Production Work Order & Process Management Best Practices.” Click here to view the recording.
Print, inspect and fabricate quality parts faster, with better control and less rework/scrap with Bluestreak™. Click here to read article:
The beauty of this type of connection and integration with data generated by SSi and Eurotherm is that the information is immediately available to Bluestreak™ users on the production floor, in one place, and much easier than having to log into a different system to see the information/charts. Click here to read article. Learn more about Bluestreak I BlueCharts™.
You can’t hope to operate an efficient and successful business without impeccable data control. It is crucial for the right people to be able to access the right reliable data at the right time. Whether your business is large or small, there are several advantages of implementing MES, with or without integration to an ERP system. Click here to read article .
Powder Coated Tough Magazine is the flagship publication of Powder Coating Institute, a non-profit organization working to advance the utilization of powder coating as an economical, non-polluting, and high-quality finish for industrial and consumer products. Click here to read article.