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New Lean Manufacturing book, available free of charge

Lattice Technology, developers of digital manufacturing applications, has released the first 2 chapters of the new book, “Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data” by Dr. Hiroshi Toriya.

First published in Japan in late 2008, this book is targeted at manufacturing executives and educators trying to work out new strategies to build greater productivity and efficiencies into existing manufacturing processes.

The book covers a wide range of case studies from leading Japanese manufacturers, along with recent survey data, to build understanding of how manufacturing can be enhanced using 3D data in downstream processes.

It also explains the evolution of 3D and IT in the industry, and shows how it can be leveraged into other areas of manufacturing that are still using traditional processes.

“Manufacturing is the engine that will power every country in the world out of recession and back into growth. But importantly, to create that power, manufacturers have to be yet more lean and significantly more efficient than they already are,” commented Dr. Toriya, president and CEO, Lattice Technology.

“This book is intended to help manufacturers worldwide, by delivering the thought processes and strategies of major manufacturers in Japan in their efforts to make manufacturing leaner with 3D.”

This latest book is available free and exclusively from Lattice Technology and 2 chapters per month will be released to registered recipients.

The book delivers 13 Chapters which include case studies on major manufacturers including Toyota, Brother Industries, Niigata Power Systems, Alpine Precision Inc., and more.

To find out more, view selected pages and to register to download the book, visit Lattice Technology’s Book Resources page at:

Dr. Hiroshi Toriya is the president and CEO of Lattice Technology, which was founded in 1997 with a mission to deliver very lightweight 3D viewing technology.

His career started after he graduated from Tokyo University in 1983 with his bachelor’s degree in science, and began development work at Ricoh building a solid modeling kernel as part of Prof. Chiyokura’s team. Dr. Toriya then built the team at Ricoh that supported, sold and further developed the resulting DESIGNBASE kernel.

In 1989 Dr. Toriya gained his PhD on the strength of his thesis “A study of an Interactive Solid Modeler Containing Free-form Surfaces”.

He was appointed president and CEO of Lattice Technology in 1999. Dr. Toriya has previously published 2 books, both in Japanese and English, titled “3D CAD principles and applications”, (Springer-Verlag) and “3D Manufacturing Innovation”, (Springer-Verlag).

This latest book, “Improving Lean Manufacturing Through 3D Data” is also available in hard cover, in Japanese, from JIPM Solutions.

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