Announcing CCS 2016 Financing Programs

Complete Capital Services and VMH International have come together to offer special rates along with a Buy Now, Pay Later option with your software, maintenance, training and implementation packages!

Special Rate Offer

Keep Your Competitive Edge! 0% Interest for 12 Months, 3.99% for  24 Months, 4.99% for 36 Months

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  • Includes training, maintenance, implementation
  • 90 Day differed payments option available
  • Secured online application

Terms and Conditions:

  • One payment due at signing
  • $5000 minimum equipment cost
  • Must have 24+ months Time in Business to qualify
  • $1 Buyout Purchase Option
  • Subject to equipment and credit approval

 

 

Buy Now, Pay Later

Get the Software You Need Today! No Down Payment and No Monthly Payments Due at Signing. 

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  • Includes training, maintenance, implementation
  • 12-48 month finance solutions
  • 90 Day differed payments option
  • Easy application process

Terms and Conditions:

  • $5000 minimum equipment cost
  • 12-48 month terms available
  • Cannot be combined with any other promotions
  • Subject to equipment and credit approval

Contact us to find out more about these special offers!

 

 

We’re excited for what the future holds!

This summer spent at VMH International has certainly been a successful one. As it draws to a close with my last day being today, I thought I would take the time to give a review of my experiences here at VMH this summer. I had the opportunity to work with several companies and technologies during my time here. Not only did I get to learn NX software, I also got experience working with Teamcenter, Solid Edge, and Keyshot. I was also able to use the Cube 3D printer, which is a brand I have not worked with previously. I worked with a variety of companies representing multiple industries. Those companies include Bull Moose Tube Company, Watlow, and Jet Aviation. Being on the Dream Team has significantly helped assure me that engineering is right for me, and has even helped me to confirm my interest in aerospace and defense engineering. (Being able to see planes land at the nearby airport is an additional plus). I was also able to work with customers firsthand to help solve problems they encountered with NX by doing support calls.

But the internship was not just all work, there was some play involved! The company is a generally fun environment to work in. Throughout the summer I was able to go to a Cardinal’s game with fellow employees, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Saint Louis Science Center with the other interns, and have a barbeque for the company as a going away party for all of us interns.

The Dream Team has helped pave the path for me to further my knowledge on engineering as a whole and will definitely help me move on to bigger companies within the aerospace and defense industries. I’m excited for what the future holds and am glad to have been given the opportunity to be a member of the VMH International Dream Team.

-Kayla

Internship provided practical, engaging, and thought provoking challenges

Working at VMH International has given me the opportunity to observe all of the different aspects that go into an engineering company. After three years of studying mechanical engineering, I’ve really only gone over the general and obvious side of the field. However, working in the business setting opened me up to the trading, selling and finances that go into running a company. This is really only something you pick up by experiencing the business world, and I’m grateful to have had this experience.

Our Mascots

Our Mascots

Throughout the summer I was also able to apply my three years of engineering education into practical, engaging and thought provoking challenges. It was very rewarding to utilize these skills and gain new ones. Using the tools in Siemens NX software opened me up to new design and analysis interfaces. The ones I found the most interesting were the fluid flow and thermal analyses. This job was a very nice change of pace. In classes we usually just plug equations into simplified examples. However while working here I was able to use what I learned in my classes and see the practical applications with the flow and thermal tools in NX.

Karcher Rendering

Karcher Rendering

Overall I would definitely call this a rewarding experience. I went to a medical tradeshow in Chicago, learned how to operate a 3D printer, gained experience with cutting edge software (NX, Autodesk configurators and TeamCenter), as well as worked on the design, analysis, and implementation of a company’s small fluid heater and its user interface. Going into senior year at Wash. U, I am definitely glad I was able to gain great business and engineering experience at VMH. Not to mention I got to display my art talents on our state of the art “word of the day” board.

– Jake G.

Regional User Groups are Coming Up!

Regional Users Groups (RUGs) strive to be a local source of information and education on the usage of all Siemens PLM Software products; including NX, Teamcenter, and Tecnomatix as well as a link to those who create it. RUGs typically hold several meetings per year to discuss various topics of interest to their members. RUGs offer a great opportunity to those who may not have been able to attend PLM World, as well as those who attended PLM World and would like to expand upon what they have already learned.

RUGs

Posted below is a list of all of the regions, locations, and dates of the Fall 2014 RUGs:

– Intermountain: Ogden, UT: 9/4/2014
– Arizona: Tempe, AZ: 9/9/2014
– Southwest: Houston, TX: 9/11/2014
– SoCal-Los Angeles: Cypress, CA: 9/24/2014
– SoCal-San Diego: San Diego, CA: 9/25/2014
– New York State: West Henrietta, NY: 10/7/2014
– Mid-Atlantic: Linthicum Heights, MD: 10/9/2014
– Chicago/Wisconsin: Gurnee, IL: 10/15/2014
– Midwest: Bloomington, MN: 10/17/2014
– New England: Framingham, MA: 10/21/2014
– Rocky Mountain: Louisville, CO: 10/23/2014
– St. Louis: St. Louis, MO: 10/28/2014
– Detroit: Troy, MI: 10/30/2014
– Northern California: TBD: 11/4/2014
– Southeast: Atlanta, GA: 11/6/2014
– Cincinatti: Loveland, OH: 11/11/2014
– Indiana: Indianapolis, IN: 11/13/2014

We strongly encourage all of our customers to visit their RUGs! They are a great way to stay on the cutting edge of technology, and can provide some incredibly useful tips and tricks to get the most out of your software. For more information, please contact office@plmworld.org.

How the Cloud is Changing Manufacturing

Here at VMH International, we know how important it is to stay on top of the latest trends in technology and other important sectors of the economy. One area that has seen tremendous growth is cloud computing. Cloud computing has helped a wide range of businesses – this includes those in the manufacturing and engineering industry. VMH International offers Teamcenter Integration for SolidWorks. Here are some of the ways it has been helpful:

The Cloud

One of the biggest benefits of working in the cloud is group collaboration. Whether it is with coworkers, suppliers or clients, you will be able to work together in a much more organized, efficient manner. Another benefit is reduced time to go from concept to production. You’ll be spending less time correcting data and making faster approval changes. Work processes will be consistent with all data formats, resulting in you having fewer errors. We can help you integrate all of your technical data – from design into production – into a single source that can be easily accessed. If you’re tired of the same old solutions to your manufacturing and engineering needs, turn to VMH. As a leader in Siemens PLM, we can help you get the most out of your high-performance manufacturing. Want to find out more about what we can do for you? Contact us today!

Dream Team goes to OMTEC!

Our third week as Dream Team members was spent at OMTEC. We drove to Chicago for the event, where we were responsible for the set-up, demonstration, and take-down of the VMH International/Siemens booth. We took the Makerbot printer and the scanner with us to provide a brief overview of the “image to implant” idea – basically scanning a bone (which creates a 3D model of it) then designing an implant specific to that bone, then being able to create a rapid prototype of it with the Makerbot printer.

OMTEC Panoramic

Click on the image to see full panoramic picture!

In addition to explaining our own booth, we had the ability to walk around and basically submerse ourselves into the world of orthopedic devices. We were introduced to people from many companies and learned of the opportunities there may be outside of OMTEC.

– Marie and Anna

How PLM Software is Making a Difference in the Medical Device Implant Field

One of the areas of the medical field that is commonly overlooked is the medical device industry, which produces a variety of products. From simple devices like blood pressure cuffs to more complex machines like CT scanners and pacemakers, the medical device industry creates products that help improve the quality of our lives every day. How can medical device companies benefit from PLM software? By designing custom medical devices!

Medical Device Design

One of the biggest trends in the industry is personalized medical implants. Because of advances in technology, medical devices no longer come in just standard sizes. Individuals can have a custom-made device that can be designed to fit their specific anatomy. All of this customization means that medical device companies need to quickly develop and these custom-designed medical implants to help better meet the needs of patients. Additionally, new taxes on medical device companies are proving to be problematic. By investing in PLM software, companies can reduce the time it takes to develop custom-made medical devices. Reducing the amount of time it takes to design these implants leads to a savings in overall costs.

VMH International understands that every industry has unique needs. As a value-added reseller of product lifestyle management software, we can help your company improve your manufacturing or engineering process. No matter what industry your company is in, we have a PLM product or software that can help you. Want to find out more? Contact us today!

Struggles in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

There are several sectors of the economy that are essential to modern life. Undeniably, one of the most essential sectors is energy. Without it, many of the modern conveniences that enable other sectors of the economy to thrive would not be able to function. Every day, the oil and natural gas industry brings power to businesses and individuals all over the world. As a driving force in society, it’s important that the oil and natural gas industry has the machines, software and products they need to be efficient.

Oil Pumps

The oil and natural gas industry has its share of problems. In the oil industry, one of the biggest problems is lack of housing in oil-rich North Dakota. There are lots of available jobs, but workers do not have a place to stay. Another problem it’s facing revolves around productivity. Oil suppliers are seeing their production costs increase while the amount of oil they’re producing hasn’t grown. The natural gas industry has also experienced problems. While there is plenty of natural gas available, companies are having trouble accessing it. Weather plays a huge role in this – many of the climates where natural gas is found have long, harsh winters. Suppliers of natural gas are having trouble accessing it. Due to the cold, the natural gas wells are freezing. The suppliers then are not able to access the natural gas, which can lead to shortages – harming the industry and consumers. The system that is used to retrieve and transport the natural gas utilizes pipelines. The natural gas industry is faced with the problem of these pipelines not being an efficient way to transport the natural gas and creating the infrastructure to deliver the natural gas. With the industry demanding more and more natural gas every year, suppliers are faced with the challenge of finding new ways to deliver their supply of natural gas.

Whether it’s oil and natural gas or a different industry, VMH International understands the needs of the engineering and high performance machining companies. As a provider of PLM (product lifestyle management) software and solutions, we have the knowledge and resources to increase your company’s efficiency and reduce production issues. Want to find out more about what we can do for you? Contact us today!

The St. Louis Air Show is in Town!

These past few days, we have been able to enjoy the preparations for the 2014 St. Louis Air Show, which is taking place right in our backyard! The Blue Angels have been running practice flights, and we have been watching and listening to them all day.

Blue Angels

One of the main partners of the St. Louis Air Show is SCOPE. SCOPE is dedicated to engaging the public and educating youth in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Management). This is something that we here at VMH International are committed to doing through The Dream Team. Companies submit project ideas to our interns and they tackle these engineering projects using some of the best software on the market today. There is still time if your company would like to submit a project idea! The link is on our website under the contact tab.

The Dream Team is getting ready to take off soon! Keep checking in, and follow us all throughout the summer as we post updates on our projects and what we are learning!

-The Dream Team

NNMI: Digital Manufacturing & The Dream Team

For part 3 of our blog series on the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) (click for part 1, part 2), we will be discussing Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute. The DMDI Institute will address the life cycle of digital data interchanged among myriad design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance systems, and flowing across a networked supply chain. One of the keys to this institute will be educating future engineers to become leaders in their fields.

CAM

 

Our Dream Team is focused on the same goals. We are educating our engineering interns in CAD, CAM, CAE and supply chain systems. In fact, UI Labs is using the same software that we use. (Siemens recently announced an exclusive software partnership with UI Labs, see the press release here.) We, like the NNMI, are leveraging the knowledge and software we have to better prepare our future engineers to take engineering to the next level and beyond once they reach the field.