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Visionary Book by Lattice Technology CEO Brings 3D Manufacturing Innovation to the Forefront of discussion

04-03-2008 05:11 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Dr. Hiroshi Toriya delivers how the growing use of 3D data in downstream brings the next Competitive Edge to manufacturing

San Francisco, CA April 02, 2008 – Lattice Technology Inc, developers of the XVL ultra-compressed 3D data format, today announced the release of the book, “3D Manufacturing Innovation” authored by the company’s CEO, Dr. Hiroshi Toriya. The book discusses the growing use of 3D data to improve production and lays the groundwork for innovative new methods of enterprise-wide communication to achieve faster, leaner manufacturing operations.

Balanced by detailed case studies at pioneering companies including SONY Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation, this new book takes the reader in depth, and step-by-step, into how 3D data is used more widely in manufacturing operations to be able to achieve greater efficiencies, greater leanness of operations, and less exhausted employees. And it is a discipline of great interest to the author – his company developed the very lightweight XVL format that has allowed manufacturers to improve production inside and outside their enterprise.

“This is a critical book for manufacturers in every locale and in every discipline, who are looking to increase their competitive advantage in highly competitive fields,” said Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology. “It delivers a broad understanding and a wide vision of how 3D data can – and will – change manufacturing, even well away from the original design processes. I recommend it to everybody in our business.”

Fore worded by Kentaro Kizaki, editor at Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. the book demonstrates how general Information Technologies have matured and become ubiquitous, and are no longer a source of competitive advantage. 3D CAD itself, with a growing measurable value, is also becoming a commodity. However, the use of 3D data – the manner in which it is put to work throughout the manufacturing enterprise is the next source of competitive edge for manufacturers.

As quoted from the book, Dr. Toriya states, “This brings us to the question of whether or not the effective use of accumulated 3D data can actually increase the competitive strength of the manufacturing industry. In this sector, advanced companies have been experimenting with lightweight 3D and have finally begun to see major results. Such companies have indeed started to build the foundations of competitive strength.” (source, 3D Manufacturing Innovation’, Springer Verlag.

“3D Manufacturing Innovation”, by Hiroshi Toriya is now available at Amazon,

Limited review copies for editors and press are available on request.

Press Contact:
Rachael Taggart
Strategic Reach Inc
Tel: (303) 487-7406

About the Author
Hiroshi Toriya graduated from Tokyo University in 1983 with a Bachelors Degree from the Department of Information Sciences. In 1989 he received his Doctoral degree from Tokyo University, with a Thesis titled, “A study of an interactive solid modeler containing free-form surfaces.” Dr. Toriya worked with Ricoh Company Limited from 1983-1997, where he started the R&D project of solid modeling kernel, and later developed the solid modeling kernel business model. He later became director of the R&D group at Lattice Technology, and in 1999 year he was appointed President and CEO. Since then, Lattice Technology has been awarded several prestigious awards including, the best small company technology from Nikkan Kokgyou Shiban, for the Lattice kernel; and the best product and services for Lattice’s XVL technology from NIKKEI Shibun in 2000.

Dr. Toriya has successfully written two other books “3D CAD principles and applications,” available in Japanese and English, and “Introduction to the 3D world,” available in Japanese.

About Lattice Technology
Founded in 1997 with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, USA, Lattice Technology provides global companies with proven solutions for the propagation of 2D/3D design data across the enterprise. Lattice's standards based XVL® (eXtensible Virtual world description Language) technology enables companies to securely provide highly accurate and compressed 3D files to partners, suppliers, and internal departments in a lightweight browser-based solution. XVL® is unmatched in performance, compression and accuracy. XVL is widely introduced in more than 2000 companies, mainly in the automotive and electronics industries. For more information, visit
*XVL is a registered trademark of Lattice Technology, Inc.

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