Open Engineering Ideas http://machinedesign.com/blog/37931/feed en Praise the Board, and Pass the Innovation! http://machinedesign.com/blog/praise-board-and-pass-innovation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>To say there is something grossly deficient in the closed and inflexible way large companies design and develop products is hardly controversial. Corporate product development establishments are eerily like medieval monasteries. The lanyard-wearing monks sit in their cubicles, cloistered behind card-lock doors, adhering to a strict hierarchy and bound by a code of secrecy. Corporate monks work on three-dimensional computer-aided design with solitary intensity. Many enter the order as youngsters and do not leave until retirement.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/open-engineering-ideas">Open Engineering Ideas</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/praise-board-and-pass-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/praise-board-and-pass-innovation#comments Open Engineering Ideas Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:09:00 +0000 46931 at http://machinedesign.com Why Do Engineers Need the Cloud? http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s typical engineering workstation boasts compute power beyond the dreams of the team behind NASA space missions of the 1960s and 1970s. And yet we can always use more. In fact, mechanical engineers will find creative ways to hog all the compute power you can throw at us. We need the cloud because it promises to provide a near-infinite amount of it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/open-engineering-ideas">Open Engineering Ideas</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud#comments Cloud computing Guest Commentary Open Engineering Ideas Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:21:00 +0000 40891 at http://machinedesign.com Cloud-based Communities Are Opening Up the Engineering Process http://machinedesign.com/blog/cloud-based-communities-are-opening-engineering-process <div class="node-body blog-body">How can we create new or improved physical products – manufactured goods – that are more ingenious, functionally practical and compelling in the market? How can we do it with greater speed and precision, getting straight to the optimal solution? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/open-engineering-ideas">Open Engineering Ideas</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/cloud-based-communities-are-opening-engineering-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/cloud-based-communities-are-opening-engineering-process#comments Open Engineering Ideas Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:52:00 +0000 38001 at http://machinedesign.com