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Mar 10, 2017

Should Robots that Displace Workers Be Taxed?16

Bill Gates made quite a stir recently when he said we should tax robots that replace workers. As technology grows at an ever-increasing pace, could....More
Mar 01, 2017

Do Mechanical Engineers Need Programming to Survive?7

Education is generally not moving quickly enough to keep up with technology. While materials and processes may not change as quickly, the machines....More
Feb 09, 2017

Jamie Hyneman “Busts” into the Pacific Design Show

From “Robot Wars” to “MythBusters” and beyond, Jamie Hyneman lives to build....More
Feb 07, 2017

The World of Design & Manufacturing Under One Roof

Highlights of the Pacific Design....More
Jan 26, 2017

4 Steps for a More Intelligent Future2

I recently read an article by David Hopkins titled, “How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization.” In the article....More
Jan 11, 2017

Checking Out the Forbes 30 under 30

Every year Forbes publishes its 30 people under 30 years of age in manufacturing and industry who are making some big moves....More
Dec 13, 2016

Is NASA a Waste of Money?7

Between 2005 and 2011, the U.S. could have funded one-third of NASA’s budget with unused gift cards....More
Nov 22, 2016

Handmade Geek Gifts for the Holidays1

It’s that time of year again. Holiday products are in the stores and commercials are starting to appear, and soon everyone will be asking what you....More
Nov 04, 2016

Gearing Up for Pack Expo 2016

From advanced machine vision to adhesives for labeling, Pack Expo will provide information for all types of manufacturing needs....More
Oct 25, 2016

Science and Art, Two Worlds Apart12

How can education bring together two fields that have been traditionally treated as polar opposites?....More
Sep 19, 2016

Taking a Human-Centric Approach to Design2

You’ve definitely heard the term “user-friendly” before. In working to provide “user friendliness,” an engineer tries to make the product work....More
Sep 15, 2016

How Can Henry Ford Help Modern Manufacturing?5

Doing more with less is a common phrase in industry today. It seems like everyone is doing the work of two or three people either because they feel....More
Sep 14, 2016

IMTS Is Serious Business, But the Toys Are Cool, Too

Gearing up for this year’s International Manufacturing and Technology Show (IMTS), I was reminded of show-and-tell when we were in grade school....More
Sep 01, 2016

How Can Expos Benefit Your Engineering Department?

By publicly presenting tight deadlines, engineering departments are forcing the acceleration of development....More
Jul 19, 2016

Better Math Adds Up to a Better Company4

Hardware is advancing to be so user-friendly that I sometimes feel more like a child with an advanced Lego set....More
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