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Jun 28, 2016

Darpa’s Race for a Special Ops Motorcycle1

Soldiers in the U.S. Special Operations, such as Navy Seals and Army Rangers, could soon see a new tool in their arsenal....More
Jun 17, 2016

5 Demands for Digital Threads of Manufacturing Information2

In a previous post, I mentioned the savings a company can realize by using digital threads of manufacturing information. But, who or what is demanding these digital threads? Here are some culprits....More
May 05, 2016

For Success in STEM, Curiosity Is a Prerequisite7

Curiosity is a cure that will allow students to become successful in STEM....More
Jun 21, 2016

Connecting the Digital World with Manufacturing1

What does it take to make something? What tools do you need to take an original idea from the design board to actual physical production?....More
Jul 21, 2014

Nine hardware pitches at San Francisco ‘Maker’ Startup Weekend2

Startup Weekend events are now pumping out hardware devices such as a NEST for pools and just-in-time liquor delivery systems....More
Mar 03, 2015

Praise the Board, and Pass the Innovation!2

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....More
Jul 28, 2014

Boeing discriminating against older engineers?4

One union claims that Boeing is dismantling and disbursing their experienced commercial-engineering workforce for what seem to be “laughably superficial” business reasons … but the real reason it’s moving work to Russia, India, and domestic ‘centers of excellence’ — mostly non-union locations — is for the “wholesale purge of Boeing’s....More
Mar 24, 2015

The Value of Innovation When You’re Under the Knife3

With so much hand-wringing over rising medical costs, one certainly wonders: With all of today’s medical bells and whistles, do the benefits of advanced technologies outweigh the costs? If you’re sick, they often do....More
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