Apr 14, 2017

Engineering School Bracket Challenge: Purdue Beats MIT!

In a finish reminiscent of the recent presidential election, a solid favorite was beaten by a Midwestern upstart in our Engineering Bracket Challenge....More
Jun 17, 2016

5 Demands for Digital Threads of Manufacturing Information10

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
Apr 13, 2017

Mining Materials for 3D Printing in Space1

Will mining celestial bodies and 3D printing lead to a better understanding of our universe?....More
Mar 28, 2017

Electromechanics—the Future Engineering Major3

As we head toward a world that blurs the lines of electrical and mechanical engineering, the study of electromechanics seems like an unavoidable destination....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!4

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?5

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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