Contributing Technical Experts http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/18551/more en Innovations Moving Structural Ceramics into the Mainstream http://machinedesign.com/materials/innovations-moving-structural-ceramics-mainstream <div class="node-body article-body">Structural ceramics have found use in a number of industries, but are generally limited to niche-use cases. Current applications are overwhelmingly single functional.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/innovations-moving-structural-ceramics-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/innovations-moving-structural-ceramics-mainstream#comments Contributing Technical Experts Materials Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:50:00 +0000 50761 at http://machinedesign.com Product, Project, Technology, and IP Portfolios http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/product-project-technology-and-ip-portfolios <div class="node-body article-body">Does your company manage R&D using four portfolios? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/product-project-technology-and-ip-portfolios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/product-project-technology-and-ip-portfolios#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:07:00 +0000 50711 at http://machinedesign.com Should Wooden Bats be Banned from Major League Baseball? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/should-wooden-bats-be-banned-major-league-baseball <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On June 5<sup>th</sup> this year at Boston&rsquo;s Fenway Park, a fan watching the game was struck in the face by pieces of a broken baseball bat and received injuries initially described as &ldquo;life threatening.&rdquo; Fortunately, her prognosis now appears to be for a full recovery.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/should-wooden-bats-be-banned-major-league-baseball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/should-wooden-bats-be-banned-major-league-baseball#comments Contributing Technical Experts Recreation Materials Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:35:00 +0000 50291 at http://machinedesign.com Planning for Intellectual Property Revenues http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/planning-intellectual-property-revenues <div class="node-body article-body">Not many years from now, business and program planners will have a new challenge when preparing product and business plans. Planners have long been estimating ROI by forecasting product revenues and profits. But soon, product and business plans will contain two forecasting spreadsheets....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/planning-intellectual-property-revenues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/planning-intellectual-property-revenues#comments Contributing Technical Experts Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:11:00 +0000 50231 at http://machinedesign.com Post-Launch Reviews Improve New Product Performance http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/post-launch-reviews-improve-new-product-performance <div class="field-deck"> Does your R&D organization have closed-loop decision-making? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does your R&D organization have closed-loop decision-making? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/post-launch-reviews-improve-new-product-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/post-launch-reviews-improve-new-product-performance#comments Contributing Technical Experts Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:44:00 +0000 49491 at http://machinedesign.com Discovering Unarticulated Market Needs http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/discovering-unarticulated-market-needs <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The importance of driving product development based on solid marketing data is a well-established tenet in most industries, and the tools for assessing these market needs are also well known. Many firms are available to assist companies when it comes to Voice of the Customer (VOC) services, including surveys, focus groups, ethnography, and structured interviews.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/discovering-unarticulated-market-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/discovering-unarticulated-market-needs#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:15:00 +0000 49391 at http://machinedesign.com Dual-Barrel Dispensers Put an End to Improperly Mixed Adhesives http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/dual-barrel-dispensers-put-end-improperly-mixed-adhesives <div class="field-byline"> Al DeSisto, Epoxies Etc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Get perfectly mixed two-part adhesives with doubled-barrel cartridge dispensers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/dual-barrel-dispensers-put-end-improperly-mixed-adhesives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/dual-barrel-dispensers-put-end-improperly-mixed-adhesives#comments Contributing Technical Experts Adhesives Fasteners Thu, 28 May 2015 19:07:00 +0000 49191 at http://machinedesign.com Maximizing Revenues from the New Product Pipeline http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/maximizing-revenues-new-product-pipeline <div class="node-body article-body">Do you have too few or too many ideas?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/maximizing-revenues-new-product-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/maximizing-revenues-new-product-pipeline#comments Contributing Technical Experts Community Tue, 12 May 2015 15:04:00 +0000 48781 at http://machinedesign.com Will Carbon Fiber Find Widespread Use in the Automotive Industry? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past 60 years, CFRPs have been increasingly used to replace metal in applications where light weight has outsized value, primarily for reducing fuel consumption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry#comments Automotive Contributing Technical Experts Materials Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 48151 at http://machinedesign.com Test-Suite Rebalancing Reduces Time To Market http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/test-suite-rebalancing-reduces-time-market <div class="field-deck"> Are your test suites rooted in the previous century? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Are your test suites rooted in the previous century? Reduce time to market, development cost, and production cost by rebalancing those test suites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/test-suite-rebalancing-reduces-time-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/test-suite-rebalancing-reduces-time-market#comments Contributing Technical Experts Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:16:00 +0000 47691 at http://machinedesign.com