Contributing Technical Experts http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/18551/more en 10 Things to Consider Before Automating a Facility http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/10-things-consider-automating-facility <div class="field-byline"> Patrick O’Rahilly, Founder/CEO of FactoryFix.com </div> <div class="field-deck"> From the scope to deliverables, take these steps to make sure you’re working with the right company to integrate automation into a facility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investing in custom automation equipment is an intimidating process. As part of the engineering team, there are several things you need to consider before automating. Custom automation projects are a team effort...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/10-things-consider-automating-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/10-things-consider-automating-facility#comments Contributing Technical Experts Manufacturing Equipment CAD Robotics Motion Control Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:55:00 +0000 68781 at http://machinedesign.com Metrics for IoT in the Product Development Process http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/metrics-iot-product-development-process <div class="field-byline"> Bradford L. Goldense </div> <div class="field-deck"> At least once every decade, advancements and stronger competition have necessitated the addition of measures to both drive and monitor progress. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Metrics for product development were quite simple in the 1980s. Companies measured R&D spending, counted their patents, counted their projects, and the rest took care of itself...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/metrics-iot-product-development-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/metrics-iot-product-development-process#comments Contributing Technical Experts IoT Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:16:00 +0000 68621 at http://machinedesign.com The Continued Symbiosis of Computer Modeling and Physical Testing http://machinedesign.com/sensors/continued-symbiosis-computer-modeling-and-physical-testing <div class="field-deck"> Without better integration between computer models and physical testing, organizations will be overly dependent on computer simulations for design, which can lead to costly product recalls or product failures. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Without better integration between computer models and physical testing, organizations will be overly dependent on computer simulations for design. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/continued-symbiosis-computer-modeling-and-physical-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/continued-symbiosis-computer-modeling-and-physical-testing#comments Contributing Technical Experts Sensors Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:58:00 +0000 68151 at http://machinedesign.com Wahyu b. Pratomo Design Thinking for IoT in the Product Development Process http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/design-thinking-iot-product-development-process <div class="node-body article-body">Is your product development process IoT-ready? </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/design-thinking-iot-product-development-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/design-thinking-iot-product-development-process#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:51:00 +0000 67981 at http://machinedesign.com GE Races Ahead on 3D Printing http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/ge-races-ahead-3d-printing <div class="node-body article-body">In recent years it has become increasingly clear that 3D printing is a key emerging tool in manufacturing—and GE has led the way.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/ge-races-ahead-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/ge-races-ahead-3d-printing#comments 3D Printing Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:46:00 +0000 67481 at http://machinedesign.com Marketing Your Invention on a Shoestring http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/marketing-your-invention-shoestring <div class="node-body article-body">With respect to turning your invention into a side business, product development and commercialization turn out to be a very small part of the formula for success.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/marketing-your-invention-shoestring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/marketing-your-invention-shoestring#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:09:00 +0000 67281 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Sensors Are Essential To Be IIoT- and IoT-Competitive http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/sensors-are-essential-be-iiot-and-iot-competitive <div class="field-byline"> Bradford L. Goldense </div> <div class="field-deck"> Sensors of all types and sizes will be needed to generate the source data upon which the IoT’s intelligence will largely be built. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It has become clear to many this past year that the predictions of the speed at which the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) will develop will prove truer than not...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/sensors-are-essential-be-iiot-and-iot-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/sensors-are-essential-be-iiot-and-iot-competitive#comments Contributing Technical Experts IoT Sensors Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:54:00 +0000 67221 at http://machinedesign.com Measuring Product Development Maturity http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-maturity <div class="node-body article-body">Can your company reliably predict the outcome of R&D spending?</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-maturity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-maturity#comments Contributing Technical Experts Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:11:00 +0000 66371 at http://machinedesign.com Measuring Product Development Effectiveness http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-effectiveness <div class="field-byline"> Bradford Goldense </div> <div class="field-deck"> Effectiveness, or the degree to which something is successful in producing the desired result, is still elusive in product development. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is “Effectiveness”? It is the degree to which something is successful in producing the desired result...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-effectiveness#comments Contributing Technical Experts Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:47:00 +0000 65681 at http://machinedesign.com The Nervous System of the IoT http://machinedesign.com/iot/nervous-system-iot <div class="field-deck"> Most discussion of the Internet of Things centers around Big Data analytics and cloud computing, but sensors are just as much at the core of the IoT. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the human body, the nervous system collects continuous streams of sensory data and transmits the information to the brain to be processed. If software is the brain of the IoT, sensors are the nervous system.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/nervous-system-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/nervous-system-iot#comments Contributing Technical Experts IoT Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:41:00 +0000 65391 at http://machinedesign.com