Contributing Technical Experts http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/18551/more en 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 TRIZ Plus – A Modern Tool for Enhancing Design Innovation http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/triz-plus-modern-tool-enhancing-design-innovation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>TRIZ, an acronym for a Russian phrase loosely translated as the &ldquo;Theory of Inventive Problem Solving,&rdquo; has received little mention in <em>Machine Design</em> over the years. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/triz-plus-modern-tool-enhancing-design-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/triz-plus-modern-tool-enhancing-design-innovation#comments Contributing Technical Experts Learning Resources Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:45:00 +0000 47651 at http://machinedesign.com Does Engineering Work for Sales or Management? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/does-engineering-work-sales-or-management <div class="node-body article-body">Does engineering work for sales or management? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/does-engineering-work-sales-or-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/does-engineering-work-sales-or-management#comments Contributing Technical Experts Community Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:01:00 +0000 47401 at http://machinedesign.com Do Your Innovative Products Need Market Development? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/do-your-innovative-products-need-market-development <div class="field-deck"> Can you assess markets as well as you can assess technology? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Can you assess markets as well as you can assess technology? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/do-your-innovative-products-need-market-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/do-your-innovative-products-need-market-development#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:31:00 +0000 46431 at http://machinedesign.com Do Your New Products Sell Like Hockey Sticks? http://machinedesign.com/http%3A/%252Fmachinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/do-your-new-products-sell-hockey-sticks <div class="field-deck"> "Hockey-stick sales"—a slow start followed by a significant rise—are all too common, but not an unavoidable part of doing business. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Have you heard the term “hockey stick sales” before? This is when there are relatively few sales right after launch, but a few weeks or months later, sales increase significantly. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/http%3A/%252Fmachinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/do-your-new-products-sell-hockey-sticks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/http%3A/%252Fmachinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/do-your-new-products-sell-hockey-sticks#comments Contributing Technical Experts Sun, 04 Jan 2015 07:28:00 +0000 45311 at http://machinedesign.com Is Engineering Ready to Standardize Innovation? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/engineering-ready-standardize-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">“Structured,” “continuous,” and “systematic” innovation have been subjected to corporate tinkering and experimentation for several decades...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/engineering-ready-standardize-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/engineering-ready-standardize-innovation#comments Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:03:00 +0000 45101 at http://machinedesign.com GE Bringing Good Things—And the Internet of Things—To Life http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/ge-bringing-good-things-and-internet-things-life <div class="node-body article-body">GE believes they have a massive opportunity to take a leadership role in a new paradigm in all sorts of manufacturing industries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/ge-bringing-good-things-and-internet-things-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/ge-bringing-good-things-and-internet-things-life#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:49:00 +0000 44901 at http://machinedesign.com <p>GE believes they have a massive opportunity to take a leadership role in a new paradigm in all sorts of manufacturing industries. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock)&nbsp;</p> 2014 R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/2014-rd-product-development-metrics-summit <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The ability of officers, managers, and key professionals to direct and make their organizations productive through metrics and measures is the focus of the <strong>18th R&amp;D-Product Development Metrics Summit</strong> to be held<strong> December 9-11, 2014</strong> in metro Boston.</p> <p>The Metrics Summit is a series of three seminars, focused on three major areas of importance to R&amp;D executives and managers.&nbsp; A four page Brochure and the Table of Contents of each of the three seminar Coursebooks may be downloaded from the Summit website.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/2014-rd-product-development-metrics-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/2014-rd-product-development-metrics-summit#comments Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:13:00 +0000 44601 at http://machinedesign.com Which Comes First: Invention or Innovation? http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/which-comes-first-invention-or-innovation <div class="field-byline"> Bradford Goldense </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The question posed in the headline has been debated by many over the years. Few have dared to commit their conversations on the topic to writing. That’s likely because folks who write up early findings on a new area or approach to a scientific study, and are later proven incorrect</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/which-comes-first-invention-or-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/which-comes-first-invention-or-innovation#comments Contributing Technical Experts Community Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:47:00 +0000 41291 at http://machinedesign.com