Contributing Technical Experts http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/18551/more en 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 Metamaterials: Driving Performance in New Directions http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/metamaterials-driving-performance-new-directions <div class="node-body article-body">Metamaterials get their amazing mechanical, electromagnetic, and acoustic properties from carefully controlled microstructures rather than from chemistry alone. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/metamaterials-driving-performance-new-directions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/metamaterials-driving-performance-new-directions#comments Contributing Technical Experts Materials Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:46:00 +0000 41021 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Metamaterial cloaks can hide objects from bands of microwave radiation. (Image courtesy of David Schurig/Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)</p> XML and its Weight Problem http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/xml-and-its-weight-problem <div class="field-byline"> John Rinaldi </div> <div class="field-deck"> Due to its weight and price, JSON offers an alternative to XML when transporting data. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">XML has been touted as THE solution for a long time now. And in the IT world, XML solved a very difficult problem that a lot of people struggled with for a long time. One of the biggest problem was, of course, byte ordering</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/xml-and-its-weight-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/xml-and-its-weight-problem#comments Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:17:00 +0000 40871 at http://machinedesign.com What’s The Difference Between Research and Development? http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/what-s-difference-between-research-and-development <div class="node-body article-body">With many more companies allocating a small part of their R&D budget to take on riskier projects, and the growth in corporate infrastructure to manage these riskier activities (MACHINE DESIGN, July 17, 2014), the lines are starting to blur between two terms that historically were well differentiated. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/what-s-difference-between-research-and-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/what-s-difference-between-research-and-development#comments Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 +0000 40741 at http://machinedesign.com Design Reviews Reduce Time to Market http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/design-reviews-reduce-time-market <div class="node-body article-body">When should design reviews be held? When is it too late?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/design-reviews-reduce-time-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/design-reviews-reduce-time-market#comments Contributing Technical Experts Guest Commentary Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 40131 at http://machinedesign.com Defeat the Interlock, Lose a Hand http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/defeat-interlock-lose-hand <div class="node-body article-body">The human element is often the weakest link in the pursuit of safety — something frequently illustrated by workers bypassing a critical safety device. Common excuses for such modifications include convenience, the desire for better throughput, false switch actuation, and poor switch reliability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/defeat-interlock-lose-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/defeat-interlock-lose-hand#comments Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 39421 at http://machinedesign.com Defeat the Safety Interlock, Lose a Hand http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/defeat-safety-interlock-lose-hand <div class="node-body article-body">Equipment manufacturers may not be able to control the actions of equipment users, but they can reduce the temptation to disable critical interlocks by striving to improve the human factor performance of their products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/defeat-safety-interlock-lose-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/defeat-safety-interlock-lose-hand#comments Contributing Technical Experts Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0000 39171 at http://machinedesign.com