Contributing Technical Experts http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/18551/more en Managing Risks When Innovating Beyond the Core http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/managing-risks-when-innovating-beyond-core <div class="node-body article-body">“As you seek to acquire new customers and markets, or develop new technologies...you have no domain knowledge; you’re playing in spaces that you don’t really understand. Very often you’re talking to customers who don’t even know who you are.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/managing-risks-when-innovating-beyond-core" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/managing-risks-when-innovating-beyond-core#comments Contributing Technical Experts Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:26:00 +0000 51381 at http://machinedesign.com The 5 Types of Manufacturing Processes http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/5-types-manufacturing-processes <div class="node-body article-body">What is your design-for-manufacturing environment?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/5-types-manufacturing-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/5-types-manufacturing-processes#comments Contributing Technical Experts Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:48:00 +0000 51281 at http://machinedesign.com What Can You Do that Computers Can’t? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/what-can-you-do-computers-can-t <div class="field-deck"> If recent developments are any indication, staying relevant in the work force is going to require a sea change in the way workers think about computers, the Internet of Things, and what humans bring to the equation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If recent developments are any indication, staying relevant in the work force is going to require a sea change in the way workers think about computers, the Internet of Things, and what humans bring to the equation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/what-can-you-do-computers-can-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/what-can-you-do-computers-can-t#comments Contributing Technical Experts Robotics IoT Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:44:00 +0000 51101 at http://machinedesign.com 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