Community http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8190/more en Do the People Living Today Outnumber All Those Who Have Died? (Hint: NO) http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-people-living-today-outnumber-all-those-who-have-died-hint-no-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Back in the 1970s at the birth of the U.S. environmental movement, “experts” made many dire pronouncements and predictions that have since been proven wrong.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-people-living-today-outnumber-all-those-who-have-died-hint-no-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/do-people-living-today-outnumber-all-those-who-have-died-hint-no-0#comments Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:52:00 +0000 45881 at http://machinedesign.com Automation Software Is Rude, Offensive, and Impolite http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite <div class="node-body article-body">What would polite software look like?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite#comments Guest Commentary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:00 +0000 45861 at http://machinedesign.com Steps to Successful U.S. Sourcing http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/steps-successful-us-sourcing <div class="field-byline"> Robert Moakler, COO, Fabricting.com </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bridging the gap between buyers and suppliers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An interview with Robert Moakler, COO of Fabricating.com, on bridging the gap between buyers and suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/steps-successful-us-sourcing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/steps-successful-us-sourcing#comments Guest Commentary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:26:00 +0000 45831 at http://machinedesign.com Sights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show <div class="node-body blog-body">At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show there seemed to be fewer electric/hybrid cars, SUVs, and minivans at the car companies’ displays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/sights-2015-detroit-auto-show#comments Automotive Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:37:00 +0000 45551 at http://machinedesign.com 85 Years Ago: Machine Design's First Year: Part 3 http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Here are some headlines and images from 1929-30, the inaugural year of Machine Design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some headlines and images from 1929-30, the inaugural year of Machine Design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-3#comments Community Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:58:00 +0000 45321 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 Events for the Cross-Industry Engineer http://machinedesign.com/blog/events-cross-industry-engineer <div class="node-body blog-body"><table align="left" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong><a href="http://www.cesweb.org/" target="_blank">Consumer Electronics Show (CES)</a></strong></p> <p>January 6-9, 2015 / Las Vegas, NV</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/engineering-entrepreneur">Engineering Entrepreneur</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/events-cross-industry-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/events-cross-industry-engineer#comments calendar events shows trade shows Community Engineering Entrepreneur Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:16:00 +0000 45181 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 PDR: Corvette’s Riskiest Option? http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option <div class="field-deck"> The Performance Data Recorder (PDR) seems like it might tempt some Corvette owners to push themselves dangerously past their driving limits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Corvette is another sweet-looking sports car in a long line of well-engineered and iconic roadsters. It’s chock full of high-tech features and well-thought-out options. But one option, the Performance Data Recorder (PDR), seems like it might tempt some Corvette owners...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option#comments Editorial Comment Motors/Drives Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:51:00 +0000 45081 at http://machinedesign.com 85 Years Ago: Machine Design's First Year: Part 2 http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> Here are some headlines and images from 1929-30, the inaugural year of Machine Design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some headlines and images from 1929-30, the inaugural year of Machine Design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-2#comments Community Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:09:00 +0000 45041 at http://machinedesign.com