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Is the Job Vacuum of outsourcing real?

Started Feb 22, 2012 0 Replies

recently read that a lesser-known consequence of outsourcing is the “outsourcing-induced job…Continue

Launching a product is a group sport. What position do you play?

Started Feb 6, 2012 0 Replies

We recently introduced some new products, and it was hectic! (We are in software, so the process isn't even as complicated as it might be for hardware folks.) Throughout the NPI process, I found that…Continue

Are robots taking your job?

Started this discussion. Last reply by arifa anees Oct 7. 2 Replies

I say no. I think robots will eventually make manufacturing jobs even cooler, and raise the level of thinking, creativity involved with working in a factory. Others disagree, and think that people…Continue

 

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janetkissho replied to Alyssa Sittig's discussion Open-source software/hardware
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Aug 1
Saty Barole replied to Alyssa Sittig's discussion Electrical Engineering Pet Peeves
"Hi,I am an IT Engineer and I am making websites for clients or solving bug from clients web sites and IT developers have a problem of time because in IT industry there is no time limit for work. ................................... HSE Engineer LNG"
Jan 16
Daniel.Lou left a comment for Alyssa Sittig
"This is Daniel from Jevny that professional in 3D printing/cnc machining prototype/plastic injection molding service in China,want to contact you.Thanks"
Nov 26, 2013
Pooya Khodadadi replied to Alyssa Sittig's discussion Electrical Engineering Pet Peeves
"Management is definitely there... The culture of a firm and the way business is conducted can make substantial difference in quality and length of time needed to conclude a project. "
Nov 25, 2013
Subin Mathew replied to Alyssa Sittig's discussion Are robots taking your job?
Sep 15, 2012
Alyssa Sittig posted a blog post

Bringing the next hardware startup renaissance

Silicon Valley is home to so many software startups, from giants like Facebook and Google in the South Bay to Twitter, Zynga and Salesforce in San Francisco. There seems to be a new app, social network or cloud tool emerging every day.But software startups don't have all the fun. Even though software startups outnumber hardware startups in the Valley, new technologies are opening the door for a hardware startup renaissance. Take the popularity of …See More
Aug 16, 2012
Andrew Dreasler commented on Alyssa Sittig's blog post The pros and cons of intelligent part numbering
"i read that follow-up post, and one of the main complaints against intelligent part numbering is the addition of details later in the plan's 'lifecycle.' He uses the example of a Green, 8 gauge, 6 inch cable, part G-8-6 which is later…"
Jul 18, 2012
Tad AC Forsythe commented on Alyssa Sittig's blog post Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?
"What is the cost of managing the documentation time today to the cost of more mistakes tomorrow? What about We typically roll revisions from the piece part to the assembly made in-house.  A few reasons for this- the supplier needs to provide…"
Jul 18, 2012
Tad AC Forsythe commented on Alyssa Sittig's blog post Optimize your designs with the innovation BOM
"We manage our development BOM in our PLM system without revision control as we can document the changes of the design by iteration control.  Once we manage by revision, we must follow our ECO process which does slow things down. Although there…"
Jul 18, 2012
Alyssa Sittig posted a status
"Have you seen this? If the right people raise enough money, Bay Bridge is getting fitted with 25,000 LEDS.http://ning.it/N5Vb4p"
Jun 11, 2012
Alyssa Sittig posted a blog post

Optimize your designs with the innovation BOM

Product development is never as easy as going from “What's the market solution” to “what's the engineering design”  - there are many decisions in the middle that need to be made around the general design, tech requirements, and main components. (For example - - How’s the chassis going to come together, what’s the power supply, how is it going to communicate?)You probably use Excel for this. At many companies, or on startup teams, you might even find yourselves sitting around in a room and…See More
Jun 6, 2012
Alyssa Sittig posted a blog post

Two rules for rolling revisions up the tree

So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because if you always let minor changes to low-level parts trigger new revisions  to your top-level product assemblies (and all the intervening  sub-assemblies), you end up burying yourself in documentation updates, but if you go too far the…See More
May 17, 2012
Alyssa Sittig replied to Abhishek Sharma's discussion Product and Part Cost Estimation Survey
"I think the hardest thing here is that there are so many changes made throughout the design process, even if you price things out from the beginning, unexpectedly large lead times, new features/reqs, can totally impact what it is you are getting and…"
May 15, 2012
Alyssa Sittig posted a blog post

Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?

At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap it out for a totally different component, how far up does that revision need to go?This is sort of a tricky question to answer with some major pros and cons on…See More
May 15, 2012
Alyssa Sittig posted a status
"New social network for sourcing CMs and components - http://ning.it/JUQ9kM - pretty cool."
May 14, 2012
Alyssa Sittig posted a status
"What tools do you need to bootstrap a hardware startup? http://ning.it/K71wIL"
May 4, 2012

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Alyssa Sittig's Blog

Bringing the next hardware startup renaissance

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Silicon Valley is home to so many software startups, from giants like Facebook and Google in the South Bay to Twitter, Zynga and Salesforce in San Francisco. There seems to be a new app, social network or cloud tool emerging every day.

But software startups don't have all the fun. 

Even though software startups outnumber hardware startups in the Valley, new technologies are opening the door for a hardware startup renaissance. Take the popularity of …

Continue

Optimize your designs with the innovation BOM

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 6:15pm 1 Comment

Product development is never as easy as going from “What's the market solution” to “what's the engineering design”  - there are many decisions in the middle that need to be made around the general design, tech requirements, and main components. (For example - - How’s the chassis going to come together, what’s the power supply, how is it going to communicate?)

You probably use Excel for this. At many companies, or on startup teams, you might even find yourselves sitting around in a…

Continue

Two rules for rolling revisions up the tree

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 1:28pm 0 Comments

So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because if you always let minor changes to low-level parts trigger new revisions  to your top-level product assemblies (and all the intervening  sub-assemblies), you end up…

Continue

Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap it out for a totally different component, how far up does that revision need to go?

This is sort of a tricky question to answer with some major…

Continue

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At 6:06pm on November 26, 2013, Daniel.Lou said…

This is Daniel from Jevny that professional in 3D printing/cnc machining prototype/plastic injection molding service in China,want to contact you.Thanks

At 2:51pm on February 20, 2012, Ali said…

Hello Alex

That’s wonderful that right now I read your article! As a product designer I found some experiences around my 8 years on product designing (you can see some of my products at here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/

actually some heruble experiences, you know I really like the mechanisms and designing of mechanical products, but every time and everywhere that I worked at the companies at past 8 years I figure out that my ideas and my products kill me and my positions at there!! I'm confused and I can't find a solution to fix that! But …

You know my first attempts and challenge always was "the changing the products" and make them better! But that works wrong and finally they convert to the weapon to press me!

3 years ago I work at company they have a product that they product it about last 40 years ago! (A water pump for air cooler) that’s absolutely natural that it has some problems (bad designing, low efficiency, high production process and cost consume and …) I design a new one (design approaches: low at everything!) you can find its presentation video at my page on Google and you tube(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CbtIVp8fyg ) But this change feedback for meà I forced to leave that company 3days after my public presentation !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZR9SfczdUw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X6RYl-2d_s

After a week I start my new job at a carpet machinery company, after 1 month I design and produce a new machine (Rotary high speed tufting gun):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZR9SfczdUw

Then I design another one but I try to control my ignition to intro my new machine to verify the conditions! (Actually I surprised that they must swap me now!) Until now (10 month) they do nothing to say directly me to leave them but they also do nothing to stay with them!

This is the destiny of who he wants to make some changes!!

Yours truly

Ali

sorry i cant send a private massage for you, please delete this after reading

At 7:11pm on February 17, 2012, Roger Davies said…

Alex: Nice to meet you. Something off topic. Take a look at this; http://dev.republicoftheunitedstates.org/the-change-our-founders-believed-in/ Let me know what you think.

At 12:01pm on October 27, 2011, Eduard Loiczli said…

I could call you in 2 hours, if you let me know your number.

 

 

At 11:10am on October 27, 2011, Eduard Loiczli said…

How is going to be the interview?

by phone?

do you have a phone number?

 

 

At 11:51am on October 18, 2011, Jim Lindberg said…
Thanks. Not my best tie, but oh well. ; )
At 4:58pm on October 4, 2011, Mike Wayte said…

Alex, nice article.. super relevant to design engineering and the sometimes massive gap to the production floor.  

This is an issue that has stood the test of time.. all we can do is raise awareness.

Cheers,

Mike Wayte

At 2:55pm on August 24, 2011, Lennie Briese said…
Sorry, I'm not an EE.  I won't be able to help you with this task.
At 6:05pm on August 23, 2011, James Khalil said…
Alex:

Great to hear from you and thank you for your interest. I am available any time, let's just set up an appointment. Give me a few times which work for you, and I will let you know.

Also, you are welcome to use any of the materials on our website...you may want to look at the "News" section on www.powercalcpak.com. Last, I am bringing out a white paper next month which will say even more. So, your message is very timely.

I look forward to speaking with you.

James
561 278 9969
jameskhalil.pe@powercalcpak.com
 
 
 

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