How does your organization stay on top of tried-and-true best practices and engineering technologies affecting product or process design and development?
If you are like most engineers, standards are a critical component in the early stages of the product design process. Standards help engineers save time and money by providing accepted product criteria, processes, tests, and procedures that can be used as a basis for new design drawings, specifications and/or models.
FMEA is a best-practice methodology for analyzing potential reliability problems early in the product or process development cycle when they are easier to correct. It’s used in product development, systems engineering, reliability engineering, and operations management to help teams identify possible failure modes based on past experience or to design products and processes so as to remove potential weaknesses.…Continue
Product development has gone global – with products being created, part by part, at manufacturing centers across the globe. Roles and tasks, from manufacturing to R&D, have also become increasingly globally distributed.
The benefits to global product teams are many and include shortening development cycles and costs and bringing R&D personnel closer to the needs of regional markets and closer to distributed manufacturing resources.
But the transition to global…Continue