Added by Kilda Wu on June 23, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments
America & Europe have seen a steady decline in jobs in manufacturing job and the jobs moving to low cost countries such as China & Taiwan. The cost arbitrage has been extremely lucrative over the years. But the things seem to be changing from last few years. Rising labour costs, shipping, dwindling government incentives and newer environmental regulations are making manufacturing expensive in the low cost countries. A new study by the consulting firm AlixPartners estimates…Continue
How will Stratasys' acquisition of MakerBot affect you? Would you be more willing to purchase one of the MakerBot products, like the Replicator 2, (for about $2200) to use as a desktop prototype system? Or a future product from the company knowing that Stratasys development is behind it?
Added by Leslie Langnau on June 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
There are 100’s of ways to sabotage your interview, your shot at a job, a career, your brass ring. In the essence of space and time I have narrowed it down to 9.5 ways.
Simple to the point, do not be late. Be 15 minutes early. HR often needs about 15 minutes of your time before the interview, use this to your advantage, and get those nervous jitters out of the way with the HR representative.
Talking too much.
Talking too much is a sign…Continue
Added by Carolyn Deann Richardson on June 12, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Application of V5-H first rate vector control adjustable frequency drive (AFD)
For those who find Google Glass indiscreet, electronic contact lenses that outfit the user's cornea with a display may one day provide an alternative. Researchers at several institutions, including two research arms of Samsung, have already built contacts of this kind, which use new nanomaterials to solve some of the problems that have made contact lens displays less than practical.
A group led by Jang-Ung Park, a chemical…Continue
Added by Jessica East on June 7, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments
This robot can sprint 13.6 miles per hour, making it the second-fastest robot on land. (Here's the fastest one, which can run 18 miles an hour.)
While the scientist dubbed it "cheetah robot," it's a bit slower than the real thing. Cheetahs can reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour.…Continue
Added by Jessica East on June 7, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
I am an Electrical Engineer but now in a management role. We have an area that we store large mobile equipment and it has a asphalt berm coated with Coal Tar Epoxy around it to contain spills. The berm is only 15 months old and is cracking. The solution provided to me is to seal the cracks and recoat it. I don't feel comfortable repeating the previous solution. We used to have portable containment units but they were maintenance intensive for leaves and debris and the plastic clips that…Continue
Added by Chris Williamson on May 21, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments
The recent Women’s Innovation Symposium in Engineering (W.I.S.E.) event took place in Brooklyn with the aim of exposing women to the world of engineering in a fun and engaging way. The day consisted of listening to experts who work in the industry, a fair and a series of workshops. The idea is to open up people's eyes to the great range of engineering careers available and hopefully increase the current 20% of female…Continue
Added by Holly Powell on May 21, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is a non-partisan think tank that works to formulate and promote policies to advance technological innovation. President Robert Atkinson recently spoke to a group of industrial component manufacturers at the Annual Conference of the National Fluid Power Association about the economics of innovation.
Atkinson spent a good deal of time talking about the so-called Great Recession, the worst recession this country has seen since…Continue
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Fascinating story developing about a sexist obituary that the New York Times wrote about a female rocket scientist. They started off with this:
She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from…Continue
I'm a writer for PE (Professional Engineer) magazine, and I'm working on an article on engineering-specific social networks. I interviewed this site's founder, but I'd also love to speak to a regular user or two about your experiences--why you use it, what you've gotten out of it, how it compares to other options, etc.
It would be a bonus of you were a licensed professional engineer, since that's the majority of our readership, but that's…Continue
Added by Eva Kaplan-Leiserson on March 27, 2013 at 1:38pm — No Comments
I'm always interested in how people use CAD software to do interesting projects.
Nout Van Heumen is an industrial designer and engineer whose day job, so to speak, is in the packaging and insulation business. But Hout has developed a name for himself by taking on some really interesting freelance jobs.
One of his projects that I particularly like is the Aristedes OIO guitar. If you check out the picture of this guitar, you can see that it's pretty cool looking. It's also pretty…Continue
Added by Evan Yares on March 25, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
The Piaggio Group is the European leading manufacturer of two-wheeled motor vehicles and also holds an international leading role in the commercial vehicle market.
With over 7000 employees and facilities and research centers scattered over Italy, Vietnam, Spain, China and India, Piaggio has recently been investing its efforts in the creation of a new scooter model destined for the Indian market and has chosen LMS Virtual.Lab Durability to address engineering challenges linked to this…Continue
Added by Steve Glad on March 22, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments
TeamPlatform has made a enhancement to their online platform.
If you don't know what @mention is, then you probably haven't posted much on Twitter (or Facebook, or other social networking sites). It's helpful because, say on Facebook, if you want to mention your cousin, you can type "@cous" and immediatley your cousin's name, "Cousin Bob" shows while you type. It cuts down…Continue
Added by Scott Anderson on March 14, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments
The realm of heavy lifting is not for the faint hearted. A shovel of this size weighs in excess of a thousand metric ton. This kind of weight would pancake a family sedan in seconds. So you need to respect the laws of physics and take great care raising this machine.
The equipment we use is custom made.…
Added by Jean-Marc Biram on March 13, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments
Added by Leslie Langnau on March 7, 2013 at 6:23am — No Comments
Despite the media hype that 3D printers can be used to make literally anything, and that they will disrupt all kinds of present day processes and systems, professional users have a number of frustrations with this technology. These frustrations can be overcome with further R&D, assuming the media hype doesn’t inflate expectations to a point that frustrates the most enthusiastic users. But here are some of the frustrations shared by experienced users on various sites:
The question of when will more engineers use 3D printers may be answered this way—when the price per prototype drops, some say to as far down as less than $1.00 a part. At least that’s what Ezra Zygmuntowicz, CEO, founder, and “hacker” (his words) at Trinity Labs thinks. I met Ezra at the recent MD&M West show in Anaheim, CA. He was displaying his new prosumer 3D printer in the PBC Linear booth.…Continue
Added by Leslie Langnau on February 19, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments