Advances in technology have propelled the human race to an unprecedented plateau of innovation and capability. Throughout our history, revolutionary technological advances have presented an opportunity to push the boundaries of societal progress, and now with additive manufacturing, once again we find ourselves on the cusp of behaviour altering possibilities. Additive manufacturing poses a unique proposition; the freedom of design to create more, to inspire innovation, and…Continue
Added by Reuben Menezes on August 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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
I have been hanging out a lot with a friend (let's call her Michelle) who is in the middle of prototyping - - let's just say I am frequently reminded how difficult it is to actually turn an idea into a physical product.
(That particular skill isn't…Continue
Added by Alyssa Sittig on March 28, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Passing this job opportunity from our friends at Minarik Drives for a Product Design Engineer...
We have an immediate need for a circuit design-capable BSEE with knowledge of motor control firmware and hardware and three to five years’ industry experience in product specification, hardware and software design for AC and DC motor drives, power control and mixed circuit design, and product validation testing. Working directly with a wide network of external customers,…Continue
Added by Marshall Matheson on March 5, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments
A lot of CNC machines use up to 100 DualVee guide wheels and the track to match. We talked to one of our design engineers about why and how in today's "Coffee Chat."
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 24, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments
There was a time when everyone was so impressed by intelligent part numbering schemes that choosing to adopt one was a no-brainer.
But things have changed. If you're growing quickly with a wide variety of parts, or have a globally dispersed or complicated manufacturing process, intelligent part numbering could actually be a difficult system to maintain as you grow.
If you're trying to decide if it's right for you, here are a few pros and cons of intelligent part…Continue
A recent Chainlink survey revealed that 45% of companies devote less than $50,000 each year to …
I always enjoy reading the musings of my company's CTO, Eric Larkin. I found his most recent post about open-design hardware particularly interesting.(Not to mention, I appreciated the throw-back to the days of…Continue
Added by Alyssa Sittig on November 3, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
A little while ago I met with Arena CTO Eric Larkin to discuss the minimum viable product design model and tips for implementing it into your product design process. (Full recap of the subject matter here.)
I've been thinking about it since then, and wondered if this is a model that could work for hardware designers, as it has been really effective for us (a software…Continue
ML Engraving shows its brand new website and invites everyone of you to take a look to discover something more about laser technology.
The site entirely represents the Company and gives detailed informations about:
Added by Andrea Lodetti on September 6, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments
It all started with banking upon the available 200 man years of engineering services experience with us and the availability of subject matter experts. The subject matter experts include Power train design, Structure, Brakes & steering, Hydraulics, Product Integration, Electrical & Instrumentation, Tooling, Quality Management Systems and Production.
Looking at the exponential increase in the demand…
Added by Vinay Kumar on August 2, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
My blog is actually on WordPress at The Design Urge.
Added by Stephanie Moore-Fuller on June 27, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I have found over the years that my best sales tool is my ability to identify product design features that increase manufacturing costs. In about 80-90% of quote requests that I review, product designs are generally great concepts that represent the product design engineers concept or intent although they are not quite ready for production manufacturing. I have found that by providing budgetary estimates to customer drawings or models that are not…Continue
Added by John on June 13, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
So I was reading through Twitter this morning and came across this article. After reading it, I thought Heck, this should go for everyone, especially Engineers! Engineer's have the unique opportunity to develop products from the ground up, so this advice almost speaks directly to YOU!
Added by John J. Currid on May 17, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments
after spending a good 18 years in the design scene, i have put down a few thoughts which i will be sharing with you on this blog.
i would enjoy your insights and feedback for everyone with special observations most welcome to enhance the sharing of information in relation to the subject.
thanks for your attention, and will be back with the short design blog soon.
Added by milind chitale on April 6, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments
February 16, 2011
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What is DFMPro?
DFMPro is an easy-to-use design for manufacturability (DFM) tool for designers and manufacturing engineers that is seamlessly integrated into leading CAD platforms like SolidWorks® and Pro/ENGINEER®. It facilitates upstream manufacturability validation and identification of areas of a design that are difficult, expensive or impossible to…Continue
Society’s expectation of technology has changed. Do you remember when a black and white television was the best picture available? Do you remember when a Commodore 64 was the best home
computer? Do you remember the days when a dial-up connection was the
only way to access the internet?
Every product above was the most basic model of some objects we use regularly today. HDTV, Laptop, and especially Wi-Fi are at…
Added by Ashton Byrne on May 5, 2010 at 8:40am — No Comments