John J. Currid's Blog (13)

What Can Be Learned From Apple & Nike - No Crap, Big Opportunities

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! 


Apple's Jobs to Nike CEO - "Get Rid of the…


Added by John J. Currid on May 17, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments

New Levels of Performance with Magnetic Bearings

New Levels of Performance with Magnetic Bearings

by Mark Hinckley, Director, Mechatronics Platform, SKF USA Inc., Lansdale, PA

Friday, October 08, 2010…


Added by John J. Currid on October 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Podcast: Leveraging Technology for Newer Applications

Leveraging Technology for Newer Applications

Cathy Wilson of the Gates Corporation speaks with Miles Budimir, Senior Motion Control Editor for Design World Magazine, about how you can leverage belt technology to increase the capabilities of your… Continue

Added by John J. Currid on December 16, 2009 at 6:08am — No Comments

Podcast: New Developments in Flexing Cabling

Paul Warren of W.L. Gore speaks with Design World Magazine managing editor Leslie Langnau about the new developments in flex cables and how transitioning to a flex cable can help your… Continue

Added by John J. Currid on December 16, 2009 at 5:50am — No Comments

New Generation of Body Armor Takes the Load Off Soldiers

Wearing body armor for protection against bullets and shrapnel has been a double-edged sword for soldiers. While the armor provides an indispensable defense, its weight and placement on the body exposes the wearer to neck, shoulder and back discomfort, and possibly years of lingering pain. The problem is not just the armor, but also the heavy equipment that soldiers routinely wear for hours and days at a time that can weigh more than 60 lbs – including rifles, ammunition, grenades, radios,… Continue

Added by John J. Currid on December 1, 2009 at 8:45am — No Comments

Texas Instrument Your Way™ micro-site dedicated to Engineering using TI High-Performance Analog Products

That High Performance Analog » Your Way™ micro-site offers Product Information, Application/Industry Knowledge, Technical Support, & more. Take a quick look!!!…


Added by John J. Currid on October 19, 2009 at 6:50am — No Comments

TI launches E2E (Engineer-to-Engineer) Network dedicated to Engineers

TI invites you to freely and openly interact with your peer Engineers, TI Engineers, and other experts in order to ask questions, share knowledge, explore ideas, and help solve problems with their NEW E2E Network!


Added by John J. Currid on October 19, 2009 at 6:44am — No Comments

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Added by John J. Currid on September 2, 2009 at 6:31am — No Comments

ANSYS 12.0 Software Offers Multiple Updates

The latest version of ANSYS’ flagship product debuts as an engineering simulation and integration product that supports Simulation Driven Product Development. The new product touts fast product design and validation features in a complete, virtual environment that captures complex and coupled physical phenomena.

The core of the software is the ANSYS Workbench 2.0 platform – a simulation tool that enables you to set up, visualize, and manage simulations. It captures and automates… Continue

Added by John J. Currid on August 21, 2009 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Photo offers rare glimpse into Apple's design studio

By Zach Spear

Published: 04:20 PM EST

Documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit has posted a photograph of Jonathan Ive somewhere inside Apple's design studio, a facility rarely exposed to the general public.

"We did a follow-up interview with Jony Ive at Apple in California last week, and enjoyed the opportunity of filming inside Apple's design facilities," Hustwit wrote on a website promoting an upcoming film.

"I felt like… Continue

Added by John J. Currid on January 22, 2009 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Students Give Robots a 'Sense' of Accomplishment and Vice-Versa Physics class builds three devices to respond to environmental stimuli

WOOSTER, Ohio - Alejandro the Wind Bunny proudly demonstrated his newfound ability to sense variable air currents by maneuvering back and forth in front of two portable fans at a show-and-tell session Thursday morning in Taylor Hall. The carefully constructed device was one of three robots built by students in Susan Lehman's "Electronics for Scientists" class (Physics 220).

The assignment was to create a robot using a kit by Lego… Continue

Added by John J. Currid on December 19, 2008 at 7:03am — No Comments


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