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February 18, 2015 10:50 am
Brent Venghaus, Winegard Technical Program Manager & Mechanical Engineering Manager
Four criteria are critical to successfully launch a new product to the marketplace: quality, cost, performance and delivery. Design for eXcellence, or DfX, is a philosophy that promotes rapid and successful product launch by ...   
February 17, 2015 10:13 am
Lindsay Hock, Editor, R&D Magazine
In 2013, battle lines were drawn. Two stark competitors were looking to speed repairs and cut costs on parts for gas turbines. First to the drawing board was GE, who started using 3-D printing technology at its Global Research Center in ...
February 13, 2015 10:58 am
Protecode
In this infographic, Protecode compares the attributes of open source projects held in organized, tightly governed forges, such as Apache and CodePlex, with free-for-all forges having little or no project governance, such as SourceForge or ...
February 11, 2015 3:04 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
This year at Solidworks 2015 Bre Pettis of Makerbot gave a Keynote challenging innovation, collaboration, and all the dudes in the room ...                  
February 9, 2015 2:29 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass
The Parrot quadcopter hums above the center stage as Bertrand Sicot opens the general session addressing the state of Solidworks. This year at Solidworks World 2015 there are 5,500 attendees, and for the first time the general session ...
February 6, 2015 10:15 am
Siemens
From domestic washing, cooking and heating to infection prevention and crop care, pump technology supports all areas of daily life. Whale is a specialist in this field, and the company’s reputation for innovation is built on decades of ...
February 5, 2015 9:07 am
CAS DataLoggers
In 1907 German manufacturer Henkel developed Persil, the first automatic washing powder, which made clothes washing much easier. Clothes washing went on to become even simpler and environmentally friendlier ...      
February 3, 2015 1:39 pm
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and CG Trader wants you to design a creative Valentine’s Day gift. Forget about chocolates and silly postcards, and get to work designing 3D models of jewelry, art, gadgets, or anything else you think ...  
February 3, 2015 9:51 am
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group
Worldwide sales of LED lights are expected to skyrocket in the next five years, according to a study by reports.com. The light-emitting-diode-based lighting market, which totaled less than $5 billion in 2013, is expected to reach $25.7 billion in ...
February 3, 2015 8:58 am
Bhaumik Dave, Sr. FEA consultant at Hi-Tech FEA
Most engineering products involve their application under extreme thermal environments. Examples could range from electronic components such as microprocessors to mechanical devices such as turbines, compressors and engines. All these ...
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