Recent Articles

August 18, 2014 4:52 pm
Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space
Consumer 3D-printing growth dominates much of the technology discussion lately—for better and, perhaps, for worse at times. Every day we see more applications (3D-printed ice cream, anyone?), and 3D printers are now appearing at ...  
August 15, 2014 9:41 am
Able Electropolishing
When companies need their metal parts enhanced for functionality and appearance, they turn to electropolishing. Electropolishing is a “reverse plating” process utilized during the final step of the manufacturing process. Learn more about ...
August 13, 2014 4:40 pm
National Instruments
Today's incredibly complex products require an ever-growing amount of test. Traditional test instruments aren't proportionally scaling to keep up. Each subsequent generation of technology includes more pieces and more ...    
August 13, 2014 9:57 am
Wendy Wu (MWE China), Jennifer Mikulina & Han Jason Yu
Working with a team of experienced trademark counsel in the U.S. and China is a critical to launching a successful expansion of a brand into China. This article provides a set of checklists to guide companies, including the preliminary steps to ...
August 11, 2014 5:17 pm
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO
In a Portland, Oregon headquarters that feels more like a tech startup than a shoe manufacturer, you’ll find one of the most innovative outdoor and utility footwear companies in the country. The floors and walls are made of reclaimed materials ...
August 11, 2014 9:44 am
Glen E. Peer, Director of Test Engineering, Integrated Device Technology
Keeping pace with continuously increasing test performance requirements in a fast moving environment where device performance is constantly pushing the limits of ATE system capabilities and thereby accelerating tester obsolescence and ...
August 8, 2014 12:19 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass
Anyone can build their own Tesla Coil, and now it’s easier than ever thanks to oneTesla co-founders Bayley Wang and Heidi Baumgartner. The MIT students came together at the MIT hackerspace, MITER, with access to machine tools ...   
August 7, 2014 4:09 pm
Sébastien Boria, Airbus
Manufacturing and assembly of aircraft, which involve tens of thousands of steps that must be followed by operators, and a single mistake in the process could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix, making the room for error very small ...
August 6, 2014 9:30 am
Sunnen Products Company
For a business to thrive, it must be able to negotiate the inevitable economic peaks and valleys. A world leader in manufacturing engine blocks for racing and high performance enthusiasts – as well as replacement blocks for a variety of Detroit V-8 engines – Dart Machinery uses its mastery of ...
August 5, 2014 9:25 am
Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO
In 2013, the French Canadian machining, fabrication and assembly company, Marmen Energy, made the move to the United States. After touring many states for several years, the company decided to set up shop in Brandon, South Dakota ...  
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