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August 4, 2014 10:45 am
John Parsons, President & CEO of PML Exploration Services
When drilling oil or natural gas wells, employee safety and the integrity of the well are the primary concerns. To enhance safety and increase productivity, PML analyzes the rock cuttings and gases from the drilling fluid to ascertain information ...
July 31, 2014 3:48 pm
EST Analytical
EST Analytical is a family-owned and operated business providing lab equipment and analytical instruments. As a market leader in sample introduction for VOC analysis by GC or GC/MS, EST Analytical has been providing innovative products to ...
July 30, 2014 9:28 am
Danius Silkaitis, Manufacturing Engineer, Stratos Product Development
Product development typically is the spring board for businesses to generate new revenue streams and ultimately profits. There are numerous decisions during development that affect how far and high a business can be vaulted ...   
July 28, 2014 10:32 am
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
If it's one thing I hate, it's all that noise, noise, noise, noise (particularly on airplanes; I'm usually fine with Christmas cheer and unseasonable references). To cure that buzz that ails you, Stow, OH-based Audio-Technica U.S. has designed ...
July 24, 2014 5:36 pm
Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs
Imagine being surrounded by the imagery of your dreams on a panoramic display. Now imagine being able to manipulate these images by pointing directly at them, like a conductor leading an orchestra of pixels. It sounds like something ...  
July 22, 2014 3:30 pm
Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor, @melfass
The basic Viking parachute design that was used to land vehicles on Mars in 1976 was the same design used to deliver the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012. While it has been more than 40 years since the initial mission, many of the technologies haven’t changed, until recently ...
July 22, 2014 9:10 am
Chris Fox, Editor
Additive manufacturing has its limits, and even the best printed parts often fall short when it comes to texture, strength, and precision — not to mention the disappointments that often precipitate from desktop 3D printers ...   
July 21, 2014 10:13 am
Gordon Knott, Alexandria Industries
To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components ...   
July 17, 2014 4:45 pm
Chris Fox, Editor
Engineering these days has a tendency to cross disciplines more than ever. Decades ago, companies started using medical technologies (radiography to be exact) to inspect solid structures and mechanical parts ...      
July 16, 2014 10:15 am
Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net
Phil Masiello, the co-founder and president 800razors.com, has more than once found himself in a dire situation: while traveling, he realized the night before a key meeting that he had forgotten his razor at home. Knowing that he needed to ...
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