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Content posted in October 2012
Implementing '5S' Programs in Manufacturing Facilities
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10/26/2012  9 comments
Many manufacturing facilities are following the path toward a "5S" workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology as part of continuous improvement or lean manufacturing processes.
Automated Requirements Traceability & Verification of Software: Who Cares? I Do
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10/25/2012  4 comments
Today’s device manufacturers face conflicting demands: Get the product out the door. Minimize development cost. Meet ever-changing customer requirements. Certify your device. The list goes on.
Sourcing New Ball Screw Manufacturers
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10/22/2012  3 comments
Here are some key points that designers should be keenly aware of when sourcing new ball screw manufacturers.
Addressing Ergonomics & Repetitive Motion Injuries in Manufacturing Facilities
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10/19/2012  8 comments
In today’s manufacturing environment, ergonomics and repetitive motion injuries are major issues that every business must address to insure production levels remain at expected levels, and employee injuries remain as infrequent as possible.
The Fight for the Perfect Fit
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10/4/2012  8 comments
eQuality Tech is using Geomagic to help Fight-Bite cut design time for customized mouthguards from a day to an hour.
Users Drive Innovation in Flash Memory
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10/4/2012  3 comments
By challenging engineers to keep innovating to support the best customer experience, users have ensured that voice recognition is moving forward at high speed.
Myth of the College Experience
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10/3/2012  40 comments
The best way to prepare for success in your career and in life is to start out at a community college.
Design Decisions: Protect Electronic Ballasts in Fluorescent Lamps
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10/2/2012  5 comments
A polymeric positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) device can help protect electronic ballasts from abnormal-state operations when fluorescent lamps are reaching their EOL.
Petroski on Engineering: Mobile & Stabile Art
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10/1/2012  2 comments
Understanding the background of anything that is designed makes us realize that everything can be connected to everything else.




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