Focus on fasteners
Features 9/23/1996 Post a comment Like the heel of Achilles, the humble fastener can destroy the biggest of projects if it fails. The fastening industry, to prevent such catastrophes and improve the state-of-the-art in general, regularly introduces new joining and assembly techniques. Here are some examples:
New ideas from the old country
Features 9/23/1996 Post a comment Turnout at the Geneva Annual International Exhibition of Inventions demonstrates the universality of the inventive spirit. The following are just a few samples of the more than 1,000 patented designs on display this year, representing some 650 exhibitors from 40 countries.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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