@RAN: That manager was an idiot. Leadership is really about taking care of your people or surrounding yourself and your people with the best resources possible.
When I was in the Navy as an Ensign, 1st Divn Officer on USS SARATOGA, I didn't have a chief (you can translate as senior engineer). I had to earn the respect of my guys. I got messed with a lot, but eventually, they saw that I was backing them up and rewarding them as they performed for me.
Build up your team and share your knowledge. Don't play "I've got a secret". Build the tribe...
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.