One of the things I see over and over in these stories about product malfunctions is that the user went to Internet forums to see if others have encountered similar product failures. Time after time, our bloggers report that their problem was discussed by many fellow unfortunate consumers on the Web.
I've always wondered whether brand owners make it a practice to read these forums to find out what their customers are suffering due to design SNAFUs. Seems the forums would be an excellent source of post-purchase feedback.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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