I guess IF you were standing next to this fellow during his investigation, you'd probably have a far better appreciation for the engineering/programming dilemma. But, reading about it from the vantage point of several decades later, it seems that one would do just as well reading Homer or Cicero in their native text.
In general, I think most of these blogs are so "lingo-specific" that they lose much of their impact to readers NOT familiar with industry-specific terminology.
This is a good Sherlock Ohms story about using ingenuity to double the production on the conveyor. A lot of this type of optimization is done with intelligent tools these days. Not long ago, it all had to be done with brain tissue.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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