Engineering

Oct03No Comments

Effective Use of Physical Models In Product Development

The surprise… It was about 10 minutes through a design review.  All eyes were fixed on the projector screen evaluating the newly presented concepts.  My voice was the only sound in the room and everyone was still.  Going into the review I was...
Jun05

The Power of a Concept Bill of Materials

It’s a common refrain from new clients: “we hired a design firm to do a previous project.  They made a nice design but when we found out what it was going to cost to build we had to scrap it.”  There are several techniques to keeping a new design’s...
Jun02

5 Things to Avoid When Designing a Sealed Product

Jun02

Would You Trust Tape for Assembly?

There’s a great meme floating around out there with the title “engineering flowchart”. It’s been around in several versions for many years so I assume it’s public domain.  It sort of memorializes engineers’ love for duct tape as a fix-all....
Jun02

Mentoring – For Best Results, Start Early

Several years ago, we started hiring our engineering interns out of high school in addition to college students.  We didn’t have a bad experience with college interns, it’s just that I was intrigued to see what a high school student could contribute....
Jun02

Show Me Your Typical Sections

  Show Me Your Typical Sections George Opie was my first boss.  I got lucky.  Opie was the head of our design department at an automotive supplier in the mid 90’s.  We were past the days of drafting boards, but George started his career as a...
May31

The Day I Developed Thick Skin

If you work in a creative field and care about what you do, then you have probably felt personally attacked when given harsh criticism. Handling criticism is an important part of learning and improving your craft. Like any other skill, the ability to...
Mar14

Juggernaut Open House 2016

Mar14

Glass Impact Test Video

May09No Comments

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