March 12th, 2012:
Having just returned from my first trip to Shanghai, helping coordinate the design and manufacture of a new product for a client of ours, I was reminded of the importance of creativity in product... read more
March 20th, 2012:
During product development many companies approach Industrial Design and Engineering as separate phases of product development. The project usually starts with Industrial Design and once that phase... read more
August 16th, 2012:
As an engineer, I can appreciate when testing goes wrong – especially when you are on the verge of some overwhelmingly revolutionary discovery. I thought it was funny – yes, I can have a dark sense... read more
September 5th, 2012:
Technologies, companies and practices that don’t move with the times always end up in the history books. Most organizations see the benefit of updating their technological knowledge and keep up with... read more
January 21st, 2013:
With the snow starting to fly at the beginning of a new year, it’s quickly becoming apparent that winter is in full swing and it’s time to get out and hit the slopes! Skiing has always been a... read more
March 26th, 2013:
It seems that these days nearly everyone (including certain engineers) is talking about 3D printing, rapid prototyping and its future. It’s a popular topic, and recently people have been singing the... read more
April 1st, 2013:
The last article I wrote was about printing organic transistors, pretty neat stuff. Synthetic biologists at Stanford have one upped that feat however by creating the first biological analogue of a... read more
April 30th, 2013:
I know the GTI blog has talked about 3D printing to death, but I couldn’t help myself after finding out that San Diego based Organovo successfully produced 3D samples of human liver cells using a bio... read more
May 8th, 2013:
This past Saturday was the Fourth of May, or better yet May the Fourth. Many of you know what I am talking about but if you don’t, try to complete the following sentence, “May the fourth (... read more
March 21st, 2014:
It's that time of the year! Finally the snow is melting, the sun is shining and opportunities are blossoming. With so much energy and vivacity brewing it's no surprise that BIOMEDevice is in Boston... read more
March 31st, 2014:
Hollywood script writers have been commissioned for psychological studies of terrorists, they have come up with forward-thinking and (way) outsite-the-box solutions to many social and technological... read more
April 21st, 2014:
  How seemingly simple engineering advances will impact racing and production automobiles for many years to come. Mercedes formula one team this year made a small but significant change to... read more
May 13th, 2014:
In an ideal world, students around the nation would enter each next grade at the same level as their peers, with access to the same classes, teachers, resources, etc. such that upon graduating high... read more
August 4th, 2014:
Every few years there seems to be a new TV special explaining the “secrets” of how ancient civilizations accomplished their technical and engineering feats. There are claims that Martians built the... read more
August 26th, 2014:
“Humans Need Not Apply”, the latest viral video by CGP Grey, is an interesting yet unsettling 15-minute documentary about how technology and process automation is making many everyday human jobs... read more
September 30th, 2014:
The development of numerical methods like FEM to study large complex physical models was a huge step forward in the ability to predict and tailor designs per the environment. Large scale application... read more

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