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  • Work on Hospital Project Resumes Following Fatal Scaffold Collapse

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    25 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Investigations are continuing into an accident that killed one worker and injured seven others in Rio Rancho, N.M.
  • 5 steps to growing leaders in your company

    ASCE SmartBrief
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    The best CEOs are constantly seeking ways to develop people around them, writes Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft.  -More- 
  • Offshore Wind Has Come to the U.S.; EPCs Can Help It Gain Momentum

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    26 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Offshore wind energy could add 4.2 million megawatts to the generating capacity of the U.S., according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, but the U.S. market has stalled almost completely, hindered by regulatory uncertainties, political opposition, litigation and a lack of available financing.
  • Cheaper, better LED technology

    Engineering News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:56 pm
    An engineering professor has developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the technology.
  • Sensors Rapidly Screen Transplantable Lungs For Warning Signs

    Chemical & Engineering News: Latest News
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    Clinical Chemistry: Chip-based devices could help save donor lungs and patient lives
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    Engineering News -- ScienceDaily

  • Cheaper, better LED technology

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:56 pm
    An engineering professor has developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the technology.
  • Saving lives using new stent graft design

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling “helped validate that the configuration is delivering more well developed blood flow with the design,” according to a vascular surgeon.
  • Cells cling and spiral 'like vines' in first 3-D tissue scaffold for plants

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:20 am
    New cost-effective material which mimics natural 'extracellular matrix' has allowed scientists to capture previously unseen behavior in individual plant cells, including new shapes and interactions. New methods highlight potential developments for plant tissue engineering.
  • Drones used to track wildlife

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Researchers have developed a world-first radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged wildlife.
  • California levees' vulnerability

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:39 am
    With the ongoing extreme drought in California posing a threat to the state’s levee systems, there is an urgent need to invest in research regarding the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure under extreme climatic events. Experts warn that current drought conditions pose “a great risk to an already endangered levee system."
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    CENtral ScienceCENtral Science

  • Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, July-August issue

    Jyllian Kemsley
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here’s what’s in the July-August issue of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety: Editorial: Re-evaluating an old prejudice, by Harry J. Elson Why is weapons grade plutonium more hazardous to work with than highly enriched uranium?; from Michael E. Cournoyer, Stephen A. Costigan, and Bradley S. Schake (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Occupational exposure to nanomaterials: Assessing the potential for cutaneous exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles in a semiconductor facility; from Sara A. Brenner and Nicole M. Neu-Baker (State University of New York Polytechnic Institute)…
  • #Chemsafety programming at #ACSBoston

    Jyllian Kemsley
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    The 250th ACS National Meeting starts on Sunday in Boston. Here’s what’s planned for chemical and laboratory safety; the Division of Chemical Health & Safety has its usual CHAS-At-A-Glance ready for printing. You can also find CHAS and the Committee on Chemical Safety in the Expo at booth 425. SUNDAY Morning Division of Chemical Health & Safety Executive Committee meeting; here’s the agenda book; breakfast at 8:00 AM, meeting 8:30-11:30 AM, Seaport Hotel, Seaport Ballroom A Designing Safer Chemicals; 8:00-11:35 AM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, St. James Room (ENVR) On…
  • Chemical safety through history

    Jyllian Kemsley
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    From Chemical Heritage Magazine‘s Summer 2008 edition, here’s a piece about historical chemical incidents, from a potassium explosion temporarily blinding Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac to several chemists dying from hydrogen fluoride and fluorine poisoning: “Not-So-Great Moments in Chemical Safety” Related Posts:When is an explosion really an explosion, take twoUK thallium and arsenic poisoning case neither accident nor…Lab safety is critical in high school, tooThis Week on CENtral Science: Papal Chemistry, Neuroscience…Three ways to become a great safety…
  • Process Safety newsletters

    Jyllian Kemsley
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    From AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety, the “Process Safety Beacons” for the last few months: Mechanical Integrity – “You get what you inspect, not what you expect!” Conduct of Operations – “What are your plant’s critical safety control limits?” Know When to Leave! – “Know what can go wrong in your plant, when you should evacuate, and when to shelter in place!” Operational Readiness – “Any time that you introduce material or energy into equipment that is not currently being used, it is essential…
  • Learning from oil spill disasters

    Jyllian Kemsley
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    In last week’s issue of C&EN, I had  a story that looked  back at the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills, with an eye toward lessons learned for addressing future spills. I focused on the environmental clean-up, not on the process safety problems that led to the incidents, but there was one talk from the University of New Hampshire Oil Spill Response Forum held last fall that I wanted to flag here. The speaker was Charlie Williams, who retired from Shell as chief scientist for well engineering and production and now leads the Center for Offshore Safety. Consider these…
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    Engineering Ethics Blog

  • Light On the Dark Side: Planned Parenthood and Ashley Madison

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    In the last few weeks, an organization called the Center for Medical Progress posted videos of Planned Parenthood employees discussing cash transactions involving the body parts of aborted fetuses.  And just last week, a hacker group calling itself the Impact Team posted personal information on 32 million users of Ashley Madison, a website that advertises itself as a matchmaker for those wishing to have extramarital affairs.  In both of these cases, the hackers or investigators "went to the dark side" technologically, using spy technology or hacking abilities to penetrate secrets of…
  • Tianjin Tragedy: A Painful Lesson

    17 Aug 2015 | 4:02 am
    Last Wednesday, Aug. 12, people living near the coast of Bohai Bay, in the southeast part of the port city of Tianjin, were awaked by the sound of sirens and the flickering of a fire.  A chemical warehouse on the bay was ablaze, and several residents got out their smartphones and videoed the impressive conflagration as it illuminated nearby apartment and office buildings.  At 11:30 PM, eyewitnesses saw a blinding flash as a huge detonation went off, followed a few seconds later by an even bigger one that registered 2.3 on the Richter scale of seismographs many miles away. …
  • Is The World Ready for Digital DNA?

    10 Aug 2015 | 3:42 am
    Sixty-year-olds don't often have children, but we are witnessing the birth of a new field of engineering made possible by the marriage of two discoveries that date from the 1950s:  DNA and the integrated circuit.  In a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News, Emily Leproust, CEO of Twist Bioscience, is quoted as saying that her company can manufacture DNA to order, letter by letter.  They do this by using advanced microstructures and computing power made possible by the semiconductor-chip revolution to synthesize DNA based on concepts drawn from the latest biological…
  • "I See the Problem"—Or Do You?

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:13 am
    Apologies in advance to those who have heard the following joke, but it illustrates an issue that can get engineering types into trouble—not technical trouble, but trouble in an organization or setting in which more skills are called for than technical ones.During the French Revolution, when the guillotine was busily employed in purging the body politic of undesirable elements, the time came one morning to execute three enemies of the revolution:  a priest, a nobleman, and an engineer.  A large crowd gathered to watch the execution.  First, the priest was led forward. …
  • The Wireless-Car-Hack Recall: A Real-Life Drama in Three Acts

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Act One—2010-2011As automakers begin to build in more wireless technology to enable not only hands-free mobile phone use from their cars but streaming audio services and navigational and safety aids as well, some researchers at UC San Diego and the University of Washington look into the possibility that these new two-way communication paths can be used to hack into a car's computer for nefarious purposes.  After months of work, they manage to use a wireless connection to disable the brakes on a particular car, which to this day remains anonymous.  Rather than releasing the maker's…
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  • CRWV Airport Authority, Triad Answer Yeager Airport Landslide Complaint

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Plaintiffs whose homes were destroyed by the Yeager Airport Landslide in March of 2015 filed a suit naming Central Regional West Virginia Airport Authority and Triad Engineering as well as several others. The CRWVAA and Triad have filed answers to the complaint, and two other plaintiff have filed motions to dismiss themselves from the lawsuit according the the West Virginia Record. Apparently Triad was monitoring the mechanically stabilized earth retention structure as far back as 2013 when cracks were observed. In July of 2014, 28 monitoring points were installed. According to the complaint,…
  • A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: Center for Geotechnical Modeling Facilitates Seismic Research

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    How would you feel if you were subjected to 75Gs of centrifugal force? Well, at least you would know what the soil feels like in some of the cutting edge geotechnical modeling being done at the UC Davis Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM). This article is a fascinating overview of the history of the lab, and the types of geotechnical experiments they can run using the 9 meter radius centrifuge. It can spin a 5-ton payload at 90 revolutions per minute! No other lab in the world can boast those numbers. [Source: Read the full blog post from the College of Engineering at UC Davis. Image: UC…
  • Video of DeWind One Pass Trenching MT2000 Trencher Installing Soil Bentonite Cutoff Wall

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Modified from the YouTube description: Video of a DeWind One-Pass Trencher installing a Soil-Bentonite Wall 55' deep. This is a mix in place technology capable of installations up to 125' feet deep. The soils are evenly homogenized with the additives from top to bottom and from start to finish. An Average of 300 LF installed per day. No messy mixing ponds, open excavations, very little spoils, One piece of equipment and only 4 men are required for this 5000 LF installation reducing safety exposure. [Source: YouTube. Image: YouTube]
  • The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    This is a fantastic article by Kathryn Schulz for New Yorker Magazine on the seismic and tsunami hazards associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone in the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Schulz paints a very vivid picture of what the devestation will look like based on input from many people who know what they are talking about, geologists, seismologists, FEMA officials, and State and Local disaster planning folks. This article was so effective, that NPR reported a run on survival kit supplies in Northwest U.S. The article also does a nice job explaining the interesting geologic detective work to…
  • The World's Longest (and Scariest) Glass Pedestrian Bridge

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    Check out this proposed bridge in China's Zhangjiajie National Forest. It has a span of 1,200 feet and is over 1,300 feet off the ground. The majestic landscape was reportedly the inspiration for the Halleluja Mountains of James Cameron's movie Avatar. The bridge architect that designed it initially refused saying the landscape was too beautiful to put a bridge there. But agreed only if they could design a bridge that would 'disappear'. The 20 foot wide platform is slated to host fashion shows, and the center of the structure will be used for bungee jumping! [Source: Wired. Image: Wired]
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  • Registration & Application Form

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:46 pm
    I heard many students are having a trouble registering on the TCS Portal, when it's quite straightforward actually. If you have problem in attaching photos or CV, Use internet explorer to do it. I guess the site does not support Google Chrome or Firefox. If you have any queries, ask them here:
  • CDAC DAC Eligibility?

    30 Aug 2015 | 2:29 pm
    I have a year gap in Engg. am i ELIGIBLE? I have 700 something people above me in DAC can any1 suggest some good centres in MUMBAI n PUNE ?
  • CDAC eligibility criteria, course fee for diploma courses.

    30 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    CDAC conducts C-CAT (common admission test) all over India to select candidates for the post-graduate diploma courses. A lot of engineering graduates appear for the test. This article aims to provide you with the necessary information about the CDAC eligibility criteria and the course fee in the coming year 2014 & 2015. Please read the information carefully and if you have any questions, you may post them below. Note that all the Post Graduate Diploma courses are 'full-time' and span about... CDAC eligibility criteria, course fee for diploma courses.
  • How to run JSP on XAMPP

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:41 pm
    I have installed xampp v1.8.1 on my laptop and i wanted to run few jsp pages using it. Can anyone please help with instructions on how to do that?
  • GRE Text Completion Practice Questions & Solutions

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    1. George had attended the meeting with the rest of his (i)________. None of them had (ii) ________ the CEO’s announcement. It was (iii) ________ and would affect everyone connected with the corporation. Blank (i) collegians, colleagues, siblings Blank (ii) anticipated, placated, interloped Blank (iii) trivial, inconsequential, monumental 2. The two brothers had been (i) ________for so long that they probably wouldn’t recognize each other if they passed on the street.... GRE Text Completion Practice Questions & Solutions
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    Design World Online

  • Renishaw Inc. appoints MillenniTEK as U.S. reseller of vacuum casting systems and consumables

    Jennifer Calhoon
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    Renishaw Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Renishaw plc, has appointed MillenniTEK of Knoxville, Tennessee, as its reselling partner for vacuum casting consumables and systems in the U.S. MillenniTEK will offer the full range of Renishaw vacuum casting systems, material and consumables along with service and installation. “MillenniTEK’s expertise in the manufacture of high-quality, high-tolerance ceramic components in a variety of technical materials makes the company a natural for this new role,” said Dave Bozich, Business Manager, Renishaw Inc. “MillenniTEK’s…
  • Rogers Corporation to have significant presence at European Microwave Week 2015

    Jennifer Calhoon
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will be a major participant in the conference and product exhibition segments of Europe’s largest trade show devoted to RF/microwave technology and applications– European Microwave Week 2015 (EuMW 2015) ( Scheduled for September 6-11, 2015 at the Palais des Congres, Paris, France, EuMW 2015 includes the 45th European Microwave Conference, the 10th European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference (EuMIC 2015), the 12th European Radar Conference (EuRAD 2015), and a large exhibition floor. Rogers at Booth 263 Rogers Advanced Connectivity…
  • QA1 Dampers for Commercial & Industrial OE Markets

    Jennifer Calhoon
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    QA1 manufactures a wide variety of dampers and struts for the commercial and industrial OE markets. Applications include exercise equipment, commercial lawn and garden, neighborhood electric vehicles, commercial utility vehicles, and a wide variety of industrial applications. QA1 manufactures numerous styles of shock absorbers, including both twin-tube and monotube, in a variety of sizes, mounting configurations and compression rates. This extensive product offering enables QA1’s customers the ability to select the ideal product for their specific application. QA1 provides engineering…
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    Self Proclaimed Die Expert

  • August 2015, SME stamping and dies techgroup meeting: SPRINGBACK

    18 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    We hosted our August meeting of the Stamping and Die Technical Group and Metal Forming simulation technical groups with a discussion on Springback. The presentation was made by Eric Kam of AutoForm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rapid blank estimations from inverse one-step FEA

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    One of the simplest tools to employ in digital process planning for sheet metal stamping is the inverse One-step finite element analysis method. Very common to use during initial part design as a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • June SME Stamping and Dies Technical Group meeting: Diversity in manufacturing and engineering

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    Brianne hosted a great discussion earlier this week when she invited several of her colleagues in engineering and manufacturing to share their insights into diversity in engineering and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Faster Horses... Virtual Tryout?

    8 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    According to online legend, Henry Ford is attributed with the quote, "If I had asked the customer, they'd have asked for faster horses." This quote whether real or not, is used to point to the fact... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simulation: Draw beads difference between simulation and reality

    21 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    In my time as a metal forming simulation applications engineer. The frequency of calls from users expressing dismay that the stamping process that they had engineered had shown one result in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    EVstudio, Architect Engineer Denver Evergreen Colorado, Austin Texas Architect

  • 7 Things Learned at the Revit Technology Conference 2015 Washington DC

    Peter Gozar
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:45 pm
    1.  Objects drawn in Revit should be drawn as Detail Components.  This gives the Object the ability to be Scheduled.  Objects should be schedulable. 2.  A best practice would be to have one office Revit template for all Project Types. 3.  The project type that most uses BIM technologies is Education. 4.  IPD stands for Integrated Project Delivery.  Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) leverages early contributions of knowledge and expertise through the utilization of new technologies, allowing all team members to better realize their highest potentials while expanding the value they…
  • Commonwealth Heights – Ovation – Progress

    Alex Knuth
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Ovation, previously referred to as Commonwealth Heights is moving along quite quickly. Building 1 is scheduled to be turned over to the owner from Wietz in October of this year. As it can be seen from the photos the exterior finishes are being applied and installed. Drywall is being hung and internal finishes are being installed and walls getting a fresh coat of paint.             Looks good and it will be a fun push to finish….here is hoping to keep the rain from slowing down the pool construction.
  • Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

    17 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Revit is one of the most powerful tools we use at EVstudio to communicate ideas between our architects and engineers. I recently worked on a project with Matt, one of our fantastic architect in the Denver office, on a remodel/addition of an existing 4-plex. With Revit, Matt was able to construct an extremely accurate model of the existing structure after visiting the site and recording necessary measurements. Existing Construction: He then used the construction phases to distinguish between the existing site, what elements were to be demolished, and his new design. New Construction with…
  • Great City Views from a Custom Home

    Anthony Ries
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A site walk is critical in the early stages of a project. One of the key views selected for this 3,000 SF custom mountain home is 6th Avenue heading into Denver. This view was chosen as the initial view upon entering the front door. When the house is finished the sight-line will be through the house, over nature and into the city. There are other great…
  • Glazing in Commercial Solid Wood Doors

    Dean Dalvit
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    We have recently installed a number of solid wood commercial doors in our Denver studio at 1117 Cherokee Street and during the pricing and selection process, we asked about the price difference to have glazing in the door slabs. As it turns out, glazing a solid wood commercial is a secondary process that occurs after the door slab is manufactured. The mill shop takes the door slab and mills out the opening for the glass. Then the glass is set in a direct set application. The benefits to this process are that the glass can be any size and shape that fits in the door slab and doesn’t…
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    Learning Electrical, Instrumentation And Control Engineering

  • How to Measure Electric Motor Insulation Resistance

    Alliakhue M
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To prolong the life of electrical systems and motors, regular insulation resistance testing is required. Over the years, after many cycles of... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • Basics of Control Valve Sizing – Key Terms & concepts

    Alliakhue M
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:50 pm
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Pressure Drop The difference in pressure between upstream and downstream the control valve, caused by resistance to flow. Pressure drop is pressure... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • How Multivariable Transmitters Work

    Alliakhue M
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:42 pm
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A multivariable transmitter is a differential pressure transmitter that is capable of measuring a number of independent process variables, including... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • How Pressure & Temperature Changes Affects Flow Meter Accuracy in Gas Flow Measurements

    Alliakhue M
    9 Aug 2015 | 9:53 pm
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In gas flow measurement, the density of the gas changes as pressure and temperature change. This change in density can affect the accuracy of the... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
  • Effect of Rangeability & Maximum Flow Rate on Accuracy of DP Flow meters

    Alliakhue M
    9 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you use DP flow meters then you must read this article. It is often believed that DP flow meters have low rangeability typically 3:1. However,... Looking for quality content on instrumentation and control engineering? Come along!
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    Knovel Blog

  • Engineering Has An Image Problem

    Chris Walker
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:04 am
    For as long as I can remember there has been a reported skills shortage in the engineering industry. Not just in the US, but around the world. Women are underrepresented and are often excluded to an embarrassing extent. Things are not as they should be. I’m wondering, why not? It certainly appears part of the issue is that the engineering industry has an image problem. A huge number of engineering graduates choose to enter other industries and it’s hard to escape the fact that engineers aren’t held in the same regard as other professionals like doctors, bankers or…
  • What Do Engineers Look Like?

    Chris Walker
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    When I went into an all-girls school in the UK to kick off an engineering project, I was shocked at their expectations. This group of 14-year-old girls who had voluntarily signed up to take part in an optional engineering project, in their own time, seemed surprised when I arrived at their classroom wearing a suit. It turned out that instead of a shirt and tie the girls had expected me, their mentor for the project, to wear a set of overalls to work, complete with grease and oil stains from all of the engines I’d been fixing. After a few weeks the team visited my office and said they…
  • How To Bring Your Kids Up As Engineers

    Chris Walker
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am
    If you’re an engineer with kids, you’ve probably wondered about what their future holds for them. You’ve probably given some thought to the type of job they might one day have, where they’ll live and who, or if, they’ll marry (or you might, like me, just not want to think about that one yet). When I’m not in the office, writing these posts for you or asleep, I spend most of my time with my two daughters. They’re both under 3, so we’re a little way off having to make any serious decisions about career paths or jobs at the moment. I do think about…
  • Silent Flight Of The Future

    Chris Walker
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:44 am
    Back when I was at university, which is seeming like an ever more distant memory, there was a lot of buzz about a joint project between engineers at Cambridge University and MIT. The aim was to put together a conceptual design for a “Silent” aircraft. The project came to a close back in 2006, with a view to an aircraft based on the proposed design entering service in 2030. The recent excitement of the Si2 flight has me got digging a little deeper into the realm of “greener” aviation, which also turned out to be one of the welcome side-effects of the…
  • Around The World With Solar Power: Solar Impulse 2 Update

    Chris Walker
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    For the last few months, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has slowly but surely been making it’s way around the world. In March the aircraft set out on a voyage to become the first solar powered aircraft to fly around the world. The original hope was to complete the trip back to Abu Dhabi in early August, but things have taken a little longer than expected. On July 3rd Si2 landed in Hawaii after a flying from Nagoya, Japan, which took almost 118 hours. This was the eighth leg of the trip, which roughly marks the half way point of the total journey. Unfortunately though, Si2 will now be staying…
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    Screaming Circuits

  • PCB West - September 16, 2015

    Screaming Circuits
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Come join us! If you're going to be in Santa Clara, California, on September 16th, drop in to the Convention Center. Screaming Circuits will be there, along with our PCB fabrication partner, Sunstone Circuits. We'll be in booth 510, and...
  • Disruption and The Internet of Things

    Screaming Circuits
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    Every few years something new rears its head and changes everything. The old rules break, convention gets unconventional, storied institutions get shaken to the core. We call this, "Disruption." Automobiles disrupted the horse and buggy industry. Airplanes disrupted the passenger...
  • Running Out of Time - You'd Rather be up on the Mountain

    Screaming Circuits
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    How many times can the project manager come in and ask how the PC board design is doing? Why can’t management understand that it’s difficult to say how long it will take to do something that’s never been done before?...
  • What's In Your Way?

    Screaming Circuits
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    If you're attempting to cross the median of a busy four-lane highway, it's entirely possible that there's a Jersey Barrier in your way. In that particular setting, having something sturdy blocking your way is probably a good thing. On the...
  • No need to waste parts

    Screaming Circuits
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    We love parts on reels. Who doesn't? But reels aren't always practical - and it's not just about cost. Cost is, of course, important, but there may be other factors to consider. Say, for example, you need 20 2.2K Ohm,...
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    Screaming Circuits

  • PCB West - September 16, 2015

    Screaming Circuits
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Come join us! If you're going to be in Santa Clara, California, on September 16th, drop in to the Convention Center. Screaming Circuits will be there, along with our PCB fabrication partner, Sunstone Circuits. We'll be in booth 510, and...
  • Disruption and The Internet of Things

    Screaming Circuits
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    Every few years something new rears its head and changes everything. The old rules break, convention gets unconventional, storied institutions get shaken to the core. We call this, "Disruption." Automobiles disrupted the horse and buggy industry. Airplanes disrupted the passenger...
  • Running Out of Time - You'd Rather be up on the Mountain

    Screaming Circuits
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:53 pm
    How many times can the project manager come in and ask how the PC board design is doing? Why can’t management understand that it’s difficult to say how long it will take to do something that’s never been done before?...
  • What's In Your Way?

    Screaming Circuits
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    If you're attempting to cross the median of a busy four-lane highway, it's entirely possible that there's a Jersey Barrier in your way. In that particular setting, having something sturdy blocking your way is probably a good thing. On the...
  • No need to waste parts

    Screaming Circuits
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    We love parts on reels. Who doesn't? But reels aren't always practical - and it's not just about cost. Cost is, of course, important, but there may be other factors to consider. Say, for example, you need 20 2.2K Ohm,...
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    EEWeb Jobs

  • Process Engineer

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    Company: MS_Kennedy Location: Salem, New Hampshire Job Description: As a member of the Engineering team, the Engineer will interact with talented individuals, who are experienced, energetic, and engaged. Working in a fast paced production environment in a growing company will require you to be resourceful in problem solving, creative thinking, and personnel interaction. The position will facilitate improvement projects and Kaizen (Rapid Continuous Improvement) events to eliminate waste and increase efficiencies in various functional areas of the company including both manufacturing and…
  • NCG Engineer

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Company: Microchip Technology Location: , Tamil Nadu Job Description: Join the fast paced world of embedded controller design at Microchip – the worlds leading embedded controller solutions supplier. As part of our seasoned development team, you will work on processor based products that go into tablets, notebooks and embedded systems. You will be involved in all aspects of developing and debugging HW and SW during product development including: Development of embedded system code for real time applications using C Investigating root cause of issues found during validation Creation of…
  • Principal Applications Enigneer

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Company: Microchip Technology Location: Shanghai, China Job Description: Microchip is in need of a Principal Applications Engineer. Responsibilities: Product and Application support for 16 and 32 bit Microcontrollers Customer specific and/or reference hardware and software design with 16 and 32-bit microcontrollers Technical training to the customers/FAEs/Sales on microcontroller applications and different analog and digital peripherals Developing technical collateral and training material Technical support to customers by email, telephone and on site customer visit
  • Senior Design Engineer (MCU32)

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Company: Microchip Technology Location: Pudong, Shanghai Job Description: The candidate will be working in the areas of verification for MCU32 embedded microprocessors. This will include module development and verification using System Verilog and UVM test benches. They will also responsible for the in-house verification tools/flow development and support. This position requires the candidate to work closely with the verification and design teams on simulation debugging and verification environment support. The potential candidate is required to work with multiple cross site teams in Shanghai…
  • Principal Flash Memory Designer

    25 Aug 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Company: Microchip Technology Location: Ho Chi Minh, Job Description: Microchip is seeking a Principal Flash Memory Designer. Responsibilities include: Developing embedded flash IP products with Superflash technologies Maintaining and performing design methodologies Leading Flash IP design projects in Vietnam Interfacing with oversea managers
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    EEWeb Forum

  • Power over ethernet switch

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    Category: General Tagged: ATMega328P|PoE Question: Hi. ! I have read that a port of a PoE switch has a 44VDC – 57VDC output voltage. I have a microntroller that works on 5VDC. My question is, if I use one of the ports as the supply for the microcontroller, will it deal any damage to it or does it depend on any other factors such as current rating? Thank you
  • HDD motor control

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Category: Electromechanical Tagged: 12 V Question: Hi : How run HDD motor circuit with 7805 transistor
  • Automating a Machine

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Category: General Tagged: Automation Question: So I was thinking about hand made ice cream and such where, you know, you crank something around in a circle to make it. Obviously there are machines that make ice cream, but I was wondering, could a machine “crank” the ice cream using less energy than a human could? Why or why not? Cheers!
  • Speed measurement of motor by capture module

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Category: Embedded Tagged: Speedometer|CCP|CCPWM|Embedded System Question: I had used_ ISR_ method to capture the speed of motor. But it reeds the speed incorrect. I verified my code by capturing 50Hz of frequency from other programed controller .It reeds that 49Hz but why It fails to capture the speed of motor.How can i over come this problem Kindly suggest me to troubleshoot…. Thanks in Advanced to help.
  • After a mains to 12 Volt power supply

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    Category: Power Tagged: Switch Mode PSU Question: Does anybody know where I could get a mains to 12 Volt power supply I would prefer a switch mode transformer with it This is to replace a older module that is not worth repairing.
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    The Mapping Network's Blog

  • Virginia Lake Mapping and Dredge Planning

    12 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Solitude Lake Management created a bathymetry and a sediment volume study for a property owners association in Virginia. The pond was mapped to understand current water depths and to calculate the amount of accumulated sediment.  This information with assist the POA with future dredge planning. Sediment measurements and water dept contours About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems, GPS Data Collection, Aerial Imagery, and Data Conversion.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS mapping, topographic mapping,…
  • Calculating Sediment for Dredging Plan in Georgia

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Aquatic Environmental Services, a lake mapping partner within The Mapping Network completed a lake survey for a reservoir near Atlanta, Georgia.   The current water depths were mapped as well as the depth to hard bottom.  The difference between the current water depth (top of sediment) and the hard bottom is the amount of soft sediment that can be removed to bring the lake back to the original depths.  The client is preparing for dredging proposals and they needed to know the current water volume and the amount of material to be removed to achieve full capacity. The top map shows the…
  • Measuring Sediment Volume in a Pond

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Solitude Lake Management created a bathymetry and a sediment volume study for a home owners association in Virginia. The pond was mapped to understand current water depths and to calculate the amount of accumulated sediment.  This information with assist the HOA with long term management planning of the water body. Sediment Thickness measurements shown along with water depth contours. About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems, GPS Data Collection, Aerial Imagery, and Data Conversion.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface…
  • Reservoir Dredge Comparison Map

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    The Mapping Network completed a bathymetry survey to show the status of a dredging project  for a drinking water reservoir.   The comparison map was calculated to verify the amount and location of material removed.   Areas still needing to be dredged are located and the dredging contractor will focus their efforts on those locations.  This verifies the dredging has reached the planned depths and keeps all parties on the same page. Dredge status map showing areas where material has been removed and area still needing to be excavated About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an…
  • Monitoring Water Depths in North Carolina Lake

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Solitude Lake Management created a lake map for a home owners association (HOA) in North Carolina.   The 97 acre lake has been losing water depth in the SW and NW inlets due to sedimentation.   The HOA will use the map for sediment removal planning and as a fishing map for residents. Water depths of the entire lake. Notice the very shallow areas around the inlets. About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems, GPS Data Collection, Aerial Imagery, and Data Conversion.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS…
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • Giving Utility Ratepayers a Voice through Public Involvement

    Ted Kelly
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to operating a successful electric cooperative, public involvement and community outreach are essential elements. Through a cost-of-service study for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), Chris Deffenbaugh and I demonstrated how the integration of a rate design study and a public involvement effort can help give ratepayers a voice. PEC is both the largest distribution cooperative in the nation — in terms of total meters served — and an entirely self-regulated electric cooperative. It also faces a unique challenge in terms of audience, as its large and diverse service…
  • Transmission Line Routing Lessons Learned

    Joab Ortiz
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Improving infrastructure is vital to safety, sustainability and economic growth in the U.S. For those routing transmission lines, communication begins in the earliest stages — developing strong relationships with community stakeholders and the general public. Especially on projects involving land acquisition, these relationships are fundamental throughout the process, from the start of planning to long after construction begins. With a comprehensive public engagement plan, utilities can seek input from stakeholders and the public on multiple issues. This feedback helps create positive…
  • Cybersecurity of the SPIDERS Microgrid Network

    Fred Terry
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    When three unrelated computer glitches occur on the same day, everyone’s thoughts immediately turn to hackers — and that’s the first question United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange, and The Wall Street Journal addressed in their press conferences on July 8. While the events were not related to the grid, the worry about hackers echoes the growing concerns about the security and resiliency of the country’s electrical grid. SPIDERS The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) project has attempted to address those concerns by building…
  • Envisioning a Sustainable Future for Your Next Infrastructure Project

    Doug Dietrich
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sustainable design is no longer a novelty. A recent study estimates nearly 50 percent of non-residential construction is green, and that number continues to grow. You are likely familiar with the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification framework developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s become a well-accepted method for evaluating and rating the sustainable qualities of buildings. But did you know there are other options to assess sustainable performance? For infrastructure projects, there’s a framework called Envision. Jointly developed by the…
  • 3-D Documentation at the Speed of Light

    Jim Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Technology is ever-evolving, so engineering and constructions professionals must continuously seek new and better solutions to daily challenges. One such solution — 3-D laser scanning — helps with the time-consuming task of documenting existing project conditions. While accurate documentation can be a struggle, it’s also vital for success, especially when a project requires critical connection or penetration locations for existing structures, equipment, piping and other elements. 3-D laser scanning is a fast, safe and accurate way to obtain that data. Its use dramatically improves…
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    Composites Today » News

  • FAA to Review Flammability of Composites After Dreamliner Fire

    John Shury
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:37 pm
    The FAA is re-evaluating the flammability testing used to certify Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner after reports that the resins used in the composite materials provided “fuel for the fire” on the parked aircraft at Heathrow back in 2013. The report conducted by British air accident investigators say the fire, which started on the empty Ethiopian Airlines 787 from a short circuit in a lithium battery powering an emergency beacon, was fed by the resin in the composite materials that forms the aircrafts fuselage. The trapped battery wires compromised the…
  • Work Starts at Airbus on the Largest Carbon Fibre Wings in Civil Aviation

    John Shury
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Airbus has announced that assembly has begun in Broughton, North Wales on the wings for the first Airbus A350–1000. The wing has the same span of the company’s current A350–900 but 90% of the parts have been modified for the A350–1000 and the trailing edge has been extended to resize the wing for additional payloads and increased range. At 32 metres long by six metres wide, the A350 XWB wing is the largest single part made from carbon fibre composite material in use in civil aviation today. They are designed and developed at Airbus’ facility in Filton, near Bristol, where a number…
  • Are BMW Working on Carbon Fibre Motorcycle Frames

    John Shury
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Looks like BMW is transferring its carbon fibre knowledge from four wheels to two. according to Motorcycle news, the German automaker has just patented designs for two carbon fibre motorbike frames, along with plans for assembly. While BMW’s carbon-fibre beam frame will look much like a conventional aluminium chassis, according to MCN the patents reveal that internally its construction is quite different. The frames creation starts with eight lengths of ‘pultruded’ carbon-fibre. The pultruded parts are only partially cured, so they remain malleable enough to be formed around a buck…
  • Teijin Opens New Technology Development Centre

    Steve Sherborne
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Teijin has opened a new Technology Development Centre at its Matsuyama Factory in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan to serve as a central base for developing high-performance materials. Integrating advanced fibres development functions previously handled by the Osaka Research Centre, as well related company-wide solutions development and engineering, the Technology Development Centre will serve as a core R&D base and nexus of cross-business solutions development to fortify Teijin’s capabilities in the high-performance fibres business and support its development of composite materials…
  • Meggitt Acquires Cobham’s Advanced Composites Business

    John Shury
    12 Aug 2015 | 1:51 am
    Meggitt has agreed to acquire the advanced composites businesses of Cobham plc for US$200 million Cobham develops and produces engineered aerospace composite engine components , radomes and complex secondary structures. The Businesses will be integrated into Meggitt Polymers & Composites (MPC) division. The Acquisition is a major step in strengthening Meggit’s composites capability. The advanced composites businesses of Cobham plc are highly complementary to Meggitt’s business model and will provide a significant level of sole-source content and substantial growth opportunities in…
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Experts from academia and industry will share their insights into the future of virtual reality technology and content at the first annual Future of Virtual Reality conference. The 2015 event takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9 at Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego.
  • Bone-fracture puzzles introduce undergraduates to real-world engineering

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    In a new project-based class, first-year bioengineering students at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering produced 3D-printed models of fractured ankles from 2D images of real patients.
  • These microscopic fish are 3D-printed to do more than swim

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said.
  • Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science at UC San Diego

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Jeremy Blackstone is the first graduate student selected to receive a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program to do a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated magna cum laude in computer science from Howard University, where he also earned his M.S. degree, but Blackstone is not a newcomer to the UC San Diego campus. For the past two summers, he worked in the lab of CSE Professor Ryan Kastner in an eight-week program for Master’s and undergraduate students.
  • IEEE Online Magazine for Teens Features UC San Diego Professor and Smart Vehicles

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    The online publication of IEEE intended to inspire students ages 14 through 18 to learn more about engineering, technology and computing has placed its current focus on the field of “intelligent vehicles”, and to highlight careers in the field, IEEE Spark put the spotlight on UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering electrical and computer engineering distinguished professor Mohan Trivedi. Trivedi is also the past leader of Calit2’s Intelligent Transportation and Telematics research at UC San Diego.
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    OurEdu Blog

  • Best SSC coaching in Ashok Nagar Delhi

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Thank you for reading!Delhi is a hub of education, students from across the India comes  here to get coaching. There are huge number of coaching are running in Delhi and  according to our research some of them are the best and giving the quality coaching but some of them are only making money from students .We helps …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best LIC-AAO,ADO Coaching In Patel Nagar Delhi

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Thank you for reading!LIC-ADO (Apprentice Development officer) is the best job for those who want to do a challenging job. this job is related to market job. An  Apprentice Development officer is responsible for increase the sales of LIC. An ADO has to make a team of good agents and promote the sales through agents. ADO recruit the …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best SBI-PO Coaching In Patal Nagar Delhi

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:58 am
    Thank you for reading!Banks are spreading their business across the India. The customer of banks are increasing day by day and to manage a huge numbers of customer banks need more staff that is why banks are opening vacancy every year.Government of India made a organisation for the recruitment in bank which name is IBPS all the Nationalized …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best RRB Coaching In Patel Nagar

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    Thank you for reading!Banking jobs are ever green job. Banking jobs gives many thing to its employee like good salary, best compensation, job security and  a perfect working environment. India is a big city many banks are running here but the people of rural India are not habitual of banking transaction so to increase the number of rural …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Best SSC Coaching In Patel Nagar

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Thank you for reading!SSC is the best way to get a government job. Thousand of students get jobs  thorough SSC every year.Delhi is a big city of India student comes here across the India for getting a  best coaching. Most of the students are unable to find the best coaching in his/her area of resident so we conducted …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
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    Being Brunel

  • Art and Approximation: A Review

    20 Aug 2015 | 3:26 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog “It’s better to be roughly right than precisely wrong” Attributed to John Maynard Keynes (an economist), few quotes so accurately reflect my experience in design. Throughout my career I’ve become increasingly technical- I even sit in a dedicated analysis team! I have a dirty little secret, however; if I can get away with doing something simply by hand, I always will. The fact is, in these modern times, especially as an under-/graduate, it’s easy to find yourself elbow deep in code clauses and finite element analysis…
  • IABSE Future of Design London 2015

    13 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog About the Author David Knight David is a senior engineer at Flint & Neill Ltd, and part of the organising committee for the IABSE Future of Design London conference. He enjoys bridges, bikes, boats and singing, and his girlfriend gets embarrassed when he looks at how handrails are put together in public. Find out more: Twitter What is there to say about the Future of Design conferences that hasn’t been said before? Tom has reviewed previous conferences with aplomb and we (as the organising committee for FoD London 2015) are aiming to match…
  • An Evening With BaseStone

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog We’ve all been there; it’s practically a rite of passage for a growing engineer- that arch needs inspecting, that detail needs checking, the designer has (as usual) asked you to do something impossible and you’ve made a genius hack-and-slash at three in the morning. It’s raining, your loving set of (outdated, it will later transpire) drawings are pretty much pulp, and your handwriting looks like you’re giving ambidexterity a go. When you return to the office you waste twice the time of the inspection making sense of the…
  • Being Brunel For Three Years

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog The Third Year So just what did my thousands of badly spelt words achieve this year? Here’s a few of the highlights:   3rd of November 2014 – The Being Brunel #ILoveCivilEnginering video unexpectedly wins the most creative award 1st of December 2014 – The PE Magazine syndicates my Tallest Snowman post; making me a published author! 3rd of December 2014 – The Construction Marketing Awards 2014 gives Being Brunel the “Highly Commended” position for Best Construction Blog. 20th of January 2015  – After…
  • Engineering Is Art: 300 – 349

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog It seems apt that the official Being Brunel mad-rush season comes to an with this post- as the last-push of daily doubles to get #EngineeringIsArt back on target reaches its head. After today we return to regular, weekly, blog posts every Thursday and a new photo celebrating the art that is engineering for each weekday. It’s been a fun slog to fulfil my 52 articles/260 pictures a-year quota; but I’ve got a good few side projects that I hope you’ll like that need attention too. This is now the seventh gallery of the #EngineeringIsArt…
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  • Increase Your Engineering Value in Just 20 Minutes a Day

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Twenty minutes is how much time commercials fill in an hour-long TV show. Why not take 20 minutes a day to increase your value as an engineer.
  • Inside NASA Mars Mission: Proper Parachuting

    Steve Taranovich
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    NASA's focus on astronaut safety using science, engineering and technology shines through during parachute testing for Mars-bound Orion spacecraft.
  • Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum

    Jessica Lipsky
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
  • Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting'

    Max Maxfield
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    Imagine a gaggle of these cans conversing with each other -- their lids and animatronic eyes popping up and down like a demented game of Whac-A-Mole.
  • Facebook Likes 100G at $1/G

    Rick Merritt
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    Web giant Facebook has helped define a short, reach 100 Gbit/second optical Ethernet transceiver that can hit $1/Gbit costs in volume.
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • Brunch In Lou

    Aaron Oneal
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    Brunch In Lou Mixer Direct Mixer Direct is a Louisville based manufacturer of industrial mixers. Essentially, we are makers of mixing equipment for a variety of industries including food and beverage. Our continued commitment to community and excellence has allowed us to participate in an awesome new video collaboration with our friends at that celebrates our great city and of course the excellent food! Watch the video above to see the first of three videos uncovering the best places to grab Louisville brunch. All three videos were filmed and edited by our very own marketing…
  • Industrial Mixing In The Wine Industry

    Christopher Mohler
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    Wine History Few beverages have enjoyed the type of primordial history and prestige as much as wine. A drink of choice for thousands of years; people from even the most ancient civilizations discovered that the careful fermentation of grape juice resulted in a libation bursting with a complexity of flavor and undertones, and a splendid experience for the palate. History indicates that wine was first introduced as early as the fifth century B.C. in Mesopotamia. Later, deceased Egyptian pharaohs were often buried with their most beloved wines from their cellar; just to be prepared for the…
  • Chemicals and Energy

    Christopher Mohler
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Chemicals and Energy Identifying all of the uses and purposes of chemicals and how they truly help people is a lengthy endeavor, as they are the fundamental element that lies at the center of any substance. Literally everything is constituted largely of chemicals, so it is not as if they are only relevant to some things and not to others. One of the sub-types that is increasingly important in the world today would be the chemistry of energy- as in harnessing energy and using it as a power source. Geopolitical tensions create complications in many attempts to strike a deal between the oil-rich…
  • How Adhesives Work

    Christopher Mohler
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:28 pm
    How Adhesives Work Adhesive products are one of many items that are just as common in a preschool classroom as they are in sprawling factories that churn out massive amounts of products that are put to a wide variety of different uses. There are countless types of adhesives, each with a specific application and purpose. Most people- at one time or another in a normal day- will find them useful, whether it is a toddler pasting macaroni to a construction paper craft; or an automaker building a car. Due to the significance of adhesive products, it is enlightening to explore how they came into…
  • Flavoring System

    Aaron Oneal
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Mixer Direct is the industrial mixer brand from MXD Process. However, did you know that you can also find stainless steel tanks and batch systems with controls on Titan Tanks and MXD Systems are also brands of MXD Process. In this blog we will explore some of the Systems options available from MXD Systems and share a photo gallery of a recent flavoring system build. MXD Systems MXD Systems is the engineering and process controls brand from MXD Process. Process System Engineering Our talented engineering crew has the capability to design and build single function skid systems…
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    STEAM Power Podcast

  • Scoutin’ Out STEM

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #72 30 August 2015    This week we cover: STEM Scouts Four Day School Week Boost Math Skills Making Comp Sci Classes More Inviting To All Pentagon Drops $75M for Flexible Circuit Tech Microscopic 3D Printed Fish Could Change Medicine MouthLab: Johns Hopkins Medical Devices Get Mouthy Algorithm Breathing Analysis Gender Ratio In Your Home Could Affect Your Health [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check…
  • 99 Problems But Science Ain’t One

    16 Aug 2015 | 6:26 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #71 16 August 2015      This week we cover: 3D Printing Food Smart Diapers Tetris Used To Block Cravings Exercise Means Better Math Comprehension Shrimp Exoskeletons Helping Build Tougher Materials Rosetta and Philae Detect Organic Molecules Waterpipe Electrical Generators [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version…
  • The Future Is Real Shiny!

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #70 26 July 2015     This week we cover: Pluto Driveby Philae Phones Home Again (then doesn’t again) Buckyballs At Universe Center Dawn Probe at Ceres (the Other Dwarf Planet) Juno Spacecraft 1-Year Out from Jupiter Mission Asteroid Mining Gets Real Earth’s Older, Bigger Cousin Car Seat to Prevent Unattended Infant Deaths Music Trainings Help Learning Other Subjects Researchers Find Australian DNA Markers in Amazonian Tribe Fiat Chrysler Recall Due To…
  • I Compute Therefore I Am

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #69 5 July 2015   This week we cover: Apple Music Launches The City That Runs on Twitter Google Tackles Urban Planning with Sidewalk Labs Astro Wireless Speaker/Lightbulb Mashup Amazon Drones Launch in One Year… Maybe STEM: It’s What We Need Placebos and Medical Ethics Ford Gets Serious About Driverless Tech and 3D Printing Minecraft Convention Breaks Records AI Can Play Magic: The Gathering and Create New Cards Star Trek: TNG Episode “The Measure of a…
  • Fuzzballs and Flutes

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #68 21 June 2015 This week we cover: Hillman Project Parts Google X Wearables Neural Lace Goodbye Blackholes, Hello Fuzzballs Neutrino Identity Crisis Far Out Music from 3D Printed Flutes SpaceX to Sponsor Hyperloop Pod Race [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at…
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    Bench Talk

  • Build Your Own MSP432 BoosterPack

    21 Aug 2015 | 3:18 pm
    A little while ago, Texas Instruments (TI) launched their new MSP432 family of microcontrollers. Along with the new silicon, there is also a new LaunchPad development kit. Continuing the tradition from the MSP430, the new chips are very affordable while packing in professional grade features and very impressive energy sipping performance. Some highlights from the spec sheet: 48MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex M4F with Floating Point Unit and DSP acceleration Power consumption: 95uA/MHz active, and 850nA RTC standby operation Analog: 24Ch 14-bit differential 1MSPS SAR ADC, Two Comparators Digital:…
  • It's The Little Things: Searching for the Home Automation “Killer App”

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    image source: Our pursuit of modern home automation can be readily observed if one looks at the archives from the various World Fairs dating as far back as the 1930s. While tantalizing possibilities have captured our imaginations, in practice the mass adoption of home automation technologies has yet to really take-off. Costs and lack of a common, interconnected protocol are often attributed as the root cause for the failure of home automation to launch. Perhaps though, home automation just hasn’t found it’s “killer app” yet. What might be needed is one…
  • A Tale of Two Automation Strategies

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    image source: Much has been written about the trials and tribulations associated with the adoption of home automation technologies. The lack of mass consumer appeal is often attributed to high costs and lack of a simple, universal protocol. For the technically savvy, the idea of giving in to “vendor lock” by adopting a single company's product line has been too much to bear. However, for more affluent consumers this idea is not a problem as most of the time they rely on 3rd party installers to install and maintain their systems. This has left the DIY crowd to…
  • Watch the Feedback: An Introduction to Operational Amplifiers

    15 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Operational amplifiers (op amps for short) are one of the workhorse components of circuit design. They can be used in wonderfully simple but also incredibly complex ways, including audio pre-amplifiers, small signal sensor amplification, filters, and digital-to-analog converters (DAC) to name a few. Notice that these are all analog signal examples, not digital signals (i.e., not a stream of 0s and 1s.) analog signals are real-world, continuous signals that have, theoretically an infinite resolution.  Op amps come in variety of integrated circuit (IC) packages and typically feature two…
  • Tesla PowerWall: A Backdoor for the Mass Adoption of Home Automation?

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    On April 30, 2015, Elon Musk announced to the world the Tesla PowerWall. In its first week alone, Tesla brought in $800 million dollars for their new PowerWall. Powerwall is a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack that will store energy for when you need it, or to use as a backup power supply during an outage. Unlike a generator, it doesn’t require fuel and creates no noise. What’s interesting is that the backlog of customer orders is already winding itself well into the second half of 2016. This is a sign that demonstrates there is a market demand for rethinking how we power our…
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  • Cost Optimization – The Driving Force For Heavy Engineering Companies

    3 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    The heavy engineering industry plays very important role in the economy of a country. Since the main pattern of the development of capital goods is similar throughout the globe, it makes sense that heavy engineering plays an integral role in the operation and economy of any nation. To elaborate, the first process industries like paper, […] The post Cost Optimization – The Driving Force For Heavy Engineering Companies appeared first on
  • Programming languages that an IT Engineer must know

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:13 pm
    To be a successful IT professional it is very important to bag some of the most popular and important programming languages. The more skills you add in your resume the more is the chance of getting a good position. Knowing all kinds of programming languages is very important to cope up in today’s fast growing […] The post Programming languages that an IT Engineer must know appeared first on
  • Precision Machining and its Importance

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Blending the human talent with the latest technological tools, engineers have made highly intricate machines that are used to build a large variety of items. To build any equipment, the most significant part is the expertise that can be delivered with precision machining. The vehicles we drive each day, airplanes carrying millions of passengers daily, […] The post Precision Machining and its Importance appeared first on
  • Brain to Brain Instant Messaging

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    In the past decades no one could imagine to transmit messages in no time by using any mean of energy or technology. Science has revolutionized the world with its miracles, and this is the era where the common perception is that we have discovered everything but the fact was that “the road never ends”. Scientist […] The post Brain to Brain Instant Messaging appeared first on
  • Finger Vein Recognition- A Password Free World

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:41 am
    A group of Japanese researcher introduces a new way of recognition which was successfully used in Barclay bank. The new technology used Finger vein for identification and on approval give you the access to your account with in a second. Finger vein recognition is introduce in order to minimize the risk of fraud and in […] The post Finger Vein Recognition- A Password Free World appeared first on
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    Product Design Company | Intelligent Product Solutions

  • The Eye Spinning, Ear Humming, Ultra Blinking, Ultimate Lollipop Machine

    Jonathan Bornstein
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    By Jonathan Bornstein “It can have spinning eyes!” I insisted. My stepmom Hilary had a new job as an engineer at a toy manufacturer. And I, an eight-year-old boy, had a golden idea to pitch her: a lollipop-making machine! I got the idea from a Crayola crayon-making toy I had received for the holidays. If you could create your own crayon colors, why not lollipop flavors? I’d finally perfect that blue-raspberry, green apple swirl I’d been dreaming of.  And all my friends could have their favorite flavors, too! Now that I had an “in” with the toy making world, I was going to be a…
  • Back to College: Back to the Future

    Jonathan Bornstein
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    By Jonathan Bornstein I may as well arrive in a stainless steel DeLorean. Kenyon College does not fit in this era. Concert halls fill up for Jazz ensembles; literature is the buzz of the town. But while Kenyon’s culture leans towards tastefully vintage, its campus could not feel more futuristic. Kenyon College is a 1,600 student, 1,200 acre, liberal arts college located in the middle-of-nowhere-Gambier, Ohio. Kenyon’s rigorous academics instill intellectually thirsty cultures within its student body. We like to read; we like to be challenged, if we didn’t, we probably wouldn’t like…
  • Product Preparation Process (3P): Lean Tools and Techniques

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    By joetoro I’ve just returned from a week-long Kaizen 3P event. Overall, the outcome of the event was excellent but I want to share a couple of areas to keep in mind if you either participate in or organize these production preparation process events. Lean Tools and Techniques for the Product Preparation Process The Product Preparation Process (3P) is a technique that brings stakeholders together to envision improvements in a given process. The tool can be focused on virtually anything that either needs improvement or redesign. It can also be used as a brainstorming technique to arrive at…
  • Piano Lessons Made Me a Tech Geek

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
    By junef2013 When I started piano lessons at 5 and added clarinet lessons at 6, I’m sure Mom and Dad had no idea they were preparing me for a career in tech. The art classes, operas, dance performances and trips to the Met Museum of Art and MOMA sprinkled throughout childhood and adolescence were aimed at making us “cultured” and “civilized”. So we would understand the better parts of the human spirit. Dad’s claim was that the arts are “one of the ways we see God”. Whatever one’s take on that, it can certainly be asserted that the arts are a way of experiencing…
  • IoT Solutions: Launch of a Product Design Practice

    19 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    By colleenl7 We’ve recently launched a new IoT solutions product design practice that is concentrated solely on the Internet of Things. As a natural extension of our work, this practice provides companies with both hardware and software design expertise for IoT products. Our experience in wireless technology, connected devices and applications leveraging cloud-based resources offers those in the IoT sector a range of product design and development services for specific technologies including wearables, home automation, healthcare devices, industrial automation and more. As part of the…
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    Circuit Cellar

  • IoT Project: DIY, Net-Connected Wireless Water Heater

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Some people like to remotely start their cars when it’s cold outside. Dan Beadle took this idea one step further by Internet-enabling his mountainside retreat’s hydronics system. The innovative design enables him to warm the house well in advance of his arrival. … Continue reading →
  • New 32-Bit MCU Series for Embedded Control and Touch

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Microchip Technology recently announced a new series within its PIC32MX1/2 32-bit microcontroller family that features a 256-KB flash configureation and 16-KB of RAM. The microcontrollers provide flexibility to low-cost applications that need complex algorithms and application code. More specifically, they are intended to … Continue reading →
  • New Power MOSFETs Compact, Durable Electrical Appliances

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Infineon Technologies recently extended its StrongIRFET Power MOSFET family. The Logic Level StrongIRFETs can be driven directly from a microcontroller, thus saving space and cutting costs. Additionally, the MOSFETs are highly rugged and thus help lengthen the service life of the … Continue reading →
  • Miniature 9.7 × 7.5 mm OCXO

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 pm
    IQD’s latest Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO), the IQOV-71 series, is housed in four-pad plastic package with a fiber glass base. Despite it 9.7 × 7.5 mm size, it offers very low frequency stabilities down to ±10 ppb over an operating temperature … Continue reading →
  • New Battery Pack Monitor Protects Multi-Cell Li-ion Batteries

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Intersil Corp. recently announced the ISL94203 3-to-8 cell battery pack monitor that supports lithium-ion (Li-ion) and other batteries. The ISL94203 can monitor, protect, and cell balance rechargeable battery packs to maximize battery life and ensure safe charging and system operation. It works as a … Continue reading →
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    Caster Concepts » Beyond Standard Blog

  • What is a Dual Swivel Caster?

    Ferris Ayar
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:47 pm
    A dual swivel caster, also known as a Swivel on Swivel (SoS) caster, is a caster with a swivel section mounted on top of another swivel section. While this design is unconventional when thinking of traditional industrial casters, it achieves several benefits. The most significant benefits of this design are ergonomic, including: Substantial reduction in force exerted to start a cart rolling when the wheels are not all parallel Reduces amount of force needed to maneuver, especially in tight areas Potentially eliminates shifting when moving straight back and forth, rotating the swivel casters…
  • What factors to consider when configuring a custom caster?

    Ferris Ayar
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:03 pm
    A custom made caster can be a resolution to a difficult challenge, but to achieve the greatest return, key factors must be addressed. We have identified five key factors that have the greatest impact on performance, and greatest potential causes of failure. 1. Load per caster- Knowing the load the cart/casters will be carrying is the critical first step. When you clearly understand the load, add 25-30% to that total to ensure a safe application of the product. When you have determined that total, then divide by 3. The reason for this is that no floor is perfectly flat and most times the…
  • What makes Caster Concepts Poly Tread Materials Premium?

    Ferris Ayar
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:07 pm
    There are some fairly common characteristics among tread materials offered on industrial casters, for example 95A shore hardness is pretty much a standard offering from all manufacturers. A softer 85A shore hardness offering is also common, as is a harder poly, usually a 70D shore hardness. Shore hardness is  a very common attribute that polyurethane is identified by, but there is so much more to polyurethane than its level of hardness. Their are common characteristics that define polyurethane tread material. These characteristics are defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials…
  • How Can Casters Impact Safety?

    Renee Reilly
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    When designing a cart or rack for manual material handling in an industrial application, casters are often an afterthought. Focus is usually on the safety of the contents and not the safety of the operator or people that come in the vicinity of the cart. In actuality, casters could very well have the greatest impact on the performance and safety of the cart. Casters can have a significant impact on several safety factors. The most prevalent is ergonomics, the amount of energy exerted to start and keep rolling, as well as turn and maneuver. One study found that overexertion due to an outside…
  • What Attributes Make an Ergonomic Caster

    Tim Weber
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:59 am
    An injury is never pleasant and never wanted. Who wants the pain, discomfort, cost and other issues that arise from injury? Work Place injuries can have a greater negative impact, on both the individual and the organization. The impact can even reach other employees by lowering morale and reducing productivity. The number one cause of injury in the workplace is Overexertion due to an outside force. A common “outside force” in manufacturing facilities are carts and racks. These carts and racks are often pushed or pulled manually, requiring the operator to exert force continuously…
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    StudyElectrical | Online Electrical Engineering Study Site

  • Electronic Structure of Atom

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:27 am
    A basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of current and voltage requires a degree of familiarity with the atom and its structure. Matter has mass and takes up space. Atoms are basic building blocks of matter, and cannot be chemically subdivided by ordinary means. The word atom is derived from the Greek word atom which means indivisible. The Greeks concluded that matter could be broken down into particles to small to be seen. These particles were called atomsThe Structure of an AtomAtoms are composed of three type of particles: protons, neutrons, and electron. Protons and…
  • How Protective Relays Work?

    10 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    What is a Relay? Related TopicsSwitchgear - ComponentsCircuit Breaker - OperationArching PhenomenonMethods of Arc ExtinctionTypes of Circuit BreakersOil Circuit BreakerAir Blast Circuit BreakerAir Circuit BreakerSF6 Circuit BreakerVacuum Circuit BreakerMiniature Circuit BreakerEarth Leakage Circuit BreakerResidual Current Circuit BreakerMoulded Case Circuit BreakerCircuit Breaker RatingsThe Relay was invented more than 160 years ago. During the last 60 years it has undergone considerable change, the most obvious of which is its reduction in size. A protective…
  • Why Transformer does not work on DC supply?

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    The dc supply can not be used for the transformers. Transformer does not work on DC supply. The reason is explained below.Why Transformers are rated in KVA and not in KW?Working Principle of Tranformer The transformer works on the principle of mutual induction, for which current in one coilmust change uniformly. If dc supply is given, the current will not change due to constant supply and transformer will not work. Practically winding resistance is very small. For dc, the inductive reactance XL is zero as dc has no frequency. So total impedance of winding is very low for…
  • Evolution of Electric Power Systems

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    The commercial use of electricity began in the late 1870s when arc lamps were used for lighthouse illumination and street lighting.  The history of the evolution of electric power system is discussed in this article. First Complete Electric Power System - 1882The first complete electric power system (comprising a generator, cable, fuse, meter, and loads) was built by Thomas Alva Edison - the historic Pearl Street Station in New York City which began operation in September 1882. This was a dc system consisting of a steam-engine-driven dc generator supplying power to 59 customers…
  • Types of Power Plants

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:38 pm
    What is a Power Plant?A power plant is assembly of systems or subsystems to generate electricity, i.e., power with economy and requirements. The power plant itself must be useful economically and environmental friendly to the society.Power or energy is generated in a power plant which is the place where power is generated from a given source. Actually the term “generated” in the previous sentence is a misnomer since energy cannot be created or destroyed but merely changed from one form to the other. More correctly, a power plant can be said to be a place where electrical energy is…
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    AutoForm Blog

  • Simulation Accuracy: Input Definition and Results Interpretation

    Eric Kam
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Has it ever happened to you? A simulation report shows a design is safe – green with no splitting failures, no red or yellow colored areas. But when reviewing the design file, you find issues that were not reported or identified. Or when an issue is observed, you find spend additional time scrutinizing the simulation […]
  • AutoForm User Meeting in Germany

    Eric Kam
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:26 pm
    The 2015 AutoForm German User meeting, (AutoForm Anwendertreffen 2015)  was made unique as our customers shared the spotlight alongside AutoForm Technical Experts, AutoForm Development  and Technical Product Managers, and AutoForm Sales and Support teams from Germany. Representatives from major press manufacturers, automotive OEMs, material providers, and tool makers shared their presentations with our German Users. […]
  • Have you been burned by minimum blank quotes?

    Eric Kam
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Has this happened to you? The sales department wins a job for process engineering, die design, tool build, and stamping production. Upon review of the bid package, you note the inclusion of a “quoted blank.” Immediately that blank has you beside yourself with frustration. The blank is hardly large enough to cover the blank holder […]
  • Simultaneous Engineering Case Study – KTH Parts Industries

    Eric Kam
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:36 pm
    KTH Parts Industries has a relatively unique position in the automotive stamping industry; they are a tier-1 automotive parts supplier, serving only one customer since their founding in 1984. Their relationship with their OEM partner has developed over the years into a highly effective, simultaneous engineering process. KTH guest engineers work closely with their OEM […]
  • Drawbeads and binder bearing

    Eric Kam
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Sometimes a stamping process engineered and validated using simulation will differ from the results of the die once it is built. One might wrongly conclude that “the simulation was wrong,” or “bad steel,” or blame the toolmakers. Instead, consider that the simulation is correct but that the assumptions in the simulation are a little different […]
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    Engineering and Leadership

  • Putting first things first

    Pat Sweet
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:39 am
    “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen R. Covey All engineers need to learn to be productive. We tend to get a lot thrown at us […]
  • EL 002 – Is it better to become CEO or a technical Guru?

    Pat Sweet
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:12 am
    Welcome to the second episode of the Engineering and Leadership podcast! This episode covers whether it is better to become a manager or a technical specialist as you move forward in your career as an engineer. I cover the pros and cons of each path and help you decide which might be best for you.
  • EL 001 – Introduction and Productivity Hacks

    Pat Sweet
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Well, I've gone and done it and started a podcast. This is the very first episode of the Engineering and Leadership Podcast. In this episode, I introduce the show, and share 5 productivity hacks that I use to squeeze more out of my week than the average engineer.
  • Leadership 101: Participative Leadership

    Pat Sweet
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    Leadership 101 is a series I’ll be doing on different leadership theories, models, and ideas as they pertain to the practice of engineering. Today’s topic is participative leadership. I am often asked about leadership, how its defined, how to develop leadership skills, and the like. The trouble with answering questions like these is that leadership is actually […]
  • What leaders should care about

    Pat Sweet
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:12 am
    Everyone knows that leadership is important for an organization to do well. That much is clear. What most people struggle with is how to actually practice leadership. What exactly do you do if you want to be a leader? Like so many other things in business and in life, the most important thing in leadership is your […]
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