Posts in category: ‘product development’

Will the Workforce of the Future Have to Adapt to Robots and AI?

First it was business, then it was psychology but, soon, the most popular college major could be something never before considered an important or teachable subject matter: robot proofing.  

As the use of artificial intelligence rises (AI), some experts in the field believe that the emphasis on traits such as compassion, affection and creativity for human workers will have to increase as well. As the debate around robots and AI continues to grow, more and more researchers and educators believe the teaching of these traits should be featured subjects in any classroom.

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Choosing a Chinese Manufacturer for Your New Hardware Product

At some point in the journey to creating and selling a new hardware product, your product crosses that magical, albeit challenging, step into ready-for-manufacturing.

These days, many of the potential factories to choose from are in China. There are compelling reasons to consider selecting one of these, but there are also many important things to know and do to ensure a smooth process and a successful result. And you certainly don’t want to end up losing money, or even losing control over your product's IP (intellectual property).

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Metal 3D Printing: Renaissance in Additive Manufacturing

Metal 3D Printing is undoubtedly the next big thing in the fast-moving realm of 3D printing.

Put simply, it’s a quick and effective process used to create three-dimensional metal parts from a digital file. Using 3D CAD technology, metal 3D printing techniques use binders, lasers and heated nozzles to create products that are robust and boast intricate internal features (channels, undercuts, inner tubes, internal voids). Components that wouldn’t have been imaginable a few years ago are now a reality due to the various industrial applications available for metal 3D printing today.

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The “Perfect” Cup of Coffee: The Project Cycle

Let me admit something up front: I didn’t start drinking coffee until I turned 40.

In our current caffeinated society, where 32-ounce morning coffee thermoses are the norm, this must sound pretty backwards or maybe unsophisticated. Truth be told, I thought coffee tasted bitter and had an acidy aftertaste. Unless I put so much sugar and milk into my coffee that it started tasting like coffee ice cream, I wouldn’t drink it.

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How a Golf Club Is Designed and Made

The world of golf club design has dramatically expanded and progressed over the past 20 years. High expectations for design skills coupled with the increasing influence of modern technology within club design and the sport as a whole make this an industry of continual flux and revolution.

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