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Micro-blogging for CAD Designers and Engineers - Part II

Micro-blogging is useful for some business situations but Twitter is not always the best tool. Many of us need more secrecy, less noise or simply don’t have a need or desire to follow what people are......
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Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF Wins Top AvWeek Award

I remember when the F-35 JSF program was awarded to Lockheed Martin. The complexity of its design and development reminded me of the scope of the International Space Station project. Coordinating ......
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Micro-blogging for CAD Designers and Engineers - Part I

I was watching CNN the other day and saw one of the reporters had a twitter address. If you watch the news, you may have seen a story or two about micro-blogging. It’s a technology somewhere between......
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Students Apply Engineering Skills to Solar Car Design

Applied skill when I was in college meant writing for the city newspaper run by the Journalism school. The challenge was to apply all that we learned in the classroom into the newsroom under deadline......
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Hubbell Sheds Light on New Product Development

Kevin Poyck, vice president of Engineering for Hubbell Lighting, faces some of the same challenges of managing chaos that other presenters at this event have shared. He broke down for the audience wh......
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Andretti Green on The Need for Speed

In the video clip above, Kim Green - owner & CEO of Andretti Green Racing - reviews some highlights from his presentation. He notes how PLM enabled them to cut down testing time from 50 days to j......
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50 Percent of the Planet’s R&D Spend Comes From the Largest 1k Companies

Sitting in a presentation by Barry Jaruzelski, partner and CMO of Booz & Company, reminded me of an HBR article from business school. The article outlined the three categories market leaders fall......
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Timken Takes On Complexity

Tom Stimson, vp of Business Process Advancement for Timken, thought he was getting into a more simplified business when he started at Timken. He had worked at Robert Bosch and GKN and saw the complex......
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Teradyne’s Innovation Backbone

The video above highlights some key takeaways from a presentation by Bill Duggan, director of PLM at Teradyne. The company is a leading supplier of test equipment. Bill presented at this event with C......