SOLIDWORKS 2016 Tackles Design Minutia With Big Results [Guest Post]
Oct 8 2015 - 2:00pm
By Beth Stackpole -- There’s something for everyone in SOLIDWORKS 2016, officially unveiled last week, with the release sporting a smorgasbord of new capabilities — most in direct response to...

An Engineer's Guide to Low Volume Injection Molding: Part 3
Sep 24 2015 - 12:00pm
“Informed engineers always verify their design in LVIM to save money. For example, a medical equipment company spends $300,000 per year in SLM and then moves into LVIM to verify the part design,... on Shopify Masters [Podcast]
Sep 18 2015 - 10:03am
A podcast about saving entrepreneurs and small business owners time and money, ShopifyMasters gives "actionable advice" that will help you drive traffic to your business today while keeping your...

Optimism reigns supreme as manufacturing expands for 32nd straight month
Sep 9 2015 - 2:34pm
According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, activity in the manufacturing sector in the United States expanded for the 32nd straight month for the period ending in August 2015. The...

Into the Future: The 5 Most Influential Smart Materials
Sep 3 2015 - 12:11pm
As TEDGlobal Fellow Catarina Mota puts it: "It's time to play" with Smart Materials. From Outer Space to the Deep Ocean, researchers are rapidly developing new materials with an awareness once ...

The Impact of Efficient Supply Chains [Infographic]
Aug 27 2015 - 3:45pm
Efficiently managing your Supply Chain is a crucial step in remaining competitive in an increasingly connected world. Staying ahead of the curve helps you control capital costs while also delivering...

Top 8 Lean Manufacturing Tools [Part 2]
Aug 20 2015 - 12:06pm
Last week we examined four of the top eight most valuable tools for lean manufacturing and design. While not an exhaustive list of the entire tool belt available for implementation of lean...

Fabricated metal holding steady as manufacturing grows for 31st straight month
Aug 13 2015 - 9:13am
According to the July 2015 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the United States' manufacturing sector expanded for the 31st straight month. The overall economy of the country...

Top 8 Lean Manufacturing Tools [Part 1]
Aug 5 2015 - 5:43pm
Adding value. That’s what manufacturing is all about. When we manufacture a product, we’re adding value to the lives of each of our customers. From captive screws to capacitors, television screens to...

Get Lean with Manufacturing Design
Jul 31 2015 - 10:05am
In a world gaining greater focus on renewability, recyclability, and conservation, it’s no surprise that “Lean” is again a buzzword. Between 1948 and 1979, Japanese engineers Taiichi Ohno and Eiji...