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Robots and factories are no longer differentiators

Real competitive advantage lies outside of the process of making things.
By Dr. Mike Shipulski
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There’s lots of talk about a manufacturing renaissance. Some call it a resurgence, others a revolution, but the name doesn’t matter. There’s also been a lot of argument over the magnitude of the decline in manufacturing and how to measure it. Some say there wasn’t a decline at all. None of that matters, either.


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To Improve Your Designs, Listen to the Voice of the Customer

By John Sprovieri
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The late novelist John Le Carré once said, “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” As it turns out, what was good advice for spies is equally good for manufacturing and design engineers.


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Simplicity isn't simple

By Dr. Mike Shipulski
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Engineers don’t know how to reduce part counts.


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Autodesk, ADX Create Design, Prototyping Center

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PORTLAND, OR—Autodesk has partnered with design and manufacturing firm ADX to create a new space here called The Bridge. This new space will give engineers access to advanced CAD software and 3D printers.


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Failure Modes Analysis Aids Design of Medical Devices

By John Sprovieri
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In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received more than 400,000 reports of adverse events related to medical devices. More than 12 percent of those events resulted in hospitalization.


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What’s Your Perspective?

Risk looks differently depending on perspective.
By Dr. Mike Shipulski
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To move your company to a better place, it matters more where you are than where you want to go. And before you can see clearly where you are, you must clarify your perspective.


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People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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