3D Printing and Material Science

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3D printing continues to make headlines.  From ‘printing cars’ to printing jet engine parts, the field is growing.  The good news is that a lot of money is…

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Labor and the Next Generation

Monday, May 11, 2015

In the coming generation we may see the early expression of the science fiction novelist’s most popular premise; a world in which a significant amount of labor is…

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Robot R&D

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Breakthroughs in robotics continue to make headlines.  Most of the interest generated by the dramatic reduction in system cost for the new class of “human safe” robots. Most…

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Internet Factorynet

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Internet of Things has spawned a lot of hype in the last couple of years.  Lately there have been a number of themes around specific segments and…

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Patents and Patenting

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying “The Patent system adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.”  It was the intent of the American Patent system…

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You Can Fix Stupid

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ron White has famously said “You Can’t Fix Stupid”.  And he’s right, of course.  We all do stuff that’s a little crazy and generally, we live long enough…

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HuMan in the Machine

Sunday, March 8, 2015

What is it that is so special about the act of creation?  Mankind has the special gift to be able to create tools, and especially in the mechatronics…

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3D Printing

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The press continues to cover, dare I say, saturate the media with stories about the emergence of 3D printing.  While the technology is extremely important, there is also a…

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Tech

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Technology is everywhere.  Better get used to it.  Especially in the presence of high powered processors under $1 and System-on-Chip solutions that can cost as little as $10….

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Processors Everywhere

Sunday, February 8, 2015

In a world where compute capability continues to increase and costs continue to decrease, it’s hard to predict where the progression takes the industrial controls field.  The latest…

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