Stamped metal and springs are used in millions of products across the gamut of industries. Experience on how metals move and where they are likely to fail goes a long way to reducing costs and developing solutions. In addition, experienced engineers can increase value and reduce costs by designing tooling with flexible options for change.
NORTH EASTON, MA – With a refined focus on customer needs, and a wider variety of pallet racking and material handling product and service offerings, Boston Rack International Inc. has separated its company from Elite Storage Solutions. The name-change and new direction will be effective immediately, announced Peter Murphy, founder and CEO of Boston Rack.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is suing Motorola for infringing on patents related to its smart phones. Apple Inc. said in a filing on Friday that Motorola's Droid, Cliq, BackFlip and other phones violate its patents related to the iPhone's touch screen and user interface. Apple says it wants Motorola Inc.
SEATTLE (AP) — A swell of spending by businesses on new computers, software and servers helped push Microsoft Corp.'s earnings for the most recent quarter past Wall Street's expectations. Business spending on technology slowed to a trickle during the economic downturn. Microsoft's report, released after the market closed Thursday, is the most recent evidence that corporate spending is back in full swing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The manufacturing sector likely grew in October for the 15th straight month, but at the slowest pace in almost a year. Economists expect that the Institute for Supply Management's index of manufacturing activity will drop to 54, according to a survey from Thomson Reuters, from 54.
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. told investors early Friday that it plans to reduce capital spending by $1 billion as it heads toward an initial public offering of its stock. The company also said in a regulatory filing that it will use $2.1 billion in cash from the sale of new preferred stock to repay part of the roughly $50 billion in taxpayer funds that the government spent to bail the company out of financial troubles last year.
TOKYO (AP) — Three of the world's biggest names in electronics — Samsung, Sony and Panasonic — are bracing for weaker global demand and a rocky road even as they reported stellar quarterly profits Friday. South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. booked a record net profit for the third straight quarter thanks to brisk sales of semiconductors and mobile phones.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan showed a two-seater electric vehicle resembling a go-cart Monday that isn't ready for sale but spotlights the Japanese automaker's ambitions to be the leader in zero-emission cars. Nissan Motor Co. is planning to produce 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting with the Leaf electric car set for delivery in Japan and the U.
Using just a Bluetooth adapter and a HyperGain Antenna, a person (if he or she was so inclined) could extend Bluetooth range to almost three quarters of a mile. No, seriously. This is how it's done. You're welcome. For more hacks, visit http://www.youtube.com/Kipkay . If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
As the foundational system of record for the business, ERP can be one of the best tools process manufacturers can use to implement cost cutting measures and to achieve these goals. Some would argue that the “process” industry has been invented by software companies.
The 3D Design Derby is designed to test students’ ability to conceptualize a model car design; produce a virtual 3D model using constraint-based modeling software; configure each design to accommodate standard parts, meet size, weight, and track dimension specifications; manufacture a car using the Dimension 3D Printer, and then race it against others.
WEST BRANCH, MI – Micro Estimating Systems, world leader in Engineering based costing software and ShouldCost LLC an engineering based service provider, have announced a strategic business alliance to offer Engineering as a Service (EAS). ShouldCost.net provides a service that includes pricing of manufactured parts and assemblies to the OEM, Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, and Defense industries.
BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese research center has built the world's fastest supercomputer, an industry announcement said Thursday, underscoring the country's rise as a science and technology powerhouse. The Tianhe-1 machine housed at the National Center for Supercomputing in the northern port city of Tianjin is capable of sustained computing of 2.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google, but not taking any further action against the company for collecting personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks. In a Wednesday letter, the regulatory agency chastised Google Inc. for allowing people's e-mails, passwords and Web surfing activity to be scooped up for several years before management realized it.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison is escalating his attacks on his friend-turned-foe Hewlett-Packard Co. Ellison claims he has proof that HP's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, oversaw a corporate-espionage scheme at a previous employer, SAP AG, that involved the theft of Oracle software.