Innovation Column Features

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Stephanie Ojeda
Effective complaint handling is fundamental to life-sciences quality management, with implications for operations, product design, risk management, and more. It’s also critical to ISO 9001, FDA...
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Automated Precision Inc.
Siemens-Mobility’s factory in Graz, Austria, is a development center and manufacturing plant for high-tech bogies, an important component of the global rail vehicle industry. Whether bogies for...
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Megan Wallin-Kerth
Having worked with no code/low code for nearly a decade at Hybrid Strategies, owner and no-code/low-code app developer Heather Johnson has learned a lot about these platforms as a solution for...
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Wayne Schaefer
Industrial machine-vision systems use high-resolution cameras, image-processing algorithms, and artificial intelligence to enhance quality control, automate inspections, and optimize production...
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InnovMetric Software
Pratt Miller was founded in 1989 by Gary Pratt and Jim Miller. Their aim was to create a world-class engineering company that could take automotive-based programs all the way from concept to reality...
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Michael King
Medical companies work in an environment of ever-increasing challenge and complexity. Global regulations continue to evolve with advancements in technology and variations in requirements from country...
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Evan Milberg
The year is 2033: The owner of a planned high-rise in a big city is looking to build prefabricated modules with recyclable, low-carbon materials. Work is expected to begin as soon as possible, so the...
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Akhilesh Gulati
Maria stretched her arms, taking in a deep breath as she savored the lingering flavor of dark, rich black coffee. She waited for the system to log in and connect to her biweekly meeting with her...
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Mike Morini
Following the turmoil of the pandemic, many salaried employees have had the opportunity to work remotely and enjoy newfound flexibility in their day-to-day work lives. For many, the ability to be...
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Jessie MacAlpine
Despite rigorous vehicle safety testing, current evaluations fail to adequately protect women in the case of an accident. In 2021, a study published by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety found...
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National Physical Laboratory
Graphene and related 2D materials (GR2Ms) could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the production of advanced materials. Using GR2M nanoplatelets in applications, such as reinforcing concrete...
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Anders Rasmussen
Enterprise resource planning (ERP), product life cycle management (PLM), and customer relationship management (CRM) systems were transformative when they were first developed. They made it possible...
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NIST
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have developed a novel tabletop device that takes three-dimensional X-ray (CT) images of integrated...
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Aaron Heinrich
In metal stamping, especially in critical automotive applications, sometimes it’s not enough simply to close the control loop. Traditional control algorithms rely on eliminating an error between what...
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Jeanne Quimby
As I sat with my 7-year-old son for more than an hour in front of an abstract painting, I saw what appeared to be black paint thrown onto a white canvas. My son loves abstract paintings. He was...
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Matt Fieldman
German manufacturing is a powerhouse, fueling 21 percent of the country’s economy and contributing nearly $1.4 trillion in exports. Given these facts, we in the MEP National Network have been...
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Jacob Bourne
Producing products quickly, efficiently, and at low cost is a focal point for the manufacturing sector. There are several technologies that companies are using to achieve those goals, including high-...
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Gleb Tsipursky
Many leaders, driven by memories of pre-pandemic times, believe that forcing employees to return to the office will naturally lead to mentoring and development. For example, consider what Salesforce...
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Nathan Furr
When top Amazon executives were debating in the mid-2000s whether to greenlight Kindle, the now ubiquitous e-reader, sparks flew in the boardroom. Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon’s retail business at the...
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Massoud Pedram
Superconductors make highly efficient electronics, but the ultralow temperatures and ultrahigh pressures required to make them work are costly and difficult to implement. Room-temperature...