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Risk Tolerance: How Low Do You Go?

Posted on February 26th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Some risks are plainly acceptable and others are plainly unacceptable.” (I.U.D. v. A.P.I., 448 U.S. 607, 655).

When Justice Stevens wrote that opinion for the majority in the 1980 OSHA Benzene case, he went on to add that odds of fatality of one in a billion could not be considered significant but that for odds Continue reading “Risk Tolerance: How Low Do You Go?” »

iPhone X Teardown – Don’t Try This At Home

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image by Sam Lionheart [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] via iFixit.com

Before you take a butter knife to pry open your latest $1000 Apple acquisition, you may want to see how the experts do it and consider replacement part costs. Continue reading “iPhone X Teardown – Don’t Try This At Home” »

Are You Building an Incident-Proof Reputation?

Posted on November 27th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Many good reputations have forever been tarnished by a single incident, and companies that have established a relationship built on trust suddenly lose their neighbors’ confidence and support. All too often, a history of satisfactory Process Safety Management (PSM) performance camouflages an impending disaster Continue reading “Are You Building an Incident-Proof Reputation?” »

FAA’s AM Roadmap for Aerospace: Hold Your Horses

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Image by U.S. Government [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Image by U.S. Government [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration plays a critical role ensuring the safety of air travel passengers, but a strategic roadmap spanning out eight years regulating additive manufacturing seems glacial. Continue reading “FAA’s AM Roadmap for Aerospace: Hold Your Horses” »

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