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The Art Of “Good Enough”

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Engineering is all about boundaries, constraints and what we’re able to achieve within them. But one thing I’ve found to be true about engineers is that we’re almost never satisfied. There’s always a little bit more to do. There are always small improvements to make, problems to iron out, designs to hone. Continue reading “The Art Of “Good Enough”” »

Talking New Product Development with Paul Hodges

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Paul Hodges has been working in the chemical industry for over 30 years, and he has seen plenty of shifts during that time. In his current role as chairman of International eChem, he strategizes with businesses to help them navigate today’s volatile global markets. Continue reading “Talking New Product Development with Paul Hodges” »

Designing With Constraints In Mind

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

When taking on any new project, a smart first step is to clearly define what you’re trying to achieve. What does success look like? What does failure look like? Where are the lines that you cannot or will not cross? What are your boundary conditions? Continue reading “Designing With Constraints In Mind” »

Additive Manufacturing’s ‘Less Filling’ Tastes Great for Renault

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Renault Trucks

Image is a derivative of “3D printing for the design of engines of the future” by Renault Trucks, used under Standard YouTube Service. Image is licensed under CC BY by Kenneth Klapproth.

Curious to learn how engineers at Renault Trucks were able to shave 120kg of weight off their 4 cylinder Euro 6 engine? Continue reading “Additive Manufacturing’s ‘Less Filling’ Tastes Great for Renault” »

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