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Final Impressions: FEI 2019

The last day and a half of the conference has been filled with both inspiration and recommendations for addressing the challenge of innovating in a large organization. One popular recommendation is embracing start-ups, as start-ups are often seen as a...
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First Impressions of FEI 2019

My first day and a half has been filled with discussion around how large companies facilitate innovation within their organizations through enablers, such as, innovation teams, innovation outposts, and university partnerships, to name a few. While these efforts to make...
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Product failures: What went wrong?

When it comes to preventing product failures, selecting the right materials is key. However, all the material knowledge in the world will not help if the product being developed is not fully understood. No one intentionally designs a product to...
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Product Failures: What Went Wrong?

PREVENT PRODUCT FAILURE with proper material selection. Material selection has become increasingly complicated and increasingly critical. Consider the profusion of product requirements, the plethora of design considerations, and the vast collection of available metals and plastics. Faulty material selection can...
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