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2014
Buy this thing, man.. (via getty) Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about business, but I am pretty sure you don't go about it like this. I leave you, the reader to judge.   This story illustrates, in fluorescent Day-Glo, why you do not sell products before they are finished.   The executives and sales representative of the company I work for, put us all in the easily avoidable position of having to produce and ship and support a product that they cannot mass-produce, easily ship o ...
Supercaps... 100F is always startling to me. I cannot go into too much detail as there are IP concerns at stake. This design failure concerns a device for the purpose of....hmm...controlling a sight where customers might come to fill there "something", with uhhhh, a few gallons of "something." Anyway, the predecessors and contemporaries of this device use a rechargeable battery pack to ride out power failures and brown outs. The current, just released, not fully tested version uses supercaps ...
Elemental is a 3D printer like no other - it's the world’s first pressure controlled 3D printer   In the final stages of development, Elemental is a stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer with a difference. Elemental is the world’s first pressure controlled 3D printer. Like other SLA printers, Elemental utilises a laser system to cure photosensitive resins.  Unlike other SLA printers though, Elemental uses a pressure control system to control resin levels when an objec ...
One of the best things about being a consultant is being able to manage projects without having to manage people. Hiring employees to help complete a project can entail adding burdensome tasks as well as much more risk. At the same time, passing on possible work because there is a section of work that you can't complete makes the sales process much more difficult. I've been able to get great jobs thanks to a functional subcontracting arrangement, but as I'm about to detail, I've also been burned ...