The Implications of Augmented Reality In Manufacturing

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I mentioned this augmented reality technology in a previous video, but I went ahead and wrote more about it on GrabCAD’s blog. I see a lot of potential in this technology and can’t wait to see how it impacts manufacturing, and design communication long-term. I go into a lot more detail in the article.

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Production Planning Strategies that Make Production More Predictable

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A company I worked for had specific production planning strategies. The company works in visual marketing, making Point of Purchase Displays.  They use a pre-production sample of a display, and all of their production planning strategies were built from what they find.  The trouble with this method is the components rarely came in the order they […]

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin” – Ivan Turgenev

Manufacturing with Augmented Reality

Posted by Alex.


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This is awesome.  How can augmented reality improve communication in manufacturing?  If engineering had access to this information, and could use it to better-instruct the guys on the shop floor, drawings could become less important.  There’s so many implications here that I don’t even know where to begin.  I’ll be talking more about this soon.

How a Rock a Stack Taught me The Importance of Detailed Drawings

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This is a story that of a hiccup that happened in a project I did a few years ago. This project was a real turning point for me professionally, because it became very apparent how important good communication practices, and appropriate draftsmanship is for all projects.

Want an Entry Level Engineering Job? Learn the Right Software

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I recently wrote an article for Grab Cad.  It tells a little bit of my story on how I got started in my Point of Purchase Display design engineering career, and how I ended up where I am today.

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PhotoView 360 rendering tips: make them more interesting!

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In my time spent as an engineer, I have had many opportunities to create renderings.  In fact, it is one of my favorite things.  I wrote this article on GrabCad to offer some tips and advice on how to make your SolidWorks renderings more interesting.

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How to hand off a project without infuriating the next engineer

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Nobody wants to hand off a project when it is halfway done, but sometimes you don’t have a choice.  In this article written for GrabCad, I talk about what I’ve done to help make the transfer process efficient, and pain-free.

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How should engineers work with graphic designers?

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In the Point of Purchase Display industry, I have worked closely with many graphic designers.  I have learned a lot about the importance of communicating details of graphic sizes, and what needs to happen to prevent mistakes when prototype day comes around.

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Sometimes, You Just Have to Fall

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I recognize the importance of exercise. I’ve read articles about runners who use it as a place to find clarity. They run to find their strength. Like a healthy breakfast, they use running to help them become smarter, energetic, and productive people.