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An Evolving Analogy of Technology Adoption by Engineering Generations

If you’ve been reading posts here at engineering-matter.com, I’m sure by now you know I write a good bit about generational issues in engineering as well as the software applications and systems used in engineering organizations. As you might imagine, I started to think about these two issues in light of one another. Specifically, my mind started work on the question: how have different generations adopted technology in the engineering office?

Honing in on the Source of Conflict on Multi-Generational Teams

In this series, we’ve talked a lot about the characteristics of generations and how different they can be. But as of yet, we really haven’t delved into why those differences can lead to conflict in the workplace. To start with a baseline, let’s take a look at Tammy Erickson’s post on the Four Biggest Reasons for Generation Conflict on Teams from the Harvard Business Review blog.

The Debate over Differences at Work across Generations

Back in July, Rawn Shah who is a consultant for social networking for business over at IBM, contributing an interesting post to Forbes.com called Why You Must Network With Your Younger Employees. Now I disagree with Rawn on several points in this post including his statements saying that Boomers hoard and control information and the fact that he grouped GenY’ers and Millenials together, but he posted a very interesting table that compares and contrasts some characteristics across generations.

Setting a Baseline for Generational Definitions

What’s the dynamic like in your engineering group? Is everyone fresh out of college figuring out what it’s like in their first job? Or is everyone in the final leg of their career heading into retirement? All things considered, neither of those answers is likely. The average engineering group in today’s manufacturer is frequently a big mix of people in all different stages…

Shift-Left with Software Validation – A Progressive Approach to Chip Design

The demand for semiconductor chips is at an all-time high. Many industries, from automotive to industrial machinery, require large numbers of semiconductor chips. The semiconductor industry has commercialized the 5 nm process and is now gearing up to introduce the 3 nm process to help meet today’s high-performance, low-power requirements. This new era of semiconductor …

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The Software Aspects of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and the Role Oqton Plays In The Go-Forward Vision for 3D Systems

The Software Aspects of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and the Role Oqton Plays In The Go-Forward Vision for 3D Systems

Oqton and additive manufacturing are a powerful combination that improves product design and achieves high ROI on 3D printer investments.

Bruker Alicona’s MetMaX: The Role of Software in Optical CMM

An optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is now a necessary tool in industrial manufacturing and forms the backbone of modern metrology. And as automation becomes more prevalent in industrial manufacturing, the need for advanced software solutions to work with and control these CMMs has grown. Bruker Alicona’s MetMaX metrology software solution includes many industry-changing features …

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Big Data and the Engineer

The Internet of Things (IoT) has unleashed a new wave of interconnected products. Almost every company is now switching from traditional, mechanical offerings to smart ones requiring a lot of software, electronics, and electrical systems. But design engineers must go further than simply integrating the right hardware and software into today’s products. As the world …

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Engineering Education Now: Combining Ethics and AI

Complex algorithms can create inadvertent bias. Universities like Stanford have created new courses that combine computer science and ethics, in an effort to prevent bias from occurring.