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ESD Damage Nullifies Cost Savings
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2/23/2011   11 comments
Cutting costs is great until the unintended consequence rears its ugly head
Engineer applies creative cost recution
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2/17/2011   8 comments
An engineer tasked with shaving a few bucks off the production cost of a transponder unit solves a technical problem while cutting costs.
The case of the not-so-melodious motor
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2/17/2011   10 comments
A young engineer upstages an older co-worker while investigating the source of an ear-piercing tone in a disc drive test system.
Sometimes a minor spec can be a major feature
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2/16/2011   15 comments
Everything was fine, except for the 'correct' position. That's when things got challenging.


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Glen Chenier

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David Blaza

RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza
123 comments
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
47 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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