Not that long ago, the idea of a radio and a refrigerator talking to each other was reserved for a “Jetsons” episode or the movie “2001:A Space Odyssey”. However, today it’s not so farfetched. Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized the way we live, and how we interact with our environment. What’s better, is any...

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This month we are going to move away from manufacturing technology and talk about something that is affecting the entire manufacturing industry - the lack of silicon for producing computer chips. Everything from the phone you’re most likely reading this on, to the wireless keyboard I’m typing this on, is comprised of...

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In the same vein as last month’s topic (hint: ray tracing) we are going to discuss a type of software that helps engineers save time and money developing hardware.  Computational fluid dynamics or CFD software is similar to ray tracing software in that it allows a computer to simulate the laws of nature, but in this...

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If you’ve heard of ray tracing but not quite sure what it means to your business or the world outside of Gen Z gamers, huddled alone in dark basements; we’re here to give you the lowdown. What exactly is ray tracing? Ray tracing is the process of following the path of a ray of light as it travels and bounces off of...

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We have seen the future and it is 3D printing!  Not quite…in reality, the first commercially available 3D printer was actually released in 1984. So, if you indulged in the 80’s bomber jacket and big hair, but you didn’t end up purchasing a 3D printer, you were not alone. Few 3D printers were sold at that time....

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When you hear the word “Spark”, many images come to mind…like electricity, maybe an idea, or an ignition, maybe even fire? That’s the idea behind the launch of PWI’s first  blog, titled The Spark.  With The Spark, we hope to ignite inspiration, curiosity, understanding and maybe even solutions. Our new blog...

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