Think you’re up to date on the latest in design, analysis, and fabrication of parts and assemblies using composite materials? If most of us are honest with ourselves, our practical knowledge may be more limited than we realize. Here is a helpful primer on the latest in the world of design, analysis, and fabrication of parts using composite materials.
The future is finally here. There have been many exciting advances in renewable energy in recent years. We’re graduating out of ineffective systems pushed by passionate activist advocates and into highly profitable and efficient power generation systems. With dire environmental and geopolitical fossil fuel related predictions coming out daily, its reassuring to see that we’re on the cusp of making a real change.
Bogged down in the day-to-day operations of an engineering firm, its easy to look at engineering specifications as the mundane cost of doing business. But, when one considers the history and direction of ASME, specs can really come alive. They have a long history of helping engineers think and problem-solve creatively, and safely, in keeping with industry best practices.
Focused Engineering LLC has the qualifications and experience to design and analyze your mission and safety critical flight hardware. Our president spent about half of his 20 year career contributing to and leading such projects. You’ve doubtless already seen the shortened list of these projects on our About page. Here, you’ll find a more thorough
Everyone wants competency in engineering, a focus on public safety, and consistent continuing educations. There are a variety of ways to achieve this, and none of them are fool proof. One method is, of course, professional engineering registration. Registrants are required to meet a variety of stringent state-specific and nationwide standards. However, private sector product development firms of all sizes and across all sectors routinely use alternate methods to achieve the same goals. These companies would save time and money by reconsidering their approach and taking advantage of the existing PE infrastructure to accomplish these goals. Additionally, the National Society of Professional Engineers (www.nspe.org) would better reach its own goals by courting this large swath of vital engineers.
We continue to build progressively more seismically resilient structures, but there’s always more we could do. New research done by Dr. Amy Cerato at Oklahoma University supports the use of helical piles. She has demonstrated that these piles outperform conventional materials in dry sand. Her data can be found here, and it is compelling.
Inventors, managers, and seasoned engineers alike can get lost in the product development process. When is the last time you really challenged yourself to consider your role and the role of others in getting your product across the finish line and out to market? Have you really taken into account all of the necessary steps?
The autonomous vehicle debate is heating up. There are advocates for and against near term widespread adoption. Recently, the National Society of Professional Engineers weighed in with industry and policy guidance. The implications of this guidance are far reaching. ...