Posts tagged ‘Manufacturing’

A Preview of “The Wearable Artificial Pancreas Company”

A Preview of “The Wearable Artificial Pancreas Company”.

I live in Fort Lauderdale and did not know of this company to date.

Check out their web site. It is awesome

http://www.pancreum.com/

Every day there are people out there who are dreaming up and building medical devices to benefit mankind.

All that is needs is venture capital to go the next step.

Making Others Dreams Happen – Taking That Gleam In A Visionary’s Eye To Reality

Making dreams happen is a two-fold process

  • The visionaries who dream great ideas and takes the concept to a prototype
  • The pragmatists who take it to market
It always surprises me to see my peers proclaim that a project or an idea is not viable mainly because they don’t understand it
What does it take for a project to succeed?
  • The right resources
  • Reasonable capital
  • A Team who believes that it can be done
  • The right seeds planted and watered
  • Empowerment
  • Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • A willingness to shoot from the hip when required
  • Lending a friendly ear to the soldiers
  • Not shrinking from going back to the drawing board
Creativity is the key
Great solutions come when your back is against the wall
Research and present your strategy for meeting Goals
Get buy in from the Team
Go for it and do not look back

Kaizen is a Gentlemen’s Sport – Time Studies Hit Below The Belt

Time studies are inhuman

Why do a Time Study when you can Kaizen with the Team

I don’t think any one likes to be timed or watched.

I wonder whether real Black Belts ever ask for time studies

Then how do you do the measure in DMAIC?

I call it self measurement

Without trust there can be no progress

NASA’s Puffin: The Personal Electric Air Vehicle – The New Age Personal Emotional Mobile – Go PuffinPOD

NASA’s Puffin: The Personal Electric Air Vehicle.

One step closer to a personal electric vehicle you can take anywhere.

  • Maybe a city without roads with your Puffin taking off from the terrace
  • Maybe even with an Automatic pilot so that you can be on your iPad as you travel
  • Your local sheriff would own one
  • So would your vermin exterminator
  • Who knows, in India sabji wallahs may hover over your windows in a high rise selling vegetables
  • The puffin may spawn new designs in architecture
  • Your personal grand canyon adventure on a Puffin.
  • Your mail man, Fedex man and friendly UPS man may start using it too
  • Dream on

Future of US Manufacturing. Doris Taylor: Recellularized Human Hearts May be Weeks Away | SENS Foundation

Doris Taylor: Recellularized Human Hearts May be Weeks Away | SENS Foundation.

Will the Universities of the Future  be centers for manufacturing recycled body parts?

Doris Taylor is my new hero.

Why lament about manufacturing going overseas?

We see examples of cutting edge technology unveiled every day in the USA opening opportunity for High Tech manufacturing.

Is it a move from Desk Top to grow your own in your fish tank?

It is mind blowing to think of the future.

The Last Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back – A Lesson In Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis is looking at the causal effects for a failure and install controls to prevent repetition of the problem. Usually there will be multiple causes which combine to create the failure.

Let us contemplate what was the cause for the camel’s back to break

  • True it is overloading beyond the capability of the camel. But how do you specify the load a camel will carry. It is dependent on the camel’s health, temperature of the day, the terrain, speed of travel and the skill of the camel jockey.
  • The health of a camel depends on the nutrition and care bestowed by the jockey and his skill in choosing the right time to travel as well as scout out the most comfortable terrain to navigate.
  • Designed experiments help set up the parameters which will help the camel carry a set load under given conditions.

Here is an excellent link on the subject

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_cause_analysis

 

 

 

Vibration Feature Pattern Matching – Machinery Prognostics Tool – LabView

LabView can help us predict machine failures before they occur.

A very informative link is to visit ni.com/info and enter nsi1105

What is Vibration Feature Pattern Matching?

A very good explanation is found at

http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/9230

Quoting from the link

“By capturing dynamic measurements from operating machines such as vibration, electrical power, and dynamic pressure; it is possible to extract key component signature features.  With this feature information, it is possible to tabulate specific metrics which drive plant maintenance and production schedules”

Here is an excellent link from Penn State on Machinery prognostics and Condition Monitoring

http://www.cav.psu.edu/workshops/2010/CAV2010_Machinery_Prognostics_Condition_Monitoring_Reichard.pdf

Enjoy