This set of articles considers aspects of new technology development. At the start of a project, creativity and innovation are especially critical. They can be kindled by a collaborative environment and imaginative techniques. Carrying on, a well thought out program will intertwine analysis and physical testing to drive discoveries early in the process. Happy reading.
To accelerate the development of their technology, Torotrak needed to develop confidence faster to allow decisions to be made earlier. By leaning more heavily on simulation and demonstration platforms, they were able to reduce cost, time and risk.
Professional Engineering, February 2013
To expand the usefulness of simulation and virtual product development, Caterpillar engineers have been quantifying uncertainties. To validate their understanding, they focus on whether simulation and test come from the same data set instead of focusing on a direct match.
Off-Highway Engineering, November 2012
GE, a rather large company, recognizes that small companies can hold some advantages, such as a passionate environment that allows creativity to thrive. Improved collaboration is behind GE’s concept for their new global product development centers.
Hartford Courant, May 2013
By making a deliberately bad suggestion, such as going to McDonald’s for a company lunch, you can stimulate better ideas. People will try to ward off the bad idea. This concept can kick-start the first step in the creative process, which may be the hardest step.
Medium, April 2013