In conversations with some of our customers, we are seeing an increased emphasis about meeting compliance objectives and less about new products and making money. We all know of companies where the brilliant team of product development experts were slowly transformed into Quality people. More and more places that I visit I find bureaucracy slowly […]
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4D Printing is a combination of 3D printing and a time change element that provides the fourth dimension — hence a 4D substrate is one that will by design change form over time. Smart fabrics and 4D printing were identified by Gartner as technologies way up on their hype cycle. We tend to agree with […]
We understand that at large companies, trying out new products can be complicated. The development process is full of trial and error – but if you add to that the administrative red tape, interfacing with SAP, etc., it can be almost impossible. That’s why at Micrex, we help you shed the red tape and focus […]
Producing a new product using a sheet material (paper, textile, film, nonwoven or composite) involves overcoming a lot of obstacles and rocky patches, especially when moving from a small concept sample to a commercial product. How to scale up and achieve success despite the roadblocks? Realize that changes will likely be needed in the product […]
Here are a few more thoughts to add to our discussion of the portfolio effect and risk. I grew up admiring the concept of the “Lone Wolf” inventor. The Wright Brothers, Edison, Tesla, Bell. Parts of what we all have heard are myth, and some is reality. Several of these “individual inventors” created what looked […]