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RISE 2019/in Micrex News/by Richard Walton
Visit with us at the RISE conference September 24 – 25 at North Carolina State University and The Nonwovens Institute.
Sense of Urgency (Part 1)/in CEO-Blog/by Richard Walton
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 crowding out the creative types.
This is serious stuff.
This is not happening everywhere. There are companies as well as nations that understand the importance of hard work and time to market. Creative destruction is still happening, but it might be you who is being deconstructed.
We need to look no further than our own government and returning to the moon. To paraphrase Pence – “It is not like we have not done it before.”
I suggest a heightened sense of urgency is in-order. At your company are the really important things getting proper attention?
4D Substrates Now/in CEO-Blog/by Richard Walton
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 their assessment.
However, there are useful lessons from additive manufacturing for those of us in the roll goods industry — even if 3D (let alone 4D) roll goods are not in the immediate future.
There is no need to wait for 3D printing to mature to the point that we can make 4D products. The technology for 4D fabrics is readily available now by combining existing technology in new ways.
The Cost of a Free Screening Trial/in CEO-Blog/by Richard Walton
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 on the trial itself.
We’ve said it many times: we believe in quick turnaround and fail-fast. The more ideas you try out, the greater chances you have of succeeding. That is why we offer free screening trials.
But make no mistake: screening trials are not “free” for us, and we take them very seriously. I believe they are the single most important thing we do at Micrex.
This is what you get with a free screening trial at Micrex:
We figure the average screening trial costs Micrex in excess of $2,000
The bottom line: screening trials are serious business for us at Micrex.
Get the details and find out how to get started here.
New Ways to Think About Absorbency/in Micrex News/by News Letter
Customize the absorbent properties of your sheet materials using Micrex technology.
Learn about the traditional measures of absorbency, as well as how The Micrex Process can enhance the absorbency of your sheet materials. Read more