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Could 3-D printers undo decades of frame-up circuit board assembly?

Ever since Henry Ford invented the assembly line, automobiles were assembled by first taking a frame, or chassis, and pulling it down a long line while workers bolted pieces and parts onto it until at the end – voilà! – you had an automobile.

Read more: The ‘Big’ Change

Could 3-D printers undo decades of frame-up circuit board assembly?

Ever since Henry Ford invented the assembly line, automobiles were assembled by first taking a frame, or chassis, and pulling it down a long line while workers bolted pieces and parts onto it until at the end – voilà! – you had an automobile.

Read more: The ‘Big’ Change



Does effort affect outlook? Thoughts on curing the workplace blahs.

Maybe it’s because we are in the dead of winter and I am located in cold and blustery New England, or maybe it’s because of my relative age – or maybe it’s just because! – but it seems that I have run across a whole lot of tired people over the past few weeks.

Read more: Revving Up



Seeking help across the organization can put an end to repetitive problems.

Happy New Year! Here we go again! Oh joy!

Well, it is a new year, and I do hope for all it is a good one, but equally, I hope that no one is starting the year with the pessimistic state of mind, like “Here we go again! Oh darn!”

Read more: Avoiding the ‘Blur Factor’

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