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Erik Askin

IDSA goes to RISD

05.18.2011 by Erik Askin

Every year, Industrial Designers come together for one weekend to attend the regional IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) conference. This year, the North East chapter was held at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island, and Jeremy Savage and I made the trip.

Chad Schneider

How much does your time cost?

04.13.2011 by Chad Schneider

There’s a fine line everyone must draw between what you’ll do yourself and what it’s worthwhile to pay someone else to do. It’s true in business just as it is at home. And, it’s not just about efficiency, it’s about quality.

Chad Schneider

Designing Parts for Injection Molding

12.14.2010 by Chad Schneider

As designers, we can improve our injection molded parts to make them perform better and require less expensive tools. Check out this design guide we came across to get you started.

Lei Zong

A Checklist Can Do What?

11.30.2010 by Lei Zong

I recently watched an interesting talk given by Atul Gawande, whose book The Checklist Manifesto has reached the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list this year, talking about some interesting benefits of using a checklist and how such a seemingly insignificant and low tech idea can do wonders in many disparate fields.

Jessica Fisher

When life gives you lemons, make a lemon battery!

11.10.2010 by Jessica Fisher

Inside most kitchens, a lemon leads a normal life, being integrated into a delicious dish or drink. But many science students have found in their classroom experiments that a lemon is no mere fruit.

Chad Schneider

Error Term Propagation

08.31.2010 by Chad Schneider

Building products on the assembly line, we need to be sure all of the parts will fit together. But, manufacturing variations may pose problems. Here how to account for them.

Jeremy Savage

Making room in the ID department

08.24.2010 by Jeremy Savage

The Industrial Design Department at Key Tech is proud to announce the addition of Erik Askin. Erik is a talented designer who recently graduated from RISD.

Chad Schneider

Notice to Staff: You rock! – The Mgmt

08.03.2010 by Chad Schneider

As a service company, our staff is our most important asset. Without them, we’d just have a bunch of lonely computers sitting around hoping to one day become self-aware. As such, we work hard to find great people, and we’ve found some of the greatest.

Chad Schneider

Resources for tinkerers

07.08.2010 by Chad Schneider

Are you a tinkerer? For those of us that are concerned about how best to crack open a $1,000 MacBook with a critical soda problem yet have the compelling desire to take it apart anyway, there is help.

Chad Schneider

Collecting very fine volumetric accuracy data

06.29.2010 by Chad Schneider

As part of the V&V test procedure, we designed a gravimetric means to characterize the volumetric and flow-rate accuracy of a couple of precision injection instruments. With this setup, we’re able to achieve measurement resolution of just 0.1 milligram and reduced the error due to water evaporation to 40 times better than using a mineral oil emulsion.