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May 28, 2010 – Carb Day PLM & Lean Product Development Seminar

Carb Day PLM & Lean Product Development Seminar

Friday, May 28, 2010 8:00 – 3:30 PM At the Brickyard Crossing Resort Registration and Coffee 7:30 a.m. Introduction 8:00 a.m. PLM & Lean Product Development Seminar 8:15 a.m. Handout Box Lunches & Shirts 10:00 a.m. Trackside Tower Terrace Pit Row 10:15 a.m. Indianapolis 500 Final Practice 11 a.m. - Noon Firestone Freedom 100 12:30 p.m. Indianapolis 500 Pit Stop Challenge 1:30-3 p.m. Vintage Car Laps 3:20 p.m. Miller Lite Carb Day Concert (ZZ Top) on Miller Lite Stage 3:30 p.m. Click here to register.
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The Importance of Doing Your Homework

We frequently discuss the importance of planning and doing research before jumping in and committing dollars to building a device or even creating a conceptual design. However, from time to time, we are hired to help individuals or companies get their devices to market after they have a design or product created. It's a simple concept...


The most successful ideas happen when the inventor/entrepreneur comes to us BEFORE the design phase and those companies that focus on the designing of products advise their clients to approach a company like Creo Quality BEFORE the design phase.

April 20-21, 2010 – Human Factors Engineering & Med Device Workshop

Human Factors Engineering & Med Device Workshop

Red Forest Consulting provides human factors engineering (HFE) expertise to health care businesses who want to integrate HFE into their patient safety, product development, or product evaluation processes. Human Factors Engineering is a discipline that blends engineering design with human psychology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. The goal is to apply knowledge of human cognition and physical limitations to the design of the systems, such as tools, tasks, devices, software, work areas, etc. Designing systems that are congruent with our cognitive and physical capabilities can help achieve optimal system performance. In the healthcare world, this means keeping patients safer and reducing cognitive or physical workload of clinicians. Learn more about this worhshop.

Ponoko: World’s Easiest Making System

I recently read about Ponoko in the Inc. magazine article "Let's Get Started". Ponoko is a very intriguing business model. Visit their website and you read the tagline "world's easiest making system". So what is Ponoko? It appears to be a combination of an art nouveau / design / eclectic / manufacturing? type of company. The basic premise is that there are designs (or you can submit designs) of products that can be manufactured one at a time. Is Ponoko sustainable? Can it be franchised? Or rather, could Ponoko or someone establish a network of complimentary resources to become a virtual one-stop shop for product concept to market? I'm also curious if this kind of concept has merit with entrepreneurs and prototypes. Might be cost-prohibitive.