The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers’ (AHAM) September shipment numbers showed a decrease in overall Major Appliances, falling to 7,510.6, a 0.4% decrease from September 2017. The year-to-date number fell to 60,271.5, a decrease of 0.7% over last year.
Design Thinking has become the go-to methodology for activating innovation initiatives across any number of businesses, government organizations, and not-for-profits. Some of the tools used in the design thinking process—observational research, rapid prototyping, quick validation techniques—are so popular, they’ve become the near-equivalent of GAAP standards for innovation related work efforts.
Additive manufacturing (AM) continues to grow by creating value for customers through its ability to offer personalized, complex parts with the inherent benefit of eliminating traditional production tooling.
3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing (AM), has made significant impacts across industries. Since the 1980s and 1990s, when 3D printing first emerged onto the scene, this novel technology offered a promising future.
For those who are attempting to keep track of the regulations surrounding the use of certain refrigerants in commercial refrigeration, chances are they may find themselves more than a little confused—and with good reason.
When the HVAC industry converges on Atlanta for AHR Expo 2019, attendees can expect to see manufacturers showcase products aiming to be both smarter and more efficient—automation and connectivity will continue to drive home and commercial innovation, and components throughout the trade floor will aim to keep pace with federal regulations.
In the past, white goods were offered by the manufacturer and the customers, generally, had no design input. However, as the demand for customization increased and the competitive market expanded, manufacturing was under pressure to produce a smarter, more reliable and more attractive product.
New energy conservation standards taking effect next year will require changes to the specialty heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems used in modular classrooms, office buildings and telecom structures that house electronic equipment.
Electromechanical devices, including switches, keypads, keyboards, pointing devices and other elements such as indicators and alarms, are critical aspects of the Human Machine Interface (HMI) for controlling equipment and systems, including a range of appliances.