Very often, electrical devices have to work reliably and safely for years under adverse conditions. This would include food processing, medical technology or similar industries. Dirt, bacteria, dust and moisture can rarely be kept away.
While cybersecurity and privacy issues remain a concern for consumers when it comes to adopting smart home technology, it is also important for designers and manufacturers to focus on moving the connected home trend from the early adopter phase into adolescence.
The first man-made plastic—created in 1862 as a substitute for the ivory used to make billiard balls—was a bioplastic. Over the last 156 years, the plastics industry has continued to innovate with bioplastics, expanding their properties and the feedstocks from which they come.
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As the appliance industry becomes increasingly competitive, refrigerator and freezer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are challenged with changing energy standards, as well as the need to maximize quality and efficiency in their manufacturing facilities.
As a follow-up to its Clean Air Act of 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), to identify and evaluate substitutes for ozone-depleting substances.
For thousands of years, scientists have researched, simulated, and theorized about our ever-evolving environment. Additionally, the humankind environmental footprint has been small for most of our time on Earth, and, up until the twentieth century, or shortly after the industrial revolution, no one even considered that humankind could both negatively and positively change the place we call home.
The ever-increasing use of plastics in the manufacture of household appliances, compact consumer electronics, medical devices, and many other applications presents opportunities for designers to reduce the weight of assemblies and enhance end-product performance.
When it comes to designing and installing HVAC systems, selecting the right insulation for your application is critical. Not only can the insulation help save energy and money, but it can also play an integral role in preventing condensation buildup, meeting building code requirements, controlling noise primarily conveyed inside the duct, and reducing cost during installation.
It is often said that the most common mistake a product designer can make is doing insufficient research beforehand. Maintaining the momentum and excitement of beginning a new project can be challenged by misunderstandings and obstacles along the way.
It is called Eternalism. It’s the philosophy adopted from the quantum theory that the past, present, and future all exist at the same time. In other words, the past, present, and future are not linear. One does not take place right after the other, rather they all exist equally.