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Scope Creep

Where to Draw the Line Scope creep is creepy. It is subtle and can sneak up on your project like an undetected cancer that eats away your profits. It can also ruin your customer’s experience with your company if it’s not...

Removing a Stripped Screw with Confidence

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 6) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers   Now you’ve done it! Your boss asked you to remove a few simple screws… and in the process, you mangle a screw head...

What’s On Tap: Hand Taps for Beginners

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 5) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers   Taps are tools that most engineers will come across at some point in their careers. Taps bridge multiple industries and are used practically...

How to Handle Your Mistakes with Customers

  No matter how hard we try to avoid making them, mistakes eventually find a path to our doorstep. Often times they sneak in through the back door and try to steal our reputation that we have worked so hard to...

Filing It Away… How to Use a Hand File

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 4) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers       Everyone knows how to use a hand file, right? Simply grab one and saw away. After all, it’s nothing more than sandpaper on...

Hammer Time… 7 Common Hammers & When to Use Them

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 3) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers   It’s hammer time… cue the music. To most interns and entry-level engineers a hammer is a hammer. “They all look the same and...

Micro… What? How to use a Micrometer

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 2) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers     “What on earth is that thing?” asks everyone who sees a micrometer for the first time. Who can blame them as it looks...
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Bolt Boot Camp: 6 Things to Know About Threaded Fasteners

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern's Toolbox A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers While warmer temps are upon us and school is out for the summer, it’s time for many to begin that most interesting season of the...

Seven Tips to Good Project Management

Most project management classes teach the basic tools and how to use them. They’ll cover topics like risk analysis, budgeting, work breakdown structures and critical paths to name a few. These are fundamental tools for any good project manager to...

Sustainable Business

The term sustainable is generally focused on the environment. It seems this is a drastic under-utilization of the very versatile word. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sustainability in three ways: : able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed ...
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