Great News for Engineers! New Technology Predicts How (and When!) Materials Will Respond

Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict how different materials would respond to different environmental changes – and not spend days on the computer figuring it out? Well, thanks to the work of William Oates, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, this may actually be possible. Oates recently… Read more »

SoloPoint Saw Latest Medtech Innovations At MD&M West 2015

The Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) West Show held its annual conference on February 9th to the 11th at the Anaheim Convention Center, celebrating its 30th year of exhibiting the newest in the medical technology (medtech) field. As a provider of engineering talent for the medtech community, SoloPoint has been a frequent attendant of this… Read more »

SoloPoint Engineering Hiring Increased in 2014

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California ranks second in most hiring increase in 2014.  As a premier resource of engineering staffing in California, SoloPoint Solutions saw this increase reflected in its number of placements for 2014. Although data from the BLS reflects job creation and hiring across all professions and skills sets, SoloPoint… Read more »

Roadblocks & Opportunities: Women in STEM

The gender issue in the fields of STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine, is already well known. While there are thousands of qualified women seeking careers in these sectors, they are finding it difficult to reach their goals. What steps can be taken to help defeat the gender bias in STEM careers? Mary… Read more »

Engineering Students Harness Sounds to Bend Light on Chips

As you know, the speed of sound is significantly slower than the speed of light. That’s why when you see a plane, it takes a little longer for you to actually hear it. Then, is it possible for sound and light to exist in the same space? Researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered a… Read more »

Robotic Technology “Moves” Forward Thanks to Muscle Cells

Robots are machines, and as such, the way that they move is typically guided by an electronic motor, which propels gears and other mechanisms to force the device to move. This however may change very soon. In fact, researchers have found a way to actually make a robot move, with muscle. A team at the… Read more »

Innovative Method Builds Materials with Light

If you’re a fan of science fiction, undoubtedly you’ve read about cloaking devices and shields that can be used on a small or large scale. It used to be that these fantastic devices were relegated to the book shelves, but that may not be the case in the near future. Researchers at Cambridge University have… Read more »

New Research Helps to Predict Electrical Response of Metals to Extreme Pressures

Although we know have quad core computer processors, until now we’ve been limited when it comes to the speed that a single processor can achieve. This is due in a large part to the metal wiring that connects chips, the interconnects, as they are called. Metal has electrical resistance and this slows down the speed… Read more »

3D Printing Interest Grows Thanks to Autodesk

When 3D printing first hit the marketplace, there was plenty of interest, but the price of 3D capable printers meant that only large companies and educational facilities with large budgets were able to take advantage of it. That may soon change thanks to Autodesk. Known primarily for the AutoCAD software, Autodesk saw the potential in… Read more »

Microscopic Medical Propeller Could Pioneer Medical Treatment Options

We’ve seen numerous advances in nanotech over the past year, and none perhaps affected society as much as the smart-watch – a long awaited device that science fiction fans have pined over for years. But, this is not the only big thing happening in nanotech. In fact, there are a host of new surprises, and… Read more »