ABC Test Passed Into Law… What Happens Now?

  With the passage of AB-5 into law, businesses need to review if the workers they engaged as Independent Contractors meet the standards of the ABC Test. On September 18, 2019, the state of California passed Assembly Bill (AB) 5 into law, which uses the ABC Test as the standard for classifying workers as independent… Read more »

California Trade Shows For Engineers

California is an attractive destination for manufacturing and technology trade shows. With over 36,000 manufacturing companies and roughly 1.3 million working within the sector, manufacturing suppliers and service providers clamor to exhibit in California trade shows to have face-to-face interactions with prospective buyers. Here’s a list of California trade shows engineers would want to attend: … Read more »

Siemens Adds AI and Machine Learning Technology to NX Software

Image Credit: Siemens  The following article first appeared on Siemens’ Newsroom: Latest release of NX software enhanced with new capabilities that leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence technology to create user interfaces based on expected tasks to increase user adoption and productivity Siemens’ Digital Innovation Platform enhanced with machine learning-driven user-interface solutions to enhance design… Read more »

How To Create An Engineering Portfolio

A portfolio enables a job seeker to highlight their best work and provide details that cannot be conveyed in a resume. For engineers a portfolio is another tool to engage potential employers, pique interest, and invite inquires. Let your portfolio tell a story Stories typically have a beginning, middle and end. Structure your portfolio in… Read more »

A Preview of SolidWorks 2020

On June 2019, CAD Developer Dassault Systèmes announced that the beta version of SolidWorks 2020 is now available. It is still in developmental stages, but it promises improved performances for drawings, assemblies and simulations, as well as more streamlined workflows. Dassault Systèmes gave a preview of what to expect with this newest release at last… Read more »

How To Create An Effective Resume For Contract Workers

  According to a survey by American Staffing Association (ASA), over three million people work on a contractual basis in the U.S. on an average work week. With the prevalence of contract employment in today’s society, it is common for job seekers to have multiple jobs in their resume with different employment terms. Mixing up… Read more »

Debunking 5 Myths About Contract Employment

Due to news coverage of Google’s treatment of contract workers, contract employment has developed a negative impression among job seekers We address the Top 5 misconceptions about working as a contract employee In 2019, news outlets such as the New York Times and Bloomberg have written about contract workers being treated as “second-tier” employees in… Read more »

Safety Tips For Designing Medical Device Products

Medical device developers are some of the most heavily regulated companies in the U.S. When people’s health and safety are at risk, there are many standards that need to be implemented to ensure the well being of its customers. Here is a great article published in Machine Design on how to design medical device products… Read more »

How AR Is Changing The Manufacturing Industry

  The Augmented Reality market (or AR as it is most commonly known as) is expected to rise to $198.17 billion in value by 2021. Many consumer-based industries, such as gaming and consumer electronics, have embraced this technology and more recently, some manufacturing companies have started implementing it as part of their day-to-day operations.  At… Read more »

Want A Career In Aerospace? Make Sure You Have These Skills…

  Aerospace is a huge industry which includes manufacturers of well-known products; airplanes, space crafts, satellites, and producers of not so obvious systems and components such as landing gears, navigation systems, safety and emergency systems, engines, turbines, and even cabins interiors and kitchen galleys. Along with the most recognized aerospace companies like Boeing, SpaceX, Lockheed,… Read more »