Winning Bids: Using Technical Expertise and Relationship Skills to Build Success

Posted by Blaine LaFleur on Jun 20, 2018

Achieving technical excellence in a company’s chosen field is a commendable goal, but technical excellence means nothing if it doesn’t translate into business success. When a company’s goal is to provide technical services and products, especially engineering and innovation services, to customers it is vital to be able to win the confidence of potential customers in the bidding process.

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Lafayette Engineering Firm Tries New Approach

Posted by Blaine LaFleur on Jun 7, 2018

There are a number of engineering firms in Lafayette.  One that is still relatively new on the scene has a little different approach that seems to be working for them. 

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Why Do Engineers Still Create 2D Manufacturing Prints?

Posted by Blaine LaFleur on May 30, 2018

Drafting has been a considerable aspect of engineering design for virtually its entire history. Before complex CAD technology, creating 2D drawings for manufacturing and production was essential to creating products. Today, in a world of CAD to CAM and advanced manufacturing techniques, much of how we design has evolved into the current nearly optimized state. One thing remains, however, and that is the presence of 2D detail drawings for parts, components, and assemblies.

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StoneWall Engineering Graduates From The Opportunity Machine (New Office)

Posted by Blaine LaFleur on May 24, 2018

Stonewall, an engineering firm in Lafayette, celebrated its graduation from The Opportunity Machine today.

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New Robot Concept uses Self-Propulsion To Swim Through Water

Posted by Blaine LaFleur on May 16, 2018

 Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors, servos, or power supply. Instead, these first-of-their-kind devices paddle through water as the material they are constructed from deforms with temperature changes.

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Oil Prices Could Hit $100 Per Barrel Next Year, Says Bank of America

Posted by Blaine LaFleur on May 12, 2018

Get ready for $100 oil as early as next year, says Bank of America. US$100 oil might have been a fantasy of oil traders as recently as three months ago, but it could soon be a reality if global supplies continue to tighten, according to a new report.

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