Everyone loves a good tactile feel. Fidget spinner craze of 2017 is a prime example of how a simple toy that gives a 'feel-good' physical sensation can go viral. The original iPod with its click-wheel is another such example (I still proudly have my own). So why are we seeing
Could the future of products be mass customization? What would we need to build a virtual factory that can build anything from custom and mass manufactured products?
This past week there's been quite some outrage over on the interwebs about the proposed new version of USB and how it's being named. If you don't know much about this, here's a TL;DR 1. USB started off with naming their first version as full speed 2. They followed
Apple has been manufacturing iPads and AirPods in Vietnam for some time now, and apparently MacBooks and Apple Watches are next. The presence of Apple's suppliers in an economy that's ranked 37th in the world is quite interesting because this has the potential of becoming a relationship similar to that
I recently came across a Harvard Business Review post from 2009 titled Restoring American Competitiveness. Gary Pisano & Willy Shah make a case for manufacturing being the only way to ease America's growing deficit and increase the standard of living of it's citizens. Something that stood out from this article for
Tata Motors is buying the Ford Sanand plant operational since 2015. It had around 3000 employees as per Ford's own data, and was spread across 460 acres (for reference, Tata's own Pune plant is spread 930 acres and has around 11,000 employees). Also, Tata Motors has it's own plant
Akshay Sharma & Amit Kucheria talk about the automation challenges they face everyday as they build a new age EMS here in India (PCB Kingdom)
Google – the poster boy for American tech – is trying real hard to bring back the silicon to the Silicon Valley. They have done some great things for open source with programs like Google Summer of Code. Can they do the same for hardware at the chip design level? Looks like