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NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million

A diagram explaining how the new “space toilet” works. Photo: Courtesy of James Blair/NASA Written By Dan Avery. Originally Posted on October 6, 2020. An 8,000-pound cargo ship docked on the International Space Station Monday morning, bringing aboard a bevy of gourmet delights. The shipment included Genoa salami, smoked Gouda, brie, cherry tomatoes, and chocolate-covered cranberries—plus Read more about NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million[…]

What’s New With Cordless Tools

Photo Courtesy of Panasonic Assem-bly Tools Written by Jim Camillo. Originally posted on June 10, 2020 Few technologies achieve widespread manufacturing acceptance in their original form. Most require some sort of modification before they begin to be regularly used on an assembly line. A good example is cordless power tools, which didn’t become commonplace in manufacturing Read more about What’s New With Cordless Tools[…]

Ergonomic Design: Inside Logitech’s Push For Comfort In Tech

Photo: Courtesy of Logitech Written By Jeff Link. Originally posted on June 18, 2020 If you imagine yourself in a pool of water, if you completely relax, your body would go into a disposition where your hands are almost in the handshake position — because that’s where there’s the least pressure on them.” Floating in a Read more about Ergonomic Design: Inside Logitech’s Push For Comfort In Tech[…]

New Diesel Forklifts Elevate Ergonomics and Productivity

Written By Josh Bond. Originally posted on August 10, 2020 Adlam Engineering is a manufacturer of industrial machine components for the mining and general industrial sectors. The company specializes in rebuilding mining equipment, as well as the engineering, design and manufacture of alternative and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts for surface and underground mining. Two new Read more about New Diesel Forklifts Elevate Ergonomics and Productivity[…]

Group Project Designs Ergonomic Waste Bins for NYC

Photograph courtesy of Group Project. Written By Rebecca Thienes. Originally posted on May 4, 2020 Some 23,000 public trash cans occupy the street corners of New York’s five boroughs. Many, however, are the decades-old heavy and unwieldy versions with no re­cycling capabilities. To address the problem, the NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, Industrial Designers Society Read more about Group Project Designs Ergonomic Waste Bins for NYC[…]

Adjustable packaging line accommodates employees

Written By Josh Bond. Originally posted on June 9, 2020 Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion has specialized in cheese packaging since 2005, serving customers throughout the United States from its facility in Monroe, Wisc. When it came time to expand its contract packaging services by adding a second tray line, the company took the opportunity to improve Read more about Adjustable packaging line accommodates employees[…]

Workplace Reimagined: COVID-19 Reshapes Modern Office Experience

Photo by Peter Dressel. Written by Peter Wilk. Originally posted on May 7, 2020 The American workplace has experienced more rapid, dramatic shifts in the past few weeks than it ever has before. But the real impact of COVID-19 on how millions of people work — and how they plug into a modern office — Read more about Workplace Reimagined: COVID-19 Reshapes Modern Office Experience[…]

Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety

Written by Rebecca Lee. Originally posted on February 17, 2020. I don’t have to tell you that worker safety is a big deal—like a $161.5 billion big deal (the total cost of worker injuries, according to recent available data). Or, another way to look at it is $1,100 per worker or $39,000 per medically consulted injury. Read more about Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety[…]

Automated doors and hands-free sinks: the little changes we’ll see after COVID-19

2+U building in downtown Seattle, WA. Photo by Brian Miller. Written by Lynn Porter. Originally posted on April 17, 2020. Landscape architect Karen Kiest said she expects the 6-feet-away mandate of the COVID-19 pandemic will impact Americans even when it’s gone. “We’re never going to forget social distancing,” said Kiest, who owns Seattle-based Karen Kiest Landscape Read more about Automated doors and hands-free sinks: the little changes we’ll see after COVID-19[…]

Furniture dealer leans into the future of work

The Trellis showroom/headquarters at 37 Ottawa Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids features flexible, adaptive pieces that can fit with any work environment. Courtesy Trellis Written by Rachel Watson. Originally posted on May 15th, 2020. Knowing life won’t just resume “business as usual” after the economy reopens, a local furniture dealer is working to help companies Read more about Furniture dealer leans into the future of work[…]