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Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for ENGINEERING.com. Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier. - Read More


Robin Yee has an educational background in nanotechnology and semiconductors, and holds a B.Eng.Society and a M.A.Sc. from McMaster University. Equally passionate about both electron microscopes and the written word, she works as a professional science communicator to connect people with the exciting, surprising, and challenging world of research. - Read More


Roopinder has been into CAD, CAM and CAE for his entire professional life, as an engineer, CAD manager, professor and publisher. He has written numerous publications on CAD, design and engineering. He has a bachelors in mechanical engineering, masters in engineering science and is a certified professional engineer. - Read More


Chad Jackson is the President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights, a research and advisory firm that assesses the business impact of software applications and systems on engineering organizations. Chad has more than 15 years of experience with CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM and others technologies as part of the analyst community and in the software industry. Due to his industry knowledge and thought leadership, Chad is a sought-after expert, author and speaker that has advised, published and presented dozens of times both domestically and internationally. - Read More


Scott Wertel is a Configuration Manager in the defense and aerospace industry and provides freelance design services to a variety of interests. Scott has spent decades following the engineering software industry due to his "unnatural affinity" for CAD and uses that insight to best position his employer and clients for change. Scott graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in the state of Arizona. - Read More


Matthew has a passion for building and leading high-performance engineering teams supporting new product development projects. He is Technical Director at Maverick Innovation Lab where he helps companies solve New Product Development challenges through the utilization of best practices in modern Human-Centered Design, Advanced Modeling & Simulation, Collaborative High-Performance Engineering Teaming Structures and Processes, and Industry/Academia Partnerships. He also lectures at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and coaches a FIRST LEGO League team. Matthew's energy comes from his love for his wife, three children, two dogs, hours of LEGO play, all things technical, and significant consumption of caffeine. - Read More


Verdi Ogewell is the Editor-in-Chief of VerkstadsForum PLM Magazine and ENGINEERING.comÆs European correspondent. He is also the host of the web TV series, "Battle of the Visions". - Read More


Richard is driven to serve students and educational institutions with the school science projects he creates that promote interest in STEM subjects. He has an awesome machine shop. - Read More


Dick Bourke's consulting experience spans repetitive and discrete manufacturing, including commercial and aerospace/defense. He has been sharing his experiences about PLM, Configurator and ERP systems through numerous engineering and manufacturing publications. His current focus is on search and related applications. - Read More


Jim Brown is the founder of research firm Tech-Clarity. He is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturers and the use of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), ERP, compliance, quality, service management, and other enterprise applications to improve business performance. - Read More


Sanjeev Pal is an industry analyst specializing in CAD, product lifecycle management (PLM), and engineering software. He spent more than 20 years in product design, software analysis, and implementation with companies including Timex Watches, International Data Corp. (IDC), TEC (Technology Evaluation Center), and Dassault Systèmes before starting Neovion Group, his software analysis firm and blog (palsanjeev.com). - Read More


An engineer by day and stand-up comic by night... L. Eric Culverson's 30-year career defies conventional logic. You would think by now he would know what everyone else knows: Engineers cannot communicate, much less be funny! And yet, Eric demonstrates, right before his audience's eyes, all that's possible when people move beyond the bounds of stereotype and presumption. As an author, professional speaker, workshop leader and coach, Eric effectively encourages, motivates and guides technical professionals, and anyone else in his wake, to gain strength from within and become their best authentic self. By helping people to develop and enhance skills in communication, leadership and creativity, Eric prepares them to professionally face the expanding global economy and improve their quality of life. - Read More


Anthony Fasano, P.E., aka Your Professional Partner, founded Powerful Purpose Associates after he realized that it was the development of his soft skills that helped him to become an associate partner at a reputable engineering firm at the young age of 27. With history as a civil engineer, Anthony is now a nationally recognized executive coach and inspirational speaker, specializing in the areas of engineering career development, as well as leadership. He uses his highly effective coaching and speaking techniques through affordable programs to help engineers develop their soft skills, work through blocks, prioritize effectively, set clear goals and achieve their maximum potential. - Read More


Christian Knutson, P.E., PMP is a leader, engineer, international infrastructure development program manager, and author and retired U.S. Air Force civil engineering officer. Knutson understood early in his engineering career the importance core skills like communications, relationships, and goal setting play in an engineer’s career, using them to great effect. You can access more of his work at The Engineering Career Coach website. - Read More


Pat Sweet is an electrical engineer working in the transportation industry in Kingston, Ontario. Pat earned his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University where he was named a Sexton Scholar and a ChancellorÆs scholar. Pat has garnered a wide range of professional experience having worked in building and facilities design, consulting, utilities, and manufacturing. In May 2012, he started the now-popular Engineering and Leadership blog, where he writes about front-line leadership for engineers, personal productivity, engineering education, and professional development. - Read More


Tom Lombardo is an engineer, a professor, and an "armchair philosopher." He holds technical degrees in electronics and computer science, as well as a doctorate in instructional technology. Tom teaches engineering, microcontrollers, and sustainable energy systems. In his spare time he makes somewhat recognizable sounds with an acoustic guitar. Tom and his wife Lisa hope to someday retire in a secluded off-the-grid house. - Read More


Bruce Schreiner is from Lancaster, PA, and a professor in the electronics field specializing in embedded digital systems. His technical degrees in electronics, computer science, and adult education in conjunction with a lifelong fascination with everything computers have led to jobs in manufacturing, automation, programming, and education. Ice hockey, rail trail biking, greyhounds, star gazing, wood working, geocaching, and smoking foods occupy his time while editing assistance from his partner produce free time. - Read More


Ray Floyd is an electrical engineer with a BSEE, MSEE, and a PhD in Management. He was previously a senior engineer with IBM. - Read More


Christine Halsey has BSEET and MSET degrees and currently teaches C++, LabView, digital systems, PLCs, RF communications and electronics courses. She loves technology and helping people make hardware and software work together. - Read More


Arnie Peskin is recently retired from Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has taught at Columbia University, Stony Brook University and Excelsior College, and has authored over three dozen publications in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. - Read More


Andrew Wheeler is an optimistic skeptic whose lifelong passion for computer hardware has led him to 3D printing and his latest technological passion, Reality Computing. - Read More


Jihan Lee writes about tech, going green and anything in-between. You can follow Jihan on Twitter @ji_han_lee - Read More


Todd Grimm is 25-year veteran of the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry and is president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, an additive manufacturing consulting and communications company. Todd is a consultant, writer, author, speaker and advisor. He sits on the board of directors of ARC Group Worldwide (NASDAQ: ARCW) and serves on the board of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) as its AM industry advisor. - Read More


Kyle Maxey is a mechanical designer and writer from Austin, TX. He earned a degree in Film at Bard College and has since studied Mechanical and Architectural drafting at Austin Community College. As a designer Kyle has had vast experience with CAD software and rapid prototyping. One day he dreams of becoming a toy designer. - Read More


Tom Spendlove is a mechanical engineer working in the education field in Flint, Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan and graduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, New York. After ten years of designing and developing automotive components he shifted focus to teaching engineering, design, and CAD. - Read More


Dr. Dan Thomas @bioprinting2 is a research scientist, writer, editor and advocate for education. He holds degrees in Engineering and Science and is a speaker on diverse topics such as sustainability, environmental engineering and nanotechnology. - Read More


Eric Hiller is the Managing Partner of Hiller Associates , an operational and strategic consultancy, specializing in Product Cost Management , financial modeling, operations, business planning, software product management, and product development. - Read More


Mark Atwater has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University. Dr. Atwater is an assistant professor at Millersville University where he teaches courses in materials, design and production. His research endeavors include the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials. Ongoing projects include the study of nanostructured metals and carbon nanofibers. Scaling up the production of nanoscale materials is also a key interest. - Read More


David Simpson, P.E. is the owner and principal engineer at Muleshoe Engineering.  David is an MVP in the professional forums at www.eng-tips.com and a member of the Engineering Writers Guild. Follow David (zdas04) at http://eng-tips.com/userinfo.cfm?member=zdas04 - Read More


Laura Sloboda is chemical engineer and BASc graduate from the University of Waterloo. She has experience in various fields including chemistry, material sciences and manufacturing, and in her spare time she enjoys running, yoga and video games. - Read More


Gary Anderson is an active investor in 3D printing stocks. His due diligence and articles on 3D printing stocks are at his web site, 3DPrintingStocks.com.

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David Ashton is Senior Editor at 3D Printer Hub. David is interested 3D printing's startup culture, as well as the burgeoning market for personal 3D printers. - Read More


Joel Erway, EIT, is the author of ô30MinuteEIT - www.30minuteeit.com": a strategy to master the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Joel is a HVAC sales engineer, chairman of a Young Engineers of ASHRAE chapter and gives presentations at the Rochester Institute of Technology û from which he is a BS graduate in Mechanical Engineering Technology. JoelÆs Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/joel.c.erway. - Read More


Shawn Wasserman (@ShawnWasserman) is the Education and Simulation Editor at ENGINEERING.com. He is passionate about ensuring Engineers make the right decisions when choosing CAE software or a Masters degree. Shawn has a Masters in Bio-Engineering from the University of Guelph and a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. - Read More