Weld Australia: Welding compliance is an issue of public safety

The lack of regulation covering steel manufacturing, fabrication, and erection is a national disgrace that has reduced our industry to the lowest common denominator: cost. In a misguided commercial experiment, Australia eradicated the regulations that mandated compliance to Australian Standards. The aim of this experiment was to cut through the regulatory red-tape imposed on Australian industry, in a bid to give our home-grown manufacturers more of an opportunity to compete within an increasingly global marketplace. In reality, the abolition of these regulations has handed a substantial portion of our local industry – and therefore local jobs – to our overseas competitors. More importantly though, this complete lack of regulation has put Australian lives at risk. There is no compulsion for either a client or a fabricator to comply with Australian Standards. The problem is that if structures and components are not fabricated in accordance to Australian Standards, there is simply no way to guarantee that they will not fail. The entire lifecycle of the welding process – from design right through to inspection – must consider all aspects that could affect weld quality, and therefor...

New guidelines for featured-based product line engineering now available

Product line engineering (PLE) solution provider BigLever is launching a PLE body of knowledge for feature-based PLE. According to the company, feature-based PLE has proven to provide improvements in time to market, efficiency, product line scalability, and product quality. BigLever defines product line engineering as “the engineering of a product line using a shared set of engineering assets, a managed set of features and an automated means of production.” Charles Krueger, CEO of BigLever Software, explained that as technology becomes more advanced and organizations try to remain competitive, the nature of software development is getting more and more complex and diverse with more features and products — and there is no time or room for errors. Feature-based PLE aims to reduce that complexity by introducing a feature catalog and a bill of features that contains all the information about features and options for all products and solutions in a product line. These documents can then be used to help teams make changes and fixes across their entire product line instead of having to individually update each piece or version of software. “Feature-based PLE enables companies to establ...

Global Home Beer Brewing Machine Market 2019-2023| Multi-Featured Product Offerings to Boost Growth| Technavio

The global home beer brewing machine market is expected to post a CAGR close to 13% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190503005217/en/ Many consumers prefer bulk purchase of ingredients to brew large batches of beer at home instead of buying cans and bottles from outside due to their interest in self-brewed beer. Manufacturers of beer brewing machines have used this momentum to offer residential beer brewing machines. Moreover, these machines are available in different sizes and can be installed easily. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the global home beer brewing machine market during the forecast period. As per Technavio, the multi-featured product offerings will have a positive impact on the market and contribute to its growth significantly over the forecast period. This global home beer brewing machine market 2019-2023 research report also analyzes other important trends and market drivers that will affect market growth over 2019-2023. Most of the home beer brewing machines offered in the market...