Better Be Running!: Tools to Drive Design Success

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You must get your products to market faster, easier, and better! Currently, there is a void in the marketplace for a book that educates business leaders about critical information on currently available product development technologies. With knowledge, these technologies can be implemented into the product development process to get products to market faster as well as reduce development budgets. Better Be Runnin! is the book is to help fill that void.

Many have heard of the rapid prototyping (RP) technologies, such as SLA, FDM, and SLS, and most think they understand how urethane parts are cast and CNC parts are made. Most have or will have experience with injection molding, either for pre-production or production, and every developer today has to understand the world of China and how it fits in the manufacturing strategy. With the aid of this book, the guessing can stop, and everyone can have the knowledge to properly and efficiently develop products with these latest technologies and strategies.

This book has been written with a fresh approach to providing the reader with technical information by making it understandable, relevant, applicable, candid, and even fun. The goal is to share the strengths, limitations, benefits, and best applications of product development technologies and strategies. With this information, the reader will be able to drive the performance to get new products to market faster, easier and better!

This will be the most unique technical book you will read! It uses a hybrid presentation of information as well as parable. We present information in a tale about Johnny Quickparts, a geeky yet humble engineering hero who can always save the day with his knowledge. Just reading the adventures of Johnny is fun and educational. From his early designs to his first experiences in China, Johnny is an asset every product development team needs.

In the competitive world of today, the complacent and inefficient will quickly die and everyone else had better be running hard to stay alive. This is particularly true in the US, where we have continued to lose our competitive edge in the global market. The last bastion of product development is innovation, and so the US must figure out how it can maintain its innovative leadership position without control of the critical ingredients of product development including design, manufacturing, and distribution. This book serves as a wake-up call to the product development community about their risk, and presents valuable tools that can help them continue to lead. Whether you need to produce one unit for your marketing study or one million for your biggest customer, this book shows the processes, technologies, and strategies which are critical to drive success.

We work through the many processes that can be applied to get the parts you need and conclude with a powerful strategy that combines the resources of China and the innovation of the US to succeed. With a review of the business of product development and how it relates to the reader s world with options, threats, and challenges, we begin our journey by stepping through the currently proven manufacturing processes used for the 21st century.

Each chapter provides the reader with real-world information that can be used to positively affect their product development. Many of these opportunities include industry trade secrets that empower the reader and stir the emotions of traditional manufacturers. Better Be Runnin ! will expand your horizons by breaking down the wall between engineering and manufacturing through re-grouping the currently disparate processes.

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Ronald L. Hollis, Ph.D., P.E. is the President, CEO, and Co-founder of Quickparts.com, Inc. He provides experience, leadership, and knowledge in the development of a leading business in the product development market. With his vision and drive, he has been able to lead an innovative, entrepreneurial, and fast growing company that helps product developers succeed. Ron and his company have received many awards and recognitions including: 2005 and 2006 Deloitte Fast 500; Finalist Small Business Person of the Year from Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce and Atlanta Business Chronicle; 2004 Ernst and Young Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year; 2004 Innovator of the Year by Catalyst magazine; Top 50 Entrepreneurs of Atlanta; Hot 100 List from Entrepreneur Magazine; 2004 INC 500 company. Ron is a graduate of MIT/INC Birthing of Giants, the former President of the Atlanta Chapter of Young Entrepreneur s Organization (YEO), a member of Young President s Organization (YPO), a corporate sponsor of Hands-On Atlanta charity organization, and serves on the boards of other entrepreneurial companies. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama, worked as a design engineer on Space Station Freedom for Boeing, earned an MS in Engineering and a Ph.D. in the management of technical business, and is also a registered Professional Engineer. He is also a private pilot and enjoys boating. Ron currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, Melanie, of over 14 years and their first child, Jackson.

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