Perfection Can Be the Enemy of New Product Development

By Paul Moruzzi, Program Manager When developing a new innovative product, looking for perfection can oftentimes hinder your ability to introduce...

Single Board Computers for Embedded Systems

Keith Ruenheck, Principal Software Engineer The traditional computing platform for embedded systems is a microcontroller. Microcontrollers are...

Managing Expectations in a Complex Contractual Design Services Environment

Stephen Charron, Senior Mechanical Engineer When we are deciding to have work done on our personal property such as a house or car, we want to be...

The Importance of a Structured Phase Gate Process in Product Development

Tom Mofford, Project Manager, Engineering   At Columbia Tech, we understand the dynamic challenges that can come up during any new product...

Working in Manufacturing: A Journey of Perception vs Reality

Craig Thompson, Engineering Technician Supervisor I started my journey with Columbia Tech and the Coghlin Companies as part of an acquisition 10...

Coghlin Companies Engineer Volunteers for STEM Event

Author: Rich Strazdas, Senior Software Engineer Every March, for the last ten years, the Boy Scouts Council covering the greater Lowell area has...

Columbia Tech Introduces Company Sponsored Toastmasters Club

Keith Ruenheck, Principle Software Engineer Recently, Columbia Tech formed and introduced a company sponsored Toastmasters Club, now known as the...

Are Cities of the Future Here Today?

Mitch Mondro, Marketing Intern   Population Shift Drives Opportunities According to the U.N., 54.5 percent of the world’s population...

How Integrating an Inventory Disposal Solution Strengthens EMS Providers’ Supply Chain – Interview with EPSNews

Like many manufacturers, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix, providers of design-through-production manufacturing and worldwide fulfillment services for...

Fostering the Next Generation of Manufacturing Excellence

Columbia Tech is Bridging the Skills Gap by Engaging Directly with Students   It is no secret that the skills gap problem in the United States...

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Managing Expectations in a Complex Contractual Design Services Environment

At Columbia Tech, establishing a clear set of mutually defined expectations with our valued clients is critical to the success of any project. We utilize a set of comprehensive tools to get a detailed understanding of the work required by our engineering services customers, and then collaborate to generate a clear Statement of Work (SOW) outlining the tasks required to achieve our clients’ goals.

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The Importance of a Structured Phase Gate Process in Product Development

As a new product comes to life from concept to commercialization, meeting our client’s objectives is critical to our success and theirs. In order to ensure we can fulfill each client’s objectives in the dynamic product development environment, we have found that following a structured phase gate development process provides the necessary foundation and roadmap to bring a product to market at WARP SPEED.

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Coghlin Companies Engineer Volunteers for STEM Event

For the last ten years, the Boy Scouts Council covering the greater Lowell area has sponsored a Math Science Technology Expo. Scouts choose two STEM-related badges, ranging from aviation to weather to engineering, and receive six hours of instruction and hands-on participation in those areas.

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Columbia Tech Introduces Company Sponsored Toastmasters Club

The Toastmasters Club gives people a systematic and proven way to develop their public speaking and leadership skills. Honing these abilities can help in many professional situations, including customer visits, design reviews and discussions with their team members and upper management.

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