An American in Germany: Lessons from Hannover Messe 2016

Before working for Machine Design, I had worked primarily with U.S.-based engineering firms. I would say that my trip to Hannover Messe 2016 was my first encounter with the engineering world of another country. Besides dealing with different units and trying to do conversions in my head (1 kilometer equals 0.62 miles just in case you were wondering), the approach of engineering is different. Certain things that perhaps we do not do enough are standard procedures in Germany and vice versa. Yet the most promising thing I saw is how these two worlds are becoming one cohesive engineering world... [read full story]

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