Chris Vickery

Chris woke up one day and realized he had been at Arena since 2005, creating all of the user manuals and written content in BOMControl. He can usually be found fussing over the BOMControl help system and has a terrible fear that somewhere in the hundreds of pages, there may be a typo. In previous jobs, he has written technical and marketing content for a variety of manufacturers, whose products range from disk drives to heating valves. Chris enjoys distance running, soccer, pinball machines, slow foreign films and chasing his toddler daughter around the house. He tries out each blog post on her before publishing it, and is still waiting for comprehensible feedback.

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When you’re developing new products, branching into two development paths is an important part of your process. You need to be able to work on both designs simultaneously, and you need a PLM system that makes it easy.  The Duplicate functionality in Arena BOMControl allows you to branch...

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The Herman Miller Mirra office chair has a lot of good things going for it: It is made of 42% recycled materials It is made with no PVC (read about PVC problems here) It is 96% recyclable It is Greenguard-certified and may qualify for LEED credits

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Two Rice University students have created a low-cost product that could allow doctors to save lives in developing countries. Sophomore Lila Kerr and freshman Lauren Theis assembled a working centrifuge out of a salad spinner, some plastic lids, combs, and yogurt containers.  The “Sally Centrifuge”...

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I’m kind of a vinyl nerd. When things get hectic, I retreat to the man-cave in my garage, play some pinball and play my records on a little turntable perched on my workbench. I’ve always been curious about the process for making vinyl records. I found the answer in...

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