HydroBot Featured at Maker Faire Detroit

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

hydrobot-at-maker-faire-detroit

Described as a gathering of “unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity, and a whole lot of forward thinking,” the Maker Faire Detroit took place July 30 and 31 at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Matthew Reed, a DISHER Product Development Engineer, was among the hundreds of inventors who exhibited and demonstrated their ideas in this fantasyland of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Matthew featured… Read More

Jeff Disher Receives 2015-16 Business Leadership Award

Jeff Disher Receives 2015-16 Business Leadership Award

The Michigan West Coast Chamber announced their 2015-16 Business Champion award winners in their August issue of Connect magazine. Winners were nominated by members of the Chamber. To qualify for the award, the small business must be a West Coast Chamber member, be in business for more than five years, and exemplify the best of small business in the West… Read More

Charting Your Course

Author: Kevin Pinner

Strategic Vision Mapping with Disher

Attend a Strategic Vision Mapping Workshop Looking to inspire your team towards unified action and mobilize resources towards a clear and compelling vision?  The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC-West), The Right Place, and DISHER hosted a half-day workshop on July 19th that empowered West Michigan organizations to answer that very question. Organizations ranging from OEM manufacturers to nonprofits participated in… Read More

The Art of Collaboration

Author: Laura Anthony with Angela Hosbein

seamless-accelerator

It’s a smart world. The new rule is “anything that can be connected—will be connected.” With today’s products talking with each other more and more through the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s inspired countless of bright new ideas for entrepreneurs to explore. Just as the IoT is intimately connected, the path to a successful product development requires interconnectedness. An organization… Read More

Filing It Away… How to Use a Hand File

Author: Sean Derrick

How to Use a Hand File

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 4) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers     Everyone knows how to use a hand file, right? Simply grab one and saw away. After all, it’s nothing more than sandpaper on steroids. Well, I hate to break it to you but knowing how to use this basic… Read More

The Customer is Not Always Right

Author: Jeff Disher

The Customer is Not Always Right

Just the other day I overheard one of our DISHER design engineers, say, “Well, the customer’s always right!” He was attempting to shrug off being trumped by his customer’s decision on a particular design direction. We’ve all heard this phrase before but this time it made me stop and think… If I argue with my customer they might pull the… Read More

Disher Opens Indianapolis Location

Author: Laura Anthony

Disher's Indy Office

DISHER joined forces with GMB ARCHITECTURE + Engineering, another southwest Michigan based company, to open a physical presence in the Indianapolis market. Both companies offer complementary services for organizations looking for creative engineering, design, and business solutions. After researching numerous cities across the Midwest for expansion, GMB and DISHER landed on Indy because of the immediate fit in terms of… Read More

ON TARGET at the 2016 A2 Tech Trek

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

ON TARGET at the 2016 A2 Tech Trek

DISHER was delighted to be one of 60 participating companies in the 2016 A2 Tech Trek, a fun and educational afternoon in downtown Ann Arbor. Over 1300 people took part in this community-wide open house of local companies involved in forward-leaning technology. The primary focus of each hosting company was to create a unique experience that reflected their culture and demonstrated their product… Read More

Growing & Going with Grace

Author: Joe Dyer with Casandra Bouwhuis

Stwardship at Camp Geneva

Growing with Grace On June 10th, the entire Disher team had the privilege of enjoying a day at Camp GENEVA’s beautiful retreat center on the shores of Lake Michigan for a company-wide offsite. These bi-annual collaborative sessions give members the opportunity to participate in strategic planning, culture enrichment, community, and stewardship. This year’s theme was Growing with Grace, a fitting… Read More

Hammer Time… 7 Common Hammers & When to Use Them

Author: Sean Derrick

Hammertime

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 3) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers It’s hammer time… cue the music. To most interns and entry level engineers a hammer is a hammer. “They all look the same and they’re all used to bang stuff together, right?” Actually, it is not that simple. Sometimes using the… Read More