News

Noteworthy news and perspective from ASG, plus industry insights and upcoming events

What's Happening at ASG and in Our Industry

Racecar Seats, Peanut Butter and Constant Questions

Every day I’m learning a little bit, or a lot, about how things work and how they connect logically. — ASG Engineer Suna Sibi In Suna Sibi’s engineering career, she’s designed seats… Read More

3 Ways ASG Will Keep Going and Growing

It’s the first anniversary of the Covid-19 shutdown, and Doug Koeneman, ASG’s co-founder, principal and senior consultant, has been reflecting on the past year. He’s proud of how his team has risen… Read More

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Thrive in the Age of Zoom

Working with other people can be challenging. Exercising emotional intelligence and fostering collaborative relationships is a vital part of life and work. ASG Co-founder Doug Austrom honed his people skills as a… Read More

The Challenge of Scaling Up

Moderna has the most sought-after vaccine, due to easy storage, and they plan to produce between 500 million and 1 billion doses during 2021. The challenge will be scaling up production to… Read More

Transformed by Technology

Cybersecurity. Robotics. Virtual reality. These technologies have been making an impact on the health care industry for years. They are transforming the medical device industry by offering new and better ways to… Read More

Perfect Partners: ASG’s Onna and Doug Koeneman

Onna and Doug Koeneman have been a team — and a married couple — for years. Their relationship reached a new level in 2019 when they joined forces at ASG. Doug, who… Read More

Covid-19 Field Hospital

Looking to the Frontlines of Health Care for Lessons in Managing Change

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on and the business climate remains uncertain, leaders in the medical device industry are looking for tools and insights to help them manage the changing workplace. Some… Read More

Keeping Patients and their Information Safe from Cyberthreats

As technology advances, ensuring cybersecurity in medical devices becomes more and more important. Technologies like implanted heart devices and glucose meters that can be monitored remotely are more vulnerable to cybersecurity risks.… Read More

5 Reasons Why ASG is a Great Place to Work

At ASG, we’re serious about the work we do, and we seriously enjoy our jobs. Everything we do is intentional and important. We’re passionate about our business and the industries we serve,… Read More

Keeping Animals Out of the Lab

New research shows that using reconstructed human epidermis models for irritation testing is an acceptable replacement for intracutaneous irritation tests on rabbits. This new tissue model can detect the presence of strong… Read More

Robots Don’t Get Sick

For businesses and manufacturing companies worried COVID-19 infecting workers and halting progress, robotics and automation are looking better all the time. A shift to automation could help prevent interruptions and overcome labor… Read More

The Science of Safety

Rylan Wolfe is ASG’s resident expert in biocompatibility and the regulations that surround it. He’s also a specialist in injection molding and accelerated aging testing. Rylan’s background in chemistry and knowledge of… Read More

Hopeful news: Breakthrough medical devices may become an option for Medicare patients

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes a rule to establish a Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology pathway that would give Medicare patients access to the newest, most innovative medical… Read More

Making More Possible

At ASG, we’re committed to satisfying our clients in regulated industries by helping them bring their products to market. It’s what we do every day, but it’s not all we do. We… Read More

COVID-19 Testing

How synthetic genes help fight COVID-19

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) creates standards that support technologies – both large and small – and scientists and engineers across the nation rely on its measurements. Now, NIST… Read More

The Impact of Industry 4.0

The manufacturing industry is experiencing great technological advances in areas like digital processing and design. Industry 4.0 has introduced 3D printing and additive manufacturing for prototyping, augmented reality for designing, and the… Read More

Led by Logic

When you talk to ASG Engineer Tanner White about philosophy, his usually reserved personality disappears. This Rose-Hulman grad with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in philosophy and religion enjoys… Read More

Interconnected Innovation

Geodesic domes and spheres are built from geometric shapes that evenly distribute stress. Spaceship Earth in Disney’s Epcot is one example. So are structures you may have seen on playgrounds. At ASG,… Read More

Risk Management in the New Normal

Michael Kolias is vice president for QAD, a provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise resource software and services for global manufacturers. He believes that prioritizing risk, updating information technology systems, developing a contingency… Read More

Coping with Scope

Scope change happens. Sometimes it’s unavoidable. But when scope change becomes scope creep, projects suffer. ASG Engineer Matt Gum knows all about it. He’s managed scope creep on dozens of projects. In… Read More

The COVID-19 Problems That Will Force Manufacturing to Innovate

The pandemic will change how and where we manufacture, but reality has not yet caught up with necessity. COVID-19 has created challenges that require manufacturers to innovate faster than ever before. Entrepreneur… Read More

Doug Koeneman Bench

Mentoring the Next Generation

Doug Koeneman, ASG’s co-founder, principal and senior consultant, believes in supporting and cultivating young, motivated employees.  At ASG, he makes it a practice to hire engineers, schedulers and program managers with open… Read More

BiPAP Ventilator

Innovation at Work: Converting BiPAP Machines to Ventilators in New York

After scavenging for parts and 3D printing new ones, a team of NYC medical professionals successfully converted a sleep apnea device into a ventilator that can be used on patients with COVID-19.… Read More

Perspective on a Pandemic: How the coronavirus pandemic has affected ASG and brought our clients and industry closer together

Perspective on a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work and live. Workers in all areas have new routines and protocols designed to prevent the spread of the virus. That includes ASG and… Read More

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