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Quality and Customer Success: Caterpillar in the News

DMC received some good news recently from one of our customers. Over the years, DMC has built a solid relationship with Caterpillar, working with different teams and facilities on projects involving LabVIEW, .NET, and various test systems. We were...


Deluxe Drink System

For one of our office parties, DMC's Boston office made an automatic bartender by utilizing industrial automation equipment. Before we disassembled it, we made a '90s style infomercial. The blog linked above has much more detail on how we ...


Pure DMC Commercial

Every month, one DMC office shares an update video with the rest of the company at our monthly meeting. These videos are combination of news, events, and fun. This month was the Chicago office's turn. Inspired by our neighbors in Michigan...


DMC Dines at Chicago Restaurant Week 2016

At DMC, we've been known to get pretty creative in spending our Activity Fund, a monthly stipend for planning employee social activities. One longstanding tradition is to get everyone out and about in the dead of winter for some adventurous eatin...


 How to Add SharePoint To Your Favorites in Windows Explorer

SharePoint is a great resource for storing and organizing documents. A common argument I hear from users about switching to SharePoint from their network drive is that it takes too long to get their documents in SharePoint.  Create the Doc...


Beckhoff Drive Diagnostics

Recently, I was working with a client that was using TwinCAT 3 and Beckhoff drives to control machinery. One night, as they were running this machine, the drive faulted. Without any diagnostic message visible on the HMI, they were completely in the d...


Reducing Altium Designer's Hard Drive Usage

Have you noticed your hard drive usage climbing steadily when working with Altium Designer? Here's how you can reduce the disk footprint for each of your PCB projects. Every time you manually save a schematic sheet or PCB design, Altium saves ...


OneDMC: Where Bigger Meets Better

In 2015, DMC opened new offices in Houston, Texas, and New York City, expanding our team from three to five locations. Also in 2015, we paid two random people to write and perform rap songs about us. These seemingly unrelated events have an important...


Chicago's Wild Holiday Party at the Zoo

DMC's holiday parties have taken us everywhere from the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center to a former prison. This year, the Chicago office decided to go wild at the Lincoln Park Zoo.  After an onsite smell-test, we selected the zoo&#...


Inside the New Office 365 E5 Plan

On December 1, 2015, Microsoft released pricing and functionality for their long awaited E5 plan. E5 replaces E4 as the top plan for the Microsoft Office 365 platform. The E5 plan includes all of the functionality from the E4 plan with the addition o...


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