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DMC Selected to Join Microsoft’s Azure IoT Red Carpet Program

DMC is proud to join Microsoft’s new Azure IoT Red Carpet Program. Partners are individually selected by Microsoft and invited to join the program based on their expertise and proven success in implementing IoT solutions.  By joining, D...


B&R Automation Studio Output Devices

For my very first project at DMC, I was tasked with setting up a file handling system through B&R Automation Studio 3. The application was to create a CSV file, populate the file with the revelant information, and then move the file to a new fold...


Exploring Altium: Using Design Variants

One of my absolute favorite things about embedded design is watching a product evolve over the development cycle. From unboxing the first prototype all the way to the release of the deluxe commercial model, each revision of the design poses new and i...


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 ...


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