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    How Calumet Electronics Joined the Fight Against COVID-19 With Altium 365

    Judy Warner
    |  June 23, 2020
    How Calumet Electronics Joined the Fight Against COVID-19 With Altium 365

    The town of Calumet, with a population of barely seven-hundred, was once the booming epicenter of Michigan’s upper peninsula mining industry. When the industry began to fail, unemployment skyrocketed, and the townspeople sought local solutions for creating jobs that could sustain the town’s families. 

    Rob Cooke, Director of Engineering Services at Calumet Electronics Corp, joins the OnTrack podcast to discuss the Open Source Ventilator project, his experiences implementing Altium-365, and the radical decision business owners in that small town of Calumet, Michigan made more than 50 years ago, which led to the rise of Calumet Electronics Corp.

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    Show Highlights:

    • Intro to Rob Cooke: how he got involved with Dugan Karnazes and the Open Source Ventilator Project.
    • From copper ore to copper pours: Calumet, Michigan’s fascinating backstory.
    • So what’s the hold-up? The right tool for avoiding excessive holds and other barriers to expedient design.
    • Reality transcends the map: Altium-365 demos vs firsthand experience.
    • The impact and implications of sudden hyper-efficiency at the designer, fabricator, and assembler level.
    • The shock of realtime: “This is what can happen when things don’t go on hold!”
    • Rob offers some final thoughts on the purchasing and quoting paradigm.

    Links and Resources:

    Rob Cooke on LinkedIn
    Calumet Website
    Open Source Ventilator Video
    AltiumLive 365 Demo
    Altium 365 product page
    Open Source Ventilator Project (OSV) Combats Ventilator Shortage
    Previous Episode with Rob Cooke: How to Conquer Data Package Problems

    Now you can get the ultimate PCB design productivity with the easiest platform for PCB design. Easily communicate design changes to your team with Altium 365.

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    About Author

    About Author

    Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry since 1984. She has a deep background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing with a focus on Mil/Aero applications in technical sales and marketing.
    She has been a writer, contributor and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, The PCB Magazine, The PCB Design Magazine, PDCF&A and IEEE Microwave Magazine and is an active member of multiple IPC Designers Council chapters. In March 2017, Warner became the Director of Community Engagement for Altium and immediately launched Altium’s OnTrack Newsletter. She led the launch of AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit, a new and annual Altium User Conference. Judy's passion is to provide resources, support and to advocate for PCB Designers around the world.

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