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The most difficult aspect of being on a multidisciplinary team is the fact that you don’t always speak each other’s language.  Communication can be a problem.  All of us are so immersed in what we do that we know what we need and our limitations.  If we knew that the people we were working with didn’t understand those limitations, we would gladly explain them.  However, it doesn’t become clear that there’s been a miscommuncation or lack of communication until we’re looking at a project and asking why the person didn’t do things a different way. From my perspective, it’s a bit difficult to do modeling and then hand my work to someone who will make the thing I’ve modeled.  Often, the way I’ve designed the model isn’t exactly the way the object needs to be built.  Then the question is whether the model is a sufficient representation of the device.…

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