Kenneth Korane

Managing Editor,
Machine Design

Ken serves as Managing Editor of Machine Design. He has 25 years of service and holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. His prior Work experience: includes Product engineer at Parker Hannifin Corp. and mechanical design engineer at Euclid Inc. Ken is the primary editor for fluid-power technology.

Working with Dimensional Tolerances 1
Understanding the nuances of tolerances makes life easier for engineers
Analyzing the essentials of bearing performance 1
Software that examines bearing fundamentals leads to better designs.
Adhesives for Making Electrical Connections
Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications
Metal bellows replaces springs
Precision bellows have extremely low spring rates, making them a better option than traditional coil springs in many mechanical and electrical devices
How to spend $140 billion on R&D
The White House just released its 2013 budget for Science and Technology R&D — $140.8 billion
Breaking the 20K BARRIER
Seals alone won't take high-pressure pumps to the next level
The advantages of structural thermosets
Structural thermosets are an attractive alternative to metals and thermoplastics, thanks to high strength, light weight, dimensional stability, corrosion resistance, and excellent surface appearance
Comparing thin-walled plastic bushings and thick-walled bronze bushings 1
Thick-walled bushing don’t necessarily outperform thin-walled versions. Here are some common misconceptions about thin-walled bushings
Mandating innovation
Been following the cellulosic ethanol fiasco? In a nutshell, Congress passed a law five years ago mandating that oil companies blend cellulosic fuel into gasoline
Death knell for lead-acid batteries
In historical terms, the death of the flint tool, cooking by dung, and other bygone technologies occurred rapidly because several factors conspired to bring in better alternatives. So it is with lead-acid batteries
Waterjets are mainstream for engineering students
Talk to most any manufacturer and a common complaint is that recent engineering grads don’t have practical, hands-on experience
Versatile drive speeds design
A pre-engineered, electric toothed-belt actuator and related engineering software ensures machines are sized accurately and up-and-running quickly.
Testing firm rates industrial components
Industrial Product Reports Inc. plans to test and rate industrial components from various manufacturers.
How piston-rod coatings affect hydraulic seals
As hard-chrome plating has fallen out of favor, hydraulic-cylinder manufacturers have developed alternative coatings and platings. Here is how they affect seal performance and life.
Suction cups lift almost anything
Suction pads come in a vast range of sizes, shapes, and designs to safely handle most any product
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