Larry Berardinis


For more than two decades, Lawrence (Larry) Berardinis served on Machine Design and Motion System Design magazines as an editor and later as an associate publisher and new-business development manager. He's a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and holds an M.S. in Solid State Electronics. Today, he is the Senior Manager of Content Programs at ASM International, formerly known as the American Society for Metals.

The story of Nikola Tesla — Waverunner — Part 6
Almost every book written about Nikola Tesla mentions the inventor's unusual behaviors. The speculation is that Tesla had a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder ...
Close quarters
A new breed of products from self-powered wheelchairs to autonomous aircraft to all-electric plastic injection-molding machines tells of a trend sweeping
The story of Nikola Tesla — Waverunner — Part 5
In 1905, the U.S. Patent Office committed one of its biggest mistakes, rescinding Nikola Tesla's patent for radio and awarding it to Guglielmo Marconi ...
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I recently had a chuckle over a cartoon showing a guy digging a hole while surrounded by shovels held up by folding stands. The caption explained how
The story of Nikola Tesla — Waverunner — Part 4
In the late 1800s, engineers and inventors were rather like-minded in the way they viewed the forces of nature ...
Things to consider when you need to optimize efficiency
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A new year in motion
We interrupt this editorial series on the life of Nikola Tesla to bring you an important announcement. As you know, this is the first issue of 2006. In
Just the sort
Sorting is the act of merging, identifying, inducting, and separating products to be conveyed to specific destinations. This discussion focuses on the
The story of Nikola Tesla — Waverunner — Part 3
In 1887, industrialist George Westinghouse met with inventor Nikola Tesla to discuss the future of alternating current in the U.S. Here's what happened after that encounter ...
The story of Nikola Tesla — Waverunner — Part 2
We began a study of the electrical genius Nikola Tesla. We left off with the inventor drawing in the sand an idea that would change the world. But there's more ...
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The story of Nikola Tesla — Waverunner — Part 1
He invented the ac induction motor. He also invented radio, radar, neon and fluorescent lighting, and the electrical power system that illuminates the world.
Not in my house
For the past 17 years, I've lived in the same house in a suburban development about 20 miles west of Cleveland. Like neighboring developments, ours was
Operation: PRINTING
How does a typical printing machine work? Today's most common printing machines use a flexographic process. Flexography is a direct rotary printing method
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