Lindsey Frick

Associate Editor,
Machine Design

Lindsey has been an Associate Editor for Machine Design since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, she worked in product design, packaging, development and strategy, and manufacturing. She covers the materials market and other areas of interest for design engineers such as 3D printing and methods to operate efficiently.

National Naval Aviation Museum, machine design, compressor, aircraft, design
The National Naval Aviation Museum Celebrates Fifty Years 1
The National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla., celebrates 50 years of educating aviation enthusiasts and saluting veterans. These photos and stories of aircraft design are true examples of engineering challenges and accomplishments.
Additive manufacturing comes to metal foam
Ordered-cell metal foam helps move heat and absorb impact. Researchers are combining old and new methods of sand casting to make the material.
Redesigning with thermoplastic elastomers
Engineers redesign products with thermoplastic elastomers to ease problems associated with the growing aging population.
How to become a freelance engineer 2
I dipped my toe in the freelance pool as an independent designer in 2007, the same year I graduated from college with a degree in a mechanical engineering.
Longer life for automotive LEDs 1
The right materials help LEDs beat the heat on cars and trucks.
Honda locks steel to aluminum with 3D design 2
A new way to lock steel to aluminum without spot welding.
New materials from NASA labs
Besides planning space flights, NASA is also pioneering new materials that come in handy for less-exotic applications.
Industry report: Women and Minorities in Engineering
Human-capital is one of America’s strongest assets. With a declining population of engineers, see who is being primed for the profession.
How to rid foam of petroleum
An abundance of polystyrene pollution has caused a young company to develop a biodegradable alternative to foam that is grown from mushroom roots and agricultural waste.
Another attempt at edible packaging?
WikiCells can be washed like a piece of fruit, eliminating the need for extraneous packaging.
Permanent waterproof packaging
Draper, Utah-based HzO Inc. has developed a nonhazardous, organic product called WaterBlock that deploys inside a gadget to form a protective chemical sealant around the electronics.
New bag design creates hype to keep fruit ripe
Dole Food Company Inc., West Lake Village, Calif., has introduced a new option for consumers at shopping markets. Bags. These seemingly magical poly bags are said to keep bananas fresh up to 6 days longer. 
Plastics lose weight with glass bubbles
New glass microspheres control density while letting plastics stay super strong.
Sticky tape helps make flexible batteries
To make a 10-µm thick flexible battery, researchers deposit battery materials onto a brittle mica substrate and then use sticky tape to peel the mica substrate away layer by layer.
Electrospinning creates a patch to help regrow tendons
University of Pennsylvania researchers used electrospinning to make a 3D tissue that is said to have tensile properties closely matching human meniscus tissue.
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