Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design. He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from Steve was a Flight officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently responsible for areas such as aerospace and medical.
Engineers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have improved friction stir welding (FSW) so that it can now join aluminum sheets of varying thicknesses, a key capability for making welds that are strong in places where needed, yet light overall.
The new 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. can now be equipped with pallet-handling options to provide accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic, and inspection applications.