Stress and Strain http://machinedesign.com/blog/38761/feed Ken has worked as a design engineer for a major fluid-power and motion-control manufacturer en A billion here, a billion there... http://machinedesign.com/blog/billion-here-billion-there <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Everett Dirksen, the late Senator from Illinois, is famously quoted as saying, &quot;A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you&#39;re talking real money.&quot; Anyone who follows Washington politics is probably numb to the sums that kicked around and how much the government spends.</p> <p>But when you step back and look at the big picture, a billion is a <em>really</em> big number. Consider:</p> <p>If you earn $50,000 per year, it will take 20,000 years to earn a billion dollars.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/stress-and-strain">Stress and Strain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/billion-here-billion-there" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/billion-here-billion-there#comments billion cycle design engineering extreme life pneumatic valve Editorial Comment Stress and Strain Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:06:00 +0000 39931 at http://machinedesign.com What's behind all the car recalls? http://machinedesign.com/blog/whats-behind-all-car-recalls <div class="node-body blog-body">Here's a look at what's behind the recent wave of automotive recalls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/stress-and-strain">Stress and Strain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/whats-behind-all-car-recalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/whats-behind-all-car-recalls#comments cars recalls vehicles Stress and Strain Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 39811 at http://machinedesign.com Is outsourcing killing us? http://machinedesign.com/blog/outsourcing-killing-us <div class="node-body blog-body">Outsourcing manufacturing to China has increased air pollution back in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/stress-and-strain">Stress and Strain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/outsourcing-killing-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/outsourcing-killing-us#comments outsourcing pollution reshoring Stress and Strain Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 39251 at http://machinedesign.com Japan dominates made-in-America list http://machinedesign.com/blog/japan-dominates-made-america-list <div class="node-body blog-body">Japanese automakers dominate made-in-America list. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/stress-and-strain">Stress and Strain</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/japan-dominates-made-america-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/japan-dominates-made-america-list#comments American manufacturing automobile made-in-America Stress and Strain Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 38891 at http://machinedesign.com