Elisabeth Eitel

Machine Design

Elisabeth is Senior Editor of Machine Design magazine. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fenn College at Cleveland State University. Over the last decade, Elisabeth has worked as a technical writer — most recently as Chief Editor of Motion System Design magazine.

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Jul 28, 2014

Boeing discriminating against older engineers?

One union claims that Boeing is dismantling and disbursing their experienced commercial-engineering workforce for what seem to be “laughably....More
Jul 17, 2014

Drones learn to observe environment and steer clear

Late in 2012, maker-tinkerer and technical writer Paul Wallich created a buzz when he wrote about the drone he built to walk his son to the bus stop....More
Jul 14, 2014

Movie shows how Vermeer used engineering to paint perfection

A movie is by inventor Tim Jenison and his friend Penn Jillette (the Vegas magician) documents eight years of work to recreate art by 17th-Century....More
Jul 08, 2014

3D Printing for Hire: The Case of the Persnickety Prop

Metrology and 3D-printing distributor Burton Precision helped University of Michigan researchers solve three major CAD problems, so they could make a....More
Jun 23, 2014

In a world ... without harnessed electricity ... TESLA

Nikola Tesla was the greatest inventor of the 19th and 20th centuries, and some aim to give him his due credit at last....More
Jun 13, 2014

Mainstreaming alert: 3D-printed parts in GE engines and X-ray machines

When General Electric puts metal 3D-printed parts in its X-ray machines, you know it's gone mainstream. That's what the research summarized in this....More
Jun 05, 2014

3D printing filaments better and cheaper and greener every day

As we know, 3D printers make objects but eliminate the waste and high tooling costs of traditional manufacturing. Because the machines print parts....More
May 30, 2014

$1,500 Foodini 3D prints food with normal kitchen ingredients

Over the past several months, we’ve seen machines that 3D print food go from silly to intriguingly promising. One of the best we’ve seen....More
May 28, 2014

Rant: Spray and gascan nozzles equally idiotic

Last weekend, in a bizarre burst of energy that had me motivated me enough to spraypaint a rusty old Charmglow grill that had become a certifiable....More
May 12, 2014

3D printing's fate according to a Technology Futurist

I recently had an exchange with Jordan Brandt, a Technology Futurist at Autodesk, about 3D printing. "3D printing is for the last mile of factory....More
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Existing and emerging technologies immediately applicable to product design, as well as industry trends that promise to change engineering.

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