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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May 05, 2014

Bosch Rexroth: New manufacturing in the Rustbelt

Last week, I got the chance to tour the expanded facilities of Bosch Rexroth in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The new hydraulics manufacturing and....More
Apr 08, 2014

No brats here: FIRST students smart and earnest

A couple weeks ago at Cleveland's FIRST Robotics event, I got to meet about 250 high-school kids from about 30 out of the 57 school teams competing....More
Mar 13, 2014

Not buying it: Walmart Manufacturing Fund too cheap

Today I got a press release from Walmart announcing a new program to fund innovations in U.S. manufacturing. It says the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing....More
Feb 21, 2014

Clearing the path for autonomous cars

One company has signed a four-year R....More
Feb 05, 2014

One reader's take on the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

On Monday I received the following note from longtime Machine Design reader, John Swank, Sr., Product Development Engineer. Swank outlines what he....More
Jan 22, 2014

Good for GM is good for Detroit: Separating wheat from chaff

What's good for General Motors is good for the country, as they say. In this case, it was essential for survival that GM separated the wheat from the....More
Dec 20, 2013

How I 3D printed my face onto a sphinx, and how you can too

Our office just got our grubby little collective hands on an Afinia H-Series 3D printer. Naturally, the only choice I had was to immediately stop....More
Dec 16, 2013

Rockwell rewards mishmosh of FIRST student designs

Rockwell Automation is passing out $10,000 to reward students who won the company's Engineering Our Future video contest. Winners were selected by....More
Nov 19, 2013

Does this $59 3D-printed figurine make me look fat?

Artec Group now offers an online service at the website that lets you make accurate figurines of yourself and others. It uses a commercial 3D body....More
Nov 06, 2013

Telepresence robot gives me wicked case of the giggles

Yesterday I took a test drive of a remote-presence device made by Suitable Technologies, and met my esteemed colleague and fellow editor, Bill Wong,....More
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