Elisabeth Eitel

Senior Editor, 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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Oct 11, 2013

Book review: Motion Sensing for Autonomous Systems

Motion Vision: Design of Compact Motion Sensing Solutions for Navigation of Autonomous Systems is now out in hardcover. Published by the British....More
Sep 26, 2013

Huge backing for $100 3D printer, but remember caveats

One new 3D printer approaches additive manufacturing in a whole new way. Called the Peachy Printer, the machine moves a laser beam in X and Y....More
Sep 03, 2013

Survey results: Manufacturers tell how they implement change

Tech-Clarity surveyed dozens of manufacturers that excel at implementing factory change — manufacturers that meet project due dates, meet budgets,....More
Aug 15, 2013

Case study: Motion controls in semiconductor wire bonder

Controlling the wire-bonding process is tricky — requiring high accelerations, short move and settle times, high accuracy, and high throughput....More
Aug 13, 2013

Case study: Artist 3D prints tiny hammers

Nimer Aleck comments on our culture of consumption through the juxtaposition of 3D printer technologies and handmade craftsmanship....More
Jul 24, 2013

Racing and 3D printing inspire superfast e-bike

Performance motorcycles abound but all-electric versions could be coming to a dealership near you. Italian manufacturer CRP Group has plans to sell....More
Jul 19, 2013

Rejected patents and recalls cost $9,364,401,650

There's no doubt that bad product designs waste money. Now, design-software company Autodesk has assembled the hard data on just how much....More
Jul 09, 2013

3D printing inspires handheld CNC + homemade furniture

Over the last 13 days, more than 200 people have given money through Kickstarter to fund development of a handheld CNC machine....More
Jun 04, 2013

Don't try this at home: Industrial already dominates 3D printing

According to new research by Wohlers Associates, the real growth in 3D printing is already dominated industrial applications....More
May 15, 2013

Jury out on promises, but $347 3D printer is fun

3D manufacturing has been touted as the new revolution in American Manufacturing — even by the President himself. Today, Brookyn-based....More
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Existing and emerging technologies immediately applicable to product design, as well as industry trends that promise to change engineering.