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.

Posts by Elisabeth Eitel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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