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

Cali dreamin' of 3D printing

Now at one of the few independent architecture schools in the U.S., a new Robot House equipped with four robots is giving students and researchers....More

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