Stephen Mraz

Senior Editor, Machine Design

Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design.  He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from CWRU. Steve was a E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently responsible for areas such as aerospace, defens, and medical.

Posts by Stephen Mraz

Mar 20, 2013

Computer pinpoints March Madness winner

Those rambling wrecks from Georgia Tech are doing bettors a favor: They’ve run their Logistics Regression/Markov chain, a computerized college....More
Feb 25, 2013

Those funky names for cars

I was watching TV the other night and saw a commercial for VW’s new SUV, the Tiguan, and wondered where they ever got that odd-sounding name for a....More
Feb 05, 2013

A concept (car) too far?

One of the strangest features on a concept car at this year’s Detroit Auto Show came courtesy of Smartcar’s forstars, a small utility coupe. It has a....More
Jan 24, 2013

Checking out the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

This year’s automotive showdown at Cobo Hall featured some great new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as a horde of reporters and automotive....More
Jan 09, 2013

The Dreamliner: Too much outsourcing or normal teething problems?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is racking up an unenviable record of problems in its first 14 months of operation, two fires, each in the same general....More
Oct 15, 2012

The Candidates and Energy

The Candidates and Energy Policy Here's a look at the Democrat and Republican candidates' plans for the country in terms of energy. For more details....More
Jul 16, 2012

One of the problems with pain

Nobody really likes pain, with the slim exception of masochists. So when we're in pain, especially when we don't know the cause, most of us go to a....More
Mar 09, 2012

Why we hate lawyers: Reason # 16,258

Check out this video It may be five years old, but I'm sure the same type of stuff is still going on. In short, it's a presentation by so-called....More
Feb 09, 2012

This woman knows her welding, and is willing to share

Susan Straley is the president of Rentapen Inc, a Wisconsin-based machine design and tooling firm that specializes in laser cutting, shims, and....More
Jan 12, 2012

Sights at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

The NAIS Auto Show makes Detroit the center of the automotive universe for a few days in January and it's pretty amazing what you can see as you walk....More

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