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Elisabeth Eitel

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...

Boeing discriminating against older engineers?

One union claims that Boeing is dismantling and disbursing their experienced commercial-engineering workforce for what seem to be “laughably superficial” business reasons … but the real reason it’s moving work to Russia, India, and domestic ‘centers of excellence’ — mostly non-union locations — is for the “wholesale purge of Boeing’s....More

Lindsey Frick

Lindsey serves a Associate Editor for Machine Design since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, she has worked in product design, packaging, development, strategy, and manufacturing. She covers the materials...

in Material World Jul 21, 2014

Nine hardware pitches at San Francisco ‘Maker’ Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend events are now pumping out hardware devices such as a NEST for pools and just-in-time liquor delivery systems....More

Lindsey Frick

Lindsey Frick is a Mechanical Engineer and Entrepreneur who develops big strategies and ideas to solve big problems. She shares her research and experience on new technologies, materials, processes, funding models, and new markets in hopes to inspire other engineers and designers to think like...

Non-Renewable Events Heat Up April

Two energy events this April will cover non-renewables. But is every non-renewable turning into a renewable?....More

Ken Korane

Ken is the Executive Editor of Machine Design.  He has more than 20 years of service and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. Ken has worked as a design engineer for a major fluid-power and motion-control manufacturer, as well as a manufacturer of...

in Stress and Strain Mar 24, 2015

The Value of Innovation When You’re Under the Knife

With so much hand-wringing over rising medical costs, one certainly wonders: With all of today’s medical bells and whistles, do the benefits of advanced technologies outweigh the costs? If you’re sick, they often do....More

Stephen Mraz

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, defense, and medical.

in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 24, 2015

Engineering: The Key to Untold Riches?

More people in the list of the world’s 100 richest people hold engineering degrees than any other degree, according to a study by Approved Index, a business-to-business buying platform....More

Lee Teschler

Leland was Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan;, and a MBA from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, Lee worked as a...

How to boost U.S. manufacturing jobs: Fake them

Sometimes news coming out of Washington D.C. seems to defy common sense. At least that was my reaction to word about a proposal to call American firms that send production offshore “factoryless goods” producers. The problem is that if this idea gets implemented,  the value of U.S. brand-name products made elsewhere and....More
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