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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...

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 ideas and technologies into businesses. 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 an...

Events for the Cross-Industry Engineer

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 6-9, 2015 / Las Vegas, NV....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 Aug 11, 2014

A billion here, a billion there...

Everett Dirksen, the late Senator from Illinois, is famously quoted as saying, "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money." Anyone who follows Washington politics is probably numb to the sums that kicked around and how much the government spends. But when you step back and look at the big....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.

Dec 22, 2014

What got you started in science, technology, engineering, or math?

What got you started n Engineering?....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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