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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 Big Idea Engineering Aug 03, 2015

Nuclear Gets a Nod in Clean Power Plan, but No Love in the Press

While the world is racing to cut carbon emissions, let’s not forget nuclear is a strong technology to couple with renewables....More

Lindsey Frick

Lindsey Frick is a Mechanical Engineer and Entrepreneur who develops 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 big....

in Big Idea Engineering Jun 17, 2016

5 Demands for Digital Threads of Manufacturing Information

In a previous post, I mentioned the savings a company can realize by using digital threads of manufacturing information. But, who or what is demanding these digital threads? Here are some culprits....More

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos M. Gonzalez joined Penton Media Group in 2015. He achieved a B.S. mechanical engineering at Manhattan College and a M.S. in mechanical engineering at Columbia University. Prior to working for Penton Media, Carlos worked at Sikorsky Aircraft in their Hydraulics and Mechanical Flight...

The Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show Is Bringing the Future to You

Here at Machine Design, we talk about “Smart Manufacturing” quite a bit. It goes by other names like the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Industry 4.0. Some of you might....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.

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in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 21, 2017

Government-Funded Engineering Projects: What Could Go Wrong?

It’s not as if the government can’t do anything right. After all, even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while, as my father used to say....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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