Blog Contributors

Jeff Kerns

Jeff Kerns

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....

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...

My First 30 Days with the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is pretty impressive, and while not perfect, hints at the future of personal technology....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 Jul 17, 2015

NASA’s New Horizon Swings by Pluto

After a decade and more than 3 billion miles of space travel, the New Horizon space probe has swung past Pluto, closing in at only 8,000 miles from the dwarf planet’s surface and traveling over 30,000 mph....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
Connect With Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×