Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en For Proper Blower Selection, It’s Good to Go Back-to-Basics http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/proper-blower-selection-it-s-good-go-back-basics <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Ametek Precision </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help designers make the most effective choice of blower — one that provides the necessary...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/proper-blower-selection-it-s-good-go-back-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/proper-blower-selection-it-s-good-go-back-basics#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Pneumatics Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000 65551 at http://machinedesign.com Ultrasonic Sensors: Seven Detailed Application Reports Demonstrating How These Devices Can be Applied http://machinedesign.com/sensors/ultrasonic-sensors-seven-detailed-application-reports-demonstrating-how-these-devices-can-be <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Pepperl & Fuchs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How does an ultrasonic sensor work, how can it solve my application, and what...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/ultrasonic-sensors-seven-detailed-application-reports-demonstrating-how-these-devices-can-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/ultrasonic-sensors-seven-detailed-application-reports-demonstrating-how-these-devices-can-be#comments Sponsored Sensors Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:06:00 +0000 65521 at http://machinedesign.com Benefits of the 70˚ and 90 ˚Vee Groove Guide Wheels http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/benefits-70-and-90-vee-groove-guide-wheels <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download this white to understand the differences between the two most common vee angles in...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/benefits-70-and-90-vee-groove-guide-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/benefits-70-and-90-vee-groove-guide-wheels#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:46:00 +0000 65471 at http://machinedesign.com Slewing Bearing Alternatives with Heavy Duty Vee Rings http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/slewing-bearing-alternatives-heavy-duty-vee-rings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper will help you understand how to size a ring system to provide...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/slewing-bearing-alternatives-heavy-duty-vee-rings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/slewing-bearing-alternatives-heavy-duty-vee-rings#comments White Papers Fasteners Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:38:00 +0000 65461 at http://machinedesign.com Implanted Telescope Helps Patients Overcome Macular Degeneration http://machinedesign.com/medical/implanted-telescope-helps-patients-overcome-macular-degeneration <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="field-deck"> Implanting some magnifying optics into patients’ eyes lets them salvage what’s left of their vision. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss and affects 10 million Americans, more than those suffering from cataracts and glaucoma combined....</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/implanted-telescope-helps-patients-overcome-macular-degeneration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/implanted-telescope-helps-patients-overcome-macular-degeneration#comments Technologies Medical Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:45:00 +0000 65511 at http://machinedesign.com What’s Between Your IIoT Products? http://machinedesign.com/iot/what-s-between-your-iiot-products <div class="node-body article-body">While understanding product specs is important, what’s actually between IIoT products is often overlooked.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/what-s-between-your-iiot-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/what-s-between-your-iiot-products#comments IoT Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:22:00 +0000 65651 at http://machinedesign.com A Quick Way to Measuring the Hardness of Foams http://machinedesign.com/materials/quick-way-measuring-hardness-foams <div class="node-body article-body">Measuring the “hardness” of soft, spongy elastomers—foams—is an inexact science.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/quick-way-measuring-hardness-foams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/quick-way-measuring-hardness-foams#comments Engineering Essentials Materials Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000 65631 at http://machinedesign.com Special Glasses Combat Color Blindness http://machinedesign.com/medical/special-glasses-combat-color-blindness <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="field-deck"> Makers of new glasses say they enhance colors visible to color-blind individuals without compromising color accuracy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at EnChroma have developed glasses that are said to enhance the colors visible to color-blind individuals...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/special-glasses-combat-color-blindness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/special-glasses-combat-color-blindness#comments Medical Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000 65621 at http://machinedesign.com Accelerating Linear Motion System Design http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/accelerating-linear-motion-system-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download the whitepaper to understand why LoPro is a viable solution. Pre-designed LoPro systems...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/accelerating-linear-motion-system-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/accelerating-linear-motion-system-design#comments White Papers Linear Motion Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:16:00 +0000 53441 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing Metal with Plastic http://machinedesign.com/materials/replacing-metal-plastic <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Plastics can make parts lighter and stronger, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a famous scene from the movie The Graduate, the young hero is advised that “there’s a great future in plastics,” a prediction that echoed reality. Now, plastic is aiding the driving force to make products... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/replacing-metal-plastic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/replacing-metal-plastic#comments Materials Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:50:00 +0000 65561 at http://machinedesign.com Old Tech Is Sometimes the Best Tech http://machinedesign.com/news/old-tech-sometimes-best-tech <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Cooper Hewitt has a connected pen that make for an unforgettable museum experience. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/old-tech-sometimes-best-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/old-tech-sometimes-best-tech#comments News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:39:00 +0000 65571 at http://machinedesign.com IoT Emerge: The Woodstock for the Internet of Things http://machinedesign.com/blog/iot-emerge-woodstock-internet-things <div class="node-body blog-body">Join thousands of your colleagues and industry leaders as they gather at Emerge IoT in Chicago’s McCormick Place on Nov 2 -4 for three days filled with the latest updates and insights into the Internet of Things... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/iot-emerge-woodstock-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/iot-emerge-woodstock-internet-things#comments Editorial Comment IoT A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:46:00 +0000 65531 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (8/22-8/29) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-822-829 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out some of the newest products to hit the market. Several products are linked to Source ESB so that you can connect with distributors.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-822-829" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-822-829#comments Products Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 65541 at http://machinedesign.com Closing the Gender Gap Through STEM http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/closing-gender-gap-through-stem <div class="field-byline"> Karen Horting, Society of Women Engineers </div> <div class="field-deck"> Various methods can be used to smash age-old stereotypes and interest young girls in engineering, showing how they can ultimately make it a career. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Various methods can be used to smash age-old stereotypes and interest young girls in engineering, showing how they can ultimately make it a career.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/closing-gender-gap-through-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/closing-gender-gap-through-stem#comments Engineering Essentials Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:06:00 +0000 65491 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Promises Fully Automated Vehicles by 2021 http://machinedesign.com/news/ford-promises-fully-automated-vehicles-2021 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford is building up its Silicon Valley R&D team and investing in companies and partnerships to create the systems needed for affordable autonomous vehicles. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/ford-promises-fully-automated-vehicles-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/ford-promises-fully-automated-vehicles-2021#comments Automotive News Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:46:00 +0000 65481 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Tech Times Choosing Between 3D Printing and Injection Molding for Rapid Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To start, what is the difference between rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, since they both appear to use the same technologies? What are the quickest...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing#comments 3D Printing Design FAQs Manufacturing Equipment Materials Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:25:00 +0000 65361 at http://machinedesign.com Closed-Loop Steppers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by ElectroCraft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers apply the term “closed-loop stepper” to a wide array of controls. Here, we’ll spell out how the...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:02:00 +0000 48661 at http://machinedesign.com Handbook and Application Guide for High-Performance Brushless Servo Systems http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/handbook-and-application-guide-high-performance-brushless-servo-systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by ElectroCraft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This updated handbook provides a technical overview of the components, theory, and interaction of brushless motion control systems plus a helpful guide outlining the...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/handbook-and-application-guide-high-performance-brushless-servo-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/handbook-and-application-guide-high-performance-brushless-servo-systems#comments eBooks Motion Control Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:54:00 +0000 48651 at http://machinedesign.com Does Virtual Reality Have a Future in Engineering? http://machinedesign.com/blog/does-virtual-reality-have-future-engineering <div class="node-body blog-body">What if you could interact with your CAD model? You sit all day at a desk designing a virtual object to be as close as possible to its physical counterpart...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/does-virtual-reality-have-future-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/does-virtual-reality-have-future-engineering#comments Editorial Comment CAD Engineers Assemble! Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:10:00 +0000 65451 at http://machinedesign.com Scanning Tech Supplements Museum Tours with Virtual 3D Models http://machinedesign.com/cad/scanning-tech-supplements-museum-tours-virtual-3d-models <div class="node-body article-body">Using 3D-scanning technology from Creaform, experts from the Milwaukee School of Engineering invented a way to let visitors observe ancient Egyptian artifacts up close. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/scanning-tech-supplements-museum-tours-virtual-3d-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/scanning-tech-supplements-museum-tours-virtual-3d-models#comments CAD News Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:36:00 +0000 65441 at http://machinedesign.com <p>1. The Crossroads of Civilization exhibit at Milwaukee Public Museum features a life-sized sculpture of King Tut based on his mummy. The chariot is based off of actual chariots found in his tomb, and the horses&#39; design is an artist&#39;s rendition of ancient Arabian horses.&nbsp;</p> (Courtesy of Cult of Weird) Interconnect Innovations Meet Demands of Shrinking Designs http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/interconnect-innovations-meet-demands-shrinking-designs <div class="field-deck"> Some of the latest product trends reveal new methods of mating interconnects in power and mobile applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the latest product trends reveal new methods of mating interconnects in power and mobile applications.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/interconnect-innovations-meet-demands-shrinking-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/interconnect-innovations-meet-demands-shrinking-designs#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:51:00 +0000 65421 at http://machinedesign.com Most Colleges Lose Money Trying to Exploit Patents http://machinedesign.com/blog/most-colleges-lose-money-trying-exploit-patents <div class="node-body blog-body">Like a lot of ideas and concepts springing from government and universities, letting colleges and universities profit from patents made by their students...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/most-colleges-lose-money-trying-exploit-patents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/most-colleges-lose-money-trying-exploit-patents#comments A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:20:00 +0000 65411 at http://machinedesign.com The Nervous System of the IoT http://machinedesign.com/iot/nervous-system-iot <div class="field-deck"> Most discussion of the Internet of Things centers around Big Data analytics and cloud computing, but sensors are just as much at the core of the IoT. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the human body, the nervous system collects continuous streams of sensory data and transmits the information to the brain to be processed. If software is the brain of the IoT, sensors are the nervous system.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/nervous-system-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/nervous-system-iot#comments Contributing Technical Experts IoT Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:41:00 +0000 65391 at http://machinedesign.com 10 Tips for Leak-Free Gaskets http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/10-tips-leak-free-gaskets <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are 10 tips for ensuring gaskets will make a joint or connection leak-free. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gaskets usually stop liquids, often under pressure, from leaking out or getting in through the cracks...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/10-tips-leak-free-gaskets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/10-tips-leak-free-gaskets#comments Fasteners Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:29:00 +0000 65371 at http://machinedesign.com Assembly Solutions For Real-World Assembly Challenges http://machinedesign.com/3m/assembly-solutions-real-world-assembly-challenges <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Designers, engineers and managers know that real-world assembly challenges need real-world assembly solutions. That&rsquo;s why 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes have a wide range of products that make it easy to solve your assembly problems.</p> <p>With 3M Assembly Solutions, you can increase the flexibility of your design and enhance product aesthetics. Plus, with the superior strength of using 3M adhesives and tapes in place of traditional nuts and bolts, your overall production costs are reduced, processing is quicker and your product performance is enhanced.</p></div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3m/assembly-solutions-real-world-assembly-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3m/assembly-solutions-real-world-assembly-challenges#comments 3M Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:20:00 +0000 65151 at http://machinedesign.com Compact Decentralized Hydraulic System for Highly Dynamic Movements http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-decentralized-hydraulic-system-highly-dynamic-movements <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Hoerbiger </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the benefits of designing with decentralized hydraulic systems? What components do you need for a...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-decentralized-hydraulic-system-highly-dynamic-movements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-decentralized-hydraulic-system-highly-dynamic-movements#comments Design FAQs Hydraulics Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:54:00 +0000 65341 at http://machinedesign.com Clothes that Clean Themselves in the Sun? http://machinedesign.com/news/clothes-clean-themselves-sun <div class="node-body article-body">A hot-electron textile could change the way people do laundry. Silver nanoparticles in the textile release heat in the presence of visible light so that a person's shirt can come clean a few minutes after they step outside.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/clothes-clean-themselves-sun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/clothes-clean-themselves-sun#comments News Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:27:00 +0000 65331 at http://machinedesign.com <p>1. Silver nanoparticles in this textile release heat in the presence of visible light to degrade dirt and stains.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of RMIT Energy Efficiency in Hydraulic Systems of Machining Centers http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/energy-efficiency-hydraulic-systems-machining-centers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HAWE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the hydraulic functions in modern machining centers and lathe machines? When working with machining centers and lathe machines, what are the...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/energy-efficiency-hydraulic-systems-machining-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/energy-efficiency-hydraulic-systems-machining-centers#comments Design FAQs Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:58:00 +0000 65261 at http://machinedesign.com Knob-Style Captive Fastener Provides Tool-Free Access http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/knob-style-captive-fastener-provides-tool-free-access <div class="node-body article-body">The new 4C Wing Knob captive screws from Southco, Concordville, Pa., can be quickly installed or removed by hand. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/knob-style-captive-fastener-provides-tool-free-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/knob-style-captive-fastener-provides-tool-free-access#comments Fasteners Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21:28:00 +0000 65311 at http://machinedesign.com Knob-Style Captive Fastener Provides Tool-Free Access (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/knob-style-captive-fastener-provides-tool-free-access-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The new 4C Wing Knob captive screws from Southco, Concordville, Pa., can be quickly installed or removed by hand. Their over-molded, distinctively contoured wing-style head design can be used ...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21:21:00 +0000 65321 at http://machinedesign.com