Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en The Engineering Basics of Slide Bushings http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slide bushings give designers an economical way to support linearly moving shafts that are moderately loaded and reduce friction allowing for ease of movement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 48331 at http://machinedesign.com Maintenance Free Linear Motion http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-motion <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by IKO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Various takes on maintenance free linear guides and ways have been around for years now, but not all of them are created equal. Some focus on achieving the longest possible maintenance free intervals. Others focus on adding</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-motion#comments White Papers Linear Motion Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:47:00 +0000 44701 at http://machinedesign.com Linear Motion For Packaging Machines http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/linear-motion-packaging-machines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by IKO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the productivity-driven packaging industry, there are many possible sources of downtime. You can eliminate many of them by selecting failure...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/linear-motion-packaging-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/linear-motion-packaging-machines#comments White Papers Motion Control Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:46:00 +0000 48221 at http://machinedesign.com Linear Guides For The Next Generation Of Medical Machines http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by IKO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not too long ago, the motion systems used in medical and lab automation equipment had technical requirements that were easy to satisfy. These lightly loaded applications generally</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines-0#comments Medical White Papers Linear Motion Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:10:00 +0000 44711 at http://machinedesign.com Engineering: The Key to Untold Riches? http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-key-untold-riches <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-key-untold-riches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/engineering-key-untold-riches#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:47:00 +0000 48381 at http://machinedesign.com Making Spinal Connections with Flexible Implants http://machinedesign.com/sensors/making-spinal-connections-flexible-implants <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists are having success repairing the spine using flexible electronic spinal implants compromised of cracked gold and silicon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/making-spinal-connections-flexible-implants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/making-spinal-connections-flexible-implants#comments Medical Sensors Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:18:00 +0000 48371 at http://machinedesign.com Practical Tips for Specifying Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/practical-tips-specifying-sensors <div class="field-deck"> Experts in the industry talk about common concerns when considering sensors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design with sensors in mind—the experts provide information that might save time and money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/practical-tips-specifying-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/practical-tips-specifying-sensors#comments Engineering Essentials Sensors Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:04:00 +0000 48341 at http://machinedesign.com Inductive Linear Position Sensor Handles Off-Road Challenges http://machinedesign.com/sensors/inductive-linear-position-sensor-handles-road-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Position sensors also ideal for factory automation, material handling, and packaging equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The LR-27 series of linear variable inductive transducers from the Alliance Sensor Group, Moorestown, N.J., was designed to be rugged enough for use in off-road vehicles</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/inductive-linear-position-sensor-handles-road-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/inductive-linear-position-sensor-handles-road-challenges#comments Sensors Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 48351 at http://machinedesign.com Pallets Move on Customizable Conveyor http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor <div class="node-body article-body">The new 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. can now be equipped with pallet-handling options to provide accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic, and inspection applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor#comments What's Inside? Motion Control Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:18:00 +0000 48321 at http://machinedesign.com Quarter-Turn Fasteners Prevent Lost Hardware http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quarter-turn-fasteners-prevent-lost-hardware <div class="node-body article-body">D5 DZUS panel Line quarter-turn fasteners from Southco use flare-in studs with all the fastening hardware firmly attached. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quarter-turn-fasteners-prevent-lost-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/quarter-turn-fasteners-prevent-lost-hardware#comments What's Inside? Fasteners Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:14:00 +0000 48311 at http://machinedesign.com Speakers That Keep Playing and Playing http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/speakers-keep-playing-and-playing <div class="field-deck"> Machine Design takes a look at what's inside the new Fugoo mobile speaker. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Gary Elsasser showed the Fugoo mobile speaker at this year’s luxury show in New York City. When he wasn’t busy taking advantage of its Ingress Protection rating of IP67 by throwing the FUGOO into a tank of water or on the floor...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/speakers-keep-playing-and-playing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/speakers-keep-playing-and-playing#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:47:00 +0000 48301 at http://machinedesign.com Practical Aspects of Weld Fatigue http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/practical-aspects-weld-fatigue <div class="field-byline"> Todd Palmer, Engineering Group Leader, Taylor Machine Works </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the last of this series, we look at some real-world cases of applying fatigue data to welded structures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/practical-aspects-weld-fatigue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/practical-aspects-weld-fatigue#comments Fasteners Metals Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:14:00 +0000 48281 at http://machinedesign.com Industrial Workhorses: Large Hydraulic Direct Drive http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/industrial-workhorses-large-hydraulic-direct-drive <div class="field-byline"> Ashok Amin </div> <div class="field-deck"> Key features, functions, and application considerations for large hydraulic material handling systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Key features, functions, and application considerations for large hydraulic material handling systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/industrial-workhorses-large-hydraulic-direct-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/industrial-workhorses-large-hydraulic-direct-drive#comments Construction/Off-road Hydraulics Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:56:00 +0000 48231 at http://machinedesign.com Smartphones Functioning as Cancer-Detecting Microscopes http://machinedesign.com/medical/smartphones-functioning-cancer-detecting-microscopes <div class="node-body article-body">A team of scientists hopes to introduce new technology that will use smartphones as high-powered microscopes capable of detecting cancer cells.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/smartphones-functioning-cancer-detecting-microscopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/smartphones-functioning-cancer-detecting-microscopes#comments Technologies Medical News Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:47:00 +0000 48261 at http://machinedesign.com Industrial Workhorses: Large Hydraulic Direct Drive (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/industrial-workhorses-large-hydraulic-direct-drive-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Across the globe, there has been significant investment into and expansion of many industrial segments requiring heavy-duty material handling systems. These applications often operate continuously, lift and transport loads ranging from...</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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 48251 at http://machinedesign.com NASA Robot Spawns Biomedical Spinoffs http://machinedesign.com/medical/nasa-robot-spawns-biomedical-spinoffs <div class="node-body article-body">Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand, thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/nasa-robot-spawns-biomedical-spinoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/nasa-robot-spawns-biomedical-spinoffs#comments Technologies Medical Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:51:00 +0000 48241 at http://machinedesign.com A Closer Look at Motors for Motion http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion <div class="field-deck"> Several differentiating factors influence the choice of motor for robotics, medical, packaging, and other motion-control applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An overview on the different types of motors used in robotics, medical, packing, and other motion-control industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion#comments Products Medical Packaging Robotics Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:09:00 +0000 48201 at http://machinedesign.com How to Select a Modular Enclosure http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the benefits of having a modular enclosure? How important is material selection? What industries use...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure#comments Design FAQs Materials Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 48181 at http://machinedesign.com April 2015 http://machinedesign.com/machine-design/2015-04-23 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/defense/supersonic-flight-overcoming-sonic-boom">Supersonic Flight: Overcoming the Sonic Boom</a> <a href="/embedded/abcs-leds">The ABCs of LEDs</a> <a href="/adhesives/proper-surface-prep-adhesive-s-best-friend">Proper Surface Prep: An Adhesive’s Best Friend</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 48271 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Threaded-Forming Fasteners for Plastics http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/basics-threaded-forming-fasteners-plastics <div class="node-body article-body">Tips on getting the right screw for plastics</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/basics-threaded-forming-fasteners-plastics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/basics-threaded-forming-fasteners-plastics#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:59:00 +0000 48191 at http://machinedesign.com Solar-Powered Rocket Ships Look to Revolutionize Space Travel http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel <div class="node-body article-body">Solar panels are looking good on rooftops, but NASA will soon use the renewable resource to power rocket ships. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel#comments Energy Materials News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:31:00 +0000 48161 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Artist&#39;s rendition of a SEP spacecraft expected to launch within the next ten years. <em>Photo courtesy of NASA</em></p> Asteroid Redirect Mission to Test New Technologies for Deep Space Exploration http://machinedesign.com/news/asteroid-redirect-mission-test-new-technologies-deep-space-exploration <div class="node-body article-body">ARM is a huge undertaking aimed at testing technologies that will aid in the exploration of deep space. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/asteroid-redirect-mission-test-new-technologies-deep-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/asteroid-redirect-mission-test-new-technologies-deep-space-exploration#comments News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 48171 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Artist&#39;s rendition of a robotic spacecraft picking up a large boulder from the surface of an asteroid. <em>Photo courtesy of NASA</em></p> Tips for Selecting Materials for Low-Temperature Seals http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals <div class="node-body article-body">Which makes the best low-temperature seal: polyurethane, nitrile, polyacrylate, fluorosilicone, fluorocarbon, or silicone?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals#comments Basics of Design Materials Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 48141 at http://machinedesign.com Slip Rings http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/slip-rings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Deublin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are slip rings? Where are they used? How do they work? So are there different types of slip rings? Are there limits to power and...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/slip-rings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/slip-rings#comments Design FAQs Mechanical Drives Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:09:00 +0000 48131 at http://machinedesign.com Will Carbon Fiber Find Widespread Use in the Automotive Industry? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past 60 years, CFRPs have been increasingly used to replace metal in applications where light weight has outsized value, primarily for reducing fuel consumption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry#comments Automotive Contributing Technical Experts Materials Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 48151 at http://machinedesign.com 8 Stealthy Military Vehicles http://machinedesign.com/defense/8-stealthy-military-vehicles <div class="node-body gallery-body">By the 1970s, engineers had discovered how to build structures that were difficult, if not impossible, to see on radar.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/8-stealthy-military-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/8-stealthy-military-vehicles#comments Defense Gallery Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:27:00 +0000 48121 at http://machinedesign.com A Basic Guide: How Feedback Encoder Devices Operate http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basic-guide-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Micromo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Feedback is used in closed loop systems in applications all over the world to control speed and/or position, and it has an important role in...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basic-guide-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basic-guide-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate#comments Motion Control Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:57:00 +0000 48071 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (4/20-4/27) http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/machine-design-s-products-week-420-427 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Check out&nbsp;the latest products,&nbsp;from&nbsp;motion-control chips to precision ring drive indexers,&nbsp;all helpful for optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/machine-design-s-products-week-420-427" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/machine-design-s-products-week-420-427#comments Motors/Drives Gallery Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:25:00 +0000 48111 at http://machinedesign.com Additive Manufacturing Processes http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/additive-manufacturing-processes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are some of the ways to reduce costs and accelerate time-to-market using additive manufacturing? How many types of additive manufacturing processes are there? Are there design guidelines...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/additive-manufacturing-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/additive-manufacturing-processes#comments 3D Printing Design FAQs Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:40:00 +0000 47951 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical Actuators? http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators <div class="node-body article-body">An overview on the differences between powered actuators and their benefits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators#comments Hydraulics Linear Motion Pneumatics Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:51:00 +0000 48091 at http://machinedesign.com