Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en Stainless Steel http://machinedesign.com/metals/stainless-steel <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Eagle Stainless </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There's much to consider when choosing the right valve for your next application</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/stainless-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/stainless-steel#comments Design FAQs Metals Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:35:00 +0000 23891 at http://machinedesign.com Problems VFD’s cause and cable types that help solve them http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/problems-vfd-s-cause-and-cable-types-help-solve-them <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by SAB North America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any machine that uses a VFD is subject to the effects of the drive’s chopped DC square-wave output signals. Here we explain how those signals affect...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/problems-vfd-s-cause-and-cable-types-help-solve-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/problems-vfd-s-cause-and-cable-types-help-solve-them#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:33:00 +0000 48611 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Direct and Indirect Drives for Hydraulic Pumps? http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/what-s-difference-between-direct-and-indirect-drives-hydraulic-pumps <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and designers commonly use electric motors to power hydraulic pumps. In some cases, the motor and pump are set up in a direct drive configuration. In others, they are connected using an indirect drive. Here’s a look at each drive type.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/what-s-difference-between-direct-and-indirect-drives-hydraulic-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/what-s-difference-between-direct-and-indirect-drives-hydraulic-pumps#comments What's the Difference Between... Hydraulics Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:22:00 +0000 56971 at http://machinedesign.com Back to Where it All Began: The Pacific Design Show http://machinedesign.com/blog/back-where-it-all-began-pacific-design-show <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2015 Pacific Design Show was my introduction to world of engineering events, and I’m getting ready for 2016....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/engineers-assemble">Engineers Assemble!</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/back-where-it-all-began-pacific-design-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/back-where-it-all-began-pacific-design-show#comments Editorial Comment Engineers Assemble! Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:55:00 +0000 56981 at http://machinedesign.com Flexible Bellows Couplings http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/flexible-bellows-couplings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What does a flexible bellows coupling do? Is fatigue failure a concern with the applications this product is used for? What are some of the applications this type of product has been used in? What are some of the misalignments, and torques a bellows coupling can compensate for? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/flexible-bellows-couplings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/flexible-bellows-couplings#comments Design FAQs Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:10:00 +0000 47731 at http://machinedesign.com MD&M West Offers Closer Look at Microscopes and Imaging Solutions http://machinedesign.com/medical/mdm-west-offers-closer-look-microscopes-and-imaging-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ZEISS is highlighting a wide range of microscopes and imaging solutions at Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, taking place this week at the Anaheim Convention Center....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/mdm-west-offers-closer-look-microscopes-and-imaging-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/mdm-west-offers-closer-look-microscopes-and-imaging-solutions#comments Medical Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:44:00 +0000 56931 at http://machinedesign.com At Pacific Design, Robotic Solutions Are in the Spotlight http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pacific-design-robotic-solutions-are-spotlight <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At this week’s Pacific Design and Manufacturing trade show, igus will have a range of engineered plastic solutions for advanced manufacturing in booth 3889....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pacific-design-robotic-solutions-are-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pacific-design-robotic-solutions-are-spotlight#comments Robotics Motion Control Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:30:00 +0000 56921 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printer Integrates Auto-Leveling System for Print Bed http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-integrates-auto-leveling-system-print-bed <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ease of use is the hallmark of Airwolf 3D’s AXIOM 3D Printer, with the integration of a print-bed auto-leveling system....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-integrates-auto-leveling-system-print-bed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-integrates-auto-leveling-system-print-bed#comments 3D Printing Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:59:00 +0000 56901 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Systems’ Product Line on Full Display http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-systems-product-line-full-display <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3D Systems is bringing its full range of advanced manufacturing and healthcare solutions to Pacific Design & Manufacturing 2016....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-systems-product-line-full-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-systems-product-line-full-display#comments 3D Printing Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:26:00 +0000 56871 at http://machinedesign.com Making a Connection in Food and Beverage Processing http://machinedesign.com/iot/making-connection-food-and-beverage-processing <div class="node-body article-body">Use the IIoT to obtain the five 9s peace of mind in the food and beverage industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/making-connection-food-and-beverage-processing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/making-connection-food-and-beverage-processing#comments IoT Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:54:00 +0000 56781 at http://machinedesign.com Nanotechnology in Manufacturing: The Future is Now (Part 2) http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body">3D printing with functional nanoparticles may produce metamaterials with never-before-seen properties and characteristics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-2#comments 3D Printing Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:45:00 +0000 56771 at http://machinedesign.com The Practical Benefits of Modular Industrial Enclosures http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/practical-benefits-modular-industrial-enclosures <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Modular freestanding enclosures offer a number of important practical advantages when compared to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/practical-benefits-modular-industrial-enclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/practical-benefits-modular-industrial-enclosures#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:36:00 +0000 56701 at http://machinedesign.com Don’t Be Fooled by Dangerous Arc Flash Misconceptions http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/don-t-be-fooled-dangerous-arc-flash-misconceptions <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This free white paper from Rittal looks at the dangers and causes of arc flash —the explosive release of...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/don-t-be-fooled-dangerous-arc-flash-misconceptions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/don-t-be-fooled-dangerous-arc-flash-misconceptions#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:26:00 +0000 56691 at http://machinedesign.com Energy Efficient Enclosure Climate Control http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/energy-efficient-enclosure-climate-control <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Creating effective and energy-efficient climate control solutions for industrial enclosure cooling applications consists of 3 key phases—</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/energy-efficient-enclosure-climate-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/energy-efficient-enclosure-climate-control#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:21:00 +0000 56681 at http://machinedesign.com Top 12 Trends in the Science of Managing R&D and Product Development: Part 2 http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/top-12-trends-science-managing-rd-and-product-development-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> Are you on top of the changes in R&D management approaches? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Are you on top of the changes in R&D management approaches?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/top-12-trends-science-managing-rd-and-product-development-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/top-12-trends-science-managing-rd-and-product-development-part-2#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:03:00 +0000 56751 at http://machinedesign.com Top 12 Trends in the Science of Managing R&D and Product Development: Part 2 (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/top-12-trends-science-managing-rd-and-product-development-part-2-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Continuing on from our previous installment, here are the remaining six top trends in the science of product development and R&amp;D management. When looked at collectively, these 12 trends will give you an idea of how much change...</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, 04 Feb 2016 15:02:00 +0000 56761 at http://machinedesign.com What are the Differences Between Springs? http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the same technology that enables a pacemaker to function can also be found in a ballpoint pen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Springs Community Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 56721 at http://machinedesign.com Choices in servomotion control and drive systems for machine builders http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/choices-servomotion-control-and-drive-systems-machine-builders <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by AMK </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are some older servomotion control and drive-system choices? What do manufacturers of servomotion control and drive systems offer machine designers today? Get the answers to these questions and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/choices-servomotion-control-and-drive-systems-machine-builders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/choices-servomotion-control-and-drive-systems-machine-builders#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:14:00 +0000 34351 at http://machinedesign.com 4 Tips for Stronger Blind-Rivet Joints http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/4-tips-stronger-blind-rivet-joints-0 <div class="node-body article-body">When using blind rivets in product design, engineers need to pay close attention to these four over-arching rules.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/4-tips-stronger-blind-rivet-joints-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/4-tips-stronger-blind-rivet-joints-0#comments Fasteners Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:23:00 +0000 56651 at http://machinedesign.com Assisting an Aging Population: Designing Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology http://machinedesign.com/medical/assisting-aging-population-designing-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the geriatric population on the rise, design engineers are challenged with designing responsive, noninvasive, user-friendly medical devices that cater to the needs of...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/assisting-aging-population-designing-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/assisting-aging-population-designing-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology#comments Medical White Papers Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:34:00 +0000 50331 at http://machinedesign.com Improve Data-Logging Techniques with the Latest IoT Products http://machinedesign.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products <div class="field-byline"> Lou Frenzel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Products targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) are finding their way into next-generation data-logging equipment, which could actually be defined as a segment of the industrial IoT market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/improve-data-logging-techniques-latest-iot-products#comments Technologies Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:01:00 +0000 56641 at http://machinedesign.com Get Ready for National Engineers Week http://machinedesign.com/blog/get-ready-national-engineers-week <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s getting close to George Washington’s birthday, and that means it’s also getting close to National Engineers Week (Feb 21-27)...</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/get-ready-national-engineers-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/get-ready-national-engineers-week#comments Editorial Comment News A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:00:00 +0000 56631 at http://machinedesign.com Tekscan Force Sensors for Design http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper provides insights into various force sensing technologies including a comparison of load cells, piezoresistive</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design#comments White Papers Sensors Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:00 +0000 34481 at http://machinedesign.com Improving Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper explores the exciting new trend toward designing smart medical devices that provide critical force feedback to eliminate guesswork, improve outcomes, and increase consistency. Technical</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology#comments White Papers Sensors Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:00 +0000 34471 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Electric Heaters http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Hotwatt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about types of electric heaters, heat transfer and losses, basic heat equations and specific applications as well as... </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0#comments Basics of Design Fri, 29 Jan 2016 22:54:00 +0000 56581 at http://machinedesign.com The Confluence of Stainless Tube Connectors, Orifices and Filters http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/confluence-stainless-tube-connectors-orifices-and-filters <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bird Precision </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bird Precision offers the design engineer standard stainless compression tube fittings. Which include...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/confluence-stainless-tube-connectors-orifices-and-filters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/confluence-stainless-tube-connectors-orifices-and-filters#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Fri, 29 Jan 2016 22:41:00 +0000 56571 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing Pneumatics with Electronic Motors Enhances Construction Gripper http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/replacing-pneumatics-electronic-motors-enhances-construction-gripper <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing the pneumatic cylinders in a robotic gripper with linear motors enabled the robot to safely pick up objects ranging from bricks to champagne glasses and tissue packs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/replacing-pneumatics-electronic-motors-enhances-construction-gripper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/replacing-pneumatics-electronic-motors-enhances-construction-gripper#comments Linear Motion Motors/Drives Pneumatics News Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:30:00 +0000 56621 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (1/25-2/1) http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This biweekly product gallery includes rotary encoders for washdown environments, along with sensitive springs, and switching elements for human-machine interfaces. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Motors/Drives Springs Temperature Sensors Gallery Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:44:00 +0000 56601 at http://machinedesign.com Innovative Torque Measurement in Test Benches for Improved Energy Efficiency http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/innovative-torque-measurement-test-benches-improved-energy-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HBM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Measuring torque, rotational speed, angle of rotation and the quantities derived from these variables are...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/innovative-torque-measurement-test-benches-improved-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/innovative-torque-measurement-test-benches-improved-energy-efficiency#comments White Papers FEA and Simulation Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:24:00 +0000 56551 at http://machinedesign.com Benefits of Programmable Linear Position Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/benefits-programmable-linear-position-sensors <div class="node-body article-body">This technology can help engineers save costs, simplify and shorten development time with all...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/benefits-programmable-linear-position-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/benefits-programmable-linear-position-sensors#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:43:00 +0000 56591 at http://machinedesign.com