Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en FAQ's on Benefits of Low-Volume Injection Molding http://machinedesign.com/materials/faqs-benefits-low-volume-injection-molding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the advantages of using aluminum tooling for low volume injection molding? How many parts can an aluminum tool yield? How many material options are there? What are the...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/faqs-benefits-low-volume-injection-molding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/faqs-benefits-low-volume-injection-molding#comments Design FAQs Materials Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:09:00 +0000 51481 at http://machinedesign.com Device Keeps Transplantable Hearts Healthy During Transport http://machinedesign.com/medical/device-keeps-transplantable-hearts-healthy-during-transport <div class="node-body article-body">The device has been shown to increase the number of donated hearts accepted by surgeons for safe implantation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/device-keeps-transplantable-hearts-healthy-during-transport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/device-keeps-transplantable-hearts-healthy-during-transport#comments Medical News Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:52:00 +0000 51491 at http://machinedesign.com Primary Considerations When Deploying Position Sensors into Extended Temperature Range Environments http://machinedesign.com/sensors/primary-considerations-when-deploying-position-sensors-extended-temperature-range-environmen <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is essential that engineers are fully aware of the implications of high temperature before choosing a sensor. It is important to know the appropriate...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/primary-considerations-when-deploying-position-sensors-extended-temperature-range-environmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/primary-considerations-when-deploying-position-sensors-extended-temperature-range-environmen#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:44:00 +0000 51441 at http://machinedesign.com “Smart” Capsule Could Deliver Drugs to the Large Intestine http://machinedesign.com/medical/smart-capsule-could-deliver-drugs-large-intestine <div class="node-body article-body">Purdue researchers developed and received a provisional U.S. patent on a capsule that delivers drugs into the GI tract when activated by an external magnet worn by the patient.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/smart-capsule-could-deliver-drugs-large-intestine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/smart-capsule-could-deliver-drugs-large-intestine#comments Medical News Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:39:00 +0000 51471 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting Sensors for Safety Functions and Hazardous Areas http://machinedesign.com/sensors/selecting-sensors-safety-functions-and-hazardous-areas <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selecting the best product for operating in hazardous areas and safety related applications can be challenging. Hazardous areas include locations where fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases, vapors</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/selecting-sensors-safety-functions-and-hazardous-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/selecting-sensors-safety-functions-and-hazardous-areas#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:43:00 +0000 40791 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing Linear Encoders with Magnetostrictive Technology http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linear encoders are used in numerous applications to provide feedback for motion control. There are numerous technologies for producing a linear...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:35:00 +0000 39941 at http://machinedesign.com Vertical Takeoff and Landing—with a Jet http://machinedesign.com/news/vertical-takeoff-and-landing-jet <div class="node-body gallery-body">Having recruited some of the smartest minds in the aviation industry, XTI applied proven ducted-fan technology to the Trifan design to create the first commercial vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/vertical-takeoff-and-landing-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/vertical-takeoff-and-landing-jet#comments News Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:08:00 +0000 51431 at http://machinedesign.com Researchers Uncover Source of Ball-Screw Noise http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/researchers-uncover-source-ball-screw-noise <div class="node-body article-body">Ball-screw drives have long been considered noisy by definition. Companies that buy and use them are increasingly requiring that their machine tools operate more quietly to improve the work environment by reducing noise levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/researchers-uncover-source-ball-screw-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/researchers-uncover-source-ball-screw-noise#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:35:00 +0000 51461 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, 01 Sep 2015 21:34:00 +0000 50331 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, 01 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +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, 01 Sep 2015 15:00:00 +0000 34471 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Industrial Connectivity http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-industrial-connectivity <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Altech Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industrial connectivity includes any component that is in the path of delivering power or control signals to do useful</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-industrial-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-industrial-connectivity#comments Basics of Design Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:43:00 +0000 37171 at http://machinedesign.com Free Simulation Software Available to Students Worldwide http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/free-simulation-software-available-students-worldwide <div class="node-body article-body">ANSYS latest contribution to STEM education offers a range of standard simulation programs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/free-simulation-software-available-students-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/free-simulation-software-available-students-worldwide#comments FEA and Simulation News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:17:00 +0000 51391 at http://machinedesign.com Photo courtesy of Thinkstock New NREL Report Explores How Cities Make Energy-Related Decisions http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/new-nrel-report-explores-how-cities-make-energy-related-decisions <div class="node-body gallery-body">What steps do cities take to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/new-nrel-report-explores-how-cities-make-energy-related-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/new-nrel-report-explores-how-cities-make-energy-related-decisions#comments Sustainable Engineering News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:04:00 +0000 51171 at http://machinedesign.com Managing Risks When Innovating Beyond the Core http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/managing-risks-when-innovating-beyond-core <div class="node-body article-body">“As you seek to acquire new customers and markets, or develop new technologies...you have no domain knowledge; you’re playing in spaces that you don’t really understand. Very often you’re talking to customers who don’t even know who you are.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/managing-risks-when-innovating-beyond-core" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/managing-risks-when-innovating-beyond-core#comments Contributing Technical Experts Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:26:00 +0000 51381 at http://machinedesign.com The Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/less-more-approach-robotic-cable-management <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this white paper and accompanying video, igus cable management experts discuss how cables and hoses are often an...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/less-more-approach-robotic-cable-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/less-more-approach-robotic-cable-management#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:17:00 +0000 51271 at http://machinedesign.com Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plastic bearings are strong enough to outperform and outlast metal in countless applications. Uncover common misconceptions and...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/white-papers/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power#comments Bearings White Papers Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:10:00 +0000 51261 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Bearings? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-bearings-1 <div class="node-body article-body">Many types of bearings are used to reduce friction between two surfaces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-bearings-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-bearings-1#comments What's the Difference Between... Bearings Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:46:00 +0000 51421 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (8/24-8/31) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design's newest Products of the Week gallery features compact XY Stages, control knobs, and absolute-position rotary encoders, along with other technologies on the market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Fasteners Motion Control Motors/Drives Pneumatics Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 51321 at http://machinedesign.com Building a Better Caster http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/building-better-caster <div class="node-body article-body">Can a wheeled caster really save money?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/building-better-caster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/building-better-caster#comments Motion Control Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:40:00 +0000 51361 at http://machinedesign.com Building a Better Caster (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/building-better-caster-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Engineers at Caster Concepts, Albion, Mich., developed a heavy-duty industrial caster, Twergo, that takes less force to start rolling or to turn and maneuver a load, and minimizes scrubbing and damage to flooring. Twergo combines up to three polyurethane wheels...</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 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:30:00 +0000 51371 at http://machinedesign.com Modular and Flexible Conveyor Meets Most Needs http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/modular-and-flexible-conveyor-meets-most-needs <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s conveyor systems have to deal with a wide variety of products and smaller batches, yet still be easy to reconfigure for handling new tasks. To address those demands, Bosch Rexroth Corp. developed the VarioFlow plus chain-conveyor system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/modular-and-flexible-conveyor-meets-most-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/modular-and-flexible-conveyor-meets-most-needs#comments Motors/Drives Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:10:00 +0000 51341 at http://machinedesign.com Modular and Flexible Conveyor Meets Most Needs (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/modular-and-flexible-conveyor-meets-most-needs-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s conveyor systems have to deal with a wide variety of products and smaller batches, yet still be easy to reconfigure for handling new tasks. To address those demands, Bosch Rexroth Corp., headquartered in Germany, developed...</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 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:04:00 +0000 51351 at http://machinedesign.com Understanding Rolling Resistance in Car Tires http://machinedesign.com/automotive/understanding-rolling-resistance-car-tires <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The resistance of automotive tires to rolling eats up anywhere from 20% to 50% of the energy used by the car.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/understanding-rolling-resistance-car-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/understanding-rolling-resistance-car-tires#comments Automotive Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:02:00 +0000 51331 at http://machinedesign.com Aircraft Ball Bearing Achieves 4 Million Millimeters Per Minute http://machinedesign.com/bearings/aircraft-ball-bearing-achieves-4-million-millimeters-minute <div class="node-body article-body">The new bearing falls in line with the push for greater aircraft-engine efficiency over the next two decades, as environmental and climate-protection legislation imposes stricter engine requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/aircraft-ball-bearing-achieves-4-million-millimeters-minute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/aircraft-ball-bearing-achieves-4-million-millimeters-minute#comments Bearings Sustainable Engineering News Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:04:00 +0000 51311 at http://machinedesign.com It’s Good to be an Engineering Graduate http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-good-be-engineering-graduate <div class="node-body blog-body">The young women and men who made it through U.S. engineering colleges last year did quite well for themselves. The good news for most of them started even before they got their diplomas: 60% received at least one job offer before graduating.</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/it-s-good-be-engineering-graduate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/it-s-good-be-engineering-graduate#comments A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:10:00 +0000 51301 at http://machinedesign.com The 5 Types of Manufacturing Processes http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/5-types-manufacturing-processes <div class="node-body article-body">What is your design-for-manufacturing environment?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/5-types-manufacturing-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/5-types-manufacturing-processes#comments Contributing Technical Experts Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:48:00 +0000 51281 at http://machinedesign.com The Five Types of Manufacturing Processes (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/five-types-manufacturing-processes-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>It may be surprising to learn that many engineers with great talent and a depth of experience have a hard time answering questions about the type(s) of manufacturing environments that exist in their company. Most manufacturing environments fit into one of...</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 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:21:00 +0000 51291 at http://machinedesign.com Tech Advances Upgrade Hearing Aids http://machinedesign.com/technologies/tech-advances-upgrade-hearing-aids <div class="field-deck"> Advances in MEMs and signal processing let hearing aids provide understandable speech and more natural, comfortable sounds to the hearing impaired. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High tech gives hearing aids a helping hand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/tech-advances-upgrade-hearing-aids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/tech-advances-upgrade-hearing-aids#comments Technologies Medical Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:09:00 +0000 51241 at http://machinedesign.com Tech Advances Upgrade Hearing Aids (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/tech-advances-upgrade-hearing-aids-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Technological developments in hearing aids (HAs) have always been driven by efforts to miniaturize hardware and give those with hearing problems&mdash;an estimated 35 million in the U.S.&mdash;the ability to better hear and understand the people and environment around them. Miniaturization lets engineers pack more amplification and signal processing power...</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 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:07:00 +0000 51251 at http://machinedesign.com