Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en What got you started in science, technology, engineering, or math? http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-got-you-started-science-technology-engineering-or-math <div class="node-body blog-body">What got you started n Engineering?</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/what-got-you-started-science-technology-engineering-or-math" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/what-got-you-started-science-technology-engineering-or-math#comments March Bracket Madness Contest Stem Starter WGEM World's Greates Engineering Movie A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:26:00 +0000 45281 at http://machinedesign.com High-Rise Chips Avoid Conventional IC Limitations http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations <div class="node-body article-body">An engineering team at Stanford University has devised a way to improve computer chips by making them taller. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations#comments Embedded Semiconductor News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:26:00 +0000 45261 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Builds Custom Track Shoes http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and shoe designers at New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc. are using 3D printing to make shoes for elite runners (professionals and Olympians) in hopes of improving their performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes#comments 3D Printing News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:16:00 +0000 45251 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Designers at New Balance use 3D printing to give elite runners customized spike plates, the portion of the bottom of the shoe that uses spike patterns to give them more traction as they run.</p> Industrial Connectivity Basics http://machinedesign.com/industrial-connectivity-basics <div class="node-body page-body"> <p align="center"><img src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/09/mdlogo.png" /></p> <p>Click here to download Industrial Connectivity Basics e-study:</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/industrial-connectivity-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archive Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:20:49 +0000 45241 at http://machinedesign.com 3 Myths Surrounding LEDs http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-surrounding-leds-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Let's debunk some myths about LEDs.</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/3-myths-surrounding-leds-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/3-myths-surrounding-leds-0#comments LED A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:23:00 +0000 45221 at http://machinedesign.com Electric Simulation Table Features 8 Degrees of Freedom http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For use in fluid tank tests, Moog has released an 8 DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Electric Simulation table, which features a 2 DOF tilt table for capturing events that require larger angular motions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom#comments Products Motion Control Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:48:00 +0000 45201 at http://machinedesign.com Large Radial Piston Pump Designed for Open-Circuit Systems http://machinedesign.com/products/large-radial-piston-pump-designed-open-circuit-systems <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest in Moog’s RKP series, the RKP 250 is the company’s largest radial piston pump for industrial applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/large-radial-piston-pump-designed-open-circuit-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/large-radial-piston-pump-designed-open-circuit-systems#comments Products Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:37:00 +0000 45191 at http://machinedesign.com Events for the Cross-Industry Engineer http://machinedesign.com/blog/events-cross-industry-engineer <div class="node-body blog-body"><table align="left" border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 500px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong><a href="http://www.cesweb.org/" target="_blank">Consumer Electronics Show (CES)</a></strong></p> <p>January 6-9, 2015 / Las Vegas, NV</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/engineering-entrepreneur">Engineering Entrepreneur</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/events-cross-industry-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/events-cross-industry-engineer#comments calendar events shows trade shows Community Engineering Entrepreneur Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:16:00 +0000 45181 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Gauge, Absolute, Differential, and Sealed Pressure? http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure <div class="field-byline"> Kyle Horsman, Product Specialist, Turck Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A concise primer on pressure and units used to measure it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise primer on pressure and units used to measure it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure#comments Engineering Essentials Hydraulics Pneumatics Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:25:00 +0000 45171 at http://machinedesign.com Orion Mockup Wired for Data During Splashdown Tests http://machinedesign.com/news/orion-mockup-wired-data-during-splashdown-tests <div class="node-body article-body">NASA’s first test flight and splashdown of an Orion space capsule went well, thanks to three years of testing and simulated splashdowns of a realistic mockup in the agency’s Hydro Impact Basin at its Langley Research Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/orion-mockup-wired-data-during-splashdown-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/orion-mockup-wired-data-during-splashdown-tests#comments Technologies News Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:24:00 +0000 45131 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A mockup of NASA&rsquo;s Orion space capsule was drop tested from a variety of heights, speeds, and angles to determine the estimated vertical and horizontal velocities it will be going when it parachutes into the ocean. Data recorders monitored a wide variety of parameters to ensure the spacecraft would withstand the stresses of impact with the water.</p> Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Liquid Silicone Rubber http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is Liquid Silicone Rubber? Why use this material in your application? What are some application examples? Are there any drawbacks to LSR?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber#comments Design FAQs Materials Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:18:00 +0000 45121 at http://machinedesign.com Direct Tension HuckBolts vs. Vibration http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Alcoa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How are HuckBolts different from other bolts and nuts? What gives a HuckBolt the highest degree of vibration resistance? How are HuckBolt</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration#comments Design FAQs Fasteners Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:46:00 +0000 45111 at http://machinedesign.com Is Engineering Ready to Standardize Innovation? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/engineering-ready-standardize-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">“Structured,” “continuous,” and “systematic” innovation have been subjected to corporate tinkering and experimentation for several decades...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/engineering-ready-standardize-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/engineering-ready-standardize-innovation#comments Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:03:00 +0000 45101 at http://machinedesign.com PDR: Corvette’s Riskiest Option? http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option <div class="field-deck"> The Performance Data Recorder (PDR) seems like it might tempt some Corvette owners to push themselves dangerously past their driving limits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Corvette is another sweet-looking sports car in a long line of well-engineered and iconic roadsters. It’s chock full of high-tech features and well-thought-out options. But one option, the Performance Data Recorder (PDR), seems like it might tempt some Corvette owners...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option#comments Editorial Comment Motors/Drives Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:51:00 +0000 45081 at http://machinedesign.com December 2014 http://machinedesign.com/machine-design/2014-12-08 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine">The LT4: Another Legendary Corvette Engine</a> <a href="/3d-printing/what-can-3d-printing-do-product-development">What Can 3D Printing Do for Product Development?</a> <a href="/sensors/how-improve-sensor-node-bluetooth">How to Improve a Sensor Node with Bluetooth</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 45091 at http://machinedesign.com Sensors Visualize 3D Color Spheres for Reliability http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensors-visualize-3d-color-spheres-reliability <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The expanded VeriSens XC series of vision sensors from Baumer are optimized for automation tasks in packaging, pick and pack, assembly monitoring, product encoding, and quality assurance applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensors-visualize-3d-color-spheres-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensors-visualize-3d-color-spheres-reliability#comments Products Sensors Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:57:00 +0000 45071 at http://machinedesign.com Polymers Outperform Metals In Precision Gearing http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/polymers-outperform-metals-precision-gearing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Intech Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gears, especially in open gearing applications, share a set of well-known performance problems that crop up again and again across many different applications. The most common ones include excessive noise, vibration, heat</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/polymers-outperform-metals-precision-gearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/polymers-outperform-metals-precision-gearing#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:23:00 +0000 45051 at http://machinedesign.com 85 Years Ago: Machine Design's First Year: Part 2 http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> Here are some headlines and images from 1929-30, the inaugural year of Machine Design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some headlines and images from 1929-30, the inaugural year of Machine Design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/community/85-years-ago-machine-designs-first-year-part-2#comments Community Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:09:00 +0000 45041 at http://machinedesign.com Leveraging Mechatronic Engineering http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/leveraging-mechatronic-engineering <div class="field-byline"> Tom Jensen, Manager of OEM Business Development, Lenze </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mechatronics is the interdisciplinary collaboration of power, electronics, and mechanical systems, including embedded software and hardware — or, more simply stated, the convergence of engineering disciplines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/leveraging-mechatronic-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/leveraging-mechatronic-engineering#comments Guest Commentary Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:36:00 +0000 45031 at http://machinedesign.com Is This Any Way to Advance Technology? http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/any-way-advance-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Sen. Tom Coburn’s 2014 Wastebook is out and it’s teeming with seemingly stupid government projects that serve only to suck up taxpayer dollars and spit them out at well-connected institutes and citizens. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/any-way-advance-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/any-way-advance-technology#comments Editorial Comment Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:01:00 +0000 45021 at http://machinedesign.com IR Camera Spots Problems Early http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/ir-camera-spots-problems-early <div class="node-body article-body">The Ti90 and Ti95 industrial infrared cameras from Fluke Corp. can help factory technicians uncover potential problems before they grow into catastrophic failures by revealing invisible hot spots. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/ir-camera-spots-problems-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/ir-camera-spots-problems-early#comments What's Inside? Sensors Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:55:00 +0000 45001 at http://machinedesign.com Straight-Blade Receptacles for Heavy-Duty Apps http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/straight-blade-receptacles-heavy-duty-apps <div class="node-body article-body">The 30-, 50-, and 60-amp heavy-duty outlets from Bryant can provide long-term power to industrial and commercial equipment such as welders, generators, ovens, copiers, and air conditioners. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/straight-blade-receptacles-heavy-duty-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/straight-blade-receptacles-heavy-duty-apps#comments What's Inside? Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:51:00 +0000 44991 at http://machinedesign.com Oak Ridge Lab Moves to Acquire Summit, a Next-Generation Supercomputer http://machinedesign.com/cad/oak-ridge-lab-moves-acquire-summit-next-generation-supercomputer <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will have a new supercomputer to work with in 2017 when IBM delivers Summit, a hybrid CPU/GPU computer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/oak-ridge-lab-moves-acquire-summit-next-generation-supercomputer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/oak-ridge-lab-moves-acquire-summit-next-generation-supercomputer#comments CAD News Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:24:00 +0000 44951 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Supercomputers like Summit, the one ORNL will get in 2017, let researchers address challenging problems, such as recreating shear-wave perturbations inside the Earth due to seismic activity.</p> November 20, 2014 http://machinedesign.com/machine-design/2014-11-25 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/mechanical-drives/how-specify-and-apply-precision-gearboxes-servosystems">How to Specify and Apply Precision Gearboxes with Servosystems</a> <a href="/motorsdrives/how-choose-right-control-method-vfds">How to Choose the Right Control Method for VFDs</a> <a href="/technologies/spinsat-satellite-demonstrates-novel-thrusters">SpinSat Satellite Demonstrates Novel Thrusters </a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 44961 at http://machinedesign.com Where Do Companies Find Engineering Talent? http://machinedesign.com/community/where-do-companies-find-engineering-talent <div class="field-deck"> Our panel of industry leaders discusses where and how they find technical employees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As technologies change, companies that rely on those technologies to bring new and innovative products to market need to stay ahead of their competitors by recruiting and retaining the best engineering talent they can find. But where do they find those people and how do they make them part of the company?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/community/where-do-companies-find-engineering-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/community/where-do-companies-find-engineering-talent#comments Technologies Community Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:37:00 +0000 44941 at http://machinedesign.com “Inventor” of Fake Bomb Detector Headed to Jail, Finally http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally <div class="node-body blog-body">See how far people will go to believe a charlatan.</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/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/inventor-fake-bomb-detector-headed-jail-finally#comments ADE-651 fake bomb detector Defense Community A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 44931 at http://machinedesign.com GE Bringing Good Things—And the Internet of Things—To Life http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/ge-bringing-good-things-and-internet-things-life <div class="node-body article-body">GE believes they have a massive opportunity to take a leadership role in a new paradigm in all sorts of manufacturing industries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/ge-bringing-good-things-and-internet-things-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/ge-bringing-good-things-and-internet-things-life#comments Contributing Technical Experts Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:49:00 +0000 44901 at http://machinedesign.com <p>GE believes they have a massive opportunity to take a leadership role in a new paradigm in all sorts of manufacturing industries. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock)&nbsp;</p> One-Part Epoxies are Versatile and Convenient http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/one-part-epoxies-are-versatile-and-convenient <div class="field-byline"> Robert Michaels </div> <div class="field-deck"> Single-component epoxies can do almost anything two-part ones can, but without the extra processing and waste. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One-part epoxies are ready for bonding, potting, encapsulating, sealing, and coating.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/one-part-epoxies-are-versatile-and-convenient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/one-part-epoxies-are-versatile-and-convenient#comments Adhesives Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:20:00 +0000 44771 at http://machinedesign.com Electronic “Sniffer” Searches Out Nuclear Devices http://machinedesign.com/defense/electronic-sniffer-searches-out-nuclear-devices <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Sandia National Laboratory have built a mobile imager of neutrons for emergency responders (MINER). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/electronic-sniffer-searches-out-nuclear-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/electronic-sniffer-searches-out-nuclear-devices#comments Defense News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:55:00 +0000 44891 at http://machinedesign.com Cleaning Up Coal Emissions with Electron Beams http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/cleaning-coal-emissions-electron-beams <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory are exploring the use of electron beam to reduce the amount of nitric acid and nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emitted by coal-burning power plants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/cleaning-coal-emissions-electron-beams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/cleaning-coal-emissions-electron-beams#comments Sustainable Engineering News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:47:00 +0000 44881 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A chemist at the NRL checks the KrF laser being used to clean up emissions from coal-burning power plants by destroying NO<sub>x</sub> in the flue gas.</p>