Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en 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 Embedded 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> One-Part Epoxies are Versatile and Convenient (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/one-part-epoxies-are-versatile-and-convenient-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>One and two-part epoxies are used in countless applications in aerospace, electronics, optical, medical, and a wide range of OEM industries. They are well-suited for bonding, sealing, coating and potting/encapsulation. But although two-part epoxies are more common...</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, 20 Nov 2014 15:47:00 +0000 44871 at http://machinedesign.com Microneedles Accurately Deliver Drugs to the Eye http://machinedesign.com/medical/microneedles-accurately-deliver-drugs-eye <div class="node-body article-body">Biomedical researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised two new applications for using microneedles 400 to 700 microns long to help fight eye diseases. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/microneedles-accurately-deliver-drugs-eye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/microneedles-accurately-deliver-drugs-eye#comments Medical News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:39:00 +0000 44861 at http://machinedesign.com How to Improve a Sensor Node with Bluetooth http://machinedesign.com/sensors/how-improve-sensor-node-bluetooth <div class="field-byline"> Dave Richkas </div> <div class="field-deck"> Adding Bluetooth to a sensor node can make it more useful and more user friendly. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bluetooth technology and standards are opening the door for engineers to use portable smartphones and tablets to make sensor nodes more helpful in monitoring a host of parameters. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/how-improve-sensor-node-bluetooth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/how-improve-sensor-node-bluetooth#comments Embedded Sensors Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:31:00 +0000 44811 at http://machinedesign.com How to Improve a Sensor Node with Bluetooth (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/how-improve-sensor-node-bluetooth-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Bluetooth technology and standards are opening the door for engineers to use portable smartphones and tablets to make sensor nodes more helpful in monitoring a host of parameters. Connecting a sensor to Bluetooth Classic, for example...</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, 20 Nov 2014 15:28:00 +0000 44851 at http://machinedesign.com A Travel Case that Can Take Abuse http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/travel-case-can-take-abuse <div class="node-body article-body">Rugged, durable cases from Pelican Products Inc. are rotationally molded from polyethylene, a process that puts more material at the corners and edges where it is needed most for protection during impacts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/travel-case-can-take-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/travel-case-can-take-abuse#comments What's Inside? Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:19:00 +0000 44841 at http://machinedesign.com Dual-Shielded Flat Cables Protect against EMI http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/dual-shielded-flat-cables-protect-against-emi <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Cicoil encased dual-shielded conducting pairs inside a flat cable housing for better protection against EMI/RF than that provided by shielded round cables and other types of flat shielded cables. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/dual-shielded-flat-cables-protect-against-emi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/dual-shielded-flat-cables-protect-against-emi#comments What's Inside? Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:08:00 +0000 44831 at http://machinedesign.com DCX Motors and GPX Gearboxes Come in Expanded Sizes http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/dcx-motors-and-gpx-gearboxes-come-expanded-sizes <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">maxon motor’s latest addition to the maxon X drive family includes several long versions of brushed DC motors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/dcx-motors-and-gpx-gearboxes-come-expanded-sizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/dcx-motors-and-gpx-gearboxes-come-expanded-sizes#comments Products Motors/Drives Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:49:00 +0000 44821 at http://machinedesign.com Enclosures Engineered for Lab Automated Processes http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/enclosures-engineered-lab-automated-processes <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The EnviroMax enclosures from HEMCO are optimized to isolate lab automation instrumentation and processes including liquid handling, powder and sample weighing, and high throughput screening. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/enclosures-engineered-lab-automated-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/enclosures-engineered-lab-automated-processes#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:35:00 +0000 44801 at http://machinedesign.com Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code http://machinedesign.com/controllers/boiler-and-pressure-vessel-code <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IV? What kinds of boilers are affected? How do I know if my heater's manufacturer is qualified? What are the new requirements for these heaters?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/boiler-and-pressure-vessel-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/boiler-and-pressure-vessel-code#comments Design FAQs Controllers Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:36:00 +0000 44791 at http://machinedesign.com Wind Energy Startup Makes Smart Partnerships http://machinedesign.com/blog/wind-energy-startup-makes-smart-partnerships <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/11/uploads/2014/11/wind-turbine-02.png" style="width: 600px; height: 493px; float: left;" /></p> <p>Eastern Wind Power, Inc. (EWP), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, joint ventured with German industrial giant, Siemens, to create a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) to be mounted on the roofs of high-rise buildings or pole-mounted in open, high wind areas.</p></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/wind-energy-startup-makes-smart-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/wind-energy-startup-makes-smart-partnerships#comments engineers entreprenuers siemens startups wind energy Community Engineering Entrepreneur Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:37:00 +0000 44751 at http://machinedesign.com How to Spot a Disrupter...the Good Kind http://machinedesign.com/blog/how-spot-disrupterthe-good-kind <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Serial Innovators tend to come up with disruptive ideas that solve big problems and thereby give companies a competitive edge. Therefore, it's important for HR professionals and the C-Suite to understand how to spot them and how to harness their talent and style of working.</p></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/how-spot-disrupterthe-good-kind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/how-spot-disrupterthe-good-kind#comments disruptors serial innovators Community Engineering Entrepreneur Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:26:00 +0000 44741 at http://machinedesign.com A Guidebook for Validating Your Idea http://machinedesign.com/blog/guidebook-validating-your-idea <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I just finished the audiobook titled <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Customer-Development-Entrepreneurs-Startup-Products-ebook/dp/B00GCTYHQG">Customer Development for Entrepreneurs: How to Test Startup Ideas and Build Products People Love</a> </strong>by Mike Fishbein. The book is short, which I like, and is setup more like a step-by-step guidebook for testing the marketplace. Fishbein mentions that his book is a compliment to <strong><a href="http://theleanstartup.com/" target="_blank">The Lean Startup</a></strong> by Eric Ries.</p></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/guidebook-validating-your-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/guidebook-validating-your-idea#comments Community Engineering Entrepreneur Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:01:00 +0000 44731 at http://machinedesign.com Five Startup Pitches and One Disrupting Company in the Crowd http://machinedesign.com/blog/five-startup-pitches-and-one-disrupting-company-crowd <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last night in New York <a href="http://hatchery.vc/">The Hatchery</a> hosted their infamous &lsquo;Are You Serious?&rsquo; pitch contest. Learn about the problems these startups are solving, and one company that was in the audience that will disrupt the way we collect information.</p></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/five-startup-pitches-and-one-disrupting-company-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/five-startup-pitches-and-one-disrupting-company-crowd#comments entrepreneurship new products pitches startups Community Engineering Entrepreneur Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:45:00 +0000 44721 at http://machinedesign.com <p><span><i>Lantern is an anonymous portable library that constantly receives free data from space. Check out the Indiegogo campaign <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lantern-one-device-free-data-from-space-forever" target="_blank">here</a>.</i></span></p> 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 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:52:00 +0000 44711 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 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:47:00 +0000 44701 at http://machinedesign.com Legendary Corvettes Throughout the Years http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years <div class="node-body article-body">A look at some of the most legendary Corvettes throughout history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/legendary-corvettes-throughout-years#comments Automotive Technologies Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:08:00 +0000 44671 at http://machinedesign.com The LT4: Another Legendary Corvette Engine http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine <div class="field-deck"> Chevy and GM engineers have developed and manufactured their most powerful production engine ever. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chevy and GM engineers have developed and manufactured their most powerful production engine ever. Here’s a look inside the LT4 engine and some of its subsystems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/lt4-another-legendary-corvette-engine#comments Automotive Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:59:00 +0000 44651 at http://machinedesign.com What Can 3D Printing Do for Product Development? http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-can-3d-printing-do-product-development <div class="field-deck"> Chris Richter, an applications and support engineer with R&D Technologies, talks about what's possible--and what's in the future--with 3D printing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No matter what engineers are designing, whether it is a spaceship or paper clip, they are all trying to make those products faster, better, and cheaper. Anyone who tries to accomplish all three of these simple goals...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-can-3d-printing-do-product-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-can-3d-printing-do-product-development#comments 3D Printing Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:41:00 +0000 44661 at http://machinedesign.com Hybridized 3D-Printed Part Combines Plastic and Metal http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/hybridized-3d-printed-part-combines-plastic-and-metal <div class="node-body article-body">When a client quickly needed a working prototype of a rifle magazine, the designers and technicians at Baklund R&D knew they would have to use hybridized 3D printing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/hybridized-3d-printed-part-combines-plastic-and-metal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/hybridized-3d-printed-part-combines-plastic-and-metal#comments 3D Printing News Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 44641 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A prototype of a rifle magazine made using hybridized 3D printing consists of has the thermoplastic printed part (above) combined with a high-wear component made of aluminum.</p> November 11, 2014 http://machinedesign.com/machine-design/2014-11-13 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/motorsdrives/how-select-right-brushless-motor">How to Select the Right Brushless Motor</a> <a href="/medical/technology-makes-medical-equipment-more-ergonomic">Technology Makes Medical Equipment More Ergonomic</a> <a href="/goldense-research-product-development/which-comes-first-invention-or-innovation">Which Comes First: Invention or Innovation?</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 44691 at http://machinedesign.com How Belt Drives Impact Overhung Load http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-belt-drives-impact-overhung-load <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s belt drive systems are capable of transmitting enormous power in a compact space. What impact does this load-carrying capacity have on the shafts and bearings of speed reducers attached</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-belt-drives-impact-overhung-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-belt-drives-impact-overhung-load#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:00:00 +0000 44631 at http://machinedesign.com Designing Drives for a Competitive Edge http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-drives-competitive-edge <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re an electromechanical engineer who designs power transmission or motion control systems for industrial equipment, you face a challenge. You must adopt new technologies to remain competitive. Download this</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-drives-competitive-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-drives-competitive-edge#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:52:00 +0000 44621 at http://machinedesign.com Energy Savings from Synchronous Belts http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/energy-savings-synchronous-belts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Synchronous belt drives operate so efficiently that they enable up to 5% energy savings, while also reducing maintenance and downtime across applications. Read this Gates paper for a comparison of V-belts and</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/energy-savings-synchronous-belts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/energy-savings-synchronous-belts#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:46:00 +0000 44611 at http://machinedesign.com 2014 R&D-Product Development Metrics Summit http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/2014-rd-product-development-metrics-summit <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The ability of officers, managers, and key professionals to direct and make their organizations productive through metrics and measures is the focus of the <strong>18th R&amp;D-Product Development Metrics Summit</strong> to be held<strong> December 9-11, 2014</strong> in metro Boston.</p> <p>The Metrics Summit is a series of three seminars, focused on three major areas of importance to R&amp;D executives and managers.&nbsp; A four page Brochure and the Table of Contents of each of the three seminar Coursebooks may be downloaded from the Summit website.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/2014-rd-product-development-metrics-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/2014-rd-product-development-metrics-summit#comments Contributing Technical Experts Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:13:00 +0000 44601 at http://machinedesign.com