Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en The Basics of Miniature Slide Guides http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-miniature-slide-guides <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slide guides, also known as linear guides, are precise, linear bearings that use rolling elements, either balls or rollers, moving along two raceways to...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-miniature-slide-guides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-miniature-slide-guides#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:25:00 +0000 66671 at http://machinedesign.com Following DFM Guidelines for Working with Sheet Metal http://machinedesign.com/metals/following-dfm-guidelines-working-sheet-metal <div class="field-byline"> Kashyap Vyas, Engineer at Hi-Tech CADD Services </div> <div class="field-deck"> Engineers can turn out sheet-metal designs that are both highly functional and easy to make by following Design for Manufacturing principles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers designing sheet-metal enclosures and assemblies often end up redesigning them so they can be manufactured. In fact, research suggests that manufacturers...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/following-dfm-guidelines-working-sheet-metal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/following-dfm-guidelines-working-sheet-metal#comments Basics of Design Metals Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:10:00 +0000 66271 at http://machinedesign.com A Primer on Plating and Finishes for Fasteners http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/primer-plating-and-finishes-fasteners <div class="field-byline"> David Zimmermann, Pivot Point Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fasteners often come into contact with dissimilar metals—a recipe for corrosion. To prevent corrosion (and add some aesthetics), engineers often recommend that fasteners be plated or coated.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/primer-plating-and-finishes-fasteners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/primer-plating-and-finishes-fasteners#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:48:00 +0000 65131 at http://machinedesign.com Calculating the Hidden Loads in Fasteners Near Edges http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-hidden-loads-fasteners-near-edges <div class="node-body article-body">Fasteners installed near the ends or edges of load-carrying members often have hidden loads greater than the actual applied load.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-hidden-loads-fasteners-near-edges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/calculating-hidden-loads-fasteners-near-edges#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:54:00 +0000 64221 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> <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 Defense Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Medical Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:43:00 +0000 37171 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Designing Machine Vision into OEM Equipment http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/06/cognex-200.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 19px; float: right;" />Here we outline how machine-design engineers&nbsp;can integrate machine-vision software, vision&nbsp;sensors, smart cameras, image-based barcode&nbsp;readers, and OEM vision into machines, devices,&nbsp;and other capital equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 49381 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of High-Load Capacity Slide Products http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-high-load-capacity-slide-products <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When designing industrial automation equipment for high load capacities, it is essential to understand some of the key features and benefits available from...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-high-load-capacity-slide-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-high-load-capacity-slide-products#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:01:00 +0000 63041 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Touchless Rotary Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-touchless-rotary-sensors-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Novotechnik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Other noncontact magnetism-based sensors go beyond potentiometric sensors using resistance-based track-and-wiper techniques. However, they still require...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-touchless-rotary-sensors-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-touchless-rotary-sensors-0#comments Basics of Design Sensors Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:27:00 +0000 59311 at http://machinedesign.com An Alternative for Fitting Straight Lines to Data http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/alternative-fitting-straight-lines-data <div class="field-deck"> The “method of least squares” isn’t the only way to draw straight lines through data points. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The “method of least squares” isn’t the only way to draw straight lines through data points.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/alternative-fitting-straight-lines-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/alternative-fitting-straight-lines-data#comments Basics of Design Engineering Essentials Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:20:00 +0000 58411 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Getting the Right Fit between Linear Bushings and Shafts http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-getting-right-fit-between-linear-bushings-and-shafts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The right fit can be loose or tight or somewhere in between, depending on the application.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-getting-right-fit-between-linear-bushings-and-shafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-getting-right-fit-between-linear-bushings-and-shafts#comments Basics of Design Motion Control Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:25:00 +0000 58201 at http://machinedesign.com