Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en The Fundamentals of Ball Screws http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/fundamentals-ball-screws <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan Kasberg, Nook Industries </div> <div class="field-deck"> Proper ball-screw selection involves a number of design and application considerations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Proper ball-screw selection involves a number of design and application considerations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/fundamentals-ball-screws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/fundamentals-ball-screws#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:30:00 +0000 50641 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Design: Quality STL Files for Laser Sintering http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover our industry-leading machine capacity and full suite of traditional and advanced manufacturing services to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 49731 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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, 11 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000 49381 at http://machinedesign.com The Engineering Basics of Slide Bushings http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slide bushings give designers an economical way to support linearly moving shafts that are moderately loaded and reduce friction allowing for ease of movement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 48331 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Threaded-Forming Fasteners for Plastics http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/basics-threaded-forming-fasteners-plastics <div class="node-body article-body">Tips on getting the right screw for plastics</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/basics-threaded-forming-fasteners-plastics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/basics-threaded-forming-fasteners-plastics#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:59:00 +0000 48191 at http://machinedesign.com Tips for Selecting Materials for Low-Temperature Seals http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals <div class="node-body article-body">Which makes the best low-temperature seal: polyurethane, nitrile, polyacrylate, fluorosilicone, fluorocarbon, or silicone?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals#comments Basics of Design Materials Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 48141 at http://machinedesign.com How to Calculate the Torsional Stiffness of Rubber Shock Mounts http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/how-calculate-torsional-stiffness-rubber-shock-mounts <div class="node-body article-body">How to calculate the torsional stiffness of rubber shock mounts when all the company supplies are its radial and axial spring rates. Shock, awe, and vibration </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/how-calculate-torsional-stiffness-rubber-shock-mounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/how-calculate-torsional-stiffness-rubber-shock-mounts#comments Basics of Design Technologies Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:36:00 +0000 47751 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Coatings and Finishes for Metal Hardware http://machinedesign.com/metals/basics-coatings-and-finishes-metal-hardware <div class="field-byline"> Ken Masset, Smalley Steel Ring Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coatings and finished for metal hardware such as latches, fasteners, springs, and hinges include degreasing, deburring, passivation oil dip, zinc phosphate, cadmium plating, and black oxide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/basics-coatings-and-finishes-metal-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/basics-coatings-and-finishes-metal-hardware#comments Basics of Design Metals Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:33:00 +0000 47391 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting Fasteners for Thin-Walled Joints http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/selecting-fasteners-thin-walled-joints <div class="field-deck"> Engineers need to consider more than just strength when choosing the right fastener for joints only 1/8-in. thick or less. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers need to consider more than just strength when choosing the right fastener for a thin walled joint. They must also factor in easy assembly, vibrational resistance, and maintenance </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/selecting-fasteners-thin-walled-joints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/selecting-fasteners-thin-walled-joints#comments Basics of Design Fasteners Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:01:00 +0000 47371 at http://machinedesign.com Using Weibull Analysis to Plan Maintenance http://machinedesign.com/technologies/using-weibull-analysis-plan-maintenance <div class="field-byline"> Paul Lein and David Nicholls, Quanterion Solutions Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Weibull analysis can be used to examine a myriad of failures and problems, including equipment breakdowns. By better understanding why and when breakdowns happen, companies can better tailor their maintenance programs to limit downtime and improve productivity.</p> <p>Here are three scenarios in which Weibull analysis improves maintenance programs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Preventive Maintenance</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/using-weibull-analysis-plan-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/using-weibull-analysis-plan-maintenance#comments Basics of Design Technologies Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:46:00 +0000 47181 at http://machinedesign.com