Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en What are the Differences Between Springs? http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the same technology that enables a pacemaker to function can also be found in a ballpoint pen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Springs Community Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 56721 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Electric Heaters http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Hotwatt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about types of electric heaters, heat transfer and losses, basic heat equations and specific applications as well as... </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0#comments Basics of Design Fri, 29 Jan 2016 22:54:00 +0000 56581 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Flexible Continuous-Flex Cables http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus® </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continuous-flex cables last longer and work better than conventional cable in automated machinery for control, data, bus, position feedback, fiber optic, coaxial, servo, power, and robot applications. Continuous-flex cables are...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables-0#comments Basics of Design Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:54:00 +0000 56081 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Linear Slide Tables http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus® </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slide tables can precisely position or move a variety of payloads. These off-the-shelf, pre-assembled tables let companies eliminate the need to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables#comments Basics of Design Motion Control Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:06:00 +0000 56071 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Cable Carriers http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-cable-carriers-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus® </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Choosing the right carrier extends the life of cables and hoses, enhances machine safety, and reduces...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-cable-carriers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-cable-carriers-0#comments Basics of Design Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:56:00 +0000 56051 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Plastic Bearings: Why plastic bearings outperform metal http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus® </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Did you know that plastic bearings cost and weigh less than their metal counterparts? And that they often run longer in harsh environments and under adverse conditions?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0#comments Basics of Design Bearings Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:31:00 +0000 39351 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 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:43:00 +0000 37171 at http://machinedesign.com True Cost of Ownership for Linear Position Sensors, Part 2 http://machinedesign.com/sensors/true-cost-ownership-linear-position-sensors-part-2 <div class="field-byline"> Harold G. Schaevitz, Alliance Sensors Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help you focus on the actual true cost of ownership, part 2 of our series will examine the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies and evaluate their specification parameters and what they mean. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/true-cost-ownership-linear-position-sensors-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/true-cost-ownership-linear-position-sensors-part-2#comments Basics of Design Sensors Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:13:00 +0000 54681 at http://machinedesign.com Sheet-Metal Allowance: Determining How Much Sheet Metal Is Needed to Make Curved Parts http://machinedesign.com/materials/sheet-metal-allowance-determining-how-much-sheet-metal-needed-make-curved-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When engineers need to make curved or bent pieces of sheet metal, they use company-written tables, rules of thumb, and guesstimates to determine the length of straight stock needed for bending into a precisely measures curved part. But these methods are unavailable to some engineers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/sheet-metal-allowance-determining-how-much-sheet-metal-needed-make-curved-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/sheet-metal-allowance-determining-how-much-sheet-metal-needed-make-curved-parts#comments Basics of Design Materials Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:52:00 +0000 53781 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Design: Industrial Ethernet http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-design-industrial-ethernet <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What if a single group of technologies could improve the speed, reliability, and flexibility of your factory operations without requiring expensive or esoteric equipment?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-design-industrial-ethernet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-design-industrial-ethernet#comments Basics of Design IoT Sensors Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:57:00 +0000 53611 at http://machinedesign.com