Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en 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 Engineering Basics: Why Interlock Guards Trump Lockout/Tagout http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/engineering-basics-why-interlock-guards-trump-lockouttagout <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Warren, The Warren Group Irmo, S.C. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at some of the reasons why interlocked safety guards prevent more accidents than lockout/tagout procedures and rules </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many of the annual 3.3 million workplace injuries result from broken OSHA rules. And of the top 10 OSHA rules most frequently broken, two directly concern machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/engineering-basics-why-interlock-guards-trump-lockouttagout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/engineering-basics-why-interlock-guards-trump-lockouttagout#comments Basics of Design Technologies Medical Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:25:00 +0000 47171 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Design: Drug Delivery Trends http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MICROMO (FAULHABER Group) has been a leader with motion solutions for drug delivery </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery#comments Basics of Design Medical Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 46711 at http://machinedesign.com Miniature Cartridge Heaters http://machinedesign.com/controllers/miniature-cartridge-heaters <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cartridge heaters are industrial heating devices used in applications ranging from burn-in test systems, mass spectrometry to temperature management in 3D printing. Here are a few application</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/miniature-cartridge-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/miniature-cartridge-heaters#comments Basics of Design Controllers Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:22:00 +0000 46451 at http://machinedesign.com Micro Stepper Motors: Key Features and Benefits for Diverse Applications http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers turn to stepper motors when they need to move a load a precise position and hold that position without jitter. Stepper motors focus microscopes, position lasers, keep CNC</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications#comments Basics of Design Motors/Drives Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:22:00 +0000 41461 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Crossed Roller Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crossed roller bearings provide more accuracy, rigidity, and weight-bearing capacity for linear motion than other commonly used friction-reducing devices such</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings#comments Basics of Design Bearings Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:48:00 +0000 40651 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 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +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 Fri, 02 May 2014 17:43:00 +0000 37171 at http://machinedesign.com