Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en 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 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