What's the Difference Between... http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/19661/more en What are the Differences Between Linear Accelerators, Cyclotrons, and Synchrotrons? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-are-differences-between-linear-accelerators-cyclotrons-and-synchrotron <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="field-deck"> These three types of particle accelerators are among the most expensive and technically advanced scientific tools ever built. But many people, including engineers, are confused about what each one can do. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linear accelerators (also called linacs), cyclotrons, and synchrotrons are some of the most complex and expensive tools ever built. In general, their purpose is to accelerate...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-are-differences-between-linear-accelerators-cyclotrons-and-synchrotron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-are-differences-between-linear-accelerators-cyclotrons-and-synchrotron#comments What's the Difference Between... Technologies Energy Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:38:00 +0000 69401 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Solar Panels? http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-solar-panels <div class="field-deck"> As the solar industry grows, so do the opportunities—finding the right technological/commercially viable mix could prove to be very lucrative. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the solar industry grows, so do the opportunities—finding the right technological/commercially viable mix could prove to be very lucrative.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-solar-panels#comments What's the Difference Between... Batteries/Power Supplies Energy Semiconductor Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:35:00 +0000 68511 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Industrial Robots? http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-industrial-robots <div class="field-deck"> As the world of robots expands in the industrial space, it’s prudent to get to up to speed on the multiple types available and their capabilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the world of robots expands in the industrial space, it’s prudent to get to up to speed on the multiple types available and their capabilities. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-industrial-robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-industrial-robots#comments What's the Difference Between... Robotics Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:57:00 +0000 67991 at http://machinedesign.com What Are the Differences in Industrial Ethernet Types? http://machinedesign.com/iot/what-are-differences-industrial-ethernet-types <div class="field-deck"> With Ethernet being used as the main network connection, let us examine its beginning, how is it defined by the industry, and what types are available. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Ethernet being used as the main network connection, let us examine its beginning, how is it defined by the industry, and what types are available.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/what-are-differences-industrial-ethernet-types" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/what-are-differences-industrial-ethernet-types#comments What's the Difference Between... IoT Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:16:00 +0000 67271 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference between ASTM Rubber Types and Classes? http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-astm-rubber-types-and-classes <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Material experts at the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) have codified the type and class designations for rubber in its standard, ASTM D 2000. The type designation, a single alphanumeric consisting of...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-astm-rubber-types-and-classes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-astm-rubber-types-and-classes#comments What's the Difference Between... Materials Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:38:00 +0000 66921 at http://machinedesign.com <p><em>(Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)</em></p> What’s the Difference Between Failure Theories? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-failure-theories <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Take a quick review of loading classes and failure theories to make sure your designs are efficient and safe. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calculating stress can be a relatively easy task; you may even remember it from school. However, it’s much more difficult to determine all possible loading situations...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-failure-theories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-failure-theories#comments What's the Difference Between... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:05:00 +0000 66811 at http://machinedesign.com What's the Difference Between Thorium and Uranium Nuclear Reactors? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/whats-difference-between-thorium-and-uranium-nuclear-reactors <div class="field-byline"> Kirk Sorensen, Chief Technologist, Flibe Energy </div> <div class="field-deck"> A three-phase plan to use thorium in a nuclear reactor could produce energy with less waste and more efficiently use the fuel as well. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The short answer to the question asked above is that uranium-fueled reactors can be built right away...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/whats-difference-between-thorium-and-uranium-nuclear-reactors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/whats-difference-between-thorium-and-uranium-nuclear-reactors#comments What's the Difference Between... Technologies Energy Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:40:00 +0000 66481 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Automation and Employment? http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-automation-and-employment <div class="node-body article-body">Robotics and automation advance society, but how are they affecting U.S. jobs? </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-automation-and-employment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-automation-and-employment#comments What's the Difference Between... Robotics Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:57:00 +0000 65781 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Engineering Degrees? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-engineering-degrees <div class="field-byline"> Carlos Gonzalez </div> <div class="field-deck"> The plethora of engineering degrees available to students today allows them to work in a multitude of different disciplines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s engineering education is an open playing field. Many engineers are being hired into positions that a few years ago would be considered...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-engineering-degrees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-engineering-degrees#comments What's the Difference Between... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:55:00 +0000 65771 at http://machinedesign.com What are the Differences Between Various Nickel-based Metals and Alloys? http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-are-differences-between-various-nickel-based-metals-and-alloys <div class="node-body article-body">Nickel alloys are used extensively in industry due to their resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand high temperatures and pressures.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-are-differences-between-various-nickel-based-metals-and-alloys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-are-differences-between-various-nickel-based-metals-and-alloys#comments What's the Difference Between... Materials Metals Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:47:00 +0000 64961 at http://machinedesign.com