Best Practices http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/7607/more en The Best of the Web for Engineers http://machinedesign.com/news/best-web-engineers <div class="node-body article-body">What do you think are the best:<br />    Engineering Web sites?<br />    3D printing Web sites?<br />    Engineering twitter feeds?<br />    Engineering online forums?<br />    Engineering Facebook pages?<br />    Engineering LinkedIn groups?<br />    Engineering blogs?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/best-web-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/best-web-engineers#comments 2012-12-22 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management News Basics of Design News Archive Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:23:54 +0000 11955 at http://machinedesign.com Why it makes sense to manufacture in the U. S. http://machinedesign.com/news/why-it-makes-sense-manufacture-u-s <div class="field-byline"> Leslie Gordon </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Especially in a global economy.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even with the global economy, it still makes sense to manufacture in the U. S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/why-it-makes-sense-manufacture-u-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/why-it-makes-sense-manufacture-u-s#comments 2012-02-09 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management Features News Basics of Design News Archive Fri, 10 Feb 2012 02:16:29 +0000 11575 at http://machinedesign.com A “million-dollar” idea? http://machinedesign.com/news/million-dollar-idea <div class="field-byline"> Leslie Gordon </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>How inventors can move from hopes and dreams to reality and the marketplace.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An inventor must have tenacity, stamina, and understand that nobody gets to the top alone</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/million-dollar-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/million-dollar-idea#comments 2012-01-19 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management Features News Basics of Design News Archive Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:21:49 +0000 11538 at http://machinedesign.com Planning your first engineering project http://machinedesign.com/news/planning-your-first-engineering-project <div class="field-deck"> <p>Newly minted engineers frequently find the biggest obstacles in project work lie in their interactions with other departments.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There’s more to engineering than convincing your boss why a particular design is best. You’ll generally need to sell the idea to other departments</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/planning-your-first-engineering-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/planning-your-first-engineering-project#comments 2011-11-03 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management Features News Basics of Design News Archive Thu, 03 Nov 2011 22:45:48 +0000 11471 at http://machinedesign.com Engineering when you don’t have a mentor http://machinedesign.com/news/engineering-when-you-don-t-have-mentor <div class="field-deck"> <p>Few young engineers have someone to show them the ropes when the going gets tough. A low-pressure “dry run” can help navigate through difficult times later on</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Few young engineers have someone to show them the ropes when the going gets tough. A low-pressure “dry run” can help navigate through difficult times later on</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/engineering-when-you-don-t-have-mentor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/engineering-when-you-don-t-have-mentor#comments 2011-08-25 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management News Basics of Design News Archive Fri, 26 Aug 2011 01:10:24 +0000 11367 at http://machinedesign.com How to effectively outsource new-product development http://machinedesign.com/news/how-effectively-outsource-new-product-development <div class="field-deck"> <p>Is it really the best option for your company?</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some tips for outsourcing product development and working with contract engineers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/how-effectively-outsource-new-product-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/how-effectively-outsource-new-product-development#comments 2011-04-07 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management News Product Development Basics of Design News Archive Wed, 06 Apr 2011 02:24:07 +0000 11160 at http://machinedesign.com Tips for speeding up the patent process http://machinedesign.com/archive/tips-speeding-patent-process <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> Tips for speeding up the patent process</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/tips-speeding-patent-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/tips-speeding-patent-process#comments 2010-11-04 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management Features Basics of Design Archive Fri, 05 Nov 2010 04:24:26 +0000 10828 at http://machinedesign.com Backshoring Gains Momentum as More U.S. Companies Bring Production Home http://machinedesign.com/news/backshoring-gains-momentum-more-us-companies-bring-production-home <div class="field-byline"> Kenneth J. Korane </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent survey shows 44% of North American participants have experienced significant supply-chain disruptions. As a result, more are repatriating work to the U.S. after initially outsourcing it to low-cost countries</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/backshoring-gains-momentum-more-us-companies-bring-production-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/backshoring-gains-momentum-more-us-companies-bring-production-home#comments 2010-07-08 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management News Basics of Design News Archive Thu, 08 Jul 2010 03:42:43 +0000 10412 at http://machinedesign.com Comparing Performance and Efficiency of Linear Motors, Ball Screws, and Rack-and-Pinion Drives. http://machinedesign.com/archive/comparing-performance-and-efficiency-linear-motors-ball-screws-and-rack-and-pinion-drives <div class="field-byline"> Kenneth J. Korane </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Electronic preloading of rack-and-pinion drives yields backlash-free motion with minimal friction, improving precision and efficiency.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><em>Sizing up linear drives</em></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/comparing-performance-and-efficiency-linear-motors-ball-screws-and-rack-and-pinion-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/comparing-performance-and-efficiency-linear-motors-ball-screws-and-rack-and-pinion-drives#comments 2010-02-04 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management Features Basics of Design Archive Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:39:05 +0000 10158 at http://machinedesign.com Controlling risk in medical devices http://machinedesign.com/archive/controlling-risk-medical-devices <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Applying everyday principles to product development can reduce hazards and increase patient safety.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Applying everyday principles to product development can reduce hazards and increase patient safety</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/controlling-risk-medical-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/controlling-risk-medical-devices#comments 2009-10-08 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management Features Basics of Design Archive Tue, 06 Oct 2009 02:53:20 +0000 10021 at http://machinedesign.com