Community http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8190/more en Design a 3D Printable Tool for Astronauts—Help NASA and Win a Prize! http://machinedesign.com/blog/design-3d-printable-tool-astronauts-help-nasa-and-win-prize <div class="node-body blog-body">A company called Made In Space partnered with NASA to develop a zero-gravity 3D printer. It has been up on the International Space Station undergoing testing...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/design-3d-printable-tool-astronauts-help-nasa-and-win-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/design-3d-printable-tool-astronauts-help-nasa-and-win-prize#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:22:00 +0000 65071 at http://machinedesign.com How much do you know about 3D printing? http://machinedesign.com/pop-quizzes/how-much-do-you-know-about-3d-printing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parts made by 3D printing were once limited to use as models. Material advances, however, let users create 3D printed parts that work</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pop-quizzes/how-much-do-you-know-about-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pop-quizzes/how-much-do-you-know-about-3d-printing#comments Sponsored Pop Quizzes Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000 64411 at http://machinedesign.com From Napkin to Final Product, One PCB Design’s Journey (Part 2) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-2#comments Contributing Technical Experts Controllers Recreation Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:44:00 +0000 64891 at http://machinedesign.com Time to Update Engineering Colleges http://machinedesign.com/blog/time-update-engineering-colleges <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s time engineering colleges took a look at their curriculums and majors and made some changes. There’s already almost too much...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/time-update-engineering-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/time-update-engineering-colleges#comments Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:27:00 +0000 64861 at http://machinedesign.com Better Math Adds Up to a Better Company http://machinedesign.com/blog/better-math-adds-better-company <div class="node-body blog-body">Hardware is advancing to be so user-friendly that I sometimes feel more like a child with an advanced Lego set...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/better-math-adds-better-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/better-math-adds-better-company#comments Editorial Comment Efficient Engineering Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:41:00 +0000 64781 at http://machinedesign.com Measuring Product Development Productivity http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-productivity <div class="field-deck"> Does your company optimize productivity at the right level? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does your company optimize productivity at the right level?</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/measuring-product-development-productivity#comments Contributing Technical Experts Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:49:00 +0000 64641 at http://machinedesign.com From Napkin to Final Product, One PCB Design’s Journey (Part 1) http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow a designer from doodling on a napkin to producing a final product for a new PCB.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/napkin-final-product-one-pcb-design-s-journey-part-1#comments Contributing Technical Experts Controllers Recreation Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:07:00 +0000 64391 at http://machinedesign.com Library of Babel: Genius, Insanity, or Computer Geeks Gone Mad? http://machinedesign.com/blog/library-babel-genius-insanity-or-computer-geeks-gone-mad <div class="node-body blog-body">Jonathan Basile has cataloged every possible 3,200-character page consisting of permutations of the 26 lower-case letters, commas, periods, and spaces. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/library-babel-genius-insanity-or-computer-geeks-gone-mad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/library-babel-genius-insanity-or-computer-geeks-gone-mad#comments Technologies Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:53:00 +0000 64431 at http://machinedesign.com Talking with DFMA's Supporter of the Year http://machinedesign.com/cad/talking-dfmas-supporter-year <div class="field-deck"> Award-winner Bill Devenish discusses software implementation and understanding engineers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bill Devenish, the 2016 DFMA supporter of the year, talks about software implementation and how engineers handle problem solving. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/talking-dfmas-supporter-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/talking-dfmas-supporter-year#comments Guest Commentary CAD Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:45:00 +0000 64311 at http://machinedesign.com 6 Factors to Consider Before Moving to Automated Inspection http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/6-factors-consider-moving-automated-inspection <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Helmut Hamfeld, Freudenberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A properly programmed automatic-visual-inspection system can significantly reduce the risk of bad inspections, and lead to reduced costs over time.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/6-factors-consider-moving-automated-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/6-factors-consider-moving-automated-inspection#comments Contributing Technical Experts Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:29:00 +0000 64081 at http://machinedesign.com