Guest Commentary http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8193/more en Interview: Enhancing Workplace Ergonomics http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/interview-enhancing-workplace-ergonomics <div class="node-body article-body">We talk with Sean Petterson, CEO of StrongArm Technologies, to see why he’s so passionate about ergonomics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/interview-enhancing-workplace-ergonomics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/interview-enhancing-workplace-ergonomics#comments Guest Commentary Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:26:00 +0000 53901 at http://machinedesign.com Interview: FOS—A Game Changer in Data Testing http://machinedesign.com/sensors/interview-fos-game-changer-data-testing <div class="field-deck"> Michael Heflin, CEO of Sensuron, discusses the ways fiber-optic sensing will change the sensing and data-collection landscape. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Heflin, CEO of Sensuron, discusses the ways fiber-optic sensing will change the sensing and data-collection landscape.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/interview-fos-game-changer-data-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/interview-fos-game-changer-data-testing#comments Guest Commentary IoT Sensors Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:05:00 +0000 52421 at http://machinedesign.com Getting the Best Design Concept http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/getting-best-design-concept <div class="node-body article-body">Dr. Amir Ziv-Av offers advice on how engineers can choose the right designs and optimize them into successful products on the marketplace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/getting-best-design-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/getting-best-design-concept#comments Guest Commentary Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:34:00 +0000 50841 at http://machinedesign.com Get Ready for Clean Energy from New Nuclear http://machinedesign.com/blog/get-ready-clean-energy-new-nuclear <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><a href="http://www.egeneration.org/pathway-to-prosperity-conference/" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="420" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/06/uploads/2015/07/use-code-bigidea-10-percent-any-fees-24.png" width="604" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/big-idea-engineering">Big Idea Engineering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/get-ready-clean-energy-new-nuclear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/get-ready-clean-energy-new-nuclear#comments Boeing clean energy eGeneration molten salt reactor MSR nuclear Ohio small modular reactor SMR thorium Washington Guest Commentary Energy Big Idea Engineering Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:16:00 +0000 50801 at http://machinedesign.com Interview: Teaching Kids to Solve Problems in Engineering—and Life http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/interview-teaching-kids-solve-problems-engineering-and-life <div class="field-deck"> Speaking with Jon Hiller about kids and how playing with robots can teach them to solve complex problems in engineering and life. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jon Hiller is director of engineering at Modular Robotics, a toy company whose goal is to build robotic construction kits for children. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/interview-teaching-kids-solve-problems-engineering-and-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/interview-teaching-kids-solve-problems-engineering-and-life#comments Guest Commentary Fri, 15 May 2015 20:34:00 +0000 48881 at http://machinedesign.com Non-Renewable Events Heat Up April http://machinedesign.com/blog/non-renewable-events-heat-april <div class="node-body blog-body">Two energy events this April will cover non-renewables. But is every non-renewable turning into a renewable?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/big-idea-engineering">Big Idea Engineering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/non-renewable-events-heat-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/non-renewable-events-heat-april#comments coal medical isotopes molten salt reactor nonrenewables nuclear renewables salt thorium Guest Commentary Big Idea Engineering Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:22:00 +0000 47851 at http://machinedesign.com Taking the Blog Plunge http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/taking-blog-plunge <div class="field-byline"> Elliot Wilson, Lovejoy Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Companies bridge the gap between buyers and suppliers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/02/Elliot.jpg" style="width: 130px; height: 168px; margin: 3px; float: left;" title="Elliot Wilson is the General Manager at Lovejoy Inc., Downers Grove, Ill. (<a href="http://www.lovejoy-inc.com" title="www.lovejoy-inc.com" />www.lovejoy-inc.com)" />Blogs can be entertaining, educational, or, hopefully, a little of both. Here&rsquo;s some advice from Elliot Wilson, general manager at Lovejoy Inc., a family-owned company that manufactures industrial couplings and power transmission products on how blogging can give a company a competitive edge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/taking-blog-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/taking-blog-plunge#comments Contributing Technical Experts Guest Commentary Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:33:00 +0000 47411 at http://machinedesign.com New Business Challenge: Piezohydraulic Actuator http://machinedesign.com/blog/new-business-challenge-piezohydraulic-actuator <div class="node-body blog-body">Siemens puts out a call for the best application or business plan for a new piezohydraulic actuator design.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/big-idea-engineering">Big Idea Engineering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/new-business-challenge-piezohydraulic-actuator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/new-business-challenge-piezohydraulic-actuator#comments business contest engineering challenge Guest Commentary Big Idea Engineering Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:44:00 +0000 46871 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Siemens puts out a call for the best application or business plan for a new piezohydraulic actuator design.</p> Automation Software Is Rude, Offensive, and Impolite http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite <div class="node-body article-body">What would polite software look like?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite#comments Contributing Technical Experts Guest Commentary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:00 +0000 45861 at http://machinedesign.com Steps to Successful U.S. Sourcing http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/steps-successful-us-sourcing <div class="field-byline"> Robert Moakler, COO, Fabricting.com </div> <div class="field-deck"> Bridging the gap between buyers and suppliers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An interview with Robert Moakler, COO of Fabricating.com, on bridging the gap between buyers and suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/steps-successful-us-sourcing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/steps-successful-us-sourcing#comments Contributing Technical Experts Guest Commentary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:26:00 +0000 45831 at http://machinedesign.com