Guest Commentary http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8193/more en A Technology Talk with Tesla Co-Founder Marc Tarpenning http://machinedesign.com/robotics/technology-talk-tesla-co-founder-marc-tarpenning <div class="field-deck"> The Co-Founder of Tesla Motors and several other technical startups provides insights from both the engineer and founder perspectives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Marc Tarpenning shares his views on some of the technologies that will change the industry, whether they pose a threat to jobs, and if a card game can improve your skills as an engineer. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/technology-talk-tesla-co-founder-marc-tarpenning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/technology-talk-tesla-co-founder-marc-tarpenning#comments Guest Commentary Robotics Wed, 18 May 2016 20:49:00 +0000 62131 at http://machinedesign.com STEM Job Demand Means More Women Need Apply http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/stem-job-demand-means-more-women-need-apply <div class="field-byline"> Monica Eaton-Cardone, GRT </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To meet the demand in STEM jobs, women are being sought to fill the void and build diversity in the industry.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/stem-job-demand-means-more-women-need-apply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/stem-job-demand-means-more-women-need-apply#comments Guest Commentary Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:06:00 +0000 60191 at http://machinedesign.com Setting the Record Straight on Industry 4.0 http://machinedesign.com/iot/setting-record-straight-industry-40 <div class="field-byline"> Bernard Heuchmer, Siemens Industry </div> <div class="field-deck"> A motion-control expert from Germany explains some of the goals and challenges of Industry 4.0. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A motion-control expert from Germany explains some of the goals and challenges of Industry 4.0.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/setting-record-straight-industry-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/setting-record-straight-industry-40#comments Recent Items for Hannover Messe 2016 Guest Commentary IoT Hannover Messe 2016 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:01:00 +0000 58791 at http://machinedesign.com 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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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