Guest Commentary http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8193/more en Automation Software Is Rude, Offensive, and Impolite http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/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/guest-commentary/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/automation-software-rude-offensive-and-impolite#comments 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 Guest Commentary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:26:00 +0000 45831 at http://machinedesign.com Leveraging Mechatronic Engineering http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/leveraging-mechatronic-engineering <div class="field-byline"> Tom Jensen, Manager of OEM Business Development, Lenze </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mechatronics is the interdisciplinary collaboration of power, electronics, and mechanical systems, including embedded software and hardware — or, more simply stated, the convergence of engineering disciplines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/leveraging-mechatronic-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/leveraging-mechatronic-engineering#comments Guest Commentary Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:36:00 +0000 45031 at http://machinedesign.com Polonium and settled science http://machinedesign.com/blog/polonium-and-settled-science-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">What's up with polonium and its half-life?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/polonium-and-settled-science-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/polonium-and-settled-science-0#comments Po-209 polonium Guest Commentary Materials A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:07:00 +0000 41361 at http://machinedesign.com Why Do Engineers Need the Cloud? http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s typical engineering workstation boasts compute power beyond the dreams of the team behind NASA space missions of the 1960s and 1970s. And yet we can always use more. In fact, mechanical engineers will find creative ways to hog all the compute power you can throw at us. We need the cloud because it promises to provide a near-infinite amount of it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/open-engineering-ideas">Open Engineering Ideas</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/why-do-engineers-need-cloud#comments Cloud computing Guest Commentary Open Engineering Ideas Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:21:00 +0000 40891 at http://machinedesign.com How to Save American Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> William Killingsworth </div> <div class="field-deck"> U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing#comments Guest Commentary Manufacturing Equipment Materials Motors/Drives Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:24:00 +0000 40831 at http://machinedesign.com Design Reviews Reduce Time to Market http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/design-reviews-reduce-time-market <div class="node-body article-body">When should design reviews be held? When is it too late?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/design-reviews-reduce-time-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/design-reviews-reduce-time-market#comments Contributing Technical Experts Guest Commentary Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 40131 at http://machinedesign.com New Name, New Opportunities http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/new-name-new-opportunities <div class="field-byline"> John Bridges, Marketing Manager, Aventics Corp., Lexington, Ky. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Investment firm Triton recently purchased Bosch Rexroth’s pneumatics group and renamed it Aventics. We asked John Bridges about the changes and future direction of the company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/new-name-new-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/new-name-new-opportunities#comments Guest Commentary Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:03:00 +0000 40061 at http://machinedesign.com Making Product Development Processes More Innovative http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/making-product-development-processes-more-innovative <div class="node-body article-body">For at least the past 10 years, innovation has been the mantra of western companies. To get that innovation, corporations have often appended and/or pulled activities out of their product-development process (PDP) rather than build innovation into their process. There are numerous examples.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/making-product-development-processes-more-innovative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/goldense-research-product-development/making-product-development-processes-more-innovative#comments Guest Commentary Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:54:00 +0000 39491 at http://machinedesign.com Protecting Products with Design Patents http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/protecting-products-design-patents <div class="field-byline"> Virginia L. Carron, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett &amp; Dunner LLP, Atlanta, Ga. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Companies have long relied on utility patents and trademarks to protect their innovations. But companies should also consider adding design patents to their intellectual-property (IP) strategy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/protecting-products-design-patents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/protecting-products-design-patents#comments Guest Commentary Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:16:00 +0000 39431 at http://machinedesign.com