Learning Resources http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8198/more en The Top 10 Reasons to Use Composite Plastic Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/top-10-reasons-use-composite-plastic-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Composite plastic bushings combine thermoplastics, fibrous reinforcements, and solid lubricants for tailored...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/top-10-reasons-use-composite-plastic-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/top-10-reasons-use-composite-plastic-bearings#comments Bearings Top 10 Tips Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:58:00 +0000 59511 at http://machinedesign.com Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power http://machinedesign.com/bearings/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plastic bearings are strong enough to outperform and outlast metal in countless applications, however...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power#comments Bearings White Papers Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:37:00 +0000 59491 at http://machinedesign.com Electric Rod Actuators vs. Hydraulic Cylinders: Comparing Performance and Cost http://machinedesign.com/webinar/electric-rod-actuators-vs-hydraulic-cylinders-comparing-performance-and-cost <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tolomatic </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:30</span></span> </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> <div class="field-webinar-speakers"> <span>Speakers:&nbsp;</span> <table border="0" style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;" width="350"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 11px;" width="101"><img alt="" height="115" src="http://penton.com/webcasts/Aaron_Dietrich_Cropped.jpg" width="115" /></td> <td class="style3" style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" width="239"> <p><strong>Aaron Dietrich</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <em>Director of Marketing</em><br /> <em>Tolomatic, Inc.</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="style3" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;">Aaron Dietrich, director of marketing, Tolomatic, Inc., has an extensive background in the motion control industry, including several years of experience as a design and application sales engineer in drives and controls. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.</p> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Electric rod-style actuators can achieve high-end hydraulic forces and are viable candidates for replacing...</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-webinar-form-title"> <span>Registration Form Title:&nbsp;</span> Webinar Registration </div> <div class="field-accela"> http://pages.machinedesign.com/ElectricRodActuators </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1500pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> Display Promo Image on Page </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/webinar/electric-rod-actuators-vs-hydraulic-cylinders-comparing-performance-and-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webinars Hydraulics Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:34:00 +0000 66141 at http://machinedesign.com 5 Heavy-Duty Gantry Alternatives http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/5-heavy-duty-gantry-alternatives <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 5 products recommended in this whitepaper are a small sample of the...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/5-heavy-duty-gantry-alternatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/5-heavy-duty-gantry-alternatives#comments White Papers Motion Control Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:47:00 +0000 57721 at http://machinedesign.com Accelerating Linear Motion System Design http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/accelerating-linear-motion-system-design-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn more about the pre-designed products that significantly reduce...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/accelerating-linear-motion-system-design-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/accelerating-linear-motion-system-design-0#comments White Papers Linear Motion Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:39:00 +0000 57711 at http://machinedesign.com Track Designs and Alignment Methods for Various Applications http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/track-designs-and-alignment-methods-various-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover some of the designs and techniques that ensure...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/track-designs-and-alignment-methods-various-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/track-designs-and-alignment-methods-various-applications#comments White Papers Motion Control Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:22:00 +0000 57701 at http://machinedesign.com How to Specify Fiber-Optic Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/how-specify-fiber-optic-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fiber-optic sensors work well in tight spots and in applications with a high degree of electrical noise, but care must be taken when specifying these critical components. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiber-optic sensors work well in tight spots and in applications with a high degree of electrical noise, but care must be taken when specifying these critical components.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/how-specify-fiber-optic-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/how-specify-fiber-optic-sensors#comments Engineering Essentials Sensors Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:16:00 +0000 66311 at http://machinedesign.com Following DFM Guidelines for Working with Sheet Metal http://machinedesign.com/metals/following-dfm-guidelines-working-sheet-metal <div class="field-byline"> Kashyap Vyas, Engineer at Hi-Tech CADD Services </div> <div class="field-deck"> Engineers can turn out sheet-metal designs that are both highly functional and easy to make by following Design for Manufacturing principles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers designing sheet-metal enclosures and assemblies often end up redesigning them so they can be manufactured. In fact, research suggests that manufacturers...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/following-dfm-guidelines-working-sheet-metal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/following-dfm-guidelines-working-sheet-metal#comments Basics of Design Metals Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:10:00 +0000 66271 at http://machinedesign.com FAQs on Stainless Steel http://machinedesign.com/metals/faqs-stainless-steel <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Eagle Stainless </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There's much to consider when choosing the right valve for your next application</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/faqs-stainless-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/faqs-stainless-steel#comments Design FAQs Metals Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:35:00 +0000 23891 at http://machinedesign.com Electrical Noise and Sliding Electrical Contacts http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/electrical-noise-and-sliding-electrical-contacts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Moog Components Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sliding electrical contacts found in instrument quality slip rings must reliably conduct signals onto or off of...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/electrical-noise-and-sliding-electrical-contacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/electrical-noise-and-sliding-electrical-contacts#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:08:00 +0000 66241 at http://machinedesign.com