Learning Resources http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8198/more en Reshoring OEM Makes Oilfield Pumps with U.S. Equipment http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment <div class="field-byline"> John Piehl. Sales Manager, Tyler Mitchell, Project Engineer, Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Richmond, Ind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All fixture and machine-assembly jobs are unique, but one Texas facility was set to manufacture gear casings with enormous dimensions — so it needed machines with fixtures, loaders, and presses that could handle big parts. Here’s how they quickly setup the machinery with a U.S. supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment#comments Gold Engineering Essentials Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:00 +0000 39901 at http://machinedesign.com Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rapid prototyping with PolyJet technology has become a game-changing innovation for designers, engineers and manufacturers since it was introduced two decades ago. While new lower costs and time savings are</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle#comments 3D Printing White Papers Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:00 +0000 41641 at http://machinedesign.com Micro Stepper Motors: Key Features and Benefits for Diverse Applications http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers turn to stepper motors when they need to move a load a precise position and hold that position without jitter. Stepper motors focus microscopes, position lasers, keep CNC</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications#comments Basics of Design Motors/Drives Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:22:00 +0000 41461 at http://machinedesign.com Cogless Brush Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/cogless-brush-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Maxon Motor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a bell-type motor armature? What is cogging torque? What are the operational advantages of an ironless core motor?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/cogless-brush-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/cogless-brush-motors#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:29:00 +0000 30501 at http://machinedesign.com How To Prevent Step Losses with Stepper Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-prevent-step-losses-stepper-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The use of stepper motors is an excellent choice. However, a key concern is step losses. Step losses can be prevented or corrected in most instances. When a stepping motor</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-prevent-step-losses-stepper-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-prevent-step-losses-stepper-motors#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:25:00 +0000 41221 at http://machinedesign.com Piezo Motors Power MRI Robot http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/piezo-motors-power-mri-robot <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Combining magnetic field immunity with high precision motion over inches of travel, piezo “leg” motors walk the line. Building a robot that can operate within the high magnetic fields generated</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/piezo-motors-power-mri-robot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/piezo-motors-power-mri-robot#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:16:00 +0000 41201 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting Feedback Devices http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-feedback-devices <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Worldwide applications use feedback for speed and/or position control. Feedback’s important role in the machine is to make sure that the machine delivers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-feedback-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-feedback-devices#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:23:00 +0000 41191 at http://machinedesign.com High Efficiency Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/high-efficiency-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Maxon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To understand the concept of high efficiency motors, you must first know how to calculate efficiency and the losses associated with the motor components themselves. 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The two most commonly</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/comparison-dc-linear-actuators-dc-linear-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/comparison-dc-linear-actuators-dc-linear-motors#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:18:00 +0000 41111 at http://machinedesign.com Mine Rescue Robot http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/mine-rescue-robot <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Maxon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reliability, ability to travel across varied terrains, and accurate operation are essential elements for the drive system and camera controls on mining rescue robots. The Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Cybernetics (ISRC) group at Sandia developed</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/mine-rescue-robot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/mine-rescue-robot#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:13:00 +0000 41101 at http://machinedesign.com