Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8199/more en Special embossing gives polymer film new properties http://machinedesign.com/news/special-embossing-gives-polymer-film-new-properties <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Battelle have used their knowledge of materials science, chemistry, physics, and polymer processing to develop a pattern-transfer technique used to fabricate specialized microfeatured polymeric film in a fast and cost-effective manner.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/special-embossing-gives-polymer-film-new-properties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/special-embossing-gives-polymer-film-new-properties#comments 2013-01-17 Advanced Manufacturing Industry Applications News Basics of Design News Archive Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:17:17 +0000 11972 at http://machinedesign.com The Best of the Web for Engineers http://machinedesign.com/news/best-web-engineers <div class="node-body article-body">What do you think are the best:<br />    Engineering Web sites?<br />    3D printing Web sites?<br />    Engineering twitter feeds?<br />    Engineering online forums?<br />    Engineering Facebook pages?<br />    Engineering LinkedIn groups?<br />    Engineering blogs?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/best-web-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/best-web-engineers#comments 2012-12-22 Best Practices Engineering Careers & Management News Basics of Design News Archive Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:23:54 +0000 11955 at http://machinedesign.com Hydraulic drives cleaner air http://machinedesign.com/news/hydraulic-drives-cleaner-air <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing belt-driven fans with hydraulic fan drives makes off-road vehicles more productive and fuel efficient and helps OEMs meet Tier IV clean-air standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/hydraulic-drives-cleaner-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/hydraulic-drives-cleaner-air#comments 2012-09-20 BDE-Fluid Power Construction/Off Road Equipment Features Hydraulics Industry Applications News Basics of Design Construction/Off-road Hydraulics News Archive Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:41:22 +0000 11845 at http://machinedesign.com Software helps build large, complex molds http://machinedesign.com/archive/software-helps-build-large-complex-molds <div class="field-byline"> Leslie Gordon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are many flavors of engineering software that target specific manufacturing processes. For example, CimatronE CAD/ CAM software from the Cimatron Group in Israel, lets users handle all aspects of moldmaking</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/software-helps-build-large-complex-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/software-helps-build-large-complex-molds#comments 2012-09-06 Advanced Manufacturing Industry Applications Basics of Design Archive Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:32:00 +0000 11834 at http://machinedesign.com Sticky tape helps make flexible batteries http://machinedesign.com/news/sticky-tape-helps-make-flexible-batteries <div class="field-byline"> Lindsey Frick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To make a 10-µm thick flexible battery, researchers deposit battery materials onto a brittle mica substrate and then use sticky tape to peel the mica substrate away layer by layer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/sticky-tape-helps-make-flexible-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/sticky-tape-helps-make-flexible-batteries#comments Batteries Power Supplies Fuel Cells BDE-Fastening & Joining Elastomers Fastening & Joining Fastening/Joining LEDs Lights/Lamps/LEDs Monitors & Displays News Techniques Basics of Design Technologies Fasteners Materials News Archive Tue, 21 Aug 2012 02:58:53 +0000 11790 at http://machinedesign.com When SPC leads engineers astray http://machinedesign.com/news/when-spc-leads-engineers-astray <div class="field-deck"> <p>The quest for minimizing process variations can result in parts that are needlessly expensive</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The quest for minimizing process variations can result in parts that are needlessly expensive</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/when-spc-leads-engineers-astray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/when-spc-leads-engineers-astray#comments 2012-07-19 Basics of Design Engineering BDE-CAD/CAM/CAE Features Modeling Drafting & Prototyping News Basics of Design News Archive Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:40:23 +0000 11757 at http://machinedesign.com An educated workforce is key to reshoring http://machinedesign.com/engineering-education/educated-workforce-key-reshoring <div class="node-body article-body">It seems like just yesterday that everyone was talking about the U.‡S. becoming a service and knowledge economy. To a large degree, we are, because manufacturing accounts for less than 15% of our GDP</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-education/educated-workforce-key-reshoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-education/educated-workforce-key-reshoring#comments 2012-07-19 Continuing Education Education & Career Engineering Careers & Management Vantage Point Basics of Design Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:27:32 +0000 11750 at http://machinedesign.com Spin it to win it http://machinedesign.com/news/spin-it-win-it <div class="node-body article-body">Spin welding is a friction process that joins circular thermoplastic parts by bringing the part interfaces together, under pressure, with a circular, spinning motion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/spin-it-win-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/spin-it-win-it#comments BDE-Fastening & Joining Fastening & Joining Fastening/Joining Joining Jointing Design & Assembly News Techniques Welding Basics of Design Fasteners News Archive Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:01:24 +0000 11735 at http://machinedesign.com Software for sketching concepts http://machinedesign.com/cad-cam-cae-fea/software-sketching-concepts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Creo Sketch is a stand-alone 2D design application that lets users quickly draw or sketch their ideas as easily as if they were drawing them on a napkin.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad-cam-cae-fea/software-sketching-concepts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad-cam-cae-fea/software-sketching-concepts#comments Basics of Design Engineering CAD CAD / CAM / CAE / FEA Basics of Design CAD Tue, 08 May 2012 00:32:00 +0000 18402 at http://machinedesign.com Rugged CNC router is easy to use - Scanning for Ideas http://machinedesign.com/news/rugged-cnc-router-easy-use-scanning-ideas <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The HD Series CNC router from Techno Inc., New Hyde Park, N.Y., features solid construction with a base frame made from heavy-duty tubular steel that is welded</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/rugged-cnc-router-easy-use-scanning-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/rugged-cnc-router-easy-use-scanning-ideas#comments 2012-03-22 Cutting Machines Machining & Manufacturing Mechanical News Scanning the Field Basics of Design Technologies What's Inside? Manufacturing Equipment News Archive Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:25:47 +0000 11610 at http://machinedesign.com