Design FAQs http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8200/more en Choosing Between 3D Printing and Injection Molding for Rapid Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To start, what is the difference between rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, since they both appear to use the same technologies? What are the quickest...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing#comments 3D Printing Design FAQs Manufacturing Equipment Materials Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:25:00 +0000 65361 at http://machinedesign.com Closed-Loop Steppers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by ElectroCraft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers apply the term “closed-loop stepper” to a wide array of controls. Here, we’ll spell out how the...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:02:00 +0000 48661 at http://machinedesign.com Compact Decentralized Hydraulic System for Highly Dynamic Movements http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-decentralized-hydraulic-system-highly-dynamic-movements <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Hoerbiger </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the benefits of designing with decentralized hydraulic systems? What components do you need for a...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-decentralized-hydraulic-system-highly-dynamic-movements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-decentralized-hydraulic-system-highly-dynamic-movements#comments Design FAQs Hydraulics Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:54:00 +0000 65341 at http://machinedesign.com Energy Efficiency in Hydraulic Systems of Machining Centers http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/energy-efficiency-hydraulic-systems-machining-centers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HAWE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the hydraulic functions in modern machining centers and lathe machines? When working with machining centers and lathe machines, what are the...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/energy-efficiency-hydraulic-systems-machining-centers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/energy-efficiency-hydraulic-systems-machining-centers#comments Design FAQs Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:58:00 +0000 65261 at http://machinedesign.com FAQs on Machine Safeguarding http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/faqs-machine-safeguarding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Banner Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Are there any regulations that mandate safeguards on potentially dangerous industrial equipment? What are some of the current trends in safeguarding? Can you give examples of...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/faqs-machine-safeguarding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/faqs-machine-safeguarding#comments Design FAQs Manufacturing Equipment Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:18:00 +0000 64901 at http://machinedesign.com Condition Monitoring in the Age of Industrial IoT http://machinedesign.com/iot/condition-monitoring-age-industrial-iot <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Schaeffler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can I turn an ordinary machine into a “smart” machine? What are the benefits? How much computing power or programming knowledge do I need to...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/condition-monitoring-age-industrial-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/condition-monitoring-age-industrial-iot#comments Design FAQs IoT Sensors Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:28:00 +0000 64691 at http://machinedesign.com Beyond CAD/CAM: Moving from Early Design to Production http://machinedesign.com/cad/beyond-cadcam-moving-early-design-production <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Arena </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PLM enables engineers to make the organization more profitable by allowing them to spend more time focused on the task they do best: designing innovative, world-class products. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/beyond-cadcam-moving-early-design-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/beyond-cadcam-moving-early-design-production#comments Design FAQs CAD Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:47:00 +0000 64421 at http://machinedesign.com The Advantages of Modern Electric Actuators http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/advantages-modern-electric-actuators <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Exlar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are reasons one might have for choosing electric actuators over hydraulic actuators? What are the primary...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/advantages-modern-electric-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/advantages-modern-electric-actuators#comments Design FAQs Controllers Hydraulics Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:42:00 +0000 63811 at http://machinedesign.com FAQ's on Seals http://machinedesign.com/materials/faqs-seals <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Lauren Manufacturing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What physical properties should designers consider in regard to the environmental condition when designing a seal? What are the differences between...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/faqs-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/faqs-seals#comments Design FAQs Materials Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:32:00 +0000 63711 at http://machinedesign.com Choosing Integrated Automation Solutions http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/choosing-integrated-automation-solutions <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bison Gear </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are integrated automation solutions? What are the benefits of...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/choosing-integrated-automation-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/choosing-integrated-automation-solutions#comments Design FAQs Bearings Motion Control Motors/Drives Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:39:00 +0000 63601 at http://machinedesign.com