Design FAQs http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8200/more en Compressed Air Safety http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/compressed-air-safety <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Exair </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why is compressed air safety a concern? Are there regulations that govern the use of compressed air? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/compressed-air-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/compressed-air-safety#comments Design FAQs Pneumatics Thu, 28 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 48821 at http://machinedesign.com Sprockets 101 http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/sprockets-101 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Martin Sprocket </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are sprockets and where are they used? What should I look for when specifying a sprocket? 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Why should I consider liquid TIM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim#comments Design FAQs Materials Fri, 15 May 2015 15:50:00 +0000 48771 at http://machinedesign.com Hypoid Gears and Gearmotors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/hypoid-gears-and-gearmotors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are Hypoid Gears? What are some advantages of hypoid gears? 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What if the pressure exceeds the pump rated value?<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Pneumatics Wed, 06 May 2015 17:29:00 +0000 39701 at http://machinedesign.com Custom Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/custom-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Carter Bearings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Custom bearings let engineers design and use components tailor-made for their specific applications. Such bearings can have longer...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/custom-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/custom-bearings#comments Design FAQs Bearings Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:57:00 +0000 48391 at http://machinedesign.com How to Select a Modular Enclosure http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the benefits of having a modular enclosure? How important is material selection? 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