Design FAQs http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8200/more en Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Liquid Silicone Rubber http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is Liquid Silicone Rubber? Why use this material in your application? What are some application examples? 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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 Selecting small, precise pumps http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/selecting-small-precise-pumps <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by The Lee Company </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the industrial world, engineers don’t need to know much more than a pressure and flow rate to properly size a pump. 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What is metal injection molding (MIM)?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/metal-prototyping-methods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/metal-prototyping-methods#comments Design FAQs Metals Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 40621 at http://machinedesign.com Specifying AC Gear Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/specifying-ac-gear-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Siemens </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How do gear motors affect the configuration of automation equipment? 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