White Papers http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8205/more en 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 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. This article reviews</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/high-efficiency-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/high-efficiency-motors#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:20:00 +0000 41121 at http://machinedesign.com A Comparison of DC Linear Actuators with DC Linear Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/comparison-dc-linear-actuators-dc-linear-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Maxon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Factory automation and robotic application engineers are often faced with the challenge of requiring fast, accurate and powerful linear actuation within a small allocated volume. 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 Debunking Common Myths About Specifying Special Components http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Nason </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Standard components are manufactured to an exact industry standard, while a special component is precisely designed and built to fit a specific application. Recent manufacturing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:49:00 +0000 41081 at http://machinedesign.com High Performance Sensor Data with Rotary Interfaces http://machinedesign.com/sensors/high-performance-sensor-data-rotary-interfaces <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Moog Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Collecting data with high performance sensors, converting this data to digital data streams and transmitting the data from rotating platforms to stationary processors is a challenge to system designers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/high-performance-sensor-data-rotary-interfaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/high-performance-sensor-data-rotary-interfaces#comments White Papers Sensors Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:12:00 +0000 41011 at http://machinedesign.com Buying a Vision System: 10 Questions You Must Ask http://machinedesign.com/sensors/buying-vision-system-10-questions-you-must-ask-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Choosing a vision system that meets your needs and budget can be intimidating. There are several critical factors you need</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/buying-vision-system-10-questions-you-must-ask-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/buying-vision-system-10-questions-you-must-ask-0#comments White Papers Sensors Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:58:00 +0000 40921 at http://machinedesign.com