Markets http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8206/more en Aerial Refueling Just Got Better with Navy's New Testbed http://machinedesign.com/aerial-refueling-just-got-better-navys-new-testbed <div class="node-body link-body">When Navy jets get refueled in the sky, their tank equipment is hit with high impact forces in extreme environments. So Moog Inc. engineered this testbed to more accurately simulate the forces. It has a probe mounted to a cart that rides on a track and an actively controlled suspension system that supports the drogue. Beneath the refueling probe assembly on the cart is a dynamometer that measures forces and moments on the probe's mast during impact. Past beds were based on a simple drop test.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/AerialRefueling.jpg?1406555690" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/aerial-refueling-just-got-better-navys-new-testbed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:51:00 +0000 39751 at http://machinedesign.com Do Prosthetic Feet Need Feelings? http://machinedesign.com/medical/do-prosthetic-feet-need-feelings <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz, Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prosthetic lower limbs have been very successful at replicating the needed biomechanics to get users up and walking. Yet none of them give users any sense or feeling in their artificial limbs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/do-prosthetic-feet-need-feelings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/do-prosthetic-feet-need-feelings#comments Technologies Medical Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:08:00 +0000 39721 at http://machinedesign.com Five Cost-Cutting Powder-Metal Part Designs http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs <div class="field-deck"> Can’t decide between machining and 3D printing? Powder-metallurgy techniques might be your answer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deciding between machining and 3D printing may point you to powder-metallurgy processes. Powder metal parts are complex so they cut weight, yet they can be produced in large quantities and have proven higher strength and quality over 3D-printed parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs#comments Automotive Medical Metals Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 39461 at http://machinedesign.com Designing In-Hub Brushless Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors <div class="field-byline"> Lowell Christensen, Founder, Vice President of Engineering, TruTech Specialty Motors, Plymouth, Minn. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electric motors formatted to fit inside the wheel of a vehicle have their own special constraints that impact the design of propulsion systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In-hub motors have been widely used in bicycles and scooters and are now expanding into small electric transport carts and small recreational vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors#comments Automotive Motors/Drives Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:00 +0000 39441 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Abduction and Adduction (Biomechanics) http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-abduction-and-adduction-biomechanics <div class="node-body article-body">In medicine and biomechanics, movements of limbs and other body parts toward or away from the center line of the body (a line that runs up and down the center of the human body) are termed adduction and abduction, respectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-abduction-and-adduction-biomechanics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-abduction-and-adduction-biomechanics#comments Medical Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0000 39371 at http://machinedesign.com The Difference between Cartridge Heaters and Tubular Heaters http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters <div class="field-deck"> Though they may sometimes have a similar appearance, cartridge heaters and tubular heaters each serve dramatically different applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cartridge heaters and tubular heaters are similar in make-up but have quite different application areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters#comments Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:32:00 +0000 39321 at http://machinedesign.com The Missile Technology Behind the Malaysian Jet Tragedy http://machinedesign.com/defense/missile-technology-behind-malaysian-jet-tragedy <div class="field-deck"> While accusations fly about who's responsible, technologists speculate about the technology used to down a Malaysian passenger jet over the Ukraine. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are several surface-to-air Soviet missle technologies capable of reaching the Malaysian passenger jet shot down over the Ukraine.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/missile-technology-behind-malaysian-jet-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/missile-technology-behind-malaysian-jet-tragedy#comments Defense Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:36:00 +0000 39331 at http://machinedesign.com Drones learn to observe environment and steer clear http://machinedesign.com/blog/drones-learn-observe-environment-and-steer-clear <div class="node-body blog-body">Late in 2012, maker-tinkerer and technical writer Paul Wallich created a buzz when he wrote about the drone he built to walk his son to the bus stop each morning. Fast-forward to 2014: Now researchers think they have a new way to make such UAVs and other vehicles more nimble in the face of environmental variables. The design uses neuromorphic sensors (that get triggered by sudden events) instead of the standard inertia-measuring sensors (such as accelerometers and gyroscopes) to track motion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/product-design-engineering">Product Design Engineering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/drones-learn-observe-environment-and-steer-clear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/drones-learn-observe-environment-and-steer-clear#comments Editorial Comment Robotics Community Product Design Engineering Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:49:00 +0000 39301 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Rouge Factory F-150 Assembly Line Tour http://machinedesign.com/ford-rouge-factory-f-150-assembly-line-tour <div class="node-body link-body">We recently took a tour of Ford's Rouge Factory F-150 pickup truck assembly line in Dearborn, MI. Electronic Design's Bill Wong showcases the highlights from the tour, including the robotic automation involved in assembly and inspection, the "Living Roof", and more.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Ford%20Rouge%20Factory%20F-150%20Assembly%20Line%20Tour.jpg?1405109736" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ford-rouge-factory-f-150-assembly-line-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 39201 at http://machinedesign.com Ford Active Glove Box Knee Airbag to Debut on 2015 Ford Mustang http://machinedesign.com/ford-active-glove-box-knee-airbag-debut-2015-ford-mustang <div class="node-body link-body">At the 2014 Go Further With Ford Trend Conference, Sean West talks about the design and engineering of their Active Glove Box knee airbag system that will be debuting on their 2015 Ford Mustang.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Ford%20Active%20Glove%20Box%20Knee%20Airbag%20to%20Debut%20on%202015%20Ford%20Mustang.jpg?1404830605" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ford-active-glove-box-knee-airbag-debut-2015-ford-mustang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:42:00 +0000 39051 at http://machinedesign.com