Markets http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8206/more en Engineering Lessons From The Dark Side http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/engineering-lessons-dark-side <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Arena Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re an engineer or Star Wars historian, you probably have questioned the design decisions that doomed the Death Star, wondered how the Dark Side expedited FDA approval for Darth Vader’s suit, and contemplated the supply chain tools the Rebel Alliance’s manufacturing partners used to design products ranging from X-Wing Fighters to Light Sabers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/engineering-lessons-dark-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/engineering-lessons-dark-side#comments Manufacturing Equipment eBooks Fri, 22 May 2015 15:14:00 +0000 48951 at http://machinedesign.com Electropneumatic Valves: A Better Option for Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/electropneumatic-valves-better-option-motion-control <div class="field-byline"> Steve Vincent and John Bridges, AVENTICS Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Engineers looking for quick and accurate positioning need to consider electropneumatic control. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s manufacturers routinely demand exacting precision and split-second timing from their high-speed production systems. And that has automation engineers constantly on the lookout for cost-effective ways to improve positioning control and accuracy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/electropneumatic-valves-better-option-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/electropneumatic-valves-better-option-motion-control#comments Manufacturing Equipment Motion Control Pneumatics Thu, 21 May 2015 18:56:00 +0000 49031 at http://machinedesign.com An Unlikely Patient Undergoes da Vinci Surgery http://machinedesign.com/medical/unlikely-patient-undergoes-da-vinci-surgery <div class="node-body article-body">Poor little guy</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/unlikely-patient-undergoes-da-vinci-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/unlikely-patient-undergoes-da-vinci-surgery#comments Technologies Medical News Wed, 20 May 2015 21:15:00 +0000 49011 at http://machinedesign.com Off to the Races: Indy 500 Winners Through the Years http://machinedesign.com/technologies/races-indy-500-winners-through-years <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here’s a look at some of the memorable cars and drivers that have won the Indy 500 since the event began more than 100 years ago.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/races-indy-500-winners-through-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/races-indy-500-winners-through-years#comments Automotive Technologies Wed, 20 May 2015 20:43:00 +0000 49001 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: RoboUniverse 2015 Tech Show http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the month of May, Machine Design attended the RoboUniverse Conference &amp; Expo in New York City.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show#comments Robotics Motion Control Gallery Tue, 19 May 2015 14:39:00 +0000 48901 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Batteries and Capacitors? http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-batteries-and-capacitors <div class="node-body article-body">Will capacitors replace batteries?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-batteries-and-capacitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/what-s-difference-between-batteries-and-capacitors#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Energy Mon, 11 May 2015 18:13:00 +0000 48741 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Three packs of supercapacitors (in the blue package), consisting of six D-size cells each 18 cells total were able to provide and store the same amount of electrical energy as the &nbsp;smaller pack of six AA-size TLI 1550 Li-ion rechargeable batteries.</p> Keeping Gantries on the Straight and Narrow http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/keeping-gantries-straight-and-narrow <div class="field-byline"> Boaz Eidelberg, Ph. D., Thomas Pilock, and Patrick Haran, NAFTA Customer Solutions, Festo Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Economical misalignment-compensation techniques prevent bearing overload and premature gantry failure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Almost every linear-rail manufacturer agrees that misalignment leads to problems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/keeping-gantries-straight-and-narrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/keeping-gantries-straight-and-narrow#comments Technologies Manufacturing Equipment Thu, 07 May 2015 16:08:00 +0000 48691 at http://machinedesign.com Pick-and-Place Robotics Adopt Three-Axis Approach http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/pick-and-place-robotics-adopt-three-axis-approach <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new palletizing and tray-packing robot features only three degrees of freedom in Cartesian coordinates to facilitate programming and eliminate gear drives.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/pick-and-place-robotics-adopt-three-axis-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/pick-and-place-robotics-adopt-three-axis-approach#comments Manufacturing Equipment Linear Motion Wed, 06 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000 48641 at http://machinedesign.com Early-Warning Sensor Network Advances Industry 4.0 http://machinedesign.com/sensors/early-warning-sensor-network-advances-industry-40 <div class="field-deck"> Continuous monitoring by a sensor network picks up on symptoms of machinery malfunction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Detection of early symptoms of equipment malfunction could prove to be a major cost saver within the industrial sector. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/early-warning-sensor-network-advances-industry-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/early-warning-sensor-network-advances-industry-40#comments Manufacturing Equipment Sensors News Tue, 05 May 2015 19:48:00 +0000 48621 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Professor Andreas&nbsp;Sch&uuml;tze of Saarland&nbsp;University&nbsp;and graduate engineer, Nikolai Helwig, who co-developed the hydraulic test bench,&nbsp;presented the smart monitoring system at the 2015 Hannover Messe.</p> Implants Usher in a Health Revolution http://machinedesign.com/medical/implants-usher-health-revolution <div class="field-deck"> Implants have been shown to improve healing time and treat diseases—and now they are biodegradable, to boot. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Implants have been shown to improve healing time and treat diseases—and now they are biodegradable, to boot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/implants-usher-health-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/implants-usher-health-revolution#comments Technologies Medical Tue, 05 May 2015 19:19:00 +0000 48601 at http://machinedesign.com