Markets http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8206/more en For an Energy Source, Look to the Sea http://machinedesign.com/energy/energy-source-look-sea <div class="node-body article-body">Global companies and a number of countries are harnessing tides and waves for a new, renewable energy source.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/energy/energy-source-look-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/energy/energy-source-look-sea#comments Technologies Energy Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:18:00 +0000 46811 at http://machinedesign.com <p>All of these systems were designed to operate as an array of turbines. Since the turbines are designed to be small in size, several of these turbines can be placed in an array for maximum energy capture. With several turbines operating as a system together, they can match the projected outputs of tidal-wave dam projects.</p> Nanotubes Keep Drone Wings Ice-Free http://machinedesign.com/defense/nanotubes-keep-drone-wings-ice-free <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Engineers at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, have tested their HeatCoat, a device for keeping ice off the wings and control surfaces of drones. It consists of a carbon-nanotube coating that can be sprayed on or applied in flexible sheets. Sending electricity through the panel or coated area generates enough heat to prevent ice from forming and break free any ice that has formed. A controller monitors weather conditions and heater performance, ensuring power is only used when needed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/nanotubes-keep-drone-wings-ice-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/nanotubes-keep-drone-wings-ice-free#comments Defense Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:13:00 +0000 46761 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Design: Drug Delivery Trends http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MICROMO (FAULHABER Group) has been a leader with motion solutions for drug delivery </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery#comments Basics of Design Medical Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 46711 at http://machinedesign.com Connect Four - Robot vs. Human http://machinedesign.com/connect-four-robot-vs-human <div class="node-body link-body">Think you're good enough to take on Mr. Roboto in a game of Connect Four? DENSO Robotics uses their 6-axis robot arm, machine vision, and motion control analysis to create a worthy opponent - most people we saw try the demo were soundly defeated with mechanical precision.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/ConnectFourVideo_Promo.gif?1424441654" /> </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/connect-four-robot-vs-human" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Robotics Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:13:00 +0000 46591 at http://machinedesign.com DENSO 6-Axis Robot Arm Demonstrates Fluid Precision http://machinedesign.com/denso-6-axis-robot-arm-demonstrates-fluid-precision <div class="node-body link-body">This demonstration from DENSO Robotics shows the fluid, precise motion of their VS Series 6-axis robot arm. There is liquid in the vial, representative of a laboratory sample, and the articulated arm is able to complete its movements without spilling a drop.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/DENSO6AxisVideo_Promo.gif?1424441578" /> </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/denso-6-axis-robot-arm-demonstrates-fluid-precision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Robotics Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:12:00 +0000 46581 at http://machinedesign.com Robot Arm Bakes You a Cookie http://machinedesign.com/robot-arm-bakes-you-cookie <div class="node-body link-body">DENSO Robotics had a sure-fire way to attract people to their booth at the 2015 MD&M West Expo: they tasked one of their articulated robot arms to bake and serve cookies on-demand. Guests were able to select from a variety of four cookies on a touchscreen, then the robot arm would acquire their pick, bake it under a heat lamp, and then serve it up warm and ready to eat.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/RobotCookieVideo_Promo.gif?1424441530" /> </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/robot-arm-bakes-you-cookie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Robotics Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:11:00 +0000 46571 at http://machinedesign.com AccuVein Reveals Veins Beneath Your Skin http://machinedesign.com/accuvein-reveals-veins-beneath-your-skin <div class="node-body link-body">Benchmark Electronics worked with AccuVein to design and engineer their AV300, a hand-held device that can reveal the veins beneath a patient's skin. Uses include reducing 2nd sticks during blood draws as well as locating veins during surgical procedures.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/AccuVeinPromo.gif?1424353949" /> </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/accuvein-reveals-veins-beneath-your-skin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:51:00 +0000 46521 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between the Sagittal, Coronal, and Transverse Planes? http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-sagittal-coronal-and-transverse-planes <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>These planes divide the human body, as well as organs and other body parts, into different sections to describe an organ or limb&rsquo;s location, structures in organs and limbs, and or the movements of body parts. The three planes are orthogonal, so the short answer to the question in the title is 90&deg;.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-sagittal-coronal-and-transverse-planes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-sagittal-coronal-and-transverse-planes#comments Medical Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:53:00 +0000 45891 at http://machinedesign.com Hospital Bed Helps Patients and Nurses http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/hospital-bed-helps-patients-and-nurses <div class="node-body article-body">A new hospital bed from Hil-Rom, the Advanta 2, was designed based on suggestions from working nurses on what would make the bed easier to use. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/hospital-bed-helps-patients-and-nurses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/hospital-bed-helps-patients-and-nurses#comments What's Inside? Medical Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:32:00 +0000 45791 at http://machinedesign.com X-planes: The Next Eight: X-24 through the X-38 http://machinedesign.com/defense/x-planes-next-eight-x-24-through-x-38 <div class="node-body gallery-body">X planes from 1959 through 2002 were used to explore technologies that would be later used on the Space Shuttle, on fighter aircraft, and drones. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/defense/x-planes-next-eight-x-24-through-x-38" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/defense/x-planes-next-eight-x-24-through-x-38#comments Technologies Defense Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:43:00 +0000 45781 at http://machinedesign.com <p>X (experimental) aircraft and spacecraft were built by aviation companies but were flown and maintained by test pilots from NASA (or its predecessor, NACA), and the military. These planes, the X-24 through the X-38, cover the period from 1959 through 2002. Some were used to explore technologies that would later be used on the Space Shuttle. Others pushed the envelope in terms of control and flight surfaces, knowledge that would be used on fighter aircraft as well as drones.</p>