Markets http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8206/more en Edge-Processing Machine Gets Good Controls http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/edge-processing-machine-gets-good-controls <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Axis Robotics Inc. does consulting and short-run manufacturing for semiconductor equipment. Recently, it built an edge-processing machine that operates like a three-axis CNC machine — but only for one specific operation. Controllers from AllMotion move three of the machine’s axes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/edge-processing-machine-gets-good-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/edge-processing-machine-gets-good-controls#comments Robotics Motion Control News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000 40371 at http://machinedesign.com Supersized Calender Uses Multiple, Stacked Drives http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives <div class="field-byline"> Iliza Sokol, Associate Content Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading the production size of a calender used to rubberize conveyor belts necessitated a multi-drive, stacked configuration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives#comments Manufacturing Equipment Mechanical Drives News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:32:00 +0000 39971 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Stacking the drives three high with the fourth to the side presented various mounting issues. (All images courtesy of Legg)</p> Essentials of Test-Bed Design: Compensating for Impact in Fighter-Jet Refueling http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling <div class="node-body article-body">The Navy wanted a better way to test fighter jets’ aerial refueling components, because old setups didn’t accurately simulate the impact between a jet’s probe and the refueling drogue. So Moog CSA engineered a new test bed to more accurately simulate the forces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling#comments Defense Engineering Essentials Motors/Drives Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:08:00 +0000 39911 at http://machinedesign.com Reshoring OEM Makes Oilfield Pumps with U.S. Equipment http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment <div class="field-byline"> John Piehl and Tyler Mitchell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All fixture and machine-assembly jobs are unique, but one Texas facility was set to manufacture gear casings with enormous dimensions — so it needed machines with fixtures, loaders, and presses that could handle big parts. Here’s how they quickly setup the machinery with a U.S. supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment#comments Gold Engineering Essentials Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0000 39901 at http://machinedesign.com 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 Technology Adds the Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Hands http://machinedesign.com/medical/technology-adds-sense-touch-prosthetic-hands <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz, Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Biomedical researchers at the Veterans Administration are exploring options and developing techniques for directly stimulating nerves to let prosthetic users feel sensations in their artificial hands.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/technology-adds-sense-touch-prosthetic-hands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/technology-adds-sense-touch-prosthetic-hands#comments Technologies Medical Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 39711 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