Markets http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8206/more en Pneumatic Gripper Can Be Customized to the Workpiece http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/pneumatic-gripper-can-be-customized-workpiece <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at RÖHM, which has its U.S. headquarters in Lawrenceville, Ga. (<a href="http://www.rohm-products.com" title="www.rohm-products.com">www.rohm-products.com</a>), are taking advantage of new technologies to quickly customize their RRMP grippers so that they efficiently handle and move round, prismatic, or free-form packages or parts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/pneumatic-gripper-can-be-customized-workpiece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/pneumatic-gripper-can-be-customized-workpiece#comments Packaging Pneumatics Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:36:00 +0000 40841 at http://machinedesign.com How to Save American Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> William Killingsworth </div> <div class="field-deck"> U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing#comments Guest Commentary Manufacturing Equipment Materials Motors/Drives Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:24:00 +0000 40831 at http://machinedesign.com Pack Expo International 2014 Rolls Into Chicago http://machinedesign.com/packaging/pack-expo-international-2014-rolls-chicago <div class="node-body gallery-body">Suppliers and vendors will show off their best packaging equipment while attendees stay up to date on the latest technologies and techniques in the packaging industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/packaging/pack-expo-international-2014-rolls-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/packaging/pack-expo-international-2014-rolls-chicago#comments Packaging Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:51:00 +0000 40821 at http://machinedesign.com NASA Taps Two Companies for Spacecraft to Take Crews to the Space Station http://machinedesign.com/technologies/nasa-taps-two-companies-spacecraft-take-crews-space-station <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two U.S. companies will build spacecraft capable of resupplying the space station with crew and cargo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/nasa-taps-two-companies-spacecraft-take-crews-space-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/nasa-taps-two-companies-spacecraft-take-crews-space-station#comments Technologies Defense News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 40801 at http://machinedesign.com Navy Develops Tougher, See-Through Ceramic Armor http://machinedesign.com/materials/navy-develops-tougher-see-through-ceramic-armor <div class="field-deck"> Besides being transparent, the new armored windows would have a lower radar signature than currently used materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have used nanotechnology to increase the toughness of the transparent spinel armor it currently uses on optics, sensors, and windows on ships and other vehicles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/navy-develops-tougher-see-through-ceramic-armor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/navy-develops-tougher-see-through-ceramic-armor#comments Defense Materials Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:37:00 +0000 40631 at http://machinedesign.com Smokestack Simulator Will Help Uncover How to Accurately Measure Emissions http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/smokestack-simulator-will-help-uncover-how-accurately-measure-emissions <div class="node-body article-body">Operators of U.S. coal-fired power plants can only get figures for the amount of carbon dioxide coming out of their smokestacks that are accurate to within 10 to 20%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/smokestack-simulator-will-help-uncover-how-accurately-measure-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/smokestack-simulator-will-help-uncover-how-accurately-measure-emissions#comments Energy FEA and Simulation Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:41:00 +0000 40611 at http://machinedesign.com Company To Build Reactor and Supply Medical Industry with Moly 99 http://machinedesign.com/materials/company-build-reactor-and-supply-medical-industry-moly-99 <div class="node-body article-body">Eden Radioisotopes LLC plans on building a new type of reactor that will be able to supply enough molybdenum-99 (molly 99) to meet the medical needs of the entire world. Molly 99, with a 66-hr half-life, decays into technetium-99m, which has a 6-hr half-life. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/company-build-reactor-and-supply-medical-industry-moly-99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/company-build-reactor-and-supply-medical-industry-moly-99#comments Medical Materials Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:27:00 +0000 40601 at http://machinedesign.com 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