Manufacturing Equipment http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8211/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 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> 3D Printing Essentials and Trends http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-essentials-and-trends <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at 3D printing’s potential and how it may grow. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Limitations and developments are changing the way engineers think about of 3D printing. </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/3d-printing/3d-printing-essentials-and-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-essentials-and-trends#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:01:00 +0000 47581 at http://machinedesign.com Bearings Ideal for Caster Operations at Steel Mills http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearings-ideal-caster-operations-steel-mills <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New bearing solutions from SKF are ideally engineered for support rollers in continuous caster applications at steel mills. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearings-ideal-caster-operations-steel-mills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearings-ideal-caster-operations-steel-mills#comments Bearings Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:14:00 +0000 45341 at http://machinedesign.com Packing Machinery Shipments, RRP Enjoy Upward Movement http://machinedesign.com/materials/packing-machinery-shipments-rrp-enjoy-upward-movement <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased 6% to $7.9 billion. In addition, a rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/packing-machinery-shipments-rrp-enjoy-upward-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/packing-machinery-shipments-rrp-enjoy-upward-movement#comments Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:28:00 +0000 44411 at http://machinedesign.com Debunking Common Myths About Specifying Special Components http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Nason </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Standard components are manufactured to an exact industry standard, while a special component is precisely designed and built to fit a specific application. Recent manufacturing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/debunking-common-myths-about-specifying-special-components#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:49:00 +0000 41081 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