Manufacturing Equipment http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8211/more en Machine Design’s Products of the Week (6/29-7/6) http://machinedesign.com/technologies/machine-design-s-products-week-629-76 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This line of products offers insight on DC-DC converters, spring applied electronic brakes, rotary actuators, and more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/machine-design-s-products-week-629-76" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/machine-design-s-products-week-629-76#comments Products Technologies Manufacturing Equipment Controllers Hydraulics Mechanical Drives Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:35:00 +0000 50121 at http://machinedesign.com Unique “Green” Approach Reinvents Auto-Manufacturing Methodology http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/unique-green-approach-reinvents-auto-manufacturing-methodology <div class="node-body article-body">Would you believe that this car with a 3D-printed chassis outperforms other traditionally-manufactured cars?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/unique-green-approach-reinvents-auto-manufacturing-methodology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/unique-green-approach-reinvents-auto-manufacturing-methodology#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:55:00 +0000 50051 at http://machinedesign.com Sorting Out Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors#comments Automotive Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Sensors Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:47:00 +0000 49971 at http://machinedesign.com Real-World Problems for Machine Manufacturers http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/real-world-problems-machine-manufacturers <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Downs, Colder Products Co. (CPC) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Connection-related problems that were overcome in actual fluid-handling equipment took advantage of communicating couplers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/real-world-problems-machine-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/real-world-problems-machine-manufacturers#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:07:00 +0000 49931 at http://machinedesign.com The Rise of Intelligent Fluid Connectors http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/rise-intelligent-fluid-connectors <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Downs, Colder Products Co. (CPC) </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tubing couplers that “talk” help enhance safety as well as improve testing and manufacturing processes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tubing couplers that “talk” help enhance safety as well as improve testing and manufacturing processes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/rise-intelligent-fluid-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/rise-intelligent-fluid-connectors#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:34:00 +0000 49921 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting the Best Electric Drive http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive <div class="field-byline"> Alby King, Electromechanical Products Manager, Lenze SE </div> <div class="field-deck"> Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive#comments Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Linear Motion Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:23:00 +0000 49871 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Design: Quality STL Files for Laser Sintering http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover our industry-leading machine capacity and full suite of traditional and advanced manufacturing services to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 49731 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Designing Machine Vision into OEM Equipment http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/06/cognex-200.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 19px; float: right;" />Here we outline how machine-design engineers&nbsp;can integrate machine-vision software, vision&nbsp;sensors, smart cameras, image-based barcode&nbsp;readers, and OEM vision into machines, devices,&nbsp;and other capital equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000 49381 at http://machinedesign.com The Build or Buy Decision: When to Outsource Electro-Mechanical Subassemblies http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/build-or-buy-decision-when-outsource-electro-mechanical-subassemblies <div class="field-byline"> Skip Sullivan,Electro-Prep </div> <div class="field-deck"> Successful outsourcing is dependent upon the right timing and a thorough knowledge of a company’s core competencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to keep up with increasing demand, cost effectiveness, and reduced infrastructure has spurred the trend toward outsourcing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/build-or-buy-decision-when-outsource-electro-mechanical-subassemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/build-or-buy-decision-when-outsource-electro-mechanical-subassemblies#comments Manufacturing Equipment Materials Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:52:00 +0000 49521 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Building electrical boxes can sometimes be outsourced within the U.S. to help save company resources.</p> 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