Manufacturing Equipment http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8211/more en 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 Supersized Calender Uses Multiple, Stacked Drives http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives <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> What's the Difference Between Cartridge Heaters and Tubular Heaters? http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/whats-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/whats-difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/whats-difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters#comments Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:32:00 +0000 39321 at http://machinedesign.com The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds <div class="field-deck"> Metal tool cores made with additive methods can get pricey, but the savings in cycle time may outweigh conventional tooling. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3D-printed metal molds cool parts faster, improve quality, and cut scrap and costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment Materials Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:20:00 +0000 38461 at http://machinedesign.com Case Study: Modular Workcells Improve Lean Assembly Processes http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help a manufacturer of security cameras improve throughput and flexibility without incurring increased manufacturing costs, lean principles were applied to create state-of-the-art workcells using components from</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 38091 at http://machinedesign.com Lean Production & Automation: Finding the right mix http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lean manufacturing has proven to be a powerful way for many companies to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. To be good at lean</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:06:00 +0000 38071 at http://machinedesign.com