News http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8218/more en Machine Design's Products of the Week (2/16-2/23) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-216-223 <div class="node-body gallery-body">New products to market include programmable power sources, integrated steppers with a combined drive and motor unit, and an atomizing spray unit. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-216-223" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-216-223#comments Products Motors/Drives Gallery Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:49:00 +0000 69781 at http://machinedesign.com Elsevier Restores Journal Access to German Institutions http://machinedesign.com/news/elsevier-restores-journal-access-german-institutions <div class="node-body article-body">After using other resources like inter-library loans to gain access to publications since the beginning of the New Year, German institutions can access journals published by Elsevier again.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/elsevier-restores-journal-access-german-institutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/elsevier-restores-journal-access-german-institutions#comments News Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:08:00 +0000 69741 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Science Mag “Moontopia”: The Future Life of Humans on the Moon http://machinedesign.com/news/moontopia-future-life-humans-moon <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Moontopia contest asks architects and engineers “What will living on the Moon in the future look like?”</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/moontopia-future-life-humans-moon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/moontopia-future-life-humans-moon#comments News Gallery Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:24:00 +0000 69681 at http://machinedesign.com Freestanding Dielectric Elastomers Offer New Capabilities in Actuation, Soft Robotics http://machinedesign.com/materials/freestanding-dielectric-elastomers-offer-new-capabilities-actuation-soft-robotics <div class="node-body article-body">A dielectric elastomer from NC State University, Raleigh, is enhanced with electroactive "bottlebrush" polymers that allow it to deform under relatively low electric fields and hold its final shape after the field is removed.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/freestanding-dielectric-elastomers-offer-new-capabilities-actuation-soft-robotics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/freestanding-dielectric-elastomers-offer-new-capabilities-actuation-soft-robotics#comments Medical Linear Motion Materials News Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:24:00 +0000 69671 at http://machinedesign.com CGS Exhibits Enhanced ORIS Product Line http://machinedesign.com/news/cgs-exhibits-enhanced-oris-product-line <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CGS Publishing Technologies International is exhibiting its product trio at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/cgs-exhibits-enhanced-oris-product-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/cgs-exhibits-enhanced-oris-product-line#comments News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:15:00 +0000 69661 at http://machinedesign.com Portescap Shows Off Brushless DC Motors http://machinedesign.com/news/portescap-shows-brushless-dc-motors <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Portescap is displaying its miniature and specialty motor offerings at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/portescap-shows-brushless-dc-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/portescap-shows-brushless-dc-motors#comments News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:08:00 +0000 69631 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printer Tackles Microfluidic Prototyping http://machinedesign.com/news/3d-printer-tackles-microfluidic-prototyping <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dolomite unveils its commercially available Fluidic Factory 3D printer for sealed microfluidic devices. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/3d-printer-tackles-microfluidic-prototyping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/3d-printer-tackles-microfluidic-prototyping#comments News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:15:00 +0000 69621 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The lightweight unit is compact and quiet and ideal for&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="benchtop">benchtop</span>&nbsp;or desktop use.</p> 7 Innovations Seen and Heard at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show http://machinedesign.com/news/7-innovations-seen-and-heard-pacific-design-manufacturing-show <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here are seven highlights from the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show that made our engineers stop and take notice.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/7-innovations-seen-and-heard-pacific-design-manufacturing-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/7-innovations-seen-and-heard-pacific-design-manufacturing-show#comments News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:57:00 +0000 69611 at http://machinedesign.com Minature Optical Encoder Targets Medical Apps http://machinedesign.com/news/minature-optical-encoder-targets-medical-apps <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Motion-control product manufacturer, US Digital announces its newest product addition: the E8T miniature optical encoder. Targeting small motors used in medical applications, it offers nine resolutions up to 720 counts per revolution (CPR).</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/minature-optical-encoder-targets-medical-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/minature-optical-encoder-targets-medical-apps#comments News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:27:00 +0000 69601 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The E8T miniature encoder will be showcased at US Digital&#39;s booth at the&nbsp;MD&amp;M/ATX West Show.&nbsp;</p> Proto Labs Announces Services for Rapid Insert Molding http://machinedesign.com/news/proto-labs-announces-services-rapid-insert-molding <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Proto Labs Inc., a quick-turn manufacturer that offers a range of insert molding services, is featuring its new insert-molding service at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim in booth #3415. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/proto-labs-announces-services-rapid-insert-molding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/proto-labs-announces-services-rapid-insert-molding#comments News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:26:00 +0000 69591 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A turn knob&nbsp;from Proto Labs shows a metal insert with a thermoplastic molded part.&nbsp;</p>