News http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8218/more en 3D-Printing Material Lightens Racecar Load http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-material-lightens-racecar-load <div class="field-deck"> “How can we make this racecar fast, while using less power to move it?” A DeltaWing team found answers by tapping into a new resource. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The success of a high-performance 3D material in a fully functional racecar opens new doors to innovation in the automotive industry and in developing 3D-printing and SLS methods. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-material-lightens-racecar-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-material-lightens-racecar-load#comments 3D Printing Automotive News Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:24:00 +0000 47821 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A&nbsp;3-D printed&nbsp;intake manifold for a&nbsp;DeltaWing&nbsp;race&nbsp;car&nbsp;was made out of&nbsp;Windform&nbsp;XT 2.0&nbsp;in order to simplify manufacturing and&nbsp;decrease the weigh of the automobile, all while withstanding high&nbsp;temperatures and pressures of the gearbox oil.&nbsp;</p> Sound Research May Transform the Future of Firefighting http://machinedesign.com/news/sound-research-may-transform-future-firefighting <div class="node-body article-body">Now, two students at George Mason University are applying the power of sound waves via a handheld sound generator to put out fires, with an eye toward eliminating the inconvenience of fire extinguishers and improving fire safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/sound-research-may-transform-future-firefighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/sound-research-may-transform-future-firefighting#comments Technologies News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 47761 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (3/30-4/6) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-330-46 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This&nbsp;gallery features products from&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">surface-mount terminal blocks to&nbsp;auto-darkening welding helmet.&nbsp;</span>We&#39;ve rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-330-46" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-330-46#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Motors/Drives Plastics and Composites Pneumatics Gallery Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:29:00 +0000 47711 at http://machinedesign.com EcoCAR 3 Challenges Students, Industry Partners to Improve Hybrid Cars http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Students, you have a Chevy Malibu and three years to improve its efficiency and emission levels without compromising performance or safety. Focus on hybrid-electric technology. And&hellip; go.</p></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/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/ecocar-3-challenges-students-industry-partners-improve-hybrid-cars#comments Automotive Motors/Drives News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:06:00 +0000 47661 at http://machinedesign.com Cordless Hydraulic Pump Provides Portable Power http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/cordless-hydraulic-pump-provides-portable-power <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The XC-Series cordless pump from Enerpac (<a href="http://www.enerpac.com/" target="_blank">www.enerpac.com</a>), Menomonee Falls, Wisc., uses a one-half horsepower motor powered by a 28-V lithium-ion battery pack to get the performance an electric or pneumatic powered pump with the convenience of a hand pump. It is well-suited to remote locations or cluttered areas where another cord or hose would present a tripping hazard.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/cordless-hydraulic-pump-provides-portable-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/cordless-hydraulic-pump-provides-portable-power#comments What's Inside? Hydraulics Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:12:00 +0000 47441 at http://machinedesign.com Smaller Stainless-Steel Temperature Sensor Fits Almost Any Application http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/smaller-stainless-steel-temperature-sensor-fits-almost-any-application <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/03/turck-sensor.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 595px;" /></p> <p>Advances in technology and manufacturing have let engineers at TURCK (<a href="http://www.turck.us/">www.turck.us</a>), Plymouth, Minn., design and build two new sensors, the EG05K and EH04K, that are only 15.2 mm long and 5 mm or smaller in diameter. This makes them the shortest M4 and M5 sensors on the market and they open new possibilities for machine builders, especially in the metals manufacturing and die stamping industries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/smaller-stainless-steel-temperature-sensor-fits-almost-any-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/smaller-stainless-steel-temperature-sensor-fits-almost-any-application#comments What's Inside? Sensors Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:39:00 +0000 47431 at http://machinedesign.com Dialysis Technology Lifts Off with Aeronautics Software http://machinedesign.com/medical/dialysis-technology-lifts-aeronautics-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Patients with kidney failure depend on dialysis machines to replace most renal functions. A dialysis machine is responsible for filtering creatinine and urea from the blood, and moderating water content to control blood volume.</p> <p>Now, aeronautic software will be used to significantly improve kidney dialysis technology, and no modest bioengineer can shrug off the achievement with &ldquo;it&rsquo;s not rocket science&rdquo; because, well, that&rsquo;s exactly what it is.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/dialysis-technology-lifts-aeronautics-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/dialysis-technology-lifts-aeronautics-software#comments Medical News Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:36:00 +0000 47421 at http://machinedesign.com Peter Vincent/Imperial College London Expanding Collet Chuck Clamps to Minor Diameter of Internal Spline http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/expanding-collet-chuck-clamps-minor-diameter-internal-spline <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The expanding Mandrel Collet Chuck is designed to clamp the minor diameter of an internal spline. This allows the user to machine the internal counter bore, the outside profile, and the face of the work piece. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/expanding-collet-chuck-clamps-minor-diameter-internal-spline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/expanding-collet-chuck-clamps-minor-diameter-internal-spline#comments Products Fasteners Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:31:00 +0000 47241 at http://machinedesign.com Mounting Kits Facilitate Sensing Capabilities in Jaw Travel http://machinedesign.com/sensors/mounting-kits-facilitate-sensing-capabilities-jaw-travel <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mounting kits for Series JC1STP teachable two-position switches are now available as accessories for Series 8400 and 109/191 grippers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/mounting-kits-facilitate-sensing-capabilities-jaw-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/mounting-kits-facilitate-sensing-capabilities-jaw-travel#comments Products Sensors Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:28:00 +0000 47231 at http://machinedesign.com Encoder Duo Comes in 64 Possible Configurations http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pittman’s small-diameter, low-profile E30C and E30D optical incremental encoders are available in 64 different configurations with two or three channels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations#comments Products Motion Control Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 47221 at http://machinedesign.com