News http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8218/more en Researchers Uncover Source of Ball-Screw Noise http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/researchers-uncover-source-ball-screw-noise <div class="node-body article-body">Ball-screw drives have long been considered noisy by definition. Companies that buy and use them are increasingly requiring that their machine tools operate more quietly to improve the work environment by reducing noise levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/researchers-uncover-source-ball-screw-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/researchers-uncover-source-ball-screw-noise#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures News Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:35:00 +0000 51461 at http://machinedesign.com Free Simulation Software Available to Students Worldwide http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/free-simulation-software-available-students-worldwide <div class="node-body article-body">ANSYS latest contribution to STEM education offers a range of standard simulation programs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/free-simulation-software-available-students-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/free-simulation-software-available-students-worldwide#comments FEA and Simulation News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:17:00 +0000 51391 at http://machinedesign.com Photo courtesy of Thinkstock New NREL Report Explores How Cities Make Energy-Related Decisions http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/new-nrel-report-explores-how-cities-make-energy-related-decisions <div class="node-body gallery-body">What steps do cities take to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/new-nrel-report-explores-how-cities-make-energy-related-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/new-nrel-report-explores-how-cities-make-energy-related-decisions#comments Sustainable Engineering News Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:04:00 +0000 51171 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (8/24-8/31) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design's newest Products of the Week gallery features compact XY Stages, control knobs, and absolute-position rotary encoders, along with other technologies on the market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Fasteners Motion Control Motors/Drives Pneumatics Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 51321 at http://machinedesign.com Aircraft Ball Bearing Achieves 4 Million Millimeters Per Minute http://machinedesign.com/bearings/aircraft-ball-bearing-achieves-4-million-millimeters-minute <div class="node-body article-body">The new bearing falls in line with the push for greater aircraft-engine efficiency over the next two decades, as environmental and climate-protection legislation imposes stricter engine requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/aircraft-ball-bearing-achieves-4-million-millimeters-minute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/aircraft-ball-bearing-achieves-4-million-millimeters-minute#comments Bearings Sustainable Engineering News Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:04:00 +0000 51311 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing of Airway Tissue Advances Research Capabilities http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-airway-tissue-advances-research-capabilities <div class="node-body article-body">A single 3D-printer head prints complex tissue with a customized phenotype for pharmaceutical testing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-airway-tissue-advances-research-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-airway-tissue-advances-research-capabilities#comments 3D Printing Medical Sustainable Engineering News Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:48:00 +0000 51111 at http://machinedesign.com Public Lends a 3D-Printed Hand to Disabled Children http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/public-lends-3d-printed-hand-disabled-children <div class="node-body gallery-body">More than 3600 e-Nable volunteers are helping to 3D print prosthetic hands for children that need them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/public-lends-3d-printed-hand-disabled-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/public-lends-3d-printed-hand-disabled-children#comments 3D Printing Medical Robotics News Markets Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:49:00 +0000 51081 at http://machinedesign.com Intuitive HMI Facilitates Grinder Control http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/intuitive-hmi-facilitates-grinder-control <div class="node-body article-body">A custom programmable logic controller (PLC) with an intuitive human-machine interface (HMI) simplifies the operation of heavy-duty Landis centerless grinders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/intuitive-hmi-facilitates-grinder-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/intuitive-hmi-facilitates-grinder-control#comments Technologies Manufacturing Equipment News Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:06:00 +0000 51071 at http://machinedesign.com <p>1. The Landis centerless grinding machine is retrofitted with a new Flexium CNC system from NUM.</p> Machine Design’s Products of the Week (8/10-8/17) http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-810-817 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Machine Design&#39;s Products of the Week range from contactless rotary sensors&nbsp;, to&nbsp;water-leak-detection fluorescent dye&nbsp;. Don&#39;t&nbsp;miss out&nbsp;on these products that may hold the key to improving your business or products.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-810-817#comments Products Fasteners Hydraulics IoT Sensors Temperature Sensors Gallery Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:18:00 +0000 51061 at http://machinedesign.com Pushing the Boundaries of Drones in Space http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pushing-boundaries-drones-space <div class="node-body article-body">NASA hires Energid to implement dexterous arms on International Space Station drones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pushing-boundaries-drones-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pushing-boundaries-drones-space#comments Robotics News Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 50991 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Robai&#39;s&nbsp;Cyton&nbsp;Gamma&nbsp;1500 leverages Energid&#39;s Actin software to control seven degrees of motion. Drones on the ISS will use similar, lighter arms with Actin Software.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Robai