Technologies http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8221/more en High-Rise Chips Avoid Conventional IC Limitations http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations <div class="node-body article-body">An engineering team at Stanford University has devised a way to improve computer chips by making them taller. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/high-rise-chips-avoid-conventional-ic-limitations#comments Embedded Semiconductor News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:26:00 +0000 45261 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Builds Custom Track Shoes http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and shoe designers at New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc. are using 3D printing to make shoes for elite runners (professionals and Olympians) in hopes of improving their performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-builds-custom-track-shoes#comments 3D Printing News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:16:00 +0000 45251 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Designers at New Balance use 3D printing to give elite runners customized spike plates, the portion of the bottom of the shoe that uses spike patterns to give them more traction as they run.</p> Electric Simulation Table Features 8 Degrees of Freedom http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For use in fluid tank tests, Moog has released an 8 DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Electric Simulation table, which features a 2 DOF tilt table for capturing events that require larger angular motions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom#comments Products Motion Control Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:48:00 +0000 45201 at http://machinedesign.com Large Radial Piston Pump Designed for Open-Circuit Systems http://machinedesign.com/products/large-radial-piston-pump-designed-open-circuit-systems <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest in Moog’s RKP series, the RKP 250 is the company’s largest radial piston pump for industrial applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/large-radial-piston-pump-designed-open-circuit-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/large-radial-piston-pump-designed-open-circuit-systems#comments Products Motion Control Motors/Drives Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:37:00 +0000 45191 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Gauge, Absolute, Differential, and Sealed Pressure? http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure <div class="field-byline"> Kyle Horsman, Product Specialist, Turck Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A concise primer on pressure and units used to measure it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise primer on pressure and units used to measure it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure#comments Engineering Essentials Hydraulics Pneumatics Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:25:00 +0000 45171 at http://machinedesign.com Summit Next-Generation Supercomputer http://machinedesign.com/summit-next-generation-supercomputer <div class="node-body link-body">Supercomputers like Summit, the one ORNL will get in 2017, let researchers address challenging problems, such as recreating shear-wave perturbations inside the Earth due to seismic activity. It will have at least five times the performance of Titan, the largest supercomputer currently housed at ORNL.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Summit.jpg?1418318599" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/summit-next-generation-supercomputer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Embedded Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:22:00 +0000 45161 at http://machinedesign.com Orion Mockup Wired for Data During Splashdown Tests http://machinedesign.com/news/orion-mockup-wired-data-during-splashdown-tests <div class="node-body article-body">NASA’s first test flight and splashdown of an Orion space capsule went well, thanks to three years of testing and simulated splashdowns of a realistic mockup in the agency’s Hydro Impact Basin at its Langley Research Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/orion-mockup-wired-data-during-splashdown-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/orion-mockup-wired-data-during-splashdown-tests#comments Technologies News Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:24:00 +0000 45131 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A mockup of NASA&rsquo;s Orion space capsule was drop tested from a variety of heights, speeds, and angles to determine the estimated vertical and horizontal velocities it will be going when it parachutes into the ocean. Data recorders monitored a wide variety of parameters to ensure the spacecraft would withstand the stresses of impact with the water.</p> Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Liquid Silicone Rubber http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is Liquid Silicone Rubber? Why use this material in your application? What are some application examples? Are there any drawbacks to LSR?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber#comments Design FAQs Materials Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:18:00 +0000 45121 at http://machinedesign.com Direct Tension HuckBolts vs. Vibration http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Alcoa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How are HuckBolts different from other bolts and nuts? What gives a HuckBolt the highest degree of vibration resistance? How are HuckBolt</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/direct-tension-huckbolts-vs-vibration#comments Design FAQs Fasteners Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:46:00 +0000 45111 at http://machinedesign.com PDR: Corvette’s Riskiest Option? http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option <div class="field-deck"> The Performance Data Recorder (PDR) seems like it might tempt some Corvette owners to push themselves dangerously past their driving limits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Corvette is another sweet-looking sports car in a long line of well-engineered and iconic roadsters. It’s chock full of high-tech features and well-thought-out options. But one option, the Performance Data Recorder (PDR), seems like it might tempt some Corvette owners...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/editorial-comment/pdr-corvette-s-riskiest-option#comments Editorial Comment Motors/Drives Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:51:00 +0000 45081 at http://machinedesign.com