Linear Motion http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8233/more en How to Make Your Robots Move http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/how-make-your-robots-move <div class="field-byline"> Rick Wood and Alex Bonaire </div> <div class="field-deck"> To get the most mileage of out your robot, add the dimension of mobility by incorporating a linear seventh axis. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To get the most mileage of out your robot, add the dimension of mobility by incorporating a linear seventh axis.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/how-make-your-robots-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/how-make-your-robots-move#comments Linear Motion Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:49:00 +0000 70831 at http://machinedesign.com Safety Design Considerations Inclined Actuator http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/safety-design-considerations-inclined-actuator <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linear actuators that are used in inclined travel applications require more</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/safety-design-considerations-inclined-actuator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/safety-design-considerations-inclined-actuator#comments White Papers Linear Motion Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:09:00 +0000 69011 at http://machinedesign.com Effects of Friction on Linear Guide System Performance http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/effects-friction-linear-guide-system-performance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Friction is a force that can greatly affect the way a</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/effects-friction-linear-guide-system-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/effects-friction-linear-guide-system-performance#comments Linear Motion Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:42:00 +0000 68991 at http://machinedesign.com High-Load Ball Screw Actuator http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/high-load-ball-screw-actuator <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This paper spells out the affect of design on capacity, precision and...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/high-load-ball-screw-actuator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/high-load-ball-screw-actuator#comments White Papers Linear Motion Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:08:00 +0000 48731 at http://machinedesign.com Ball Splines Eliminate Backlash http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/ball-splines-eliminate-backlash <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ball splines are special motion control elements, which can transmit or resist torque and linear motion simultaneously.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/ball-splines-eliminate-backlash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/ball-splines-eliminate-backlash#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:04:00 +0000 51811 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 Explore lead screw options with this new tech guide http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/explore-lead-screw-options-new-tech-guide <div class="node-body article-body">Discover differences between common types of lead screw technology, including wear rate, lead screw nut options, and more.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/explore-lead-screw-options-new-tech-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/explore-lead-screw-options-new-tech-guide#comments Linear Motion Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:10:00 +0000 69431 at http://machinedesign.com FAQs on Medical Springs http://machinedesign.com/springs/faqs-medical-springs <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Economy Spring </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What applications in medical devices require springs? What are the proper</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/springs/faqs-medical-springs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/springs/faqs-medical-springs#comments Design FAQs Linear Motion Springs Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:07:00 +0000 69181 at http://machinedesign.com FAQs on Aerospace Springs http://machinedesign.com/springs/faqs-aerospace-springs <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Atlantic Spring </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What aerospace applications require springs? 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