Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en Basics of Thermal Expansion http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-thermal-expansion <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bishop Wisecarver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most materials contract when they are cooled and expand as they are heated, but how much will this affect</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-thermal-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-thermal-expansion#comments Basics of Design Materials Motion Control Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:04:00 +0000 70021 at http://machinedesign.com High Performance Plastic Materials Guide http://machinedesign.com/plastics-and-composites/high-performance-plastic-materials-guide <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Craftech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With so many plastic materials on the market, how can you chose the best grade for your application? This guide includes...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/plastics-and-composites/high-performance-plastic-materials-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/plastics-and-composites/high-performance-plastic-materials-guide#comments White Papers Materials Plastics and Composites Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:30:00 +0000 66541 at http://machinedesign.com 5 High Performance Plastics for the Semiconductor Industry http://machinedesign.com/plastics-and-composites/5-high-performance-plastics-semiconductor-industry <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Craftech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High performance plastics play a vital role in the semiconductor industry because of their special...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/plastics-and-composites/5-high-performance-plastics-semiconductor-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/plastics-and-composites/5-high-performance-plastics-semiconductor-industry#comments White Papers Semiconductor Materials Plastics and Composites Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:39:00 +0000 66531 at http://machinedesign.com A Guide to Plastics Engineered for Strength http://machinedesign.com/plastics-and-composites/guide-plastics-engineered-strength <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Craftech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking for a strong engineering plastic? 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Our guide provides an</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/caps-plugs-application-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/caps-plugs-application-guide#comments White Papers Hydraulics Materials Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:17:00 +0000 68281 at http://machinedesign.com Interview: Printed Copper Inks Now Available for Conductive Patterns http://machinedesign.com/materials/interview-printed-copper-inks-now-available-conductive-patterns <div class="field-deck"> PV Nano Cell's Fernando de la Vega talks with Machine Design about how copper-based inks stack up against their silver counterparts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PV Nano Cell's Fernando de la Vega talks with Machine Design about how copper-based inks stack up against their silver counterparts.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/interview-printed-copper-inks-now-available-conductive-patterns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/interview-printed-copper-inks-now-available-conductive-patterns#comments Materials Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:16:00 +0000 70891 at http://machinedesign.com Cutting Design-to-Market Risks - A New Paradigm for Rapid Prototyping http://machinedesign.com/cutting-design-market-risks-new-paradigm-rapid-prototyping <div class="node-body page-body">Companies are all under pressure to deliver products to market faster. Empowering professional designers; shrinking lead times; unleashing creativity. Those are the demands</div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cutting-design-market-risks-new-paradigm-rapid-prototyping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Webinars Materials Metals Plastics and Composites Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:42:38 +0000 70841 at http://machinedesign.com The Benefits of Using CNC Aluminum and 3D Injection Molding http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/benefits-using-cnc-aluminum-and-3d-injection-molding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For short production runs and prototyping, it is cost effective to use 3D printed molds or CNC aluminum molds versus</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/benefits-using-cnc-aluminum-and-3d-injection-molding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/benefits-using-cnc-aluminum-and-3d-injection-molding#comments 3D Printing Design FAQs Materials Metals Plastics and Composites Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:37:00 +0000 70591 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting the Right 3D Printing Process and Material http://machinedesign.com/selecting-right-3d-printing-process-and-material <div class="node-body page-body">Having a better understanding about industrial 3D printing can help minimize risk and questions about what</div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/selecting-right-3d-printing-process-and-material" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Webinars Materials Metals Plastics and Composites Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:59:07 +0000 70491 at http://machinedesign.com Choosing Materials for Test and Production Fixtures http://machinedesign.com/materials/choosing-materials-test-and-production-fixtures <div class="field-byline"> Cabe Atwell </div> <div class="field-deck"> What types of materials do you keep on hand for projects? Here is a selection made up of easy-to-work-with, strong, and inexpensive materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article is full of advice from my engineering experiences devising and constructing fixtures and test equipment for research and production. Perhaps in your position, you are called on less frequently or maybe not at all...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/choosing-materials-test-and-production-fixtures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/choosing-materials-test-and-production-fixtures#comments Materials Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:14:00 +0000 70221 at http://machinedesign.com