Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en Elastomers Prepare OEMs for Growth in the Medical-Device Industry http://machinedesign.com/medical/elastomers-prepare-oems-growth-medical-device-industry <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dow Corning introduces its latest biomedical-grade liquid silicone rubber materials in its Silastic Q7-78XX series. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/elastomers-prepare-oems-growth-medical-device-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/elastomers-prepare-oems-growth-medical-device-industry#comments Medical Materials Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:21:00 +0000 57271 at http://machinedesign.com Think About Coatings Up Front http://machinedesign.com/materials/think-about-coatings-front <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by General Magnaplate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Too often the coating of parts is an afterthought for design engineers. Rather than being a part of the discussion in the early stages of design, designers try to solve...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/think-about-coatings-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/think-about-coatings-front#comments White Papers Materials Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:51:00 +0000 56361 at http://machinedesign.com Nanotechnology in Manufacturing: The Future is Now (Part 1) http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">How close is the Nanoscale industrial revolution? The following gallery highlights the work of five DARPA- funded projects aimed at advancing manufacturing techniques in nanotechnology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1#comments Defense Medical Robotics Semiconductor Materials Sensors News Gallery Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:11:00 +0000 56091 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Types of Wear? http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-types-wear <div class="field-deck"> Find out the key factors in reducing wear that leads to costly damage to machinery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Find out the key factors in reducing wear that leads to costly damage to machinery. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-types-wear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-types-wear#comments What's the Difference Between... Materials Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:32:00 +0000 55351 at http://machinedesign.com Bringing 3D Printing Home—to Actual Homes http://machinedesign.com/blog/bringing-3d-printing-home-actual-homes <div class="node-body blog-body">3D printing is moving into more industries and has been try to get traction industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/efficient-engineering">Efficient Engineering </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/bringing-3d-printing-home-actual-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/bringing-3d-printing-home-actual-homes#comments 3D Printing Materials Efficient Engineering Wed, 13 Jan 2016 20:53:00 +0000 55311 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Tips and Techniques 5: Prosthetics—the True HMIs http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-tips-and-techniques-5-prosthetics-true-hmis <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Erenstone, Create Prosthetics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">e-Nable and 3D printed prosthetics sounds great, but there are a few tips presented here that can make huge impacts on those who are to use them regularly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-tips-and-techniques-5-prosthetics-true-hmis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-tips-and-techniques-5-prosthetics-true-hmis#comments 3D Printing Medical Materials Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:28:00 +0000 55291 at http://machinedesign.com 8 Tips for Lowering the Cost of Steel in Your Designs http://machinedesign.com/materials/8-tips-lowering-cost-steel-your-designs <div class="node-body article-body">Here are eight tips that can lead to stronger, lighter, and less expensive steel parts and products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/8-tips-lowering-cost-steel-your-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/8-tips-lowering-cost-steel-your-designs#comments Materials Metals Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:10:00 +0000 55281 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Beam Diagrams? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-beam-diagrams <div class="field-deck"> Let’s examine some classic examples of beam diagrams and how they react in shear and bending. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article examines some classic examples of beam diagrams and how they react in shear and bending.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-beam-diagrams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-beam-diagrams#comments What's the Difference Between... Materials Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:24:00 +0000 55131 at http://machinedesign.com Engineered Tissue Generates Its Own Capillaries http://machinedesign.com/medical/engineered-tissue-generates-its-own-capillaries <div class="node-body article-body">Vascularization is critical for the sustainability of tissue grown in vitro. This 3D-printer bio-ink creates its own vasculature after the tissue is printed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/engineered-tissue-generates-its-own-capillaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/engineered-tissue-generates-its-own-capillaries#comments 3D Printing Medical Materials News Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:54:00 +0000 55051 at http://machinedesign.com <p>As blood is run through the artificial lumen laid down in the cell matrix, growth factors trigger endothelial stem cells (shown in red) to differentiate into vascular endothelial cells, generating capillaries for perfusion to all cells within the tissue.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Fluorescent Proteins Stimulate Action-Potential Mapping between Neurons http://machinedesign.com/news/fluorescent-proteins-stimulate-action-potential-mapping-between-neurons <div class="node-body article-body">The protein biosensors were tested in the brains of mice and implemented in the cells through the use of a virus. A surprising characteristic of the technique was its ability to read voltage drops generated by different sub-compartments of neurons such as individual dendrites. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/fluorescent-proteins-stimulate-action-potential-mapping-between-neurons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/fluorescent-proteins-stimulate-action-potential-mapping-between-neurons#comments Medical Materials Sensors News Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:19:00 +0000 55041 at http://machinedesign.com <p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Yiyong">Yiyong</span>&nbsp;Gong is the first author of the Duke&nbsp;publication in&nbsp;<em>Science</em>&nbsp;describing his team&#39;s work with&nbsp;protein sensors on individual neurons.&nbsp;</p>