Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en Design Low-Cost Actuators for Harsh Environments http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments <div class="field-byline"> Tom Baric, Parker Hannifin Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One way to adjust a motion-control system to fit a certain application is by incorporating a proper blend of actuators that meet high performance and environmental standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments#comments Linear Motion Materials Motion Control Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:30:00 +0000 49901 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Design: Quality STL Files for Laser Sintering http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover our industry-leading machine capacity and full suite of traditional and advanced manufacturing services to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 49731 at http://machinedesign.com Diaper Compound Boosts Power of Microscopes http://machinedesign.com/materials/diaper-compound-boosts-power-microscopes <div class="node-body article-body">Getting biological samples to absorb water makes details larger and easier to see with a microscope.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/diaper-compound-boosts-power-microscopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/diaper-compound-boosts-power-microscopes#comments Medical Materials Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:17:00 +0000 49611 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The expanded&nbsp;neurons from the hippocampus&nbsp;are on the right. They are more easily observed than the original condensed neurons on the left.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Fei Chen and Paul Tillberg of MIT. The Build or Buy Decision: When to Outsource Electro-Mechanical Subassemblies http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/build-or-buy-decision-when-outsource-electro-mechanical-subassemblies <div class="field-byline"> Skip Sullivan,Electro-Prep </div> <div class="field-deck"> Successful outsourcing is dependent upon the right timing and a thorough knowledge of a company’s core competencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to keep up with increasing demand, cost effectiveness, and reduced infrastructure has spurred the trend toward outsourcing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/build-or-buy-decision-when-outsource-electro-mechanical-subassemblies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/build-or-buy-decision-when-outsource-electro-mechanical-subassemblies#comments Manufacturing Equipment Materials Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:52:00 +0000 49521 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Building electrical boxes can sometimes be outsourced within the U.S. to help save company resources.</p> U.S. Exports and Imports of Fasteners Spike http://machinedesign.com/materials/us-exports-and-imports-fasteners-spike <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After shrinking in February, imports and exports of iron and steel fasteners jumped in March as Asian imports rebounded, according to figures from Zepol Corp.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/us-exports-and-imports-fasteners-spike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/us-exports-and-imports-fasteners-spike#comments Materials Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:52:00 +0000 49501 at http://machinedesign.com What's Going On with Electronic Waste? http://machinedesign.com/materials/whats-going-electronic-waste <div class="node-body article-body">We take a look at the scope of the e-waste industry--from where it comes from, to where it goes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/whats-going-electronic-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/whats-going-electronic-waste#comments Sustainable Engineering Materials Thu, 28 May 2015 13:49:00 +0000 49171 at http://machinedesign.com United Nations University E-waste Monitor Aluminum-Anode Battery Can Recharge in One Minute http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute <div class="field-deck"> Aluminum battery protoype can be quickly recharged again and again </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Economically and environmentally friendly, you will be surprised at this battery's potential.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Materials News Mon, 18 May 2015 20:53:00 +0000 48891 at http://machinedesign.com Thermal Interface Materials (TIM) http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bergquist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are my options for Thermal Interface Materials (TIM)? Why should I consider liquid TIM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim#comments Design FAQs Materials Fri, 15 May 2015 15:50:00 +0000 48771 at http://machinedesign.com How to Select a Modular Enclosure http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the benefits of having a modular enclosure? How important is material selection? What industries use...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure#comments Design FAQs Materials Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 48181 at http://machinedesign.com Solar-Powered Rocket Ships Look to Revolutionize Space Travel http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel <div class="node-body article-body">Solar panels are looking good on rooftops, but NASA will soon use the renewable resource to power rocket ships. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel#comments Energy Materials News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:31:00 +0000 48161 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Artist&#39;s rendition of a SEP spacecraft expected to launch within the next ten years. <em>Photo courtesy of NASA</em></p>