Metals http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8236/more en Gallery: Nine complex powder-metal designs http://machinedesign.com/metals/gallery-nine-complex-powder-metal-designs <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. These awards were presented during the 2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, which is run by the Metal Powder Industries Federation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/gallery-nine-complex-powder-metal-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/gallery-nine-complex-powder-metal-designs#comments Metals Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 39801 at http://machinedesign.com Five Cost-Cutting Powder-Metal Part Designs http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs <div class="field-deck"> Can’t decide between machining and 3D printing? Powder-metallurgy techniques might be your answer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deciding between machining and 3D printing may point you to powder-metallurgy processes. Powder metal parts are complex so they cut weight, yet they can be produced in large quantities and have proven higher strength and quality over 3D-printed parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/five-cost-cutting-powder-metal-part-designs#comments Automotive Medical Metals Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 39461 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printing Goes Big-Time for Small Production Runs http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Increasingly sophisticated 3D printers and materials are changing industries by letting OEMs make end-use plastic parts on demand, before traditional tooling gets set up. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers worldwide use additive manufacturing to build prototypes, but now 3D printing is finding use in short-run manufacturing for plastic production parts made in small to medium quantities where traditional tooling isn’t up to speed.</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/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-goes-big-time-small-production-runs#comments 3D Printing Metals Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:49:00 +0000 39241 at http://machinedesign.com Making Alloys More Like Bamboo to Increase their Strength http://machinedesign.com/metals/making-alloys-more-bamboo-increase-their-strength <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers are making alloys more like bamboo to increase their strength.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/making-alloys-more-bamboo-increase-their-strength" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/making-alloys-more-bamboo-increase-their-strength#comments Metals Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:06:00 +0000 39191 at http://machinedesign.com Injection Molding Design Guide--The Applications and Technologies of Injection Molding http://machinedesign.com/cad/injection-molding-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-injection-molding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Quickparts Solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how to effectively design your files to optimize performance of our Injection Molding process. Injection Mold Tooling is</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/injection-molding-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-injection-molding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/injection-molding-design-guide-applications-and-technologies-injection-molding#comments CAD White Papers Metals Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:29:00 +0000 38991 at http://machinedesign.com Bearing Failures Cause Serious Problems for Wind Turbines — but There Are Solutions http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/bearing-failures-cause-serious-problems-wind-turbines-there-are-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Rob Budny, President, RBB Engineering, Petaluma, Calif. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Gearbox failures are an issue in the wind industry, but OEMs are using new approaches for testing, manufacturing, design, and operations to improve turbine reliability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the cause is under debate, there are known and proven steps to reduce the likelihood of failures caused by bearing inner-ring failures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/bearing-failures-cause-serious-problems-wind-turbines-there-are-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/bearing-failures-cause-serious-problems-wind-turbines-there-are-solutions#comments Sustainable Engineering Mechanical Drives Metals News Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:42:00 +0000 38801 at http://machinedesign.com 2014-2015 Calendar of materials events http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events <div class="node-body blog-body">It all starts with materials. Here's a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events#comments composites exhibits expo papers plastics speakers tradeshow Materials Metals Plastics and Composites Community Material World Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:36:00 +0000 36181 at http://machinedesign.com <p>It all starts with materials. Here&#39;s a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.</p> Aluminum-powder DMLS-printed part finishes race first http://machinedesign.com/metals/aluminum-powder-dmls-printed-part-finishes-race-first <div class="field-deck"> Young engineers from Rennteam Uni Stuttgart use 3D printing to win the Formula Student Germany racing series. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Young engineers from Rennteam Uni Stuttgart use 3D printing to win the Formula Student Germany racing series.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/aluminum-powder-dmls-printed-part-finishes-race-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/aluminum-powder-dmls-printed-part-finishes-race-first#comments 3D Printing Materials Metals Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 35181 at http://machinedesign.com Fatigue in welded-steel structures http://machinedesign.com/metals/fatigue-welded-steel-structures <div class="field-byline"> Todd Palmer, Engineering Group Leader, Taylor Machine Works, Louisville, Miss. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are some basic principles and methods for predicting the durability of welded structures that bear fluctuating loads. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For engineers who design welded-steel structures subject to dynamic loading, fatigue life is normally a top priority. Whether welding together a few relatively simple parts or fabricating large, complex structures, weld fatigue is likely to be the most-common failure mode if the part or structure is subjected to fluctuating stresses.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/fatigue-welded-steel-structures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/fatigue-welded-steel-structures#comments Metals Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:38:00 +0000 35151 at http://machinedesign.com Photochemical Machining http://machinedesign.com/metals/photochemical-machining <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Photofabrication Engineering Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is photochemical machining? What kind of features can be photochemically machined? What materials</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/photochemical-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/photochemical-machining#comments Design FAQs Materials Metals Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:48:00 +0000 34441 at http://machinedesign.com