3D Printing & CAD
AUTOMATION & IIOT
Why Tubing Trumps Piping
Designing Models That Can be Built
Shaft Keys 101
Dennis G. Berg
Keeping Enclosures Cool
Are You a Machine Design Master?
Industrial Connectivity Basics
Avago August 2013 Pop Quiz
Avago Pop Quiz
Avago Pop Quiz
The Benefits of Gearboxes — and When to Pick Integrated Gearmotors
Gears help engineers reduce motor-drive costs, simplify tuning, and boost efficiency.
Designing with Galfenol
New magnetostrictive material captures minute amounts of energy from vibrations and other physical phenomena to make possible new kinds of energy-harvesting schemes
Standardized gears and motors keep agricultural conveyors moving
Conveyors on machines called pilers use motors with planetary gearheads plus other mechanical design features to boost reliability and standardize one beet-sugar company’s drives...
Spool changer gets automated
Sixto Erik Moralez
New automated coilers swap spools without stopping or even slowing. Controls handle two spindle servos that wind product plus three more for associated motion tasks
Rotary actuators keep a level playing field
Looking Back 4/11/2013
Wind power without wind turbines
Looking Back 3/21/2013
First electric tiltrotor makes public debut
Electric-powered aerial drones are on the drawing board. A new prototype by AgustaWestland shows some of the thinking that goes into these ideas.
Drones come down to Earth: UGVs and driverless vehicles a reality
Autonomous haul trucks that drive themselves offer a glimpse at the future of mining.
Machine vision boosts productivity on bottling line
Machine vision in larger automated systems improves productivity, increases throughput, and eliminates human error in myriad global industries.
Your first e-vehicle could be an e-bike
A speedy pace of innovation could make electric motorcycles and scooters more viable for consumers than electric four wheelers.
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