Neutron diffraction uncovers largest single gold crystal

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Posted in Materials

Light makes oxide magnetic, for a while

Exposing a piece of strontium titanate (SrTiO3) to circularly polarized light makes it magnetic, and the magnetism lasts several hours before tapering off.

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Basics of Ball Screw Linear Actuators

Sponsored by NB Corporation

One of the most commonly used linear actuators is the ball screw. It can be found in packaging and office equipment, factories for making Read more ›
Posted in Basics of Design, Linear Motion

Hydraulic Cylinders Get an Upgrade

Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin Corp. recently announced three engineering enhancements to its hydraulic cylinders that should lengthen operating life, lower costs, cut weight, and enhance overall performance Read more ›
Posted in Hydraulics

Rotary Unions

Sponsored by Deublin

What is a rotary union? Where are they used? Do they have only a single inlet and outlet? What are some important factors when selecting a rotary Read more ›
Posted in Design FAQs, Hydraulics

3D printer review: Afinia H-Series makes great parts, despite software

Machine Design engineers recently tested a desktop 3D printer, the Afinia H-Series. We found that its software interface is unintuitive, but that the printer makes quality plastic parts.

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When Flexible Cable Doesn’t Flex for Long

It’s easy to get confused by terms thrown around for cables meant to last a long time on moving, automated machinery.

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Posted in Cables, Connectors, Enclosures

An Off-Roading Helicopter Takes Off

The Black Knight Transformer, an off-road vehicle that can take-off and fly like a helicopter, successfully completed initial flight tests, according to its developer, Advanced Tactics Inc., El Segundo, Read more ›

Posted in Automotive, Defense, Technologies

Eliminate Lubrication, Vibration and Noise From Your Gearing

Sponsored by Intech

Of all the technologies driving advances in medical imaging, motion components may not seem all that important. Yet gears, rollers and

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Powercore Bearings Reduce Noise & Stop Sliding Door Failures

Sponsored by Intech

Sliding door rollers tend to be minor component in the context of expensive architectural, industrial, transportation, and medical systems, so

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Posted in Motion Control, White Papers

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LSF Design Engineering lives up to its reputation for being a top-notch firm to develop optimized structural designs. We gave LSF an aggressive challenge to reduce weight in our system and they delivered.LSF was the most economical choice among our select list of vendors and each member of the LSF team was highly responsive throughout the entire process. Whenever an obstacle was encountered in the process, LSF was right on it to solve the issue and get to the end goal. In all my 25 years of product development experience, I have never found a more nimble company in the field of structural design and analysis.

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