Machine Design magazine for December 2013 edition has been released. You can read latest news on machine engineering, applications, in-depth technical information, new products and vendor information. Here are featured articles for this month.
New standard for 3D Model Files
A recently finalized military standard could usher in the day when a single all-inclusive electronic file replaces part drawings, manuals, manufacturing data, and inspection documents.
The difference between Cartesian, six-axis, and SCARA robots
Robots automate high-volume manufacturing lines as well as small-scale operations. Here’s how Cartesian robots compare with the other two types of robots.
Heavy-Duty Housing Protects Bearings
Engineers at The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, have designed a bearing housing, the spherical roller bearing (SRB) solid-block housing, for process equipment and bulk-material-handling machinery operating in environments where impacts, shaft misalignments, and contamination are common.
Impact Cradle Protects Conveyors
The Rollers, frames, and belts of a conveyor system used to transport heavy materials in the mining industry are often damaged, especially components located beneath the conveyor’s area where loads are dumped.
Hybrid aircraft proves gas/electric flight is practical
The DA36 E-Star is the first aircraft to use electric power from a generator driven by a small gas engine. The two-seat, prop-driven plane’s serial-electric hybrid drive lets the aircraft take off quietly and cuts fuel consumption and emissions by up to 25%.
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