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Machine Design is the comprehensive technical resource for mechanical engineers providing the technical essentials of advanced design and manufacturing. Our content team, engineers who have worked in the trenches, provides in-depth, precise technical information on the full spectrum of products, markets and technologies important to this broad audience.

Coverage of both traditional and revolutionary topics is critical to design and manufacturing advancement, from bearings to motors, motion control to IoT and everything in between. From mechanical how-to design features to coverage of the latest products & emerging technologies in manufacturing, no other resource provides in-depth content the way Machine Design does and has for more than 80 years!

Articles & News

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Access to Automation: Apps, Metaverse, and Cobots at Low Cost

April 20, 2023
A range of low-cost robotics and digital automation tools were on display at the igus booth at Hannover Messe 2023.
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Emerson Acquires NI

April 19, 2023
Emerson sees value in merging NI’s test and software products with its automation technology.
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Siemens, IBM Get Their Assets in Order

April 19, 2023
The joint software venture will address engineering and lifecycle management across portfolios.
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Xometry Acquires to Expand Ecommerce

Dec. 13, 2021
The $300 million deal is expected to expand the digital industrial marketplace.
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Manufacturing Supply Chain is Slowly Untangling

Dec. 2, 2021
A small improvement in the November PMI ties in with optimism that supplies are finally improving.
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Intrusion Detection System Defends Vehicles Against Cyberattacks

Nov. 5, 2021
Researchers develop a method for building cyber resiliency into the CAN protocol.

Videos & Resources

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Robotic Delivery System Takes Flight

March 27, 2023
Logistics and medical applications can benefit from Emqopter’s autonomous drone system.
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Ramping Up for Hannover Messe 2023

March 27, 2023
Here’s a look ahead to what you can expect from the world’s largest manufacturing trade show.
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Getting Started in DFMA—And Getting It Right

March 16, 2023
In this Engineering Academy panel, experts will take a look at the biggest challenges companies face when implementing Design for Manufacturing and Assembly.
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Industry Insights

Are Sustainability Engineering Roles in Demand?

March 10, 2023
Iana Aranda, director of Engineering Global Development at ASME, discusses in-demand skills.
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Comfortable in Discomfort: ASME Leader Bolsters Global Sustainability Efforts

March 8, 2023
In her role as a sustainability engineer, Iana Aranda has the responsibility of preparing the engineering workforce for good, social entrepreneurship and cross-sector partnerships...

Addressing Ethernet Connectivity in Industry 4.0 Deployments

June 20, 2022
Analog Devices’ Industrial Ethernet platform solutions are designed to provide device connectivity for a large range of industrial, instrumentation, and other equipment.


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Content Director, Machine Design

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Senior Editor

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Senior Editor, Machine Design

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Advanced Chip Technology Enhances Lidar Sensor Capabilities @ Power & Motion

Oct. 21, 2022
Ouster’s new CMOS chip provides better signal processing to improve range detection in its digital lidar sensors.
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Lidar Enters the Digital Age @ Power & Motion

Oct. 21, 2022
The transition from analog to digital lidar sensor technology brings a range of benefits for autonomous systems.
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First-Time Authors Lean Into Transformative Manufacturing Principles

June 17, 2022
Shannon Karels and Kathy Miller share lessons from their extensive leadership experience.

Software Integrates, Contextualizes, and Governs Diverse IT and OT Metadata

June 10, 2022
Element Unify is enterprise software that brings IT and OT teams together on a single software solution. This allows IT and OT teams to work collaboratively to build rich data...
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Digital Solution Precisely Monitors Compressed-Air Flow in Real-Time

June 10, 2022
AVENTICS pneumatic sensors and IIoT-enabled software architecture from Emerson can precisely monitor compressed-air flow in real-time to identify leaks, optimize pneumatic processes...
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Striving for a Safer Lithium Battery

March 25, 2022
Liquid electrolyte, solid electrolyte, or a combination of the two: Which is safest?

Video Insights: Leading Through Uncertainty

Oct. 22, 2021
Ellen Kullman, CEO of Carbon, talks about leading in difficult times and fostering opportunities for women.
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Industry Insights

WISE Chats

Oct. 22, 2021
Machine Design's Rehana Begg talks with women in science and engineering (WISE).
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Video Insights: A "WISE" Journey through Engineering

Oct. 19, 2021
Rehana Begg talks with Calicia Johnson, production facilities strategy and development manager at Chevron