Sunstone now offers a stencils services for PCB fabrication

Al Secchi, Customer Service Manager at Sunstone Circuits, talks with Joe Gorse about Sunstone’s latest integrated PCB fabrication offering of stencils which bring designers one step closer to manufacturing processes during prototyping and removes some elements of human error in hand-soldering.

CUI releases 720 W, quarter brick, wide input, dc-dc power converter with leading 445 W/in^3 power density

CUI releases Solus Power Topology, a part of the Novum Advanced Power product line, which is a 720 W quarter brick dc-dc converter with 36-60 Vdc input, 12 Vdc output (with plans to extend in the future), and an industry leading 445 W/in^3 power density. Jeff Smoot, VP of Engineering at CUI, and Joe Gorse,

More details on the newest FDM printer from Stratasys

Stratasys introduced a smaller FDM machine to its product line. I was very intrigued with its size and wanted to learn more about why Stratasys created this product. I interviewed product manager Mary Stanley and we discussed the direction of additive manufacturing and the niche the new Fortus 250mc line will play.  Take a listen.

Key features of AMF, the replacement file format for STL

In an interview with Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor of Design World magazine and Editor of Make Parts Fast, Professor Hod Lipson of Cornell University discusses some of the key features of the new additive manufacturing file format, which can be used instead of STL.

The new additive manufacturing file format replacement for STL

In an interview with Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor of Design World magazine and Editor of Make Parts Fast, Professor Hod Lipson of Cornell University, discusses why the development of AMF is necessary.

What’s lacking when working with 3D printers in education

The drawbacks of appealing to the “Maker” market

Materialise comments on how to grow the AM market

Bertrand Sicot at SolidWorks’ Helm

Bertrand Sicot, SolidWorks’ new president and CEO, discusses long and term goals for the company, upcoming new technology, and trends in the 3D CAD arena.

IFPE ’11 Conference Preview 6 of 6

In the final installment of this series, Design World’s Editorial Director Paul Heney chats with Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ John McLaughlin about his IFPE talk covering where engineers should focus when testing seals and bearings.

IFPE ’11 Conference Preview 5 of 6

Design World Editorial Director, Paul Heney, talks with Bill Needleman, the Chief Science Advisor with Donaldson Co. Needleman discusses his upcoming IFPE presentation on new generation filters that are used in harsh conditions.

IFPE ’11 Conference Preview 4 of 6

Design WOrld Editorial Director, Paul Heney, chats with Ken Rosenbecker of Energy Manufacturing Co. and Mark Hoffman of ROTA Engineering about their Innovations Theater presentation at IFPE. Rosenbecker and Hoffman will be speaking about a new approach to electrical position sensing for hydraulic cylinders.

IFPE 2011 Preview 3 of 6

Design World Editorial Director, Paul Heney, chats with Clayton Fryer, a Certified Air specialist, about his IFPE presentation at the National Conference on Fluid Power. Fryer will be speaking about Applied Pneumatic Controls’ Oilsmoke Centralized Lubrication System, and why lubrication is such a hot topic today.

IFPE 2011 Preview 2 of 6

Design World Editorial Director, Paul Heney, chats with Don Quigley of Poclain Hydraulics about his IFPE presentation at the National Conference on Fluid Power. Quigley discusses a type of hydraulic hybrid system for off-highway vehicles that uses a conventional mechanical power train along with hydraulic motors to provide traction in wet, slippery, and muddy conditions.

IFPE 2011 Preview 1 of 6

Design World Editorial Director, Paul Heney, chats with Mark Elton of Georgia Tech about his IFPE presentation at the National Conference on Fluid Power. Elton discusses operator efficiency and his human-machine interface research work.

How to Configure a Cicoil Flat Cable

Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor for Design World Magazine talks with Howard Lind, President & CEO of Cicoil, about Cicoil’s new cable configurator on their website that allows you to easily create and order custom cables.

igus showcases linear motion at Pack Expo

Here’s a quick tour of some of the new products igus displayed at the 2010 Pack Expo show. Matt Mowry and Leslie Langnau discuss igus’ newest products and how they fit into the market.

What’s new in cable protection

At the 2010 IMTS show in Chicago, igus Inc., displayed several products that demonstrate unique and thorough ways to protect cable. The company also showed cable and cable covering suitable for applications that need a greater range of motion. [display_podcast] www.igus.com

A New Family of Flexible Servodrives

Kollmorgen’s new AKD family of servodrives is flexible and innovative. It features a broad power and current range, and is compatible with a wide assortment of feedback options. Best of all, the Performance Servo Tuner (PST) auto-tuning algorithm simplifies servo auto-tuning while bringing more to the table than typical inertia-based auto-tuners. Josh Inman, product manager

Reaching beyond met-mast heights with Second Wind

With turbine towers reaching beyond met-mast heights, it’s time for another way to measure higher level winds. Sound detection and ranging or sodar equipment provides a solution, says Second Wind CEO Larry Letteney. In this podcast, Letteney discusses how the wind industry now collects wind information and how that might be improved.

The redesign of torque limiters

Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor for Design World interviews Andrew Lechner about R+W America’s new torque limiter design. Andrew describes the importance of both mass and inertia in their torque limiters and how the load inertia effects mechanical components in their customer’s designs. Additionally, as customers develop more mobile and portable devices, precise motion control is

Autonics at National Manufacturing Week 2010

Design World magazine managing editor, Leslie Langnau, interviews Adam Ellicson from Autonics about their presence at the upcoming National Manufacturing Week.

Motion control for the year

Motion Control editor Miles Budimir talks to Marketing Communications Manager for Yaskawa Neil Keopke about some of the new things the company is offering.

The changing face of wind O&M

The wind industry saw a huge number of installs in 2009, and 2010 is shaping up much better than expected. But when 2010 ends, the turbines of ‘09 and earlier will pass out of warranty and move to the service side of the ledger. Their maintenance work could overwhelm the OEMs. So who will take

3M Wind Protection Tapes

Taylor Johnson of Windpower Engineering interviews Jen Kamarainen on the topic of wind blade protection tapes. Jen describes the benefits of this 3M product and talks about how the tapes can decrease maintenance costs.