5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 25 2019

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices

Although the term “linear actuator” can be defined broadly as any mechanical device that converts energy into controlled, straight-line motion, the definition narrows in the context of devices used for medical treatment and biomedical/chemical research.

Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 22 2019

Build Your Own Custom Lead Screw

Build a custom lead screw in three clicks and download it in over 100 different file formats.

ACME THREAD FORM TERMS by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 18 2019

ACME THREAD FORM TERMS

The Acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws, which had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture.

UCLA medical and engineering experts team up to improve health care by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 17 2019

UCLA medical and engineering experts team up to improve health care

Computer science student Sunnie So with a robot programmed by UCLA researchers to lead exercise routines. The SMART Health Center aims to bring health-focused technology into the home.

Engineered - Maybe Not! - 57 Engineering Fails by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 14 2019

Engineered - Maybe Not! - 57 Engineering Fails

Who approved these blue prints? These are 57 of the world's funniest & most EXTREME building & engineering fails ever!

Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 12 2019

Acme Screw Glossary and Technical Data

ACME THREAD FORM TERMS The Acme thread form, established over 100 years ago, replaced square thread screws, which had straight-sided flanks and were difficult to manufacture.

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 08 2019

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator

Stepper motor driven screw linear actuators have been used for a while in a variety of applications. Integrated motor screw units used to only be available in high volume runs or too costly to consider. Building your own with expensive couplings and support bearings, mounting and aligning the assembly – add up to overwhelming costs.

How to Choose an Anti-backlash Lead Screw Nut by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 07 2019

How to Choose an Anti-backlash Lead Screw Nut

Lead screws are the norm for today's linear motion applications but despite the lead screw's advantages over competing technologies (i.e. affordability, precision, the ability to design with freedom, reduced maintenance, etc.), lead screw systems do have a certain amount of “play"

Linear Actuators 101 - for Woodworkers by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 17 2019

Linear Actuators 101 - for Woodworkers

Easily work with Linear Actuators.

Robotic Spinal Surgery by Christopher Nook
Date: Jul 17 2019

Robotic Spinal Surgery

Dr. Fernando Diaz, Beaumont neurosurgeon, explains robotic-assisted spine surgery using the Mazor X system and its benefits.