Six out of ten engineers say that standard sizing is the most important feature when selecting a motor, according to a recent survey by Design News and Control Engineering Magazines. Price follows as the second most important feature, followed by standard housing construction and the type of mounting. As for what sizes are key, NEMA 11 and NEMA 23 are the two most popular frame sizes.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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