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Aerospace

The Aerospace Section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries about aircraft, spacecraft, and all of the "space" surrounding them.
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The Aerospace Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about aeronautics, astronautics, fixed-wing aircraft, future space travel, satellites, NASA, and much more.
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IHS ESDU provides validated information, insight and tools for engineering design. ESDU analytical methods and tools and rigorously evaluated data collections are used to assist and improve fundame ...
07/28/2014 4:35 PM by SavvyExacta
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BioMech & BioMed

The BioMech & BioMed Section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries about biomechanics, biomedical engineering, bionics, biomimetics and biomechatronics.
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The Biomedical Engineering blog is the place for conversation and discussion about topics related to engineering principles of the medical field. Here, you'll find everything from discussions about em ...
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CR4's only blog that helps you understand the science in human relationships. The pieces written by Chelsey H and HUSH, with some friends along the way, will provide a male/female dynamic that will ...
07/19/2012 6:56 AM by HUSH
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The Healthcare Engineering Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Infrastructure, Healthcare Devices and Products, Information Management, and Patient Safety and Security. Here, you ...
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The Medical Equipment Design Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about medical grade materials and products, electrical and electronic equipment, computers, imaging & software, and h ...
07/10/2014 3:46 PM by HUSH
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The Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about topics related to sports and sports fitness, general fitness, bodybuilding, nutrition, weight loss, and ...
06/11/2014 8:47 AM by HUSH
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Chemical & Material Science

The Chemical and Material Science section of CR4 contains forum and blog entries related to the development and use of plastics, ceramics, composites, metals and alloys, adhesives, etc.
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The Chemical Manufacturing Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about process equipment and control, biotech & environmental, specialty chemicals and nano-engineering. Here, you'll fi ...
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The Coatings & Surface Engineering is the place for conversation and discussion about coatings; substrate modifications; cleaning and surface preparation; and friction, lubrication and wear. Here, ...
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The Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics is the place for conversation and discussion about advanced ceramics, specialty glasses, industrial fibers, and engineered fabrics. Here, you'll find everythi ...
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The Metals & Alloys Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about ferrous and nonferrous metals, metalworking processes, and specialty alloys. Here, you'll find everything from applicati ...
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The Oil & Gas Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Drilling, Refining, Exploration, and Distribution. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news an ...
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The Plastics & Resins Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about polymers, films, foams, engineered components, green plastics, composites, mold making and anything else related to th ...
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The Plastics Fabrication Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about materials and components, molding machinery and processes, extrusion and machining, and energy and environment in the p ...
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Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering section of CR4 contains forum and blog entries about construction and architecture, infrastructure, HVAC, etc.
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The Building & Design Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about building projects, tools and equipment, materials and hardware, and environment & energy. Here, you'll find everyt ...
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The Construction Tools & Equipment Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Trucks, Cranes & Earth Moving Equipment; Construction Tools; Safety, Maintainence & Repair; and ...
06/15/2014 12:00 AM by Chelsey H
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GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog covers a range of topics including: * Core HVAC Technologies * Technology & Patent Evaluation * Manufacturing Technologies * Product Quality Improvement * ...
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Guess the Architecture is a place for engineers to test their knowledge of world architecture. Each week the CR4 team will post a different piece of architecture from around the world. We're lookin ...
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The HVAC Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about building HVAC control, energy conservation and efficiency, heating, and cooling. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, t ...
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The Plant & Facilities Engineering Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about mechanical and electrical systems, automation and instrumentation, maintenance and management, and produc ...
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Communications & Electronics

The Communications and Electronics section of CR4 contains forum and blog entries focusing on such diverse topics as controls and monitoring, embedded systems and buses, computer hardware, computer networking, telecomm and telephony, etc.
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The Acoustics & Audio Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about speakers and amplifiers, acoustic materials, signal measurement and processing and mobile & handheld de ...
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The Appliance Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Consumer Electronics; Medical Products; Home & Office Equipment; and Power Tools, Lawn and Garden. Here, you'll f ...
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The Data Acquisition Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about signal conditioning components and systems, digital and analog I/O modules, signal and data conversion and data acquisition ...
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The Display Technologies Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about LCD Displays, OLEDs and LEDs, Mobile Electronics and Touchscreens & Imaging. Here, you'll find everything from appl ...
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The Electronic Components Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about analog/mixed signal, discrete & power devices, processors, interface & logic, passives, and memory. Here, y ...
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The Electronic Product Design Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about EDA; DSP, SoC, programmable logic; power sources & conversion; interconnect & packaging; mechatronics; a ...
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The new stories of social computing are shared here. We're exploring mobile devices, embedded computing, wireless sensor networks, and social business from the perspectives of technology, business, ...
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The Laser & Light Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about optoelectronics, fiber optics, lasers, light sources, optics, imaging, electro-optics, and anything else related to the ph ...
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The Networking & Communications Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about power & apps, wireless technology, voice & internet, and network security as they relate to networki ...
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The Solutions for Industrial Computing Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about industrial computers, systems and controllers; communications and connectivity; software and control; and ...
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"Plug it, play it, burn it, rip it" TeknologikL is a place for conversation and discussion about new technologies emerging in consumer electronics with a focus on high-definition video and audio. ...
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The Wireless Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about RF components, microwave systems, wireless networking anything else related to the wireless communication field. It cove ...
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Education and Engineering Careers

The Education & Careers Section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries about engineering and technology education including university courses, continuing education and certification programs, primary and secondary schooling, pedagogy and classroom collaboration. It also includes the topics of industry outlooks, personal and professional development, job growth and job searches, and organizational and professional communication.
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The Engineering Careers blog features news and information about job placement, personal and professional development, and industries and locations which are out-pacing the recession.
05/21/2014 10:16 AM by HUSH
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Engineering Communications is the place for conversation and discussion about communicating effectively at work.
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The Engineering Management Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about engineering and project management, technology forecasting and planning, productivity tools, and safety and security. ...
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The Engineering...Beyond the Classrom Blog is focused on engineering issues that are important to students and faculty in an educational setting. This is the place for conversation and discussion abou ...
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The Engineer's Book Club is a forum to discuss books that cover engineering topics or are of interest to engineers and technical professionals. Featured books will cover topics including engineering, ...
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Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries related to sensors and switches, power generation and distribution, test and measurement, alternative and renewable energy sources, etc.
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The Electrical Components Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about power generation, distribution and protection; connectors and relays; sensors, RFID & passive components; and magn ...
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The Lab Equipment Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about clinical and research labware, environmental technology, test and metrology, and health and safety. Here, you'll find everythi ...
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The Power Generation and Distribution Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about electrical power generation, designing and installing power systems, high voltage power lines, power distr ...
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The Shock, Vibration and Noise Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about shock absorbers, dampers and gas springs; noise control and measurement; vibration/acceleration control systems; ...
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The Wire and Cable Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about power cables; cable assemblies; cable manufacturing & testing; and cable ducts, trays and accessories. Here, y ...
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General

The General section of CR4 is essentially a catch-all. It includes forum and blog entries about subjects on the fringe of core engineering; such education and training, management, your job, the sciences, history; as well as anything that is ‘not engineering’ – sports, TV and movies, music, urban legends, etc.
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Tune in to find out about significant engineering events that took place "on this day".
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This blog was started by accident - a chance mention of silk in a Challenge Question set my mind racing and the first, brief episode was born. The reaction to this and the follow-up episode was positi ...
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The Animal Science Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about scientific and technological topics related to pets, livestock, and other animals. See how cutting-edge advances help - or hi ...
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Caption This! is a place for engineers to test their wit. Each week the CR4 team will post an interesting or amusing engineering picture. We're looking for your best captions in the comments below. ...
07/24/2014 4:45 PM by Kaplin
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Stop in and exercise your brain. Talk about this month's Challenge from Specs & Techs or similar puzzles. So do you have a Challenge Question that could stump the community? Then submit the quest ...
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What are the Common Purposes? I've dwelt on that question since first reading my alma mater's founding principle "for the purposes of instructing persons, who may choose to apply themselves, in the ...
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The Defense & Security Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about materials; communications & surveillance; electrical/electronic components; and design & assembl ...
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Latest news of interest to engineers. Sourced from GlobalSpec's Engineering News
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In 1676, Sir Isaac Newton wrote "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants." In this blog, we take Newton's words to heart, and recognize the many great engineers and scientis ...
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This is the place for engineers to learn about and teach others how to select industrial products. The blog is maintained by the Editorial team at IHS GlobalSpec, the company that powers CR4.
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This blog will provide overviews of some of the different offerings from IHS, CR4's parent company.
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Notes & Lines discusses the intersection of math, science, and technology with performing and visual arts. Topics include bizarre instruments, technically-minded musicians, and cross-pollination ...
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"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field." -Niels Bohr These words frame the OH CR4P! blog, a place which encourages engineers to discuss, remini ...
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Movies and TV shows, when done right, are great ways to entertain and tell stories. They can be fascinating avenues for experiencing some phenomena we may never actually witness in real life. They c ...
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Rockaholic Adventures is the place for conversation and discussion about outdoor excursions. You'll also read reviews written from the perspective of today's technologically-advanced outdoorsman - ...
05/22/2013 5:00 AM by Shawn
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This blog is all about science and technology (with occasional math thrown in for fun). The goal of this blog is to try and pass on the sense of excitement and wonder I feel when I read about these to ...
05/08/2014 12:00 AM by Roger Pink
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Want to travel the world, but don't have time to leave the office? TechnoTourist is here to save the day! Tag along while TechnoTourist visits famous engineering feats around the world. TechnoTourist ...
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The CR4 Admin Blog keeps you up-to-date with what's happening on CR4: The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion. Read about site updates, the site moderation team, and more.
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The Engineer's Notebook is a shared blog for entries that don't fit into a specific CR4 blog. Topics may range from grammar to physics and could be research or or an individual's thoughts - like you'd ...
07/02/2014 9:55 AM by HUSH
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"The Standard", operated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is a blog that will feature posts that will highlight recent developments, hot topics, and news related to standards. C ...
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The science is always wittier on the Tangent Side. Here you'll find puzzles, games, and a hand-drawn webcomic aimed to reveal the humor that sometimes only a technical mind can appreciate. The Tangent ...
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What Is It? is a place for engineers to test their knowledge (and sense of humor). Each week the CR4 team will post an unidentified picture. We're looking for your best (or funniest) guesses at what i ...
02/28/2014 12:00 AM
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Each week this blog will feature a prominent woman who made significant contributions to engineering or science. If you have any women you'd like us to feature please let us know and we'll do our best ...
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Instrumentation

The Instrumentation Section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries about measurement and testing systems, laboratory equipment and scientific instruments, controllers, PLCs and oscilloscopes.
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The Electronic Test Equipment Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about test instruments, board & assembly test, inspection & test, test equipment, and anything else related to t ...
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The Quality Control Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about product inspection technology, quality control methods & software, quality standards and compliance testing, defect prev ...
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The Scientific Instruments Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about spectroscopy and chromatography, microscopy and imaging, industrial applications, and metrology and calibration. Here ...
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The Sensors & Switches Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about thermal, mechanical & pressure sensors, optical & ultrasonic sensors, electrical and electromagnetic sensors, ...
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The Test & Measurement Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about materials and product testing, bench testing, inspection, and test equipment & strategies. Here, you'll find ever ...
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Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries about factory floor work, machine shop production, tools and tooling, industrial assembly, packaging and labeling, automation and robotics, etc.
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about how to solve difficult finishing problems. For over 50 years, Brush Research Manufacturi ...
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about the design and custom fabrication of rubber and plastic components. For nearly 25 years, our family-owned com ...
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The Fastening, Joining and Assembly Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about fasteners and hardware, design for assembly, adhesives and sealants, and welding and joining technologies. H ...
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The Food & Beverage Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Processing, Packaging/Storage/Preservation, Materials Handling, and Inspection/Quality. Here, you'll find ev ...
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The Industrial Automation Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about machine control, information and intelligence, motors and drives, instruments, sensors and networking. Here, you'll fi ...
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The Industrial MRO Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about inventory and asset management, products and services, cost & energy savings and maintenance systems & solutions. Her ...
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The Industrial Processing Equipment Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about fluid and gas handling equipment; thermal processing; solids handling; and filtration, separation and recycl ...
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The Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about metal cutting, tools & fixturing, metal forming, grinding, industrial machine control and anything els ...
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology is the place for conversation and discussion about conveyors, overhead handling; purchasing & logistics; warehousing & distribution; lift trucks ...
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The Packaging & Labeling Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Automation & Control; Rigid & Flexible Containers; Labeling & Coding; Packing Machinery as used in the ...
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Since 2008 SPEC has been publishing our blog to share our knowledge and experience with the process engineering community. Our articles are based on current news and events, client projects, and ch ...
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The Robotic Systems Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about industrial robots, programming and controls, sensors & tooling, and robotic safety. Here, you'll find everything from ap ...
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Wondering what's new with 3D printing or Made in the USA Manufacturing? Curious whether companies who go "green" can strengthen their bottom lines? RTD Manufacturing tours the headlines and asks some ...
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Speaking of Precision is a knowledge preservation and thought leadership blog covering the precision machining industry, its materials and services. With over 36 years of hands on experience in ste ...
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Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries on motion and control, mechanical components, power transmission, etc. This is the place to talk about the function and design of motors, bearings, gears, heaters, pumps, etc.
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The Drives Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Drive Advances & Applications; AC & DC Motor Drives; Drive Tools & Technology; Drives for Motion Control. Here, you'll fi ...
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The Hydraulics Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about pumps and valves, flow control, cylinders, actuators and components, and mobile hydraulics as they relate to hydraulics. Here, yo ...
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The Mechanical Components Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about parts, tools, and hardware such as bearings and bushings, tools and testing, materials and industrial hardware. Here, ...
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The Mechanical Power Transmission Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Gears & Gearbox Assemblies; Belts, Pulleys, Chains & Sprockets; Brakes, Clutches & Couplings; Desi ...
12/28/2011 12:38 PM
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The Motion Control Components Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about positioning and sensing, motion system hardware, motion controllers and drives and actuators. Here, you'll find ev ...
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The Motors Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about gears all types of motors including AC motors; DC motors; servo, stepper and linear motors; and motor maintenance and efficiency. Her ...
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The Pneumatics Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about cylinders and actuators; valve manifolds; compressed air and vacuum systems; sensing & measurement; and air supply. Here, you ...
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The Pump Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about industrial pumps including water and wastewater pumps; controls, operation, maintenance; pump applications. Here, you'll fin ...
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The Valve Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about valve actuators & control; industrial applications; water & wastewater; and power & energy among many others. H ...
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Workbench Creations is the place for conversation and discussion about do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. This DIY blog will feature projects completed by its owner as well as projects completed by other ...
07/04/2014 4:12 AM by Del the cat
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New Technologies & Research

The New Technologies and Research Section of CR4 include forum and blog entries focusing on R&D, clinical research and patents, cutting edge technologies such as nanotech and femtotech, etc.
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The Nano Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about materials and structured products, devices, manufacturing and commercialization, and R&D. Here, you'll find everything f ...
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The Semiconductor Fabrication Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about manufacturing processing equipment, semiconductor test and measurement, products & services, and semiconductor ...
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Software & Programming

The Software and Programming Section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries on application software, software development, computer programming and the Internet.
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The Design & Analysis Software Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about Computer Aided Design (CAD); Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) & prototyping; Computer Aided Engineering ...
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Model Something is a place for engineers to show off their creative side using a number of different mediums to reproduce objects. Every week, an object of varying complexity will be displayed, read ...
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The OpenSource Solutions for Computer Aided Engineering Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about OpenSource Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) resources available for modern personal co ...
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Sustainable Engineering

The Sustainable Engineering section of CR4 contains forum and blog entries about engineering concepts that produce buildings, products and services in ways that reduce the use of non-renewable resources, minimize environmental impact, and lower the barriers between people and their environment.
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The Alternative & Renewable Energy Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about solar power; fuel cells and hydrogen cells; biofuels such as ethanol; wind, water and geothermal energy; ...
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Welcome to the Energy & Environment (E&E) Exchange, a blog dedicated to science and engineering topics that are (generally) related to energy and the environment. This blog is meant to encou ...
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The Environmental Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about refuse and recycling, pollution control solutions, hazardous waste and remediation, and environmental sensors. Here ...
05/07/2014 8:47 AM by HUSH
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Water & Wastewater Systems is the place for conversation and discussion about resource management & supply, treatment, facility management & engineering, and conservation. Here, you'll f ...
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Transportation

The Transportation section of CR4 includes forum and blog entries about non-flight methods of transportation including cars, trucks, trains, and ships.
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Your daily fix of automotive news and car-crazy culture. The blog written by gearheads, for gearheads.
04/05/2013 8:00 AM by CarDomain
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The Automotive Technology Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about electrical/electronic components, materials, design & assembly, and powertrain systems. Here, you'll find ever ...
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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content ...
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MotorBeat covers the latest developments in car manufacturing, and technological advancements in transportation as a whole. The blog will help automotive enthusiasts and drivers to get a glimpse of ...
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How many times have you watched automotive how-to shows on cable TV and wondered how they make it look so easy, and where did they get all those expensive tools? If you're like most automotive enthu ...
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A place for deriving stuff. We take requests.
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This is a Blog on relativity and cosmology for engineers and the like. You are welcome to comment upon or question anything said on my website (relativity-4-engineers), in the eBook or in the snippets ...
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