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Free Steel & Alloy Database: SteelNumber

01/20/2017 by SteelNumber
Dear colleagues, let us present searchable Database of engineering materials "European Steel and Alloy Grades / Numbers" ( SteelNumb...
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Electric Trim Heater for Ethylene

01/18/2017 by sadibo
As part of a new installation, we will be using ethylene cylinders contained in a flammable gas cabinet. I noticed today there is an electric "trim he...
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Last comment 01/20/2017 by James Stewart

Material is Used in Wastewater

01/18/2017 by techpump
Material "DIN 1.4470" is used in wastewater. Is this appropriate?
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Last comment 01/20/2017 by Anonymous Poster

Antifreeze Smells Like Ammonia

01/14/2017 by tcmtech
Strange effect me and my brother are experiencing with both of our boilers now. About two years ago I picked up around 600 gallons of good clean anti...
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Last comment 01/19/2017 by Casper71
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

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Defects Actually Strengthen Roman-era Concrete

01/23/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Small defects known as screw dislocations help account for the superiority of the Roman Empire's concrete. These defects provide small-scale plasticit...
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Last comment 01/24/2017 by IQ

Turning Jackets into Solar-powered Wearables

12/14/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers have developed a technology that uses solar cells to turn clothing into a source for limitless energy. Researchers say one day this techno...
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Plastics & Resins Blog

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Plastic Solar Cells More Efficient

01/19/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
As plastic solar cells now rival silicon-based solar cells in power conversion efficiency, researchers want to increase the range of photonic energies...
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Plastic Materials Making Flight Light

10/09/2016 by QGuy
Machinable engineering plastics have been used in aerospace applications for over 40 years. Nylon and acetal materials have routinely been used as wea...
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Last comment 10/14/2016 by Charlie Greenwood
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Chemical Manufacturing

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Leaf-inspired Photoreactor

01/14/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology developed a leaf-inspired photoreactor based on silicon rubber LSC technology and incorporating mi...
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Hydro Projects Could Boost Methylmercury Levels

12/15/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Microbes convert naturally occurring mercury in the soil into methylmercury when land is flooded, such as when dams are built for hydroelectric projec...
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Oil & Gas Technology

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Safer BOP Systems

11/24/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Blow out prevention systems — BOPs for short — are one of the most widely studied components of deep sea production systems. They are big,...
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North Sea Decommissioning Faces Challenges

11/03/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Rigzone reports a 50% increase in decommissioning proposals since April 2016. And the challenge is huge, with 151 fields expected to shut down over th...
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Plastics Fabrication

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Sunlight Powers Oscillating Film

09/03/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Scientists are working on a film that oscillates when exposed to visible, unprocessed sunlight. What makes this film different from others, however, i...
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Last comment 09/03/2016 by Rixter

Printing into Thin Air

08/22/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Harvard researchers are 3D printing directly into the air without the need for a substrate. The technique uses a silver nanoparticle ink sent through...
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

116 blog entries, 936 comments (0 Viewing)

The Significance of Roll Cleaning in Process Equipment

08/29/2016 by SavvyExacta
The goal of roll cleaning is to keep contaminants off the roll during the production process. Proper roll cleaning saves money by increasing efficienc...
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Smart Clothing's Silver Lining

06/06/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The biggest hurdle to functional smart clothing - apparel with integrated electronics to monitor your vital signs or power your smartphone - has been...
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Organ Pipes: An Enduring Application for Lead

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Webinar Calendar – January 2016

01/11/2016 posted in IHS Product Design Blog
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Modern Living Through Chemistry? Electronics? Agriculture?

08/10/2013 posted in Common Purposes
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Can man live by bread alone? This rhetorical question has its roots in the Bible where related phraseology is found three times and the intent is s...
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Industries Serving Global Needs

08/09/2013 posted in Common Purposes
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A chicken is interested in the person who wants bacon and eggs for breakfast but the pig is committed. It's a light quip (for all but the pig!) but...
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Risk and Its Part In Engineering Failure

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Ever played the board game RISK? Even if you haven't, you've most likely heard of it. The game is aptly named because, regardless of the strategy im...
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