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Ferritic/Austenitic Steels and Full/Derated Pipe Class

07/15/2014 by sachin_rastogi_in
Please explain about the selection criterion between Ferritic steels and Austenitic steels. Also explain the selection criterion between Full flange...
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Last comment 07/16/2014 by Tom_Consulting
 

The Engineer's Guide to Drinks

07/12/2014 by europium mkII
Now you've no excuse for mixing a bad drink. Click on image for download-access to full resolution image (4952 x 3946). From an actual hand-drawn,...
Views: 303, Comments: 10
Last comment 07/14/2014 by Usbport
 

VOC's Cure Time on Paint

07/11/2014 by Safetywoman
I have a problem with a cure room. The VOC's are very strong but the room is designed to filter the air before it is released into the ambient air. Em...
Pathfinder Tags: Epoxy cure room
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Last comment 07/18/2014 by adreasler
 

Nickel Plating Surface

07/11/2014 by simke
Hello everybody, I have one problem with surface nickeling... we have a shape of a key to do a nickel coating, but unfortunately the nickel coating i...
Pathfinder Tags: coating Nickel nickel coating Nickel plating Plating ...
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Last comment 07/13/2014 by simke
 

What Are The Small Bubbles In Boiling Water Made Of?

07/09/2014 by Haroldoftroy
Please don't say Steam! I have closely studied the process of water boiling. I designed and built a low temperature alcohol distillation system t...
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Last comment 07/22/2014 by Haroldoftroy
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Plastics & Resins Blog

122 blog entries, 425 comments (0 Viewing)

Electrical Self Storage from Coated Cables

07/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
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Last comment 07/21/2014 by jack of all trades

A Sticky Solution

06/05/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Using the gecko as their inspiration, a team from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has devised a new material that can stick and release...
Views: 272, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/05/2014 by Tornado

Clear Display from Any Angle

02/22/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
While there are many transparent displays in the works and even some currently working, researchers at MIT believe they have found a way to make them...
Views: 214, Comments: 0
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Coatings & Surface Engineering

86 blog entries, 415 comments (0 Viewing)

Waterproof, No-maintenance Concrete

06/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
How would you like to build your home or driveway with concrete that repels water instead of absorbs it and won't crack for as long as you own the...
Views: 329, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/26/2014 by James Stewart

Surface Studies Reveal Nano Clues

03/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Scientists are looking at how surface structures affect larger scale molecular behavior, from crystallization to self-assembly. At Harvard University,...
Views: 206, Comments: 0

SLIPS is Getting Traction

03/11/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces, or SLIPS, debuted in 2011. The discovery of researchers from Harvard University, the coating can impressively...
Views: 232, Comments: 0
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Plastics Fabrication

77 blog entries, 278 comments (0 Viewing)

A Much Closer Look

06/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If you've ever been walking around and wished you had a microscope handy to take a good look at something, an accidental discovery by a team at...
Views: 343, Comments: 4
Last comment 06/20/2014 by Just an Engineer

Testing Resins for Beverage Packaging

01/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The ISO DIS 13106 international standard provides guidance in testing and specifying polypropylene blow-molded containers for manufacturers and purcha...
Views: 251, Comments: 0

Synthesizing A Super Substance: How Humans Beat Nature

12/13/2013 by CR4 Guest Author
Over the years humans have learnt some very tough lessons thanks to mother nature, mostly how easily anything man made from natural materials can be t...
Views: 310, Comments: 5
Last comment 12/14/2013 by Dan A
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Oil & Gas Technology

51 blog entries, 589 comments (1 Viewing)

Seven Industry Challenges for 2014

06/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
After three years of rising confidence in prices and production, many in the industry have turned cautious. This is one of seven notable trends un...
Views: 211, Comments: 0
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Chemical Manufacturing

84 blog entries, 306 comments (1 Viewing)

North America Tops in Biopolymers

05/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The market for biopolymers - those containing material produced from renewable sources - is growing rapidly, driven largely by industrial demand i...
Views: 201, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/20/2014 by ranabir chakraborty

Regulators Unprepared for Nanotech Risks?

04/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Are regulators prepared for the potential risks posed by nanotechnology? According to a survey by universities in the U.S. and Canada, the answer...
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Last comment 04/23/2014 by texasron

Chemical Imaging Brings Faster Tissue Analysis

03/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Examination of a living tissue, or biopsy, is often the best way to determine the existence or extent of a disease such as cancer. The downside is tha...
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Glass, Ceramics, Fibers & Fabrics

110 blog entries, 894 comments (1 Viewing)

Smart Fabrics: Fad or Future?

04/23/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Smart fabrics are rapidly taking up retail space alongside traditional running and other athletic apparel. For the most part, today's smart fabrics co...
Views: 180, Comments: 5
Last comment 04/30/2014 by russ1

Carbon Fiber Lacks Traction in Auto Market

03/06/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Despite its advantage in weight savings over metal, carbon fiber still has a long way to go before it will gain traction in the automotive market. A l...
Views: 256, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/07/2014 by aDIYguy

Asbestos: Businesses Are Open to Wrongful Blame

01/21/2014 by CR4 Guest Author
- About Asbestos - Asbestos-related diseases account for approximately 4,500 deaths each year. More often than not, a person will contract one of t...
Views: 373, Comments: 9
Last comment 01/24/2014 by aDIYguy
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Metals & Alloys

78 blog entries, 388 comments (0 Viewing)

Liquid Metal for iPhone? "Not Yet"

02/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Apple Holic blogger Jonny Evans writes that the inventor of LiquidMetal, Atakan Peker, says the resilient, amorphous metallic glass alloy is "years aw...
Views: 249, Comments: 0
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Modern Living Through Chemistry? Electronics? Agriculture?

08/10/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
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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Views: 395, Comments: 3
Last comment 08/11/2013 by roy hammy

Industries Serving Global Needs

08/09/2013 posted in Common Purposes
by MillMatt
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...
Pathfinder Tags: agriculture chemicals electronics petroleum transportation
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Risk and Its Part In Engineering Failure

02/21/2012 posted in OH CR4P!
by cheme_wordsmithy
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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Last comment 04/23/2013 by N.

Flash Bainite Steel - Something New Under the Sun!

09/27/2011 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
For those who thought they knew everything that could be known about heat treating steel. Minimizing time rather than maximizing temperature soak s...
Pathfinder Tags: flash processing formability heat treated steel heat treating steel
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Last comment 04/20/2013 by N.

Material Selection: Where Imitation is Not the Highest Form of Flattery

09/07/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky of GEA Consulting for contributing this blog entry. Imitation may be the highest form of flattery...
Pathfinder Tags: engineering designs liberty ships material selection shipbuilding steel
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Last comment 05/29/2014 by indel

Material Selection: The Times, They Are A-Changing

08/10/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky for contributing this blog entry, which complements his last post about material selection. Contin...
Pathfinder Tags: aluminum Copper costs material selection profitability ...
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Last comment 02/04/2013 by catisred