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Negative Effects of Static Electricity wrt Thermoforming

10/24/2014 by Anonymous Poster
I am wondering if there is any documentation on any negative effects with respect to thermoforming. More specifically thin film blister forming in pac...
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Last comment 10/25/2014 by lyn

(Electric) Rotary wing

10/24/2014 by rotate1953
Built as a (Unit) The E.V. would serve as a Cockpit & Power supply.It is a Very simple Build with simple controls.A (Smart) car would be a Likely...
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Last comment 10/24/2014 by Hooker

Used CNC Parts

10/22/2014 by mm21
Need a new AC fanuc drive ASAP for my family's machine shop - any recommendations on places to buy from? seems like a ton of options on google, any ad...
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Last comment 10/23/2014 by dougefresh

Oxyaccetylene Cutting

10/22/2014 by shayanhussain
Hello everyone, Can anyone please share me the literature having oxyaccetylene cutting parameters?
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Last comment 10/24/2014 by Anonymous Poster

Holding Vacuum Level

10/20/2014 by TvanD
I work in the composites industry. We layup the fiberglass part in an open mold, then use a sealing tape and cover the lay up with a platic sheeting....
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Last comment 10/21/2014 by Randall
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Quality Assurance / Control

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Buffer Storage Tank

10/15/2014 by Anonymous Poster
My company is building an API 620 tank of 500,000bbl capacity. My client has given us a mandate to get to course 6 which is the last shell plating bef...
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Last comment 10/16/2014 by Whitephone

Torque Spec

10/13/2014 by eagleice2
Could someone provide me the torque spec. for and M4 thread half an inch long and is phillips button head stainless steel screw. I have googled but m...
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Last comment 10/25/2014 by jdsighter

PWHT Holding Time Range For Pqr According to EN15614-1?

10/03/2014 by nirvanakz
Hello friends, I have a question about welding procedure qualification with post weld heat treatment which will be prepared as per EN 15614-1. Ma...
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Last comment 10/03/2014 by lyn

Whether Qualification of CS-SS is Valid for CS-CS and SS-SS

10/01/2014 by S. Pradhan
I qualified a SMAW based WPS using base metals as carbon steel and stainless steel. Can I use this WPS for welding Carbon Steel to Carbon Ssteel of sa...
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Last comment 10/04/2014 by cncmachiningchina

Leak Testing, Transformer Tanks, Assemblies: 695 MVA

09/29/2014 by Peterweld
Could anybody in the transformer manufacturing industry advise me what the best method would be to test transformer tanks and parts thereof.I am new i...
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Last comment 10/01/2014 by welderman
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

158 blog entries, 587 comments (0 Viewing)

International Shipping Goes Green

10/22/2014 by HUSH
The world's economy continues to be buoyed by its oceans. Approximately 90 percent of all international trade is exchanged by vessels, and between...
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Last comment 10/24/2014 by James Stewart

Thinking Small for Automation

10/06/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Most small businesses shrug when they hear about automated systems, thinking that it's only for the big dogs. But this case history shows that a n...
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Dangerous Rail Tankers: Coming to a City Near You

07/23/2014 by HUSH
There are a few mechanical processes that truly leave me awe-inspired. The first of note is when I'm on an airplane; I look out over the wings to s...
Pathfinder Tags: crude oil freight train rail shipping
Views: 542, Comments: 19
Last comment 07/26/2014 by JNB
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

164 blog entries, 93 comments (1 Viewing)

Brake Rotor Finishing for the Automotive Aftermarket

10/20/2014 by Brush Research
Aftermarket disc brake rotors include high-quality auto parts that are made from new or recycled metals and machined to tight tolerances. By maintai...
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Surface Finishing for the Automotive Aftermarket

10/13/2014 by Brush Research
AAPEX 2014 is where the automotive aftermarket builds business relationships and sources auto parts, tools, and equipment. From November 3 to 6, 201...
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How Cylinder Honing Improves Piston Ring Seating

10/06/2014 by Brush Research
Piston rings are engine parts that seal the combustion chamber, transfer heat from the piston to the cylinder wall, and help regulate oil consumptio...
Pathfinder Tags: Flex-Hone tools flexible hones glaze breaker hones piston rings surface finishing
Views: 160, Comments: 6
Last comment 10/07/2014 by lyn
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

46 blog entries, 323 comments (0 Viewing)

Make It or Buy It? Part 2: Opportunity Costs

10/14/2014 by Doug Sharpe
In Part 1 of this blog series, we considered manufacturing overhead (MOH) costs - and how failing to account for them can cause companies to prod...
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Last comment 10/17/2014 by Doug Sharpe

Make It or Buy It? Part 1: Manufacturing Overhead Costs

09/30/2014 by Doug Sharpe
Make It or Buy It? Part 1: Manufacturing Overhead Costs What types of products does your company make? No matter what your industry, manufactured...
Views: 249, Comments: 22
Last comment 10/02/2014 by phoenix911

Plastic Parts, Perspectives, and 3D Printed Cars

09/18/2014 by Doug Sharpe
No, Thomas Edison did not discover that electricity could travel in a vacuum. Local Motors did not build the world's first 3D printed car either....
Views: 251, Comments: 7
Last comment 09/19/2014 by Unredundant
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Food & Beverage Technology

52 blog entries, 762 comments (0 Viewing)

Bringing Beer Underground

10/12/2014 by Chelsey H
Every beer enthusiast dreams of having a tap of their favorite beer in their home. Maybe it comes from an underground pipe that goes right from the...
Views: 222, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/13/2014 by RufusVS

Indian Food Processing Industry Poised to Feed the World

10/11/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Indian food and beverage processors are getting government and industry help to increase exports, add jobs, reduce waste, and even combat world hung...
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What's Driving the Next Packaging Trend?

09/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Brand owners are accustomed to tracking consumer attitudes toward packaging features - from easy-open packs to portion-size containers - to keep i...
Views: 170, Comments: 2
Last comment 10/01/2014 by Tom_Consulting
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Industrial Automation

93 blog entries, 1598 comments (0 Viewing)

Competing in the Additive Age: How 3D Printing Changes Everything

10/10/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If you focus on the amazing products created by 3D printing, you will miss the real significance of the technology for manufacturing. In this Indust...
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Manufacturing in a Virtual World

09/01/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Virtual technology stands poised to help manufacturers optimize product design and assembly line configuration, and reduce operating costs in the...
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Printed Electronics and the Internet of Things

08/22/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Until recently, conventional wisdom saw printed electronics primarily as a way of producing high-volume, low-cost, low-performance electronics, su...
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Last comment 08/23/2014 by jhhassociates
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Industrial MRO

76 blog entries, 680 comments (0 Viewing)

Growing OSHA Enforcement Makes Electrical Training for All a Must

10/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Typically, a trained electrician is the one mitigating a facility's electrical hazards, but this doesn't mean that other workers are out of harm's...
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Last comment 10/10/2014 by redfred

To Train Future Skilled Workers, Speak Their Language

08/10/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
With baby boomers starting to retire in droves, training the next generation of maintenance professionals calls for methods specifically tailored...
Views: 438, Comments: 12
Last comment 08/15/2014 by Brave Sir Robin

Wearable Technology Brings Innovation, Connectivity to Maintenance and Operations

07/13/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
From improvements in machine-to-machine communications to the increased reliance on the Internet of Things, technology is changing the face of m...
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Last comment 07/14/2014 by reward54
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

136 blog entries, 560 comments (0 Viewing)

A Route to Low-cost Automation

10/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Vertical machining centers can be the poor relation on a machine shopfloor. While their horizontal counterparts may be fitted with all sorts of ex...
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Getting Your Coordinates Right

08/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Accurate measurement of workpieces is vital to effective quality control in metals manufacturing. Previously, that has often meant taking cumberso...
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Hot Off the Press

08/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Assuming the automotive industry remains a major user of metal materials, its priorities will inevitably continue to determine those of many metal...
Views: 299, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/17/2014 by Stuart21
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Robotic Systems Blog

122 blog entries, 623 comments (0 Viewing)

Assembling a Promising Future

09/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Take a futuristic ride on a car body as it gets assembled. On a single assembly line, many robots managed by one controller assemble different car...
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New Kinds of Robots

09/25/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
Robots (both in reality and science fiction) have been a symbol of technological progress since the idea of the robot came into being. To create a mac...
Views: 213, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/29/2014 by phoenix911

The New Collaborative Paradigm

08/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
"There is significant diversity in the cobot gene pool." In fact, most conventional industrial robots, with the appropriate safety features, fit t...
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Last comment 08/10/2014 by europium mkII
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Speaking of Precision

306 blog entries, 2379 comments (0 Viewing)

Pipe Steel: Internal Defect

08/29/2014 by Milo
The majority of defects encountered in steel bars in our shops are found on the surface. Internal defects can also be encountered, and we posted a...
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Last comment 08/31/2014 by phoenix911

Grinding Advice You Probably Didn’t Know

08/19/2014 by Milo
Our post on No Gloves When Working on Grinders has prompted a number of responses. Here are some additional reasons why you should not even need glov...
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Last comment 09/28/2014 by Andy Germany

Gloves and Grinders – UNSAFE OSHA

08/15/2014 by Milo
If there is a worse combination than grinders and gloves, I don't know what it is, except perhaps for gloves and a drill. We posted a really cool vid...
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Views: 595, Comments: 38
Last comment 08/20/2014 by JRiversW
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

89 blog entries, 557 comments (0 Viewing)

Water Treatment Trends

08/17/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Innovations in water treatment are driven by population growth, industrial water use, and the environment. So says George Barclay of Dow Water &am...
Views: 348, Comments: 13
Last comment 09/25/2014 by James Stewart

Next Generation DCS

07/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The complexity of integrated systems within process plants increases year by year, making it more challenging to keep track of them all. Flow Contro...
Views: 302, Comments: 0
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

68 blog entries, 348 comments (0 Viewing)

Taking the UV LED Cure

07/11/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Until recently, mercury vapor lamps have been the only light source for UV polymerizing of adhesives. LEDs, however, are on their way to becoming...
Views: 364, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/16/2014 by Rorschach

Wake Up and Use the Robots

06/28/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A majority of UK manufacturers polled in a recent survey said they do not use robots; nearly a third of those indicated they were either low volum...
Views: 386, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/29/2014 by SolarEagle

PLCopen — Bridging PLC, Motion Control, and Robotics

05/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Robots are being introduced to a growing variety of automated assembly operations, so it is more important than ever to consider how to integrate...
Views: 398, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/04/2014 by jhhassociates
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Packaging & Labeling

90 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

Getting 'Gotta Have' Tech into Packaging Controls

06/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Ever witness a toddler adroitly navigating a game of Angry Birds? Do you wish your devices at work had similarly easy or intuitive functionality a...
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Shifting from Sense and Alert to Sense and Control

03/17/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Constantly pressed to raise efficiencies, food and beverage companies often turn to Enterprise Resource Planning and other "sense and alert" managemen...
Views: 310, Comments: 0
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RTD Manufacturing

5 blog entries, 17 comments (0 Viewing)

Without Rare Earth Elements, Is U.S. Industry a House of Cards?

02/28/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
Did you watch the finale to Season One of House of Cards? If you're a fan of this fictional political drama, you may recall that Congressman Frank Un...
Views: 472, Comments: 5
Last comment 03/03/2014 by HUX

The Winter Olympics and Made in the USA Manufacturing

02/05/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
"Designer Ralph Lauren's new Olympic opening ceremony uniform has lots of stars and stripes. It has lots of red, white, and blue. And most importantl...
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Industrial Machining Meets 3D Laser Printing

01/24/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
This ExtremeTech article argues that 3D laser printers will never be accurate enough, and will "invariably" require some type of secondary subtractive...
Views: 446, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/27/2014 by JRiversW
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Process Engineering & Construction

8 blog entries, 20 comments (0 Viewing)

Rhode Island Tax Code: What Manufacturers Don’t Know but Should

01/23/2014 by jsavage
In July of last year, the Rhode Island legislature enacted a change to the Rhode Island tax code regarding the state's version of the federal Sectio...
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Last comment 01/26/2014 by phoenix911

The Implications of RoHS and REACH Updates

10/28/2013 by jsavage
Electrical products and medical devices which are manufactured in the United States, and sold in the EU may be significantly impacted by recent update...
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American Precision Museum - History of Precision Manufacturing

05/24/2013 posted in TechnoTourist’s Engineering Expeditions
by SavvyExacta
Have you heard of the American Precision Museum? Located in Windsor, Vermont, this organization provides maintenance and display of the history of US...
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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
Views: 630, Comments: 6
Last comment 05/29/2014 by indel

Magnetic Chucks: Permanent, Electromagnetic, or Electro-Permanent?

08/30/2011 posted in How to Select Industrial Products
by Steve Melito
Welcome to the first entry in CR4's newest blog, How to Select Industrial Products. It's been awhile since I've blogged for CR4, but that's not beca...
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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 ...
Views: 428, Comments: 5
Last comment 02/04/2013 by catisred

Cast Iron Is Not Cheaper Than Brains

07/19/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank PJ Sikorsky, Metallurgical Consultant, for contributing this blog entry, which originally ran here. I can't b...
Pathfinder Tags: how to select materials material costs material selection raw materials
Views: 723, Comments: 16
Last comment 06/22/2014 by Massey

GEA’s HVAC Blog – How’s it Working?

06/22/2011 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by geanorm
Editor's Note: CR4 would like to thank Norm Greene (geanorm) for contributing this blog entry. GEA started blogging in November 2010. Like many othe...
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Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman