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Valve Seat Lapping Methods

03/04/2015 by GajendraGawand
We are working on a development project for making Valves for process type application. Media to control is DM water, Steamwater mixture. There are l...
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Last comment 03/05/2015 by SHOCKHISCAN

Pressure Vessel Hydro Testing

03/04/2015 by Anonymous Poster
Is it advisable to used two pressure limiting devices on a pressure vessel. Vessel made as per ASME Code VIII Div 2 We are doing this for the first...
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Last comment 03/05/2015 by lyn

Transformer Lid Welding Repairs?

02/26/2015 by gert
Good day Can anybody please assist me with advise on how to perform a transformer lid repair by means of welding (The lid was bolted and it is now re...
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Last comment 02/27/2015 by Kevin LaPaire

Maintenance Strategies

02/15/2015 by Arif S. Hashmi
I am interrested to know the best maintenance strategies for control and on/off valves , especially installed on continuous process / petrochemical co...
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Last comment 02/22/2015 by Arif S. Hashmi

Plastic Film Manufacturing

02/12/2015 by jaqkar
Hi Was wondering if any members here are in plastic film manufacturing? Have a bunch of questions and would be great to get some input from relevant...
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Quality Assurance / Control

759 threads, 4839 comments (1 Viewing)

37Mn Grade Of Steel

02/24/2015 by zatau
Which Standard does classify 37Mn Grade of Steel ?
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Last comment 02/25/2015 by Crabtree

BS and ISO

02/07/2015 by Anonymous Poster
is BS 4772 and ISO 2531 the same ? Can one be substituted for the other ?
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Last comment 02/08/2015 by horace40

Query for Research Paper Regarding IT and Quality

02/03/2015 by babar bilal
Hello all, Hope you this query finds you in good health. Actually i am a student of BSC industrial Engineering in Pakistan. I have been recently pro...
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

54 blog entries, 352 comments (0 Viewing)

What Do Coated Fabrics Have In Common with Ice Cream?

03/02/2015 by Doug Sharpe
What's the best way to enjoy an ice cream sundae? Do you add chocolate syrup, or caramel instead? Smuckers, a well-known maker of ice cream topping...
Pathfinder Tags: coated fabrics industrial fabrics insulation seals textiles
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Rubber Auto Parts, Plastic Auto Parts, and Automotive Suppliers

02/18/2015 by Doug Sharpe
In the automotive industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) supply finished products such as cars, trucks, buses, and vans to the consumer m...
Pathfinder Tags: automotive brake pedals cars door assemblies hood assemblies ...
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EMI Shielding for Automotive Applications

01/19/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Today's automobiles are equipped with automotive electronics that direct drivers and manage vehicle safety and performance. Advanced cameras check...
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Speaking of Precision

312 blog entries, 2404 comments (0 Viewing)

Why Tool Life Can Vary: Carbon and Alloy Steels

03/02/2015 by Milo
Tool life can vary when machining carbon and alloy steels despite the use of our best technology and our efforts to control our processes. Many...
Pathfinder Tags: life metal quality tool
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My Steel Won't Harden!

02/27/2015 by Milo
There are only a handful of things to check when your steel parts fail to respond to quench and temper heat treatment. Here's my list in decreasing p...
Pathfinder Tags: harden metal quench steel
Views: 206, Comments: 3
Last comment 03/01/2015 by Kulas

Adjusting to Unleaded-In Brass

02/10/2015 by Milo
Unleaded brasses are not necessarily harder to run than leaded brass. They are just different. By recognizing and accommodating for their lack of Le...
Pathfinder Tags: brass lead machining
Views: 149, Comments: 6
Last comment 02/10/2015 by lyn
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

180 blog entries, 98 comments (0 Viewing)

How to Edge Radius, Polish, and Deburr Harder Materials

02/23/2015 by Brush Research
Do you need to produce an edge radius on machined parts made of hard materials such as diamond, ceramic, cubic boron nitride (CBN), or glass? Does y...
Pathfinder Tags: brushing tool burr removal Cutting tools deburring tool diamond wheel brushes ...
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Automated Deburring and Finishing with Mini Abrasive Disc Brushes

02/16/2015 by Brush Research
Does your manufacturing facility or machine shop use grinders, polishing heads, chamfering tools, hand deburring tools, or other equipment for secon...

Surface Finishing Technology at HOUSTEX

02/09/2015 by Brush Research
HOUSTEX 2015 features innovative manufacturing technologies, expert insights, and interactive opportunities for learning. From February 24 to 26, 20...
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

137 blog entries, 540 comments (0 Viewing)

4D: Gimmick or Breakthrough?

02/12/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Additive manufacturing is all about 3D objects. Or is it? MIT's Self-Assembly Lab pushes the boundaries of 3D into a fourth dimension - time. By u...
Views: 141, Comments: 0

Cutting Options Get Even More Varied

12/08/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Fabricating & Metalworking surveys the latest laser, waterjet, and plasma cutting systems in this new product review with videos. Most products...
Views: 149, Comments: 0

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...
Views: 249, Comments: 0
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Robotic Systems Blog

127 blog entries, 635 comments (0 Viewing)

Mobile Robotics – Next Frontier Promising Additional Flexibility

03/05/2015 by sanasyed24
Robotics is a scientific platform that links perception and action. In the industrial world, robotics has achieved great success. It originates fro...
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Mechanical Jellyfish - Your Mechanical Commando!

02/03/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
A mechanical jellyfish is simply an un-manned underwater vehicle or machine that closely resembles a jellyfish and copies its movements. This electri...
Pathfinder Tags: mechanical jellyfish
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Self-Assembly Robots

01/05/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
Imagine there is a huge earthquake that hits a certain town resulting in several buildings collapsing with survivors trapped inside; however, no one...
Pathfinder Tags: crawler fimer kilobit robots self-assembly robots
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Food & Beverage Technology

57 blog entries, 778 comments (0 Viewing)

Indoor Farming

01/25/2015 by Chelsey H
In Japan, a 25,000 square foot facility is dedicated to an indoor farming endeavor that is 100 times more productive than its outdoor counterpart....
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Last comment 01/27/2015 by BestInShow

Printing Candy

01/23/2015 by Chelsey H
Hershey Co. debuted its 3D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction on December 19. During the attraction customers...
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Last comment 01/26/2015 by reward54

Meet the Farm of the Future

01/05/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Researcher Fredrik Gröndahl of Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology believes the farm of the future resides under water. As director of the Seaf...
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

160 blog entries, 596 comments (0 Viewing)

Expanding Roles for Lift Truck Management Systems

01/11/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Managers of lift truck fleets, large and small, are increasingly turning to fleet management systems to cut costs for equipment, maintenance, and oper...
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Survey Shows Strong Growth in Warehousing Activity

12/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent survey of warehouse and distribution center managers finds that multi-channel fulfillment is today's biggest challenge, pushing managers to...
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Last comment 12/26/2014 by Lonewolf

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...
Pathfinder Tags: freighter SHIP supply chain tanker
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Last comment 10/24/2014 by James Stewart
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Industrial MRO

77 blog entries, 689 comments (0 Viewing)

Will the Internet of Things Introduce an MRO Revolution?

01/10/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The Internet has enabled improvements in MRO functions, but the Internet of Things (IoT) promises even greater efficiency through proactive monitoring...
Views: 139, Comments: 7
Last comment 01/15/2015 by Del the cat

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 01/11/2015 by pnaban

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: 535, Comments: 12
Last comment 08/15/2014 by Brave Sir Robin
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

91 blog entries, 557 comments (0 Viewing)

Time is Now to Bet on IoT/Industry 4.0

01/09/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The big Y2K scare was a golden opportunity for operations managers to update and expand their automation systems, recalls Control Engineering. Accordi...
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Things to Come for the Internet of Things

12/15/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
What exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT)? This IHS Engineering 360 article, the first of a four-part series, is an effort to clarify the concept,...
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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...
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Last comment 09/25/2014 by James Stewart
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Industrial Automation

96 blog entries, 1609 comments (1 Viewing)

When the Robot Takes Your Job (It Probably Creates More)

03/04/2015 by HUSH
There could very much be a day where everything you read on this site-blogs on CR4, articles on Engineering360, selection guides in the product find...
Pathfinder Tags: automation employment job robot
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Last comment 03/05/2015 by Hilton

The Key to Big Data

01/08/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Once the Industrial Internet becomes a reality, manufacturers expect an avalanche of data to become available. Technologists contend that predictive a...
Views: 117, Comments: 2
Last comment 01/09/2015 by jt

Reshaping Manufacturing

12/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Market forces have converged to transform not only the manufacturing sector but the entire supply chain. The dynamics of this change run the gamut...
Views: 124, Comments: 0
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

70 blog entries, 352 comments (0 Viewing)

Robots Come Out of the Cage

01/06/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The barrier between robots and people is changing from cage-based to software-based. Section 5.12.3 of the ANSI/RIA 15.06-2012 standard allows safety...
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Last comment 01/07/2015 by geraldpaxton

A Bright Future for Light-cured Adhesives

12/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent survey cites expanding use of UV and visible light technologies, predicting continued growth. UV/Vis adhesives cure in seconds rather than...
Views: 176, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/08/2014 by James Stewart

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: 469, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/16/2014 by Rorschach
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Packaging & Labeling

91 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

Look What's Coming in Packaging Automation

11/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
You can't move forward without charting the past. Automation World reviews the technology of packaging automation (Gen1, Gen2, and the current Gen3 as...
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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...
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: American Precision Museum history manufacturing
Views: 682, Comments: 0

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: 659, 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...
Pathfinder Tags: industrial products magnetic chucks magnetic workholding workpieces
Views: 987, Comments: 0

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: 451, 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: 738, 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...
Pathfinder Tags: blogging blogs HVAC social media technical content ...
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Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman