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Strain Gauge Application

04/14/2015 by Shazwan
Hi, I am doing research in Collapsibility Behaviour of Rapid Prototyping Materials use as Direct Sacrificial Patterns In Investment Casting. I'm facin...
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Last comment 04/16/2015 by James Stewart

Hardness Measurement of Weld Tube

04/10/2015 by susannasu
Welded pipe is made of steel plate or steel strip through bending forming, and then through welding. It can be divided into weld seam welded pipe and...
Pathfinder Tags: rigid metal conduit rigid steel conduit rigid steel electrical conduit
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Last comment 04/11/2015 by lyn

Hypothesis Experiment

04/09/2015 by ZakariaSalim10
What mostly parameter is use to determine the hypothesis of a sample?
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Last comment 04/09/2015 by jack of all trades
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Quality Assurance / Control

764 threads, 4867 comments (1 Viewing)

Painting Corner Mitre Joints in Aluminium

04/23/2015 by Terry Burch
Could anybody offer some assistance. I'm having difficulty painting over corner mitre joints using a powder coating process. The mitre corners are saw...
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Last comment 04/24/2015 by jhhassociates

Normalized Material

04/23/2015 by Abusaleem
Dear All, GRRETINGS For the material such as SA 516, some times its normalized they add letter N, so do I have to do PWHT regardless the thickness?
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Last comment 04/25/2015 by Abusaleem

A53 Galvanized Welding to A106 Gr B

04/02/2015 by Lwsaku
I have a WPS for P No 1 to P No1, ASMEIX Can i weld A53 galvanized to A106 Gr B, or i need a new WPS
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Last comment 04/03/2015 by lyn
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

62 blog entries, 354 comments (1 Viewing)

Chemical Resistance and Rubber Products

04/27/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Rubber products such as seals, gaskets, and hoses are used with many different chemicals. Contact between a rubber product and a chemical can be co...
Pathfinder Tags: chemical resistance chemically resistant elastomers rubber
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Butyl Rubber Seals and Gaskets

04/20/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Did you drive to work today? Maybe you took the bus instead. If your commute involved traveling on tires, then butyl rubber helped get you there. T...
Pathfinder Tags: butly gaskets butly rubbers butyl rubber butyl seals butyls
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UL 94 Flame Ratings and Solid Plastic Parts

04/13/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Do you need plastic parts made from materials with UL 94 flame ratings? How well do you understand this flammability standard, and how can you be s...
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Last comment 04/14/2015 by tonyhemet
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Speaking of Precision

316 blog entries, 2410 comments (0 Viewing)

Ra Is Different Than Rz

04/10/2015 by Milo
The methodology of measurement and what is measured are quite different. this is critical to understand if you will not be paid for your parts becaus...
Pathfinder Tags: measurement Ra Rz surface finish
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Top 10 Facts About Leaded Steel Bars

03/30/2015 by Milo
Leaded steel bars historically have been a mainstay raw material in the screw machining industry. As more applications and newer technology move a...
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Last comment 03/30/2015 by Tornado

Unknown Controls To Protect You- EPA and Ozone Overreach

03/27/2015 by Milo
"PMPA urges EPA to maintain the current 75ppb standards for ozone. Allowing for the full and continued implementation of the current law will cont...
Pathfinder Tags: Ozone ozone overreach unknown controls
Views: 89, Comments: 4
Last comment 04/01/2015 by truth is not a compromise
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Industrial Automation

102 blog entries, 1626 comments (0 Viewing)

3D Printing: The Basics

04/09/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
3D printing is certainly making waves in the commercial industry, as it is allowing manufacturers (even small time manufacturers) to create three d...
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Last comment 04/11/2015 by Wal

Printing a Car

04/08/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Is it feasible to print a car? That's the question the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge recently took on. Using a 2 x 4 x 0.9 m printer capable of d...
Views: 128, Comments: 6
Last comment 04/10/2015 by Original_Macgyver

The Consumerization of Manufacturing

03/27/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The rules are changing for manufacturers, shaped by the growing influence of e-commerce and omnichannel retailing. These forces are creating an en...
Views: 63, Comments: 0
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

184 blog entries, 98 comments (0 Viewing)

Cross-Hole Deburring Tips and Techniques

04/06/2015 by Brush Research
Cross-hole deburring removes the burrs that are created when manufacturers and machinists cross-drill intersecting holes on metal parts. Removing th...
Pathfinder Tags: burr removal deburring tools flexible hones flexible honing
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Diamond Abrasive Wheel Brushes for Harder Materials

03/30/2015 by Brush Research
Wheel brushes are wheel-shaped brushing tools that remove burrs and improve the surface finish of machined parts. These power brushes are also used...
Pathfinder Tags: diamond abrasive wheel diamond wheel wheel brush wheel brushes
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Miniature Stainless Steel Brush Kits for Cross-Hole Deburring

03/23/2015 by Brush Research
Miniature stainless steel brushes are great for cross-hole deburring, internal cleaning, microburr removal, rust removal, and surface preparation. T...
Pathfinder Tags: brush kit brush sizes cross-hole deburring deburring brush deburring tool
Views: 69, Comments: 0
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Food & Beverage Technology

59 blog entries, 790 comments (0 Viewing)

In-Vitro Meat

04/02/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
Expect to hear a lot more about in-vitro meat (aka cultured meat) in the coming years, as the price of natural beef, poultry and fish increase, whil...
Views: 201, Comments: 12
Last comment 04/06/2015 by Rixter

Clean in Place Benefits from Automation

03/23/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Sanitation is one of the most crucial processes in food and beverage production, but it is also very time- and energy-consuming. What can automation c...
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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
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

161 blog entries, 596 comments (0 Viewing)

Where to Locate Your Distribution Center

03/30/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
This report from DCVelocity examines five trends that are impacting decisions about where to locate a warehouse or distribution center: privatization...
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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
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

92 blog entries, 573 comments (0 Viewing)

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Step for Control Systems?

03/28/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
What are the current and future prospects for artificial intelligence (AI) within the field of industrial control? A machine's ability to meet c...
Views: 107, Comments: 16
Last comment 04/01/2015 by Rixter

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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Robotic Systems Blog

129 blog entries, 643 comments (0 Viewing)

Robot Farming

03/26/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
One of the most interesting robotic technologies is that of the agricultural robot, a robot specially designed for harvesting tasks. For example, th...
Views: 176, Comments: 7
Last comment 03/27/2015 by JavaHead

Wall Climbing Robots

03/06/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
As the name clearly suggests, we are talking about robots that can climb walls. The concept of robots is not new, but the real improvement in this f...
Views: 194, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/06/2015 by texasron

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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Industrial MRO

78 blog entries, 691 comments (0 Viewing)

Prioritize Reliability Over Cost Control for Long-term Success

03/16/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Although many organizations stress the importance of reliability in maintenance and operations, their focus on cost control may indicate otherwis...
Views: 85, Comments: 2
Last comment 03/18/2015 by reward54

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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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: 262, 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: 189, 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: 481, 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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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: 665, 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
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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...
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Views: 459, 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: 743, 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