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Aluminium Die Casting Porosity

12/08/2016 by Anonymous Poster
I am producing die casting of an aluminium component in which oil is supposed to be filled after machining the component. But even though degassifica...
Views: 205, Comments: 19
Last comment 12/10/2016 by Andy Germany

What do I Need To Know About Induction Heating?

12/07/2016 by Drew K
We are considering using an induction heater to pre-heat and hold temp on a lead mold. The mold is about a foot tall and 7 inches ∅ and holds ab...
Views: 235, Comments: 18
Last comment 12/09/2016 by Drew K

Thin Al Sheet "Box" Welding

12/03/2016 by Vladimir Radzinsky
Few weeks ago I read questions about to avoid distortion to welding thin Al sheet. Unfortunately I was not member and could not help to person "probl...
Views: 149, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/03/2016 by Rixter

1997 HAAS VF-2 Mill Will Not Drip Feed Large Files

12/02/2016 by JLaman
We are having problems running the DNC mode drip feed from our Shop Floor Automations unit. This unit sends data from USB thru Ethernet to the RS 232...
Views: 137, Comments: 3
Last comment 12/04/2016 by uli_newBuilder
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Quality Assurance / Control

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Rejection PPM Calculation

12/09/2016 by Anonymous Poster
Suppose a manufacturing unit has two departments, let say dept. X and Y, Processes X1 & X2 are performed at dept. X & Y1 & Y2 are performe...
Views: 58, Comments: 13
Last comment 12/10/2016 by lyn

Sample Criteria for Type Testing

11/13/2016 by badar
For conducting type test of a product, is there any reference standard which provide us guidelines regarding samples. I mean these samples have to be...
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Last comment 11/16/2016 by badar
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Industrial Automation

112 blog entries, 1653 comments (0 Viewing)

How Technology Evolves Money

11/30/2016 by HUSH
Our financial futures are closely tied to the rise of automation and electronification. Considering this is CR4, this won’t come as a surprise....
Views: 202, Comments: 14
Last comment 12/02/2016 by Rixter

Don’t Miss the 25th Annual Automation Fair® Event!

10/02/2016 by RockwellAutomation
Join us on Nov. 9-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta to see the advanced technologies, services and solutions that can help you achiev...
Views: 348, Comments: 0
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

82 blog entries, 397 comments (0 Viewing)

Source Globally, Build Locally

11/29/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
If you distribute your printed circuit assemblies worldwide, it would make sense to produce them near your customers. But there may be enough variatio...
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Standards Q&A: Interpreting ASME’s Post Weld Heat Treatment Requirements

09/25/2016 by reprendergast
ASME Standards often require careful reading in order to interpret them correctly and engineers can be left with questions about some details. In this...
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

148 blog entries, 391 comments (0 Viewing)

Vibration Damping Materials and Acoustic Insulation

12/06/2016 by Doug Sharpe
Elasto Proxy explains what you need to know about choosing vibration damping materials. This article is the final installment in our multi-part series...
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Sound Barriers for Acoustic Insulation

11/28/2016 by Doug Sharpe
Sound barriers are soundproofing materials that reflect little or no noise. They usually contain dense but flexible mats and one or more layers of aco...
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Food & Beverage Technology

72 blog entries, 905 comments (0 Viewing)

Scammed By Sugar Study

10/27/2016 by Chelsey H
Quitting sugar is hard. Our brains are wired to see sugar as a reward, which makes us want more and more. Simple sugars, such as those found in soda...
Views: 354, Comments: 22
Last comment 11/01/2016 by rashavarek

Engineers Developing Functional 3D Food Printer

10/11/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Engineers from Columbia University have just revealed a prototype 3D food printer which looks a bit like a fancy coffee machine. The team has worked t...
Views: 229, Comments: 4
Last comment 10/12/2016 by agua_doc
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

174 blog entries, 655 comments (1 Viewing)

You May Never Go Grocery Shopping Ever Again

12/07/2016 by HUSH
I typically bring my own lunch to work, but today I must venture out in the masses to forage for nutrition. Yesterday’s bi-weekly, Monday-evenin...
Views: 186, Comments: 14
Last comment 12/09/2016 by phoenix911

Making the Move to Material Handling Automation: 5 Lessons

11/06/2016 by ahorner_22
As we finalize our transition to an automated material handling system in our NJ headquarters, here are some of the lessons we learned in the process:...
Views: 401, Comments: 1
Last comment 11/07/2016 by phoenix911
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Packaging & Labeling

96 blog entries, 842 comments (0 Viewing)

A Network Approach to Packaging R&D

10/30/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Dow Chemical's "Pack Studios" are designed to promote collaboration on packaging challenges, bringing together teams in package design, materials, bra...
Views: 27, Comments: 0

Pressurized Liquid Poised to Alter Blow-molding Landscape

09/07/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
In form-fill-seal production, each step in the process is designed and tweaked to squeeze the most productivity or efficiency out of beverage bottling...
Views: 163, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/12/2016 by Torqued
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Robotic Systems Blog

144 blog entries, 703 comments (0 Viewing)

Cobots and Data-driven Safety

10/29/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Cobot risk assessment must include the robot and the environment, according to ISO/TS 15066. In some environments, a person is more likely to be injur...
Views: 81, Comments: 0

Robots Helping Robots

09/25/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Imagine what industry might look like if robots could cooperate with each other spontaneously using body language as their guide. In a manner similar...
Views: 201, Comments: 4
Last comment 09/26/2016 by tonyhemet
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3D Printing

11 blog entries, 32 comments (0 Viewing)

New 3D Technology Breaks the Size Barrier

10/20/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Does size matter? If you're talking about 3D printing, it used to. Precision printing meant a fixed platen and a limited range of motion for the depos...
Views: 177, Comments: 0

The Death of 3D Printing Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

09/21/2016 by HUSH
Did you get the memo? Perhaps you read the obit. 3D printing is dead. Over. Done with. Kaputski. This past summer there were many articles criticizin...
Views: 280, Comments: 6
Last comment 09/27/2016 by phoenix911
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Speaking of Precision

342 blog entries, 2528 comments (0 Viewing)

Thread Rolling Thin Walls--CJ Winters

12/07/2016 by Milo
Guest post by Lib Pietrantoni, CJWinter Flaking threads and thread damage can be avoided when thread rolling thin walled parts. Distortion during th...
Views: 77, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/09/2016 by ronseto

Ten Points Worth Sharing--Cleveland Area OSHA Director Howie Eberts

10/15/2016 by Milo
We attended a presentation at WIRE-Net by Cleveland OSHA Area Director Howie Eberts. Howie did a great job of giving attendees a thoughtful, human vie...
Views: 453, Comments: 8
Last comment 10/18/2016 by Phys
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

145 blog entries, 548 comments (0 Viewing)

Wednesday Webinar on Laser Engraving: Real World Applications & Projects (and Q&A)

07/19/2016 by SavvyExacta
Join laser engraving experts from Disney Research, Pikes Peak and Epilog Laser as they explore the possibilities of real world applications and projec...
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Abrasive Recycling Technology Can Help Reduce Waterjet Costs

07/18/2016 by SavvyExacta
An abrasive waterjet operation typically spends more money on the purchase of abrasive than it does on labor to actually run the table. But there are...
Views: 136, Comments: 4
Last comment 07/18/2016 by phoenix911
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Industrial MRO

82 blog entries, 705 comments (0 Viewing)

Predictive Analytics Lead to Better-planned Maintenance

06/21/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The ability to forecast when a machine might go down is the Holy Grail of industrial maintenance. Using data collected from sensors within the equipme...
Views: 235, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/21/2016 by Rixter

Delving Into Verified Subs With

06/05/2016 by ahorner_22
One of the unique services we offer at Radwell International is private label verified sub products. Basically these are Radwell brand substitute par...
Views: 265, Comments: 2
Last comment 11/18/2016 by BIN95
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

97 blog entries, 589 comments (0 Viewing)

Future Factory Pickup and Delivery?

06/09/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Germany-based Festo has developed a "FreeMotionHandling" system that grips objects in a production facility a...
Views: 280, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/09/2016 by SolarEagle

Smart Machines for Smarter Processing

02/26/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Two of the forces driving improved automation and control systems are the need to tailor products for individual customers and the demand for higher...
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You’re an Engineer. It’s Time You Job-hunt Like One.

05/01/2016 posted in Engineering Careers
by ASME Job Board + Career Center
CareerCast's Best Jobs in IT and Engineering Report indicates promising employment opportunities and the potential for lucrative salaries in both En...
Views: 754, Comments: 2
Last comment 05/02/2016 by adreasler

3D Printing a NASA Space Wrench - Video

02/01/2016 posted in Workbench Creations
by SavvyExacta
Watch our 3D printer create a NASA space wrench! You may have seen our previous posts explaining that we would be conducting a live Periscope broadca...
Views: 698, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/12/2016 by MR. Guest

Cutting Compressed Air Costs: Tips and Technologies

12/10/2015 posted in Editor's Desk
by wagman262
Leaks in a compressed air system can be a real money waster. Engineering360 offers a feature article on tips and strategies to repair and prevent leak...
Views: 267, Comments: 5
Last comment 12/12/2015 by tcmtech

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...
Views: 834, 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...
Views: 804, Comments: 6
Last comment 05/29/2014 by indel