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11/16/2015 by Anonymous Poster
i want to know how to make supper plastisizer for R M C plant
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Last comment 11/17/2015 by TonyS

Measurable Parameter(s) for Sandblasting of Conductivity Probes

11/12/2015 by MikeMack747
We manufacture a conductivity sensor which has a cylindrical rod that is sandblasted to increase the surface area, subsequently increasing it's capaci...
Views: 173, Comments: 16
Last comment 11/22/2015 by badbob

R Stamp Requirements

11/10/2015 by fhw
Hi all, If Stainless steel bolts for newly fabricated, U stamped heat exchanger body flange (Shell-tubesheet-channel) are going to be replaced by Car...
Views: 188, Comments: 7
Last comment 11/18/2015 by phoenix911

Brazed Tooling Suitable for Coating

11/09/2015 by Harvey Patterson
The company I work for has been making steel tools with cemented carbide tips brazed to the steel for many years. Now customers want the tools coated....
Views: 251, Comments: 15
Last comment 11/11/2015 by old salt

Explosive Gas Produced by Rust in Confined Spaces

11/03/2015 by Anonymous Poster
I have worked around mining , transport and earthmoving machinery for decades. Over the past 30 years i have had two incidents where rusted bolts exp...
Views: 958, Comments: 51
Last comment 11/12/2015 by Nothing is Impossible
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Quality Assurance / Control

777 threads, 5030 comments (2 Viewing)

Different Thicknesses and Grinding the Inside Diameter Equal Them

11/23/2015 by mustafa jasim
The pipe 8" has thickness 17mm welded with the pipe 8" has thickness =13mm, so that need to grinding inside of the pipe 8" in order to be equal thickn...
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Last comment 11/23/2015 by Tornado

Welding Distortion Control

11/09/2015 by shayanhussain
Hi everyone, I want to discuss about the distortion control technique in a structure. Overall dimensions of the structure are 4m X 4m. This structure...
Pathfinder Tags: Welding Distortion
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Last comment 11/10/2015 by lyn

Searching for Packaging Supply Engineer to Hire

11/04/2015 by Gary Vandervoort
New Jersey based packaging supply company is looking to hire an in-house salaried packaging engineer to work with in-house buyers, customer service te...
Views: 134, Comments: 10
Last comment 11/05/2015 by Wal

SS Bolt Stretch

11/03/2015 by Massey
We tightened a bunch of 18-8 SS 1/4-20 HHCS x 1" long with one time use Top-Locknuts a week ago. Upon inspection today, it took another 1/4 turn to to...
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Last comment 11/11/2015 by Hilton
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

91 blog entries, 372 comments (0 Viewing)

How Custom Fabrication Helps Manufacturers Enjoy the Holidays

11/23/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Industrial supply chains need to stay strong between Thanksgiving and the New Year. - Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here at Elasto Proxy's world...
Pathfinder Tags: Christmas custom fabrication manufacturing supply chain Thanksgiving
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Bulb Trim Seals – Compound Selection and Technical Design

11/16/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Bulb trim seals re used for sealing and insulation, typically on doors and hatches. Learn about compound selection and technical design for these...
Pathfinder Tags: bulb trim seal bulb trim seals rubber seals trim seal trim seals
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Rubber Meets Steel in Pittsburgh

11/09/2015 by Doug Sharpe
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is still nicknamed the Steel City, but there are no longer any steel mills within the city's limits. During the 1970s and...
Pathfinder Tags: manufacturing pittsburgh plastic rubber sealing ...
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Food & Beverage Technology

64 blog entries, 803 comments (0 Viewing)

Gelato vs. Ice Cream

11/16/2015 by Chelsey H
I remember the first time I had gelato. I was in Italy on a school field trip and we were all stopping at a gelato stand for a snack. Since I had ne...
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Last comment 11/16/2015 by ozzb

Brewer Building Better Bio-electricity

09/30/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Combining anaerobic and aerobic bioreactors has multiplied the effectiveness of a unique water treatment process. The system, designed for the food a...
Views: 161, Comments: 1
Last comment 11/16/2015 by pnaban

Food Technology Promises a Tasty Future

09/20/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Analytical Flavor Systems, a technology startup at Penn State, is building a quality control software system that can help brewers identify and categ...
Views: 109, Comments: 0
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Speaking of Precision

329 blog entries, 2452 comments (1 Viewing)

It's About the Revenue: OSHA Fines to Increase About 80%

11/10/2015 by Milo
Wall Street Journal's Alexandra Berzon reported Wednesday that "Federal penalties for workplace-safety violations were increased this week for the...
Pathfinder Tags: fines manufacturing osha
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Last comment 11/12/2015 by bullardrr

4 Keys to Business Sustainability

10/20/2015 by Milo
Many people, particularly in Purchasing and Accounting, see buying at the lowest cost as being a key to sustaining their business. Here are 4 keys...
Pathfinder Tags: cost savings machining sustainability
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Amputation Hazard Follow Up: Logan Clutch Door Interlock

09/22/2015 by Milo
Our recent post on the latest OSHA Emphasis program on Amputations brought us a comment from Michael Krizmanich at PMPA Technical Member Logan Clu...
Pathfinder Tags: amputation hazard machining osha
Views: 182, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/22/2015 by pnaban
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

94 blog entries, 586 comments (0 Viewing)

Industrial Internet of Things — Problems to be Solved

11/07/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The IIoT is happening. It's propelled by optimized automated processes and large amounts of actionable information. Data analytics software, smart se...
Views: 131, Comments: 2
Last comment 11/11/2015 by texasron

Cloud Computing for the Industrial Internet of Things?

07/27/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Cloud computing is broadly accepted for the enterprise, but less so for factory automation. ISA Intech details pros and cons of using the cloud for...
Views: 291, Comments: 11
Last comment 07/30/2015 by lyn

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Step for Control Systems?

03/28/2015 by IHS Engineering360 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: 175, Comments: 16
Last comment 04/01/2015 by Rixter
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

165 blog entries, 607 comments (0 Viewing)

New Aluminum Alloy Improves Popular Truck

11/03/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The popular Ford F-150 pickup truck is getting stronger and even lighter for 2016, thanks to a new aluminum alloy from Alcoa. The alloy is made from...
Views: 67, Comments: 3
Last comment 11/06/2015 by SolarEagle

Tractor Trailers in the New Supply Chain

08/12/2015 by HUSH
Road trips can be exceptionally boring. And for kids, who haven't earned a mature perspective on time, road trips are twice as boring. Yet one of th...
Pathfinder Tags: autonomous semi-trailer supply chain trucking
Views: 378, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/14/2015 by adreasler

The Panama Canal's Expanding Impact

06/24/2015 by HUSH
When the Panama Canal was completed in 1914, it was considered a marvel of engineering. Construction was at first started by the French in 1881, but...
Pathfinder Tags: canal Panama Suez supply chain
Views: 488, Comments: 3
Last comment 06/25/2015 by kevinm
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Robotic Systems Blog

133 blog entries, 679 comments (0 Viewing)

Small Is the New Big

11/29/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Adaptable, flexible automation is required to meet very short product life-cycles (think smartphones). Using force sensing and servo grippers, little...
Views: 37, Comments: 0

Print Your Own 'Bot

10/07/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
With the influx of additive manufacturing technologies, a 3D-printed robot was inevitable. This particular robot's body is printed from a variety of...
Views: 116, Comments: 0

Excelling in the Lab

09/06/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Life science laboratory work is full of mundane, tedious tasks, punctuated by exciting moments of discovery. Who better to do the tedious tasks than...
Views: 152, Comments: 0
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Industrial Automation

105 blog entries, 1633 comments (0 Viewing)

Standardized Software for Customized Products

10/01/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Manufacturers increasingly turn to robots and agile machines to achieve the flexibility required to meet the demand for custom products. Unfortunatel...
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Finding Real Value

07/25/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Too many plant managers fail to get the full value of capital expenditures, using investments to replicate the function of outdated technology wit...
Views: 292, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/25/2015 by BIN95

Turning the Lights Off on OEMs

05/06/2015 by HUSH
This week's blog entry will start with a joke (not the usual sarcasm or anecdote). It goes like this: A pastor, a doctor and an engineer are playing...
Pathfinder Tags: automation lights-off lights-out manufacturing
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Last comment 05/11/2015 by Original_Macgyver
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

74 blog entries, 378 comments (1 Viewing)

Plan for Robot Safety

09/29/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
A record number of companies, large and small, are using robots. This trend makes addressing safety, not just productivity, a critical goal. Accordin...
Views: 123, Comments: 0

Is There a Future for Bio-based Adhesives?

07/12/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
An Adhesives & Sealants commentary argues for the renewed use of bio-based feedstocks - rather than petrochemicals - in the manufacture of adhesiv...
Views: 242, Comments: 2
Last comment 07/14/2015 by Rixter

The Automation Skills Gap and How to Fill It

06/07/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
According to the Robotics Industry Association (RIA), there will be a need for 3.4 million skilled workers in the next 10 years, but a supply of o...
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Last comment 06/09/2015 by DaveD
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

190 blog entries, 98 comments (0 Viewing)

Diamond Tools for Surface Finishing and Deburring

08/10/2015 by Brush Research
Are you looking for diamond tools that can deburr harder materials and improve surface finish? As a full-line supplier of surface finishing technolo...
Pathfinder Tags: deburring diamond hones diamond tools surface finishing westec ...
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Automated Deburring for Chamfered Edges

08/03/2015 by Brush Research
Milling cutters create chamfered edges by removing precise amounts of material. As cutting tools wear, however, they may leave small burrs behind. M...
Pathfinder Tags: abrasive nylon brushes cnc equipment deburring nampower surface finishing
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Flexible Honing for Engine Cylinders

07/20/2015 by Brush Research
Flexible honing for engine cylinders imparts a plateau finish that optimizes lubrication and reduces friction and wear. Flexible cylinder honing als...
Pathfinder Tags: cars engine honing engine rebuilds Flex-Hone flexible hones
Views: 160, Comments: 0
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Industrial MRO

79 blog entries, 701 comments (0 Viewing)

Industry Relying on Educators to Fill Troubleshooter Shortages

07/26/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
It's a tune often sung by maintenance managers: there aren't enough highly skilled personnel to replace retiring technicians who take their vetera...
Views: 350, Comments: 10
Last comment 07/28/2015 by Jerrell Conway

Prioritize Reliability Over Cost Control for Long-term Success

03/16/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Although many organizations stress the importance of reliability in maintenance and operations, their focus on cost control may indicate otherwis...
Views: 220, Comments: 2
Last comment 03/18/2015 by reward54

Will the Internet of Things Introduce an MRO Revolution?

01/10/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The Internet has enabled improvements in MRO functions, but the Internet of Things (IoT) promises even greater efficiency through proactive monitoring...
Views: 202, Comments: 7
Last comment 01/15/2015 by Del the cat
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RTD Manufacturing

6 blog entries, 25 comments (0 Viewing)

Printing a Functional Jet Engine

06/19/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Toy makers make toys. General Electric makes turbines. So it's not surprising that GE's latest proof of concept is a 33,000 RPM miniature jet engine c...
Views: 381, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/23/2015 by phoenix911
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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 Engineering360 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: 451, Comments: 0

Cutting Options Get Even More Varied

12/08/2014 by IHS Engineering360 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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Other Blog Entries of Interest

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: 741, 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: 717, 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: 1033, 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: 509, 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: 776, 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 ...
Views: 389, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman