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05/26/2016 by ddn.verma
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Last comment 05/27/2016 by PWSlack

Metal Fabrication (Titanium?)

05/06/2016 by Sid_Sidow
I am searching for anyone who can re-create a small metal piece we use on our equipment with an indestructible material (titanium?) This shaped piece...
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Last comment 05/25/2016 by James Stewart

SS 347 Weld Overlay Defects After Gasket Face Machining

05/06/2016 by aanaik76
Hi everybody, We are facing issue in gasket face machining after SS 347 overlay. We did overlay by FCAW process. E309MoL barrier and SS347 subsequen...
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Last comment 05/18/2016 by James Stewart

Brazing Heating Coil with Nickel Pipe

05/06/2016 by Pubs
I want to braze 1.4 mm (od) heating coil around a Nickel 200 pipe of about 30 cms length. The sheath of the heating coil is also made of Nickel. Insul...
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Last comment 05/19/2016 by Pubs

I Want To Mfg This Part But Dont Know How If Any Have Idea Than Plz Guide Me.....

05/02/2016 by Gajera Sagar
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Last comment 05/08/2016 by nick name
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Quality Assurance / Control

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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

113 blog entries, 380 comments (0 Viewing)

Fiberglass Gaskets for High-Temperature Sealing and Insulation

05/17/2016 by Doug Sharpe
Furnaces, boilers, stoves, vehicles, and lighting all have something in common. They require high-temperature gaskets for sealing and insulation. T...
Pathfinder Tags: fiberglass gaskets heat exchanger gaskets high-temperature gaskets
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Fluorosilicone Gaskets for Pharmaceutical Equipment

05/12/2016 by Doug Sharpe
The pharmaceutical industry uses solid dosage processing equipment to manufacture finished doses of medication in tablet or capsule form. Often, thes...
Pathfinder Tags: fluorosilicone gaskets pharmaceutical equipment table coating
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QPL Connector Gaskets for EMI Shielding in Military Electronics

05/10/2016 by Doug Sharpe
QPL connector gaskets meet demanding DoD standards. This is the second in a series of technical articles about why defense contractors choose EMI gas...
Pathfinder Tags: cansec 2016 EMI gaskets EMI shielding QPL connector gaskets
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Robotic Systems Blog

138 blog entries, 685 comments (0 Viewing)

Computers and Coding Skills Can Help Detect Hidden Explosives

05/11/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Computer coding skills can improve traditional mass spectrometers, which are used to detect dangerous chemicals such as the ones used in explosives....
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Squashable Robot

04/30/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
CRAM (compressible robot with articulated mechanisms) can squeeze through tiny cracks by squishing itself to 20% of its normal 1 cm height. Modeled a...
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Last comment 05/05/2016 by gbb1277

The Robots Are Escaping the Factory Floor

01/28/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Robots are escaping the confining walls of the factory and moving into the field. Field robots harvest crops, explore volcanoes, and do a variety of...
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Last comment 01/31/2016 by phoenix911
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

78 blog entries, 393 comments (0 Viewing)

Auto Sector Drives Robotics Growth

05/09/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The International Federation of Robotics predicts that robot sales will grow by 5% annually, reaching 31,000 units by 2018. One half of these will be...
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Robots Move into Aerospace Manufacturing

04/05/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Robots started in the automotive industry decades ago. It was a natural - they stayed in one place and performed welding or painting jobs as the asse...
Views: 79, Comments: 0

The BEST Duct Tape?

01/27/2016 by HUSH
I'm in the midst of a winter repair project that has me seeking the best of the best duct tape, within reason. The repair stems from a Labor Day riv...
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Last comment 01/29/2016 by Just an Engineer
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Speaking of Precision

337 blog entries, 2504 comments (0 Viewing)

Upset Testing--Steel in Compression

04/22/2016 by Milo
Mechanical properties of a given steel under compression compare closely with its tensile properties. An upset can be performed to determine how t...
Pathfinder Tags: compression machining steel
Views: 125, Comments: 4
Last comment 04/26/2016 by IQ

Scissors Lift Fatalities Prompt OSHA Safety Alert

04/20/2016 by Milo
OSHA Issues Safety Alert- Scissors Lifts 10 fatalities and 20 serious injuries over a one year period spurred the alert. What you need to know: *...
Pathfinder Tags: aerial work osha Scissor lift
Views: 217, Comments: 13
Last comment 04/21/2016 by adreasler

Lean Explained in Just 2 Photos

04/15/2016 by Milo
Editing to remove non-value adding distractions and waste is the true essence of Lean. There are many distracting non-value-added elements in this p...
Pathfinder Tags: efficiency lean manufacturing
Views: 362, Comments: 12
Last comment 04/20/2016 by wolfie62
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

142 blog entries, 544 comments (0 Viewing)

4 Unique Laser Cutting/Engraving Applications

04/17/2016 by Epilog Laser
Of course lasers can tackle industrial applications like serializing tools or etching barcodes on plastic components, but what about the fun stuff?...
Pathfinder Tags: CO2 laser epilog laser fiber laser laser cutting laser engraving
Views: 616, Comments: 4
Last comment 04/18/2016 by JNB

Comparing CO2 Laser, Fiber Laser, and Dual-source Laser Technologies

03/17/2016 by SavvyExacta
Two types of engraving, cutting, and marking systems - CO2 lasers and fiber lasers - are in high demand by today's designers and manufacturers. Thes...
Pathfinder Tags: CO2 laser engraving fiber laser marking
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Monitor Your Machines to Maintain Momentum

03/07/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Increasing efficiencies in ways that reduce costs without compromising quality remains a surefire way of retaining existing customers and finding new...
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3D Printing

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Think Big with Robot-mounted 3D Printer

04/16/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Typically, 3D printers operate within a workspace defined by the build plate and print-head guide rails. Printed objects generally measure a few inch...
Views: 143, Comments: 1
Last comment 04/17/2016 by vsar

Materials of 3D Printing: Past, Present and Future

03/22/2016 by SavvyExacta
Many materials can be used for 3D printing. The variety and performance of modern materials require new printing techniques, and today's 3D printing...
Pathfinder Tags: 3D Printing additive manufacturing filament materials stratasys
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Printing a Functional Jet Engine

06/19/2015 by 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...
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Last comment 06/23/2015 by phoenix911
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Packaging & Labeling

93 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

Despite Recent Advancements, Robots Still Limited

03/12/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Experts estimate that programming consumes as much as 60% of robotic deployment budgets. In an effort to reduce programming time and improve overa...
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Mass Producing Individualized Products

01/11/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
This newsletter recently highlighted the rise of personalized packaging, focusing on advances in digital printing of containers and labels. But th...
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

169 blog entries, 629 comments (0 Viewing)

Robotics Get a Grip on Material Handling

03/06/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The key to successful application of robotics for material handling applications is the gripper. Conventional grippers are designed to perform a sing...
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Stretch Sensor Made of Chewing Gum

02/29/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Here's something to chew on: a flexible sensor made of gum. That's right. As shown in thisvideo, University of Manitoba engineers designed a simpler...
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Last comment 03/01/2016 by Anonymous Poster

Could a Second Age of Sail Power Bring Sustainability to High Seas Shipping?

02/17/2016 by HUSH
Reading one of my homebrew books last week I stumbled upon the interesting origin story of India pale ales. In the early 19^th century, the East Ind...
Pathfinder Tags: sailing shipping suppy chain wind power
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Last comment 02/18/2016 by tcmtech
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Industrial Automation

109 blog entries, 1635 comments (0 Viewing)

Mercedes: Less Robots, More Laborers

03/02/2016 by HUSH
When discussing the growing role of robots and automation in manufacturing and industry, it usually spawns a conversation about at least one of the...
Pathfinder Tags: automation automotive manufacturing robot
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Last comment 03/03/2016 by Kevin LaPaire

Additive Manufacturing Takes Off

02/27/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Gone are the days when manufacturers relegated additive manufacturing to specialized tasks like prototyping and tool customization. Today, leaders in...
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Building Tomorrow's Networks

12/10/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The Industrial Internet of Things has triggered a seismic shift in the structure of information, communication, and automation technologies on the sh...
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

96 blog entries, 588 comments (0 Viewing)

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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Future Trends in Process Automation

12/05/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Process industries, as with the hybrid and discrete production sectors, will increase integration among field devices and supervisory control and dat...
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Last comment 12/07/2015 by North of 60

Industrial Internet of Things — Problems to be Solved

11/07/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The IIoT is happening. It's propelled by optimized automated processes and large amounts of actionable information. Data analytics software, smart se...
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Last comment 11/11/2015 by texasron
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Food & Beverage Technology

66 blog entries, 821 comments (0 Viewing)

Food Can Technology is Clearly Innovative

01/25/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Two announcements indicate that clear polypropylene food cans are here to stay, giving conventional metal cans a run for their money. Milacron's Klea...
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Last comment 01/26/2016 by Brave Sir Robin

Extreme Enzymes Clean with Less Water

12/30/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
A startup company in California is producing a new class of ultra-stable enzymes that could slash the amounts of water used to clean equipment in the...
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Last comment 01/04/2016 by James Stewart

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
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Industrial MRO

80 blog entries, 701 comments (0 Viewing)

Don't Let Misconceptions Derail Creation of Work Procedures

12/09/2015 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
For many MRO managers, developing work procedures for assets ranks among their most dreaded job responsibilities. Without these written guidelines, h...
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Industry Relying on Educators to Fill Troubleshooter Shortages

07/26/2015 by 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...
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Last comment 07/28/2015 by Jerrell Conway
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

190 blog entries, 100 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 ...
Views: 486, Comments: 1
Last comment 04/07/2016 by Brush Research

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
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: ASME careers job hunting salary
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: 3D Printing additive manufacturing NASA nasa space wrench periscope
Views: 353, Comments: 0

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: 224, 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...
Pathfinder Tags: American Precision Museum history manufacturing
Views: 769, 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: 761, 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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