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What is Hydraulic Press Brake

07/31/2014 by ashwanim
Describe in brief about Hydraulic Press Brake
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Last comment 08/01/2014 by Janissaries

Oh, Baby, It's HOT! How to Keep Workers Cool?

07/30/2014 by MillMatt
My question is that simple. I see a lot of production workers in very hot environments for eight or more hours per day. With temperatures soaring and...
Pathfinder Tags: cooling labor
Views: 454, Comments: 71
Last comment 08/01/2014 by Andy Germany

What is Gravity Die Casting?

07/03/2014 by heenaveer
Gravity Die Casting is a permanent mould casting process, where the molten metal is poured from a vessel or ladle into the mould. The cavity fills...
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Views: 423, Comments: 13
Last comment 07/11/2014 by LongintheTooth
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Quality Assurance / Control

737 threads, 4620 comments (2 Viewing)

Electronics Engineer

07/31/2014 by djabo
Can anyone provide or give a link to download the FG wilson control panel software?
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Last comment 08/01/2014 by Andy Germany

Joint Design in Fit Up Inspection

07/27/2014 by hossein khosravi fard
According to ASME secion IX joint design is nonessential variable the question is: Can we mention this to piping fit up inspection or not? it means...
Views: 74, Comments: 3
Last comment 07/31/2014 by CK INDIA

High Pressure Pump-Turbo Booster Pump

07/15/2014 by Anonymous Poster
we have 2 stage reverse osmosis plant for tannery second stage booster pump pressure not boosting, any pleas help me.previous opn details sta...
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Last comment 07/16/2014 by phoenix911
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

153 blog entries, 87 comments (0 Viewing)

How to Choose Cup Brushes

07/28/2014 by Brush Research
Cup brushes are surface finishing and deburring tools that feature a cup-like body to which filaments attach. A type of power brush, these rotary br...

Flexible Honing for Engines

07/21/2014 by Brush Research
Do you rebuild gasoline or diesel engines? How about engine components such as valves, connecting rods, or crankshafts? Whether you're a professiona...
Pathfinder Tags: ball hone cylinder hone cylinder honing tool cylinder wall deglazing engine hone ...
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DIY Disc Brake Rotor Resurfacing

07/14/2014 by Brush Research
Do your disc brakes squeak or squeal? As DSPORT magazine explains in a new article, and as Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) shows in a new YouTube...
Pathfinder Tags: brake hones brake repairs brake rotors brake shops brake technicians ...
Views: 268, Comments: 17
Last comment 07/18/2014 by Andy Germany
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Food & Beverage Technology

47 blog entries, 725 comments (0 Viewing)

Beer Makers Brewing Up Water Conservation Strategies

07/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Big U.S. brewers are trying to cut back their water use in response to drought and wildfires that threaten supplies. Conservation efforts include se...
Views: 162, Comments: 11
Last comment 07/31/2014 by Unredundant

Grow All The Food Indoors

05/28/2014 by HUSH
A family friend of mine recently sold his farm. A self-described city boy, I never truly appreciated the efforts of the American heartlands which su...
Pathfinder Tags: agriculture Concept Farming vertical farming
Views: 359, Comments: 3
Last comment 05/29/2014 by SolarEagle

Software's Contribution to Bountiful Harvests

05/13/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The world relies on farmers for food production, but farmers rely on engineers to design the equipment for plowing, seeding, and harvesting. Tech...
Views: 118, Comments: 0
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

156 blog entries, 586 comments (0 Viewing)

Dangerous Rail Tankers: Coming to a City Near You

07/23/2014 by HUSH
There are a few mechanical processes that truly leave me awe-inspired. The first of note is when I'm on an airplane; I look out over the wings to s...
Pathfinder Tags: crude oil freight train rail shipping
Views: 341, Comments: 19
Last comment 07/26/2014 by JNB

Refrigerated Supply Chain Efficiency Heats Up

01/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A white paper discusses best practices for handling and transporting temperature-sensitive loads, with an emphasis on advances in technology and opera...
Views: 250, Comments: 0

Reverse Engineer Your Conveyor

12/23/2013 by CR4 Guest Author
Timing, Timing, Timing! Efficient manufacturing boils down to cohesiveness, and a major component of this is timing. When dealing with container hand...
Views: 261, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/26/2013 by Janissaries
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Speaking of Precision

301 blog entries, 2310 comments (0 Viewing)

How Does Your State Rank for Manufacturing?

07/29/2014 by Milo
The 2014 Connexus Indiana Manufacturing and Logistics report is a clear, easy to understand 6 page document with graphs and a single Data table re...
Pathfinder Tags: census manufacturing map
Views: 211, Comments: 7
Last comment 08/01/2014 by tcmtech

It Takes a Factory to Make a Manufacturer

07/18/2014 by Milo
How can you call yourself a manufacturer if you don't manufacture anything? If they don't really manufacture, why should we call them manufacturers?...
Pathfinder Tags: factory manufacturing
Views: 210, Comments: 7
Last comment 07/21/2014 by europium mkII

Time to Review the Precautions for Heat Stress

07/11/2014 by Milo
I was reminded of the possibility of heat stress in our shops when I started the car the other day. Early in my career in the blast furnace casthou...
Pathfinder Tags: heat osha
Views: 206, Comments: 5
Last comment 07/13/2014 by lyn
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Industrial MRO

74 blog entries, 664 comments (0 Viewing)

Wearable Technology Brings Innovation, Connectivity to Maintenance and Operations

07/13/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
From improvements in machine-to-machine communications to the increased reliance on the Internet of Things, technology is changing the face of m...
Views: 167, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/14/2014 by reward54

Hazards of Counterfeit Electrical Products

05/15/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent survey conducted by Eaton and the Independent Electrical Contractors group shows that although more electrical contractors are recognizi...
Views: 321, Comments: 10
Last comment 07/14/2014 by pnaban

Regulation Will Change Asset Management

02/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The ISO 55000 Asset Management Systems standard, due to go into effect next month, focuses on managing physical assets, initially in public industries...
Views: 174, Comments: 0
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Industrial Automation

90 blog entries, 1596 comments (0 Viewing)

Migrating to IPv6

07/12/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As manufacturers assign unique IP addresses to an increasing number of automation devices, pressure to transition industrial control networks to I...
Views: 203, Comments: 0

Adapting Wearables for Manufacturing

06/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Wearable technology seems poised to move onto the factory floor, promising to provide operators and plant managers alike with the real-time inform...
Views: 184, Comments: 0

Rebooting Manufacturing

05/14/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Some analysts focus on the damage done to the manufacturing sector by downward spiraling economies, but they are missing the good news. Innovati...
Views: 152, Comments: 0
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

68 blog entries, 348 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 184, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/16/2014 by Rorschach

Wake Up and Use the Robots

06/28/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A majority of UK manufacturers polled in a recent survey said they do not use robots; nearly a third of those indicated they were either low volum...
Views: 237, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/29/2014 by SolarEagle

PLCopen — Bridging PLC, Motion Control, and Robotics

05/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Robots are being introduced to a growing variety of automated assembly operations, so it is more important than ever to consider how to integrate...
Views: 249, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/04/2014 by jhhassociates
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

40 blog entries, 229 comments (0 Viewing)

How to Select Green Rubber Products

07/07/2014 by Doug Sharpe
Green manufacturing isn't just about saving the planet. It's about sustaining long-term profitability. For product designers and technical buyers,...
Views: 154, Comments: 2
Last comment 07/08/2014 by europium mkII

Are Solar Roads the Way of the Future?

06/09/2014 by Doug Sharpe
How strong are solar panels? Would you stand on one and jump up and down? Would you park your car atop a solar array, or drive across photovoltaic...
Views: 391, Comments: 40
Last comment 06/13/2014 by Tornado

How to Select Military Approved Plastics

05/29/2014 by Doug Sharpe
Plastic materials for military applications must be able to withstand demanding conditions. Whether at land, air, or sea (and even space), part fa...
Pathfinder Tags: ACRYLIC GLASS MIL-SPEC military MRAP plastics ...
Views: 209, Comments: 0
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Packaging & Labeling

90 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
Views: 163, Comments: 0

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...
Views: 163, Comments: 0
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

132 blog entries, 557 comments (0 Viewing)

Breathing Easy

08/01/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
If there is one thing that has changed perceptibly in machining shops over the past few decades it is the atmosphere - quite literally. Where once...
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Making a Metal Machinable

06/15/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Aluminum is a good material work with - it is relatively easy to mill, drill, cut, punch, and bend. But it can also cause problems in areas such a...
Views: 319, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/17/2014 by Spinco

The Hard Benefits of Software Technologies

05/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Some parts of the metalworking industry - mainly jobshops using Swiss technology and those involved in basic turning operations - have shied away...
Views: 175, Comments: 0
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Robotic Systems Blog

119 blog entries, 617 comments (0 Viewing)

Walking Next to You

06/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Strolling along partially-built airplanes next to engineers and technicians, a collaborative robot applies anti-corrosion sealant, and assesses q...
Views: 194, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/07/2014 by Tornado

Development Trends Roundup

05/08/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Advances in motion control, nanowires, compliance, programming, and software are changing the robotics landscape. Robots are getting smaller and...
Views: 116, Comments: 0

When Does Technology Cross the AI Line?

04/09/2014 by HUSH
If you've ever been alive, and I assure you that you have been (even if you haven't "lived"), then you're familiar with Pac-Man. I don't mean Manny Pa...
Pathfinder Tags: artificial intelligence robots skynet
Views: 278, Comments: 6
Last comment 04/10/2014 by Bill H.
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RTD Manufacturing

5 blog entries, 17 comments (0 Viewing)

Without Rare Earth Elements, Is U.S. Industry a House of Cards?

02/28/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
Did you watch the finale to Season One of House of Cards? If you're a fan of this fictional political drama, you may recall that Congressman Frank Un...
Views: 326, Comments: 5
Last comment 03/03/2014 by HUX

The Winter Olympics and Made in the USA Manufacturing

02/05/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
"Designer Ralph Lauren's new Olympic opening ceremony uniform has lots of stars and stripes. It has lots of red, white, and blue. And most importantl...
Pathfinder Tags: Winter Olympics 2014
Views: 247, Comments: 0

Industrial Machining Meets 3D Laser Printing

01/24/2014 by RTD Manufacturing
This ExtremeTech article argues that 3D laser printers will never be accurate enough, and will "invariably" require some type of secondary subtractive...
Views: 298, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/27/2014 by JRiversW
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Process Engineering & Construction

8 blog entries, 20 comments (0 Viewing)

Rhode Island Tax Code: What Manufacturers Don’t Know but Should

01/23/2014 by jsavage
In July of last year, the Rhode Island legislature enacted a change to the Rhode Island tax code regarding the state's version of the federal Sectio...
Pathfinder Tags: depreciation Manufacturers rhode island Section 179 deduction
Views: 298, Comments: 5
Last comment 01/26/2014 by phoenix911

The Implications of RoHS and REACH Updates

10/28/2013 by jsavage
Electrical products and medical devices which are manufactured in the United States, and sold in the EU may be significantly impacted by recent update...

Are You Ready for January 1st, 2014? The next deadline for permits for 527 CMR 33 is approaching at the end of the year.

10/17/2013 by jsavage
As we discussed in a previous post, Massachusetts has enacted a new regulation (527 CMR 33) that requires a permit to process hazardous materials. Whi...
Pathfinder Tags: 527 CMR 33 Massachusetts permit process hazardous chemicals
Views: 243, Comments: 3
Last comment 10/18/2013 by JNB
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

87 blog entries, 544 comments (0 Viewing)

Next Generation DCS

07/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The complexity of integrated systems within process plants increases year by year, making it more challenging to keep track of them all. Flow Contro...
Views: 89, Comments: 0
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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: 443, 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: 605, 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: 959, 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: 408, 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: 711, 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: 310, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman