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Copper grease in fractional hp gearbox

02/12/2016 by Drew K
We have been having trouble with lubrication in our small gearboxes. Prior to my involvement they have gone from oil saturated sintered metal gears th...
Views: 77, Comments: 14
Last comment 02/12/2016 by SimpleMind

Live CR4 Periscope Broadcast Now

01/21/2016 by 8320
Check out CR4's first live Periscope broadcast taking place right now (2:00 pm EST, 1/21/16). 3D printing a wrench that NASA printed in space to meet...
Views: 111, Comments: 4
Last comment 01/25/2016 by SavvyExacta

Manufacturing Job Tickets

01/20/2016 by Out of Box Experience
Does anyone know a source for pre-printed manufacturing "Job Tickets"? Or you may know them by some other name. What I'm looking for is the card, mayb...
Views: 174, Comments: 5
Last comment 01/21/2016 by Kevin LaPaire

How to Calculate Exact CNC Turning Time From Drawing

01/19/2016 by Anonymous Poster
Dear All, I need some help in calculating cnc turning time from drawing ,we have engineering standard in which we have used mean dia for all calculat...
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Last comment 01/30/2016 by Anonymous Poster

How to Setter Welding Porosity After Sand Blasting

01/14/2016 by syeltang87
Hi guy, i have one aluminum part which used tig fillet welding to joint together follow by sand blasting process.( pressure 3 bar, sand grade 100).my...
Views: 271, Comments: 12
Last comment 01/29/2016 by Anonymous Poster
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Quality Assurance / Control

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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

99 blog entries, 372 comments (0 Viewing)

High-Temperature Seals for Commercial Oven Manufacturers

02/08/2016 by Doug Sharpe
In this case study, you'll learn how Elasto Proxy helped a commercial oven manufacturer solve a sealing and insulation challenge. By applying our t...
Pathfinder Tags: commercial oven manufacturers high temperature seals oven door seals
Views: 58, Comments: 0

Foam Pads for Vacuum Lifters in Stone Countertop Manufacturing

02/01/2016 by Doug Sharpe
In this case study, you'll learn how Elasto Proxy helped a stone countertop manufacturer solve a material handling challenge. By applying our techni...

Thermal Acoustic Insulation for Military Vehicles

01/30/2016 by Doug Sharpe
When a manufacturer of military vehicles isn't satisfied with a product design, more than just the bottom line is at stake. For coalition forces in...
Pathfinder Tags: acoustic insulation thermal acoustic insulation thermal insulation
Views: 143, Comments: 0
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Robotic Systems Blog

136 blog entries, 682 comments (0 Viewing)

The Robots Are Escaping the Factory Floor

01/28/2016 by IHS 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...
Views: 101, Comments: 2
Last comment 01/31/2016 by phoenix911

Human-scale Automation

01/08/2016 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Moving large, heavy parts has typically required large, heavy robots, but that paradigm is changing. Human-scale robots can work in a space designed...
Views: 113, Comments: 0

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: 150, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/01/2015 by Mr. small
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

76 blog entries, 393 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
Pathfinder Tags: adhesive duct tape repair Specs
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Last comment 01/29/2016 by Just an Engineer

Robotics That Help Industry Get a Grip

12/31/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The robotic gripper has come a long way since it was first introduced in the mid-70s. The grippers of today (and tomorrow) are designed to accomplish...
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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: 167, Comments: 0
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Food & Beverage Technology

66 blog entries, 821 comments (0 Viewing)

Food Can Technology is Clearly Innovative

01/25/2016 by IHS 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...
Views: 188, Comments: 12
Last comment 01/26/2016 by Brave Sir Robin

Extreme Enzymes Clean with Less Water

12/30/2015 by IHS 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...
Views: 134, Comments: 6
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...
Views: 311, Comments: 2
Last comment 11/16/2015 by ozzb
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

167 blog entries, 610 comments (0 Viewing)

Knocking Down Supply Chain Walls

01/23/2016 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Despite lip service to supply chain integration, functions such as transportation planning and warehouse management are often carried out in a serial...
Views: 104, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/24/2016 by tcmtech

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: 166, Comments: 5
Last comment 01/24/2016 by Charlie Greenwood

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: 410, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/14/2015 by adreasler
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Speaking of Precision

332 blog entries, 2469 comments (0 Viewing)

Make It Work Or Make It Right?

01/12/2016 by Milo
Making it work might get the machine back up and running in half an hour, but if a quarter of the parts produced are then rejected, what was the p...
Pathfinder Tags: equipment machining repair
Views: 255, Comments: 13
Last comment 02/03/2016 by BillV

Bolted Joints: More Than You Think

01/05/2016 by Milo
Bolted joints are a staple of modern engineering and manufacturing practice. Modern life is modern because of our mastery of materials and bolted joi...
Pathfinder Tags: Assembly bolts joints screws
Views: 221, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/06/2016 by Lehman57

Stock Removal Guidelines for Seams in Cold Drawn Bars

12/01/2015 by Milo
"Seams are longitudinal crevices that are tight or even closed at the surface, but are not welded shut. They are close to radial in orientation an...
Pathfinder Tags: cold forming machining seams
Views: 153, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/02/2015 by Torqued
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Packaging & Labeling

92 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

Mass Producing Individualized Products

01/11/2016 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
This newsletter recently highlighted the rise of personalized packaging, focusing on advances in digital printing of containers and labels. But th...
Views: 84, Comments: 0
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Industrial Automation

107 blog entries, 1633 comments (0 Viewing)

Building Tomorrow's Networks

12/10/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The Industrial Internet of Things has triggered a seismic shift in the structure of information, communication, and automation technologies on the sh...
Views: 89, Comments: 0

A Fresh Look at the IIoT

12/04/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
If you base your impression of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on the musings of pundits, you might get the impression that they are talking...
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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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Industrial MRO

80 blog entries, 701 comments (0 Viewing)

Don't Let Misconceptions Derail Creation of Work Procedures

12/09/2015 by IHS 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 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: 376, 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...
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Last comment 03/18/2015 by reward54
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

138 blog entries, 540 comments (0 Viewing)

Manufacturing Made More Versatile

12/08/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Machining parts to μ-levels of accuracy continues to require the use of specialized machine tools. But when job requirements are not so stringen...
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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: 485, Comments: 0
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

95 blog entries, 588 comments (0 Viewing)

Future Trends in Process Automation

12/05/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Process industries, as with the hybrid and discrete production sectors, will increase integration among field devices and supervisory control and dat...
Views: 185, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/07/2015 by North of 60

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: 153, 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: 311, Comments: 11
Last comment 07/30/2015 by lyn
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

190 blog entries, 98 comments (1 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: 175, Comments: 0
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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: 460, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/23/2015 by phoenix911
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Other Blog Entries of Interest

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
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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: 209, 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
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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
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: aluminum Copper costs material selection profitability ...
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Last comment 02/04/2013 by catisred