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Most Popular Open Source Design

05/18/2015 by pcbnow
Hello, We are college and hobbyist group based in Chicago. We do monthly batch PCB. In other words, we combine all our circuit boards design into one...
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Last comment 05/19/2015 by gmphadte

3D Printing Assemblies (How Do They Do That?)

05/15/2015 by ASleasman
Hi, I've been doing some reading on how companies are now 3D printing assemblies that include moving parts. I get how materials are stacked up and the...
Views: 233, Comments: 11
Last comment 05/22/2015 by TommyTech

Process of Steel Manufacturing

05/13/2015 by kushal.pathak
We received Steel Plates of ASTM A 572 Gr.65 from Nanjing Iron & Steel Company, China. ABS Surveyor Cleared All Materials but ONGC Person ask for...
Views: 273, Comments: 9
Last comment 05/14/2015 by Javier Aseguinolaza

Stacker Safety

04/30/2015 by Ajay Paste
HI guies, I am looking from material handling stacker safety training material.I have tried many sites but couln't get any. Please share training ma...
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Views: 97, Comments: 3
Last comment 05/15/2015 by Original_Macgyver
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Quality Assurance / Control

766 threads, 4902 comments (1 Viewing)

Pressure Gauge Ranges For Pressure Testing Of Vessels

05/19/2015 by Chris Nosiama
What is the maximum or minimum of pressure gauge to use for test pressure of 785psi as per ASME 8 Div 1 Thanks in anticipation for your comments
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Last comment 05/20/2015 by old salt

Possible Cold Lap?

05/17/2015 by Elios
During a welding process and after quenching this crack appeared, could it be possibly a cold lap? the pipe is a 15" dm 20.1 thickness seamless carb...
Views: 279, Comments: 19
Last comment 05/27/2015 by IdeaSmith
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

67 blog entries, 355 comments (0 Viewing)

From MRAP to MTAP: Gasket Design for Military Vehicles

05/26/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Military gaskets for armored vehicles must account for media, temperature, application, and pressure (MTAP). Defense contractors are familiar wit...
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Acoustic and Thermal Insulation for Military Vehicles

05/18/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Acoustic and thermal insulation won't stop an IED attack, but it's still mission-critical. Learn about acoustic foams and thermal management mate...
Pathfinder Tags: acoustic insulation military vehicles MRAP thermal insulation
Views: 77, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/19/2015 by Unredundant

EMI Gasket Fabrication for Military and Defense

05/11/2015 by Doug Sharpe
EMI gasket fabrication requires more than just cost-effective cutting. Precision, accuracy, and reliability are critical. In Part 2 of this series,...
Pathfinder Tags: custom gaskets EMI gaskets EMI shielding silicone rubber silicones
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

71 blog entries, 372 comments (0 Viewing)

Threads: How They are Made and Which to Use

05/21/2015 by gbb1277
Threaded fasteners are common is all aspects of industry. The most important part of the threaded fastener is the threads. Threads can be created in...
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Last comment 05/28/2015 by Original_Macgyver

Robots Come Out of the Cage

01/06/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The barrier between robots and people is changing from cage-based to software-based. Section 5.12.3 of the ANSI/RIA 15.06-2012 standard allows safety...
Views: 173, Comments: 2
Last comment 01/07/2015 by geraldpaxton

A Bright Future for Light-cured Adhesives

12/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent survey cites expanding use of UV and visible light technologies, predicting continued growth. UV/Vis adhesives cure in seconds rather than...
Views: 193, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/08/2014 by James Stewart
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

185 blog entries, 98 comments (0 Viewing)

Surface Finishing Tips for Steel Wire Wheel Brushes

05/19/2015 by Brush Research
Metal fabricators use steel wire wheel brushes for surface preparation, surface finishing, burr removal, weld cleaning, and rust and oxide removal....

Cross-Hole Deburring Tips and Techniques

04/06/2015 by Brush Research
Cross-hole deburring removes the burrs that are created when manufacturers and machinists cross-drill intersecting holes on metal parts. Removing th...
Pathfinder Tags: burr removal deburring tools flexible hones flexible honing
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Diamond Abrasive Wheel Brushes for Harder Materials

03/30/2015 by Brush Research
Wheel brushes are wheel-shaped brushing tools that remove burrs and improve the surface finish of machined parts. These power brushes are also used...
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Views: 100, Comments: 0
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Speaking of Precision

317 blog entries, 2412 comments (0 Viewing)

6 Reasons Steel is Vacuum Treated

05/15/2015 by Milo
Vacuum treated (vacuum degassed) steel is used for critical applications that require steel with an exceptionally high degree of structural unifor...
Pathfinder Tags: harden oxygen steel Vacuum
Views: 133, Comments: 2
Last comment 05/17/2015 by Nigh

Ra Is Different Than Rz

04/10/2015 by Milo
The methodology of measurement and what is measured are quite different. this is critical to understand if you will not be paid for your parts becaus...
Pathfinder Tags: measurement Ra Rz surface finish
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Top 10 Facts About Leaded Steel Bars

03/30/2015 by Milo
Leaded steel bars historically have been a mainstay raw material in the screw machining industry. As more applications and newer technology move a...
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Views: 235, Comments: 2
Last comment 03/30/2015 by Tornado
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Food & Beverage Technology

60 blog entries, 800 comments (0 Viewing)

What's For Dinner? Robot Knows

05/13/2015 by HUSH
Fellow resident blogger Hannes once sarcastically mentioned CR4's "Ditch-Your-Devices-And-Hide-In-A-Cave" series of blog entries. The truth is, we sp...
Pathfinder Tags: automation Cooking food robot
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Last comment 05/15/2015 by adreasler

In-Vitro Meat

04/02/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
Expect to hear a lot more about in-vitro meat (aka cultured meat) in the coming years, as the price of natural beef, poultry and fish increase, whil...
Views: 214, Comments: 12
Last comment 04/06/2015 by Rixter

Clean in Place Benefits from Automation

03/23/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Sanitation is one of the most crucial processes in food and beverage production, but it is also very time- and energy-consuming. What can automation c...
Views: 65, Comments: 0
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Industrial Automation

103 blog entries, 1632 comments (0 Viewing)

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
Views: 361, Comments: 6
Last comment 05/11/2015 by Original_Macgyver

3D Printing: The Basics

04/09/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
3D printing is certainly making waves in the commercial industry, as it is allowing manufacturers (even small time manufacturers) to create three d...
Views: 163, Comments: 7
Last comment 04/11/2015 by Wal

Printing a Car

04/08/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Is it feasible to print a car? That's the question the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge recently took on. Using a 2 x 4 x 0.9 m printer capable of d...
Views: 136, Comments: 6
Last comment 04/10/2015 by Original_Macgyver
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

162 blog entries, 596 comments (0 Viewing)

Robots Adapt to Warehouse Applications

05/04/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Overcoming earlier missteps, suppliers of industrial robots are making inroads in the warehousing and distribution markets for applications such...
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Where to Locate Your Distribution Center

03/30/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
This report from DCVelocity examines five trends that are impacting decisions about where to locate a warehouse or distribution center: privatization...
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Expanding Roles for Lift Truck Management Systems

01/11/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Managers of lift truck fleets, large and small, are increasingly turning to fleet management systems to cut costs for equipment, maintenance, and oper...
Views: 124, Comments: 0
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

92 blog entries, 573 comments (0 Viewing)

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Step for Control Systems?

03/28/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec 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: 119, Comments: 16
Last comment 04/01/2015 by Rixter

Time is Now to Bet on IoT/Industry 4.0

01/09/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The big Y2K scare was a golden opportunity for operations managers to update and expand their automation systems, recalls Control Engineering. Accordi...
Views: 135, Comments: 0

Things to Come for the Internet of Things

12/15/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
What exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT)? This IHS Engineering 360 article, the first of a four-part series, is an effort to clarify the concept,...
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Robotic Systems Blog

129 blog entries, 644 comments (0 Viewing)

Robot Farming

03/26/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
One of the most interesting robotic technologies is that of the agricultural robot, a robot specially designed for harvesting tasks. For example, th...
Views: 198, Comments: 8
Last comment 05/15/2015 by Original_Macgyver

Wall Climbing Robots

03/06/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
As the name clearly suggests, we are talking about robots that can climb walls. The concept of robots is not new, but the real improvement in this f...
Views: 201, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/06/2015 by texasron

Mobile Robotics – Next Frontier Promising Additional Flexibility

03/05/2015 by sanasyed24
Robotics is a scientific platform that links perception and action. In the industrial world, robotics has achieved great success. It originates fro...
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Industrial MRO

78 blog entries, 691 comments (0 Viewing)

Prioritize Reliability Over Cost Control for Long-term Success

03/16/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec 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

Will the Internet of Things Introduce an MRO Revolution?

01/10/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The Internet has enabled improvements in MRO functions, but the Internet of Things (IoT) promises even greater efficiency through proactive monitoring...
Views: 156, Comments: 7
Last comment 01/15/2015 by Del the cat

Growing OSHA Enforcement Makes Electrical Training for All a Must

10/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Typically, a trained electrician is the one mitigating a facility's electrical hazards, but this doesn't mean that other workers are out of harm's...
Views: 303, Comments: 6
Last comment 01/11/2015 by pnaban
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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 GlobalSpec 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...
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Cutting Options Get Even More Varied

12/08/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec 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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A Route to Low-cost Automation

10/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Vertical machining centers can be the poor relation on a machine shopfloor. While their horizontal counterparts may be fitted with all sorts of ex...
Views: 264, Comments: 0
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Packaging & Labeling

91 blog entries, 840 comments (0 Viewing)

Look What's Coming in Packaging Automation

11/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
You can't move forward without charting the past. Automation World reviews the technology of packaging automation (Gen1, Gen2, and the current Gen3 as...
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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...
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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...
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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
Views: 672, 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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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...
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Views: 465, 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: 748, 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...
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Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman