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Scratch Marks Over Stainless Steel

03/23/2017 by Anonymous Poster
I am working at a company manufacturing knives using SS420-J2 grade material. After stamping knife blades, we do heat treatment of the same before gri...
Views: 556, Comments: 51
Last comment 03/26/2017 by JohnDG

Dual Acting Cylinder With Free Piston

03/14/2017 by James Stewart
I need to (or really just want to) make a clear plastic cylinder with a free piston contained, such that the piston is as near frictionless as I can m...
Views: 333, Comments: 44
Last comment 03/22/2017 by Randall

Fibre Reinforced Composites

03/04/2017 by JDominic
Is there any modern mfg method to fabricate intricate shapes of fiber reinforced composites ? Moulding is not the best way, I think.
Views: 162, Comments: 5
Last comment 03/06/2017 by JDominic
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Quality Assurance / Control

801 threads, 5380 comments (3 Viewing)

Root Face

03/21/2017 by Anonymous Poster
I have a doubt.. Why root face is important in welding.. Can anyone please explain about this ???
Views: 190, Comments: 3
Last comment 03/21/2017 by SolarEagle

How to Avoid Chips All Over The Place While Using The Threading Process?

03/08/2017 by scapella9
Hi, At my plant, there's a threading machine and the place has become an absolute mess because of all the chips that fall over the place. I need Idea...
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Last comment 03/22/2017 by dj95401
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Industrial Automation

114 blog entries, 1657 comments (0 Viewing)

Machine Learning and Big Data Offer Massive Potential

03/12/2017 by Designerz
You may not realize it, but your interactions on the internet are being leveraged as the information sources used to make decisions in a variety of ve...
Views: 275, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/13/2017 by Brave Sir Robin

Molecular Imaging Hack Makes Cameras "Faster"

12/23/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Super temporal resolution microscopy (STReM), which uses a rotating phase mask to encode fast dynamics in each camera frame, allows scientists to view...
Views: 163, Comments: 3
Last comment 12/24/2016 by Rixter
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Food & Beverage Technology

80 blog entries, 1074 comments (0 Viewing)

The War on Milk

03/10/2017 by lmno24
It seems like everywhere we look lately almond, cashew, or soy milk is among the ranks of coffee creamer options at the local café, among the d...
Views: 535, Comments: 41
Last comment 03/15/2017 by StandardsGuy

3D Printed Pizza? Now We've Gone Too Far

03/09/2017 by HUSH
When food and tech collide, it typically results in a happy union. See online ordering. Burritos by drone. Grocery delivery, like with Amazon Fresh....
Views: 210, Comments: 31
Last comment 03/10/2017 by Casper71
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Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog

146 blog entries, 556 comments (1 Viewing)

Extended Robot Arm for Greater Welding Reach

03/24/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
A new robot arm with a 3.3 m reach promises greater joint access on large parts and weldments in automated welding applications. The offering from Wis...
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Sounding the Trumpet for CNC Machine Tools

03/06/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The David G. Monette Corp produces trumpets for some of the greatest performers in the world, such as jazz great Wynton Marsalis. But meeting the dema...
Views: 135, Comments: 8
Last comment 03/15/2017 by phoenix911
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

85 blog entries, 400 comments (0 Viewing)

Self-healing Cement for Well Casings

03/05/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Researchers at the U.S. Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed cement that can heal itself when cracks occur. Using self-...
Views: 123, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/09/2017 by MR. Guest

Easily Assemble Any Material or Fastener

02/16/2017 by SavvyExacta
Assembling car bodies the "old" way was easy: you just had to weld the steel base to the chassis. With changing materials (lighter weight materials su...
Views: 116, Comments: 0
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Industrial MRO

84 blog entries, 718 comments (0 Viewing)

Save Money, Boost ROI and Enhance OEE with Predictive Maintenance

02/12/2017 by Designerz
In order to save money you need to spend money – especially when financing predictive and preventative maintenance solutions for high-capital as...
Views: 408, Comments: 3
Last comment 02/14/2017 by Kilowatt0

Bill of Materials (BOM) Management Challenges

02/02/2017 by SavvyExacta
A bill of materials or BOM is often used in manufacturing. It can be challenging to track information and share effectively with all of the stakeholde...
Views: 346, Comments: 10
Last comment 02/04/2017 by wmerryall
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3D Printing

12 blog entries, 41 comments (0 Viewing)

Start-up Raises $23 Million to 3D Print Sports Cars

02/11/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Divergent 3D says additive manufacturing will reduce the cost of building vehicles while lowering the weight and reducing fuel consumption. The compan...
Views: 149, Comments: 9
Last comment 02/13/2017 by IQ

New 3D Technology Breaks the Size Barrier

10/20/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Does size matter? If you're talking about 3D printing, it used to. Precision printing meant a fixed platen and a limited range of motion for the depos...
Views: 228, Comments: 0
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Robotic Systems Blog

150 blog entries, 744 comments (0 Viewing)

Robots to Disinfect Hospital Rooms

01/31/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
A research team will put germ-zapping robots to the test at Detroit hospitals. The $2 million effort, supported by the National Institute of Health's...
Views: 68, Comments: 0

Evaluating Optical Trackers' Ability to Follow Objects

01/05/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
A new test method evaluates how well an optical tracking system defines an object's position and orientation with six degrees of freedom: up/down, rig...
Views: 93, Comments: 0
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Speaking of Precision

344 blog entries, 2530 comments (0 Viewing)

PMPA Selected as National Partner to Grow Apprenticeships in Manufacturing

12/21/2016 by Milo
PMPA is proud to be partnering with NIMS, to help companies find new ways to help students and workers gain skills for success. Apprenticeships to...
Views: 188, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/21/2016 by tonyhemet

Thread Rolling Thin Walls--CJ Winters

12/07/2016 by Milo
Guest post by Lib Pietrantoni, CJWinter Flaking threads and thread damage can be avoided when thread rolling thin walled parts. Distortion during th...
Views: 127, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/09/2016 by ronseto
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

175 blog entries, 658 comments (0 Viewing)

A Growing Role for Automated Pipeline Pigging Systems

03/25/2017 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Pigging is a routine maintenance procedure that plays a critical role in oil and gas pipelines for mitigating and monitoring internal corrosion, and f...
Views: 71, Comments: 0

Sensor Provides Immediate Detection of Lead

12/21/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
The technology, a handheld device used for one-time testing of lead in tap water, can also be integrated into water meters and purifiers with the goal...
Views: 189, Comments: 3
Last comment 12/22/2016 by Rixter
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Packaging & Labeling

96 blog entries, 842 comments (0 Viewing)

A Network Approach to Packaging R&D

10/30/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Dow Chemical's "Pack Studios" are designed to promote collaboration on packaging challenges, bringing together teams in package design, materials, bra...
Views: 92, Comments: 0

Pressurized Liquid Poised to Alter Blow-molding Landscape

09/07/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
In form-fill-seal production, each step in the process is designed and tweaked to squeeze the most productivity or efficiency out of beverage bottling...
Views: 185, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/12/2016 by Torqued
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

97 blog entries, 589 comments (0 Viewing)

Future Factory Pickup and Delivery?

06/09/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Germany-based Festo has developed a "FreeMotionHandling" system that grips objects in a production facility a...
Views: 343, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/09/2016 by SolarEagle
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Rubber Gaskets for Military Land Systems

02/07/2017 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
Rubber gaskets for military land systems provide sealing and insulation under battlefield conditions. These reliable rubber products are found in main...
Views: 96, Comments: 0

EMI Gaskets for Electronic Devices and Equipment

01/31/2017 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
EMI gaskets help to protect electronic devices and equipment against disruptions and disturbances caused by electromagnetic interference (EMI). Becaus...
Views: 74, Comments: 0

High-Temperature Textiles for Sealing and Insulation

01/24/2017 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
High-temperature textiles can be custom-fabricated into specialty seals and insulation. Applications include industrial processing equipment and engin...
Views: 73, Comments: 0

Silicone Gaskets with High Flex-Fatigue Resistance

01/17/2017 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
Silicone gaskets have many desirable properties. They’re chemically inert, resistant to ozone and ultraviolet light, offer thermal stability ove...
Views: 82, Comments: 0

The Top 6 Sealing and Insulation Blog Posts of 2016

01/12/2017 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
The Elasto Proxy Blog is starting the New Year by looking back at how we helped readers solve their sealing and insulation challenges in 2016. We&rsqu...
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