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Paint Line Continuous Improvement

07/27/2015 by Jaysi
Hi there, We are in the process of improving the efficiency of our paint line. We manufacture hydraulic cylinders which we then do our own painting o...
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Last comment 07/29/2015 by Wrench twirler

Gas Manifolds without Valves

07/16/2015 by a.kaminski
Hey guys, I work at a start-up company in Columbus, Ohio. We are currently designing and building a new natural gas compressor. I am looking into dif...
Views: 239, Comments: 7
Last comment 07/23/2015 by old salt

Carbon Brush

07/16/2015 by ropo
Is iron part of the component of carbon brushes and if so what is its function
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Last comment 07/23/2015 by xrdcarbon

IG Grooving Tool for Brass

07/11/2015 by Anonymous Poster
Any one can help in id grooving turning in brass , deep5 m.m groov length 50 m.m dia 220 m.m corner radius 0.4 m.m which tool is best with paramete...
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Last comment 07/13/2015 by dj95401

ASME Specification For ID Controlled Pipes

07/08/2015 by venu662
Hello all Do ASME provides the specifications for ID controlled pipes ? Because the ASME pipe specifications what i have read, the tolerance for manu...
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Last comment 07/10/2015 by Avery Montembeault
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Quality Assurance / Control

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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

93 blog entries, 581 comments (1 Viewing)

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: 93, Comments: 8
Last comment 07/29/2015 by Anonymous Hero

Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Step for Control Systems?

03/28/2015 by IHS Engineering360 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: 142, Comments: 16
Last comment 04/01/2015 by Rixter

Time is Now to Bet on IoT/Industry 4.0

01/09/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The big Y2K scare was a golden opportunity for operations managers to update and expand their automation systems, recalls Control Engineering. Accordi...
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Industrial MRO

79 blog entries, 701 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 165, 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...
Views: 184, Comments: 2
Last comment 03/18/2015 by reward54

Will the Internet of Things Introduce an MRO Revolution?

01/10/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The Internet has enabled improvements in MRO functions, but the Internet of Things (IoT) promises even greater efficiency through proactive monitoring...
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Last comment 01/15/2015 by Del the cat
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Industrial Automation

104 blog entries, 1633 comments (0 Viewing)

Finding Real Value

07/25/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Too many plant managers fail to get the full value of capital expenditures, using investments to replicate the function of outdated technology wit...
Views: 134, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/25/2015 by BIN95

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: 418, 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: 187, Comments: 7
Last comment 04/11/2015 by Wal
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Speaking of Precision

319 blog entries, 2421 comments (0 Viewing)

Plan Do Study Adjust--The Engine of Continuous Improvement

07/21/2015 by Milo
Continuous improvement is of necessity in the very DNA of our shops. Continuous improvement is in our DNA In ISO 9000:2000 Section 8.5.1 read : T...
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Last comment 07/24/2015 by reward54

Buy American: What Does That Mean?

07/14/2015 by Milo
Industry Week Reports that "Ford Plans Move for Compact Car Production Out of US." What exactly does "Buy American" mean these days? In 2009 , Whil...
Pathfinder Tags: automobile made in america manufacturing
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Last comment 07/17/2015 by James Stewart

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...
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Last comment 05/17/2015 by Nigh
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

74 blog entries, 357 comments (1 Viewing)

How to Choose Rubber Channels for Sealing and Insulation

07/27/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Rubber channels keep window glass from rattling and seal out wind, weather, and water. Learn how to select rubber channels for your application,...
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Neoprene Gaskets for Oil Resistance and Outdoor Sealing

07/20/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Neoprene gaskets are made of oil-resistant elastomers that also provide weather resistance and environmental sealing. Learn more about neoprene r...
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Extruded Rubber Seals: Five Types You Need to Know

07/13/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Extruded rubber seals support complex cross-sections and a smooth surface finish. They include bulb, bulb trim, lip, door, and accordion seals. -...
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

188 blog entries, 98 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
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Which Wire Wheel Brush Do You Need?

07/13/2015 by Brush Research
Wire wheel brushes are wheel-shaped brushing tools with sturdy hubs and metal wire filaments. They are used for cutting, cleaning, deburring, edge b...
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How to Find the Right Surface Finishing Solution

07/06/2015 by Brush Research
Do you need solutions to surface finishing challenges? Are you looking for the right tools and technologies to remove burrs and improve surface qual...
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Food & Beverage Technology

61 blog entries, 800 comments (0 Viewing)

Big Ideas Come in Small Bites

07/14/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld creates delicate, lattice-like, bite-sized shells stuffed with herbs and tiny mushrooms, the kind of appetizers you wou...
Views: 119, Comments: 0

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...
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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: 244, Comments: 12
Last comment 04/06/2015 by Rixter
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

73 blog entries, 378 comments (0 Viewing)

Is There a Future for Bio-based Adhesives?

07/12/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
An Adhesives & Sealants commentary argues for the renewed use of bio-based feedstocks - rather than petrochemicals - in the manufacture of adhesiv...
Views: 122, Comments: 2
Last comment 07/14/2015 by Rixter

The Automation Skills Gap and How to Fill It

06/07/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
According to the Robotics Industry Association (RIA), there will be a need for 3.4 million skilled workers in the next 10 years, but a supply of o...
Views: 182, Comments: 3
Last comment 06/09/2015 by DaveD

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
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Robotic Systems Blog

130 blog entries, 648 comments (0 Viewing)

Combat Robot Redux

07/08/2015 by HUSH
In engineering and in entertainment, concepts are often cyclical. For iterative engineering, prototyping, analyzing and refining are successive task...
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Last comment 07/09/2015 by jack of all trades

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: 259, 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: 227, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/06/2015 by texasron
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

163 blog entries, 599 comments (0 Viewing)

The Panama Canal's Expanding Impact

06/24/2015 by HUSH
When the Panama Canal was completed in 1914, it was considered a marvel of engineering. Construction was at first started by the French in 1881, but...
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Last comment 06/25/2015 by kevinm

Robots Adapt to Warehouse Applications

05/04/2015 by IHS Engineering360 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 Engineering360 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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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: 223, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/23/2015 by phoenix911
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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 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...
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Cutting Options Get Even More Varied

12/08/2014 by IHS Engineering360 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 Engineering360 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: 272, 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 Engineering360 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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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: 683, 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: 481, 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: 757, 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