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Air Receiver

10/03/2015 by RAJIV DANGE
WHAT SHOULD BE SHELL & DISH END THICKNESS FOR THE FOLLOWING AIR RECEIVERS 1]16 kl. Working pr;8.5 kg .size:dia;2200 .Ht:4500 mm 2]10 kl .Working...
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Last comment 10/05/2015 by Mikerho

Cold Isostatic Press Applications

09/25/2015 by pamrut
We have a Cold Isostatic Pressing System having 385 mm chamber diameter x 1550mm chamber height x 70,000 psi maximum pressure. Now a days we are makin...
Views: 133, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/25/2015 by SolarEagle

Microwave Assisted Resistant Heating Furnace

09/25/2015 by pamrut
I want to built up microwave assisted resistant heating furnace (Hybrid-both microwave and electric resistant heating furnace). The furnace internal s...
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Last comment 09/26/2015 by dkwarner

Cold Isostatic Pressing System

09/24/2015 by Anonymous Poster
I have a large size Cold Isostatic Pressing system having 385 mm diameter x 1550 mm height(internal). Now when we are pressing any hollow round or squ...
Views: 150, Comments: 11
Last comment 09/29/2015 by Randall

GI Pipe Welding

09/17/2015 by Anonymous Poster
One of my client not accepting the GI pipe welding. is there any good reason for that ? or can we weld the GI pipe
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Last comment 09/18/2015 by Whitephone
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Quality Assurance / Control

772 threads, 4929 comments (1 Viewing)

how to control flatness in punching perforated part.

10/05/2015 by Anonymous Poster
Hi Guys I am facing a problem on controlling material flatness of a sheet metal plate. (Al5052 h32 thk 1.60mm). Refer figure below for detail of the...
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Which Filler Metal Can I Use For Welding Material A387 Gr.22 to A588 Gr.A

09/14/2015 by ahmadok85
There is joint for dissimilar material A387 GR.22 and A588 Gr.A and i want to weld this joint but i want to know which filler metal can i use.
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Last comment 09/15/2015 by IdeaSmith

SA355 P11 To SA335 P22 Welding

09/12/2015 by ahmadok85
Please confirm if the filler metal ER90S-B3 and E9018-B3 is good choice for welding p22 to p11
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Last comment 09/12/2015 by SolarEagle
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Food & Beverage Technology

63 blog entries, 800 comments (0 Viewing)

Brewer Building Better Bio-electricity

09/30/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Combining anaerobic and aerobic bioreactors has multiplied the effectiveness of a unique water treatment process. The system, designed for the food a...
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Food Technology Promises a Tasty Future

09/20/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Analytical Flavor Systems, a technology startup at Penn State, is building a quality control software system that can help brewers identify and categ...
Views: 96, Comments: 0

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: 237, Comments: 0
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Fastening, Joining & Assembly

74 blog entries, 378 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
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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: 233, 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: 200, Comments: 3
Last comment 06/09/2015 by DaveD
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Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog

82 blog entries, 359 comments (0 Viewing)

NSF/ANSI 61 Gaskets for Drinking Water Systems

09/22/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- NSF/ANSI Standard 61 establishes health-related requirements for rubber seals and gaskets used in potable water systems. Learn how NSF/ANSI 61 ca...
Pathfinder Tags: drinking water NSF ANSI 61 gaskets water distribution Water filtration
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Infrared Splicing for Custom Rubber Gaskets

09/16/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- Infrared splicing isn't the same as hot splicing, but both joining techniques offer advantages. Which splicing technique is right for your custom...

Certified Transit Grade (CTG) Seals Resist Flame, Smoke, and Toxicity (FST)

09/14/2015 by Doug Sharpe
- EPDM gaskets made of certified transit grade (CTG) rubber are designed to resist flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST). Technical buyers and design en...
Pathfinder Tags: ctg seals fireproof rubber flame retardant fst smoke ...
Views: 58, Comments: 0
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Speaking of Precision

327 blog entries, 2434 comments (0 Viewing)

Amputation Hazard Follow Up: Logan Clutch Door Interlock

09/22/2015 by Milo
Our recent post on the latest OSHA Emphasis program on Amputations brought us a comment from Michael Krizmanich at PMPA Technical Member Logan Clu...
Pathfinder Tags: amputation hazard machining osha
Views: 137, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/22/2015 by pnaban

Twenty-Five Years of Software Success--Henning Software

09/18/2015 by Milo
It's not every post that I write that I can start with a reference to DOS desktop computing, but in 1990 that was the engine for Henning Software'...
Pathfinder Tags: machining manufacturing software
Views: 144, Comments: 0

OSHA National Emphasis Program on Amputations Updated

09/15/2015 by Milo
"The intent of this NEP is to target workplaces with machinery and equipment that cause (or are capable of causing) amputations, while maximizing...
Pathfinder Tags: amputation machining OHSA workplace safety
Views: 93, Comments: 0
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Robotic Systems Blog

132 blog entries, 679 comments (0 Viewing)

Excelling in the Lab

09/06/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Life science laboratory work is full of mundane, tedious tasks, punctuated by exciting moments of discovery. Who better to do the tedious tasks than...
Views: 139, Comments: 0

Cultural Attitudes on Robots (The hitchBOT Dies in Philly)

08/05/2015 by HUSH
Philadelphia has earned a unique reputation here in the United States. What do I mean? Well, its citizens once booed Santa Claus. Its sports fans ca...
Pathfinder Tags: hitchBOT human relationship robot
Views: 375, Comments: 31
Last comment 09/21/2015 by Out of Box Experience

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...
Pathfinder Tags: DIY entertainment robot robot combat
Views: 231, Comments: 4
Last comment 07/09/2015 by jack of all trades
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Material Handling & Supply Chain Technology

164 blog entries, 604 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 333, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/14/2015 by adreasler

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...
Pathfinder Tags: canal Panama Suez supply chain
Views: 463, Comments: 3
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...
Views: 162, Comments: 0
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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

190 blog entries, 98 comments (0 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: 150, Comments: 0
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Industrial Processing Equipment Blog

93 blog entries, 584 comments (0 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: 246, Comments: 11
Last comment 07/30/2015 by lyn

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: 160, 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...
Views: 168, Comments: 0
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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: 303, 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: 213, 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...
Views: 196, Comments: 7
Last comment 01/15/2015 by Del the cat
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Industrial Automation

104 blog entries, 1633 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
Views: 80, Comments: 0

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: 277, 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: 443, Comments: 6
Last comment 05/11/2015 by Original_Macgyver
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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: 338, 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...
Views: 398, Comments: 0

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...
Views: 192, Comments: 0

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: 290, 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...
Views: 379, Comments: 0
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: American Precision Museum history manufacturing
Views: 735, 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: 701, 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...
Pathfinder Tags: aluminum Copper costs material selection profitability ...
Views: 499, 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: 770, 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: 382, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/27/2011 by Doorman