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For Engineers and Other Train Buffs (PWSlack)

08/21/2018
posted in Transportation
by lyn
Take a break from bent curtain rods, welding fumes and boxes on poles. You won't see many sights in America like these Stunning Images of Britain's R...
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Straightening Extruded Aluminum

08/21/2018
posted in General Discussion
by SolarEagle
I have received a bent aluminum room divider hanger...I tried to straighten it with all my weight, it had no effect whatsoever....I'm really surprised...
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Last comment 08/21/2018 by SolarEagle
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Exhaust Fumes When MIG Welding Mild Steel

08/21/2018
posted in General Discussion
by Out of Box Experience
How important is having a welding fume exhaust system if only mild steel is being welded? Is a fume exhaust system less vital when welding only mild s...
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Last comment 08/21/2018 by JE in Chicago
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Detection of "Temper Embrittlement' in 2 1/4 Cr - 1 Mo Steels

08/21/2018
posted in Quality Assurance / Control
by Anonymous Poster
Dear Sirs, I have two questions: 1. Can we detect "Temper Embrittlement" in 2.25 Cr-1 Mo Steels using Metallographic techniques on Optical Microscop...
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Last comment 08/21/2018 by SolarEagle
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What's This New Item on This Utility Pole About?

08/20/2018
posted in Electrical Engineering
by JE in Chicago
I may be in the minority here, but I take interest in what technology from the various utilities is going up in on poles or the side of a building etc...
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Last comment 08/21/2018 by JE in Chicago
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If the World is Round....

08/19/2018
posted in General Discussion
by Anonymous Poster
This is a question I have always had about the world we live in. I realize the world is in fact round (kinda) and I understand that gravity keeps us o...
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Last comment 08/21/2018 by redfred
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Weather Vane Proper Operation

08/19/2018
posted in General Discussion
by SolarEagle
I just got this weather vane, and want to know if it will work properly to identify wind direction....I am considering adding a bearing of some sort t...
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Last comment 08/21/2018 by lyn
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Mini Water Heater Install Complete

08/18/2018
posted in General Discussion
by SolarEagle
Well it's all hooked up and working, this has cut waiting for the water to heat up to just 2 sec....love it....The main water heater is around 50 ft a...
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Last comment 08/20/2018 by lyn
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A Weird Water Behavior That Intrigued Da Vinci Finally Has an Explanation

08/17/2018
posted in General Discussion
by Rixter
A Weird Water Behavior That Intrigued Da Vinci Finally Has an Explanation "In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci first described a fascinating phe...
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Last comment 08/20/2018 by artsmith
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Inside the Minds of Autonomous Car Programmers

08/16/2018
posted in General Discussion
by wrenchtwirler
Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver And wouldn't you know it, this is what they get in response .......
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Last comment 08/21/2018 by truth is not a compromise
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How To Remove the Factory Penny From Your Automobile

08/16/2018
posted in Transportation
by yamdankee
Sometimes when you buy a used car, the previous owner may not have removed the factory installed penny from the 12V power port. This will result in no...
Views: 198, Comments: 13
Last comment 08/20/2018 by yamdankee
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Guess the Architecture 8/21/2018

08/21/2018 posted in Guess the Architecture
by MaggieMc
Can you guess this week's building?
08/21/2018 Views: 24, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/21/2018 by SolarEagle
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Harley Earl, Frank Hershey, and the Most Iconic car Feature of the Fifties

08/21/2018 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by HUSH
Senior designer Frank Hershey had been working on the rear fender design idea that had first come to him before the war, when Harley Earl led the fie...
08/21/2018 Views: 22, Comments: 0
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Three Ways to Solve Your Skilled Labor Shortage

08/20/2018 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
Does your company have a skilled labor shortage? You’re not alone if you do. Demand for manufactured products is high, but the unemployment rate...
08/20/2018 Views: 79, Comments: 0
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Woman of the Week – Jocelyn Bell Burnell

08/20/2018 posted in WoW Blog (Woman of the Week)
by lmno24
Jocelyn Bell Burnell is often credited with one of the most significant achievements of the 20^th century with her discovery of the first radio pulsar...
08/20/2018 Views: 65, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/21/2018 by Usbport
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The Submarine That Got Stuck in the Mud

08/20/2018 posted in OH CR4P!
by RSBenner
Although I was never in the US Navy, I had the opportunity to climb around quite a few submarines in my younger days. Although this did not make me...
08/20/2018 Views: 441, Comments: 6
Last comment 08/21/2018 by BestInShow
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Protect Your Machine and the Environment by Ditching External Lubrication

08/19/2018 posted in Mechanical Components Blog
by erathburn
Did you know that Triboplastic bearings made of high-performance polymers are increasingly being used in applications all over the world? Designers an...
08/19/2018 Views: 168, Comments: 3
Last comment 08/20/2018 by Deefburger
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5 Things to Consider When Choosing An Electronics Repair Company

08/19/2018 posted in Industrial MRO
by ahorner_22
There are many important things to consider when choosing an electronics repair company to work with. The right repair company for your business can e...
08/19/2018 Views: 74, Comments: 0
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Surprise! People Still Use Fax Machines

08/18/2018 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
by M-ReeD
Remember the decades’ old monstrosity called the fax machine, taking up valuable real estate in either the home or office? My father was so enc...
08/18/2018 Views: 254, Comments: 14
Last comment 08/21/2018 by clint420601
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Caption This for 8/17/2018

08/17/2018 posted in Caption This!
by MaggieMc
Here's this week's image: As always, send us your funny photos! Thanks to SolarEagle for this week's submission.
08/17/2018 Views: 178, Comments: 21
Last comment 08/21/2018 by SolarEagle
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Open Diff: Are We Really Scrapping this Many Old Cars?

08/16/2018 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
You can’t save them all, of course. Cars, though made of durable materials like steel and glass, are ultimately impermanent things and all of th...
08/16/2018 Views: 48, Comments: 0
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Dude-Where’s-My-Bus Moment Leads to Replica Effort Ahead of Woodstock 50th

08/15/2018 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
When Bob Grimm paid Bob Hieronimus $1,000 in 1968 to paint up an 11-window Volkswagen bus for the former’s rock band, Light, neither could imagi...
08/15/2018 Views: 57, Comments: 4
Last comment 08/16/2018 by SolarEagle
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Guess the Architecture for 8/14/2018

08/14/2018 posted in Guess the Architecture
by MaggieMc
Can you guess this week's building?
08/14/2018 Views: 182, Comments: 7
Last comment 08/20/2018 by MaggieMc
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First Consumer Drone Assassination Attempt

08/14/2018 posted in Aerospace Blog
by HUSH
Last week, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was a participant in a world-first—no, not the world’s first government-by-mango (profanity...
08/14/2018 Views: 433, Comments: 12
Last comment 08/16/2018 by Stephen Archer
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Ford Builds its 10-Millionth Mustang – but Which Generation was Most Popular?

08/14/2018 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
On August 8, Ford celebrated the construction of its 10-millionth Mustang (including production for markets worldwide), a Wimbledon White GT convertib...
08/14/2018 Views: 133, Comments: 2
Last comment 08/15/2018 by simonsd
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Seal Rounded Corners by Starting with These Three Measurements

08/13/2018 posted in Elasto Proxy's Sealing Solutions Blog
by Doug Sharpe
Do you need to seal rounded corners against wind, water, dust, or dirt? Bulb trim seals are industrial rubber products that provide sealing and insula...
08/13/2018 Views: 68, Comments: 0
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