This unconventional method of transport has been pioneer by Lampson for the transport of dragline across rough terrains. Draglines are essentially very heavy mining equipment that pivots on a tub. This equipment is mobile but extremely expensive to move. The solution that Lampson has provided is a…Continue
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How does your organization stay on top of tried-and-true best practices and engineering technologies affecting product or process design and development?
If you are like most engineers, standards are a critical component in the early stages of the product design process. Standards help engineers save time and money by providing accepted product criteria, processes, tests, and procedures that can be used as a basis for new design drawings, specifications and/or models.
Added by Allison Lewis on November 19, 2012 at 7:34am — No Comments
FMEA is a best-practice methodology for analyzing potential reliability problems early in the product or process development cycle when they are easier to correct. It’s used in product development, systems engineering, reliability engineering, and operations management to help teams identify possible failure modes based on past experience or to design products and processes so as to remove potential weaknesses.…Continue
Added by Allison Lewis on November 13, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
London, UK - MarketKey Ltd has announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will speak at the Product Innovation (PI) 2013 congress. PI 2013 takes place on 19-20 February, 2013, in Berlin.
"This is a rare chance to hear the Apple co-founder speak on the future of technology, innovation and creativity. Question the maestro…
Added by Julia Greben on November 9, 2012 at 2:19am — No Comments
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to work where the product definition could be fully characterized, classified, and documented before it is released to the design department? We have so much customization we are always scrambling to find out what the differentiating features are as we set new products up for order configuration. The small group here always discusses our lack of a formal process that encapsulates these functions. Yet internal departments remain disconnected and on…Continue
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Founded in 1946, Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix company (which specializes in ac items), was purchased by the Danaher Co., in 2010. Keithley specializes in power supplies, dc items and DMMs (digital multimeters). This company designs solutions for test and measurement needs. In electrical measurement solutions, its research in production test technology and through partnerships has developed innovative instruments and products in global communications, semiconductors, components…Continue
Added by Natasha Townsend on October 25, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments
[ CLICK HERE ] to read our latest edition of "Watch, Read, Listen, Do," this time about "Invention, Innovation and Manufacturing in the 2012…Continue
Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on October 24, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments
This powerpoint presentation discusses the fundamentals of power MOSFETS. Used mostly in integrated circuits, power MOSFETS is widely popular for its ability to handle high power levels. From diodes (the simplest form of a semiconductor), to parasitic capacitance, these illustrations and schematics are created to assist in clarifying the basics in power MOSFETS.…Continue
Added by Natasha Townsend on October 23, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments
(Just as a quick side note, we have not figured out why this blog engine won't let us use the word h-o-l-e (without the dashes) in our posts. So wherever you see h***, simply think of the word that should go there.)
Many manufacturers are familiar with the term “fast cutting” when it comes to high-speed spindles on machine tools. It is so closely related to cutting tool technology…Continue
Added by Joe Agro on October 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
A recent survey, sponsored by Supply & Demand Chain Executive and IHS, explores the roadblocks organizations face managing the ever-increasing amount of critical business information flowing inside and outside their organization.
Over the last several years, the array and volume of…Continue
Added by Allison Lewis on October 16, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments
We recently spent time with one of our applications engineers, Dan Fletcher, to go over some basic info about choosing and sizing our DualVee linear bearings. That conversation turned into a three-part series we shared on our blog. We invite you to check it out!
Part I: Spec'ing a Guide Wheel
PRECISION AND SPEED are two factors are critical when choosing what linear guide system works best for your needs. Many other factors have to be taken into…Continue
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Drilling metal typically is not too difficult if you set up properly to do so.
Some would call it a very tricky operation. With a few precautions, you too can be an expert at drilling metal items.
The first thing to consider is, “What is it that I actually want to accomplish?” Drilling metal requires the right tooling – often simply called a “drill bit”, proper hole and location measurements and a good amount of patience during the set-up process. Do it right the first time…Continue
Added by Joe Agro on October 3, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Product development has gone global – with products being created, part by part, at manufacturing centers across the globe. Roles and tasks, from manufacturing to R&D, have also become increasingly globally distributed.
The benefits to global product teams are many and include shortening development cycles and costs and bringing R&D personnel closer to the needs of regional markets and closer to distributed manufacturing resources.
But the transition to global…Continue
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When designing a transformer, you want to make sure that it is efficient. There are fundamental principles that you need to know: the amount of windings, the core losses, and the flux.
Magnetomotive force (mmf) in a transformer is the current in a coil of wire wrapped around a core, which produces a magnetic flux in the core. As Ohm’s Law is defined as V= IR, the relationship for mmf is defined as F = Ni, where “F ” is the symbol for mmf, “N” is the symbol for number of turns of wire…Continue
Added by Natasha Townsend on September 24, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments
Have you ever come across perfect running electronic equipment that suddenly stops working and you don’t know what is wrong with it? Here you will find some great tips that will help bring your electronic equipment back from the dead.
Before getting any further you will need the following things under your belt.
Added by Amie La Roux on September 24, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments
Metalsa engineers previously spent an average of 32 hours per month quoting a typical three programs for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This time was spent opening CAD files, obtaining information and a snapshot, and populating a spreadsheet with the data. Metalsa worked with CCE (www.cadcam-e.com) to develop an app using CCE’s EnSuite product that opens the CATIA files, captures the needed information and populates…Continue
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