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How to measure a dovetail slot and it's mating component?

I have had some trouble determining the best way to measure a dovetail slot and it's mating component. The parts have some difficulty mating occasionally, and our QC department is having trouble ...
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static friction of gear pair

Im working on a project that has gearing system integrated. From my simulation results im dealing with a relatively small amount of input force at the gearbox and would like to know if the force would ...
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Sleeve and cotter joint

What does 0.1D signify in this cotter joint. I meant is it denotes spacing between pin and hole. I am new to machine drawing , kindly let me know. Thanks in advance
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Relation between links and pairs in Kinematic chain

I came across a equation for kinematic chain (for lower pairs only) : L = 2P-4 where L: Number of Links; P is the number of pairs how could this equation be derived ? EDIT: I tried putting values in ...
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3D linkage design - terminology

I am designing an animatronic head, which has five degrees of freedom: pitch, roll and yaw for the head part, and pitch and yaw for the neck part. However, the yaw movements for the head and neck are ...
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How to find a reference line for “ Form Tolerances”?

In my project I have to choose a form tolerances ( parallelism ) between the handle ( purple part ) and the part that sits inside it ( the grey part ), where the two parts slide on each other. But I ...
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Gear configuration for a legged hexapod

I have an assignment for my Mobile Robotics course to design the drive mechanism for a legged hexapod and demonstrate its gait in motion. The idea is to design the hexapod as per the following ...
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Shape of the shaft of knurling device

I'm trying to design and simulate a simple knurling device. The shaft ( blue part ) has a flat surface at the other end, where the small grey pin connect the green body to the shaft. I guess you can ...
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Applying ISO fits to radial bearings

Do you need to take the bearing size tolerance into account when creating the tolerances for the mating hole/shaft when using ISO 286 tolerances? For example, a 125 mm OD bearing with a desired H7 ...
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Design a Jig and Fixture for 3-axis CNC Milling Machine

Newbie Here!!! This is my assignment task. I am required to design a Jig and Fixture for 3-axis CNC Milling Machine. The workpiece will be a simple aluminium block and it will be cut and shaped into a ...
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What is the name for a low pressure, low volume air reservoir?

I'm working on a project that requires very precise, but low pressure controls. I'm using a pump to charge a chamber to <15kPa, then a manifold of proportional valves to control output pressures ...
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how do i keep static deflection in a spring at a minimum upon applying gravity in a mass spring system without altering the response?

i modelled a simple mass spring damper system (with a vertical orientation) with base excitation in solidworks. After applying all necessary parameters, i plotted responses with and without gravity ...
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Where water goes in split air conditioner system in “dry” mode?

In split air conditioners, there are two tubes connecting the indoor unit and the outdoor unit. According to the generic schematics I find online (like this one), they are part of the closed circuit ...
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How can I decrease strip tension with bridle rolls in tension leveller? How can I find total elongation after the strip exits initial bridle rolls?

I'm working on a tension leveller design which consists of 3 main sections. These are Input Bridle Rolls Zone: Increase the strip tension coming out of the decoiler. Leveller Zone: Strip goes through ...
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How to disassemble this eccentric bushing

This eccentric bushing: belongs to the hand crank of this machine: It cannot be seen clearly in the photo, but the small blocking bar inside the bushing is not hovering over but rather, is sunk into ...
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What is this strange nut and what to do with it

I bought a cheap version of this machine, because all decent ones had costs of hundreds of dollars of transport to my region. The machine seems to be made of solid parts, but is really badly assembled....
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Why one big cargo ship is more efficient than 10 or 100 smaller ships?

Given the fact that small container ships are easier to manufacture than big container ships.. then why is it considered better to build bigger ships instead of many smaller ships? And to see why ...
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Looking for dropping servo mechanism idea

My friend and I have an idea to make prototype of vending machine. We need suggestions for making strong dropping mechanism. The idea is: The user orders X item. Let's take a can of cola for example. ...
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Safety types and definition [closed]

I am searching for some Engineering terms but couldn't find any of the definition. Direct safety Indirect safety Warnings Thank you in advance
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What would be the best mechanism to rotate a plate from 0 to 15 degrees?

I'm designing a machine in a small university project that change position of a two-state gate. The two states shown in the Figure below are 0 and 17 degrees of elevation, correspondingly. The ...
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What does it mean for a machine design to be “kinematic”?

I've seen the term "kinematic" used qualitatively to describe machines several times in books and on YouTube. I think I understand what kinematics is as a study, but I'm not sure what people ...
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Is there any way to conserve energy for the following scenario of lifting weight?

A pulley can be used to provide mechanical advantage while lifting weight. Suppose a combination pulley is made such that in order to lift something four times heavier, one can use the same force but ...
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What is “reversal” in mechanical engineering drawing?

I've come across these terms "reversals allowed" and "reversals not allowed" in a sample drawing while reading a GD&T course. What exactly are these terms? What do they mean?
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Adding the effects of two rods to move a single rod

I have to deal with a situation where I have two parallel and completely independent rods whose motion is dependent only on external inputs, and I want to add up the lengths traveled by each rod. My ...
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Bending moment when there are no constraints

I faced this problem in an old book (Hall Allen S., Theory and Problems of Machine Design; 1961) The answer according to the book is 592 [in.lb], but I think the bending moment should be 0 because ...
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A device to provide real-time proportional resistance to variable force

I'm considering a potential product but I'm not sure about the core technology I'd need. The fundamental idea is that there would be a cable (or something similar) that would be pulled. But as it ...
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Mechanical design of a bioreactor

What books and online materials exist that explain the mechanical design of a bioreactor? Can someone recommend any?
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Differentiating between Two Orthographic Projections

I came across the infamous control handle assembly in two different books, referencing the views differently. One of the had it like the following photo The other book labelled the side view in this ...
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Reading Motor Datasheet

I'm doing my first machine design for a project and I have a Honda GX160 combustion motor which has the following specs for power and speed: I'd like to use 0.24 HP at 2000 rpm. Is this possible? Or ...
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Toggle position of a fourbar slider-crank

In the fourbar mechanism as in the following picture, I have to find the toggle position, the sliding distance and the time ratio. Here is my understanding/plan to do this: The toggle positions ("...
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What mechanism is available to rotate a metal piece on another metal piece?

I am trying to find some type of mechanism where I can have a smooth but not too stiff rotation between two metal pieces. I was thinking of putting a shoulder screw through the pieces (the pieces will ...
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Fitting a sprocket on a small motor shaft

I have a bit of a newbie question. I've inherited a mechanical system, wherein the motor has a D-type output shaft with a diameter of 8mm. (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-High-Torque-Worm-Reducer-...
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Any books about design of complex machines? [closed]

I'm familiar with several books that deal with the analysis and design of simple mechanisms (such as Norton's Design of Machinery), including four-bar linkages, gear trains and cams. There are also ...
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visualization of intersection of two objects [closed]

This is from a design entrance that I am preparing for. I know it's a little different than a theoretical projection drawing that engineering books usually cover. It is more practical and ...
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Analysis of Machine Frames With Cut Outs

I have a structure that is used to support two shafts which are carrying relatively high loads. It is composed of two columns and a "shaft supporting block" in the centre (almost acting as a beam). ...
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What kind of mechanism can be used to rotate a part in 180 degrees (Ψ (yaw)) and 30degrees in 𝜃 (pitch) direction?

Let's say we have a flat object. We are asked to create some mechanism so that the part can rotate in the shown angles above. What mechanisms can be used?
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What are the different methods to join 2 parts so that one can rotate 180 degrees around the other?

Let's say we have one simple box and its bottom has been cut in a circular shape. We want to attach another box to this box that can rotate 180deg around the first one. What mechanism can be used to ...
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Springs on a pulley… When to use?

I saw a machine that fed a sheet of laminate through some rollers. The motor had a pulley attached to its shaft, and a spring connected to the pulley. Why not use a belt? Wouldnt the spring make it ...
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Machine Frame Design

How do I select the cross section for a machine frame? Do I need to refer to the AISC steel construction manual to find the capacity of beams, columns, etc?
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What mechanism do I use for this pen-like design?

I am trying to make a pen-like product that moves out fluid from its tip for some special chores, but I am having issues about the motion of the clutch. The picture you see is a sectioned concept ...
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Bearing stress v/s crushing stress

What is "Bearing stress" and Is it different from Crushing stress? If yes explain How? and When does an element come under Bearing Stress? This question came to my mind while studying knuckle joint ...
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I need help identifying a special kind of coupling

I found this switchable coupling in Rollof/Matek machine elements, i have never seen this kind of coupling before. According to the dutch edition its name is: Tweevlakskoppeling Which literally ...
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How to choose between two possible arrangements of tapered roller bearings?

I don't know how to decide between the $X$ and $O$ arrangement, i don't have any specific example at this moment, but i want to know. Catalogues offer only some basic calculations. I'm not quite sure ...