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Transfer of low density solids

Which sort of equipment is specifically designed for flowing/pumping low density solids (powders) e.g. for loading from a drum to a receiver?
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Cleaning tape for automatic part cleaning during manufacturing

Is there something like a consumable cleaning tape for automatically cleaning parts during manufacturing? Some parts need to be cleaned before automatic assembly, e.g. magnets before adhesive being ...
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Narrowing down injection moulding material selection

How do I narrow down specific values when selecting a plastic for injection moulding? My part is uniform in wall thickness and thins out where a hinge a present. Properties: Will not go under many ...
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Selecting material for plastic hinge

I have designed a plastic part shown in blue that will be injection moulded. The part is a lever that takes 1 mm of movement downward and outputs 6 mm of movement upward. Circled in green is a hinge ...
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Is it possible to have a reference pulse interpolator for a CNC machine with dc drive?

Is it possible to have a reference pulse interpolator for a CNC machine with a dc drive? it should work with alternating current drive but I am not sure about the direct current drive. please help me ...
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How to test the component material properties after casting?

We have conducted tensile testing after casting(using test specimen from casted parts), but results are not met the required value. (Due to highest wall thickness / material accumulation) How to check ...
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Manufacturing with glass panels [closed]

I would like to design a 3.2-inch LCD display onto a product. The best aesthetic I have seen is using a flush glass screen front face. My product does not use touch screen. How would I go about ...
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Is it somehow possible to “lock” moving boxes without damaging them? [closed]

I have a standard moving box like this: Of course, since I'm asking about it, they don't have a top-down photo. These are other photos, if they help you understand how it's constructed better: ...
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How would I use a laser to cut a moving solid object?

Using a laser to cut sections out of a small moving solid has been suggested for a manufacturing problem. However, usually lasers come as a point, which means that we'd have to make the laser head ...
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What does time temperature specifically give us? [closed]

What is a Time Temperature curve basically? I have come across this a couple of times while dealing with heat treatment in my industry. A detailed reply to this is most welcome.
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Is there a name for a process of constructing gradient/smoothly distributed material density?

Are there conventional processes by which one can construct a material that gradually transitions from one alloy or molecular density to another? For instance if I wanted a material that gradually ...
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Why does decrease in dislocation density result in higher ductility?

Why does a decrease in dislocation density result in decrease in yield strength and increase in ductility?A slightly detailed explanation is what I am looking forward to.
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What is the characterising difference between a riser and a runner?

The image given below shows a bolster with a series of riser and runner. What I really do not understand is which is the riser and which is the runner. Also a detailed explanation to why multiple ...
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Why laser cutting speed suddenly decrease when cutting sheets from 1 to 3mm thickness then stabilize?

Please to understand what I mean, see the picture below : I don't understand why it is not a linear curve (or almost), because at first sight it should be no ? If you need 10 sec to cut a length of ...
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Evaluating a developed system by application of a case study

I am looking to the evaluation of a developed system to provide validity to my research. The system consists of manufacturing processes, procedures etc. and the plan is to implement the system at an ...
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Mirror without glass?

I just noticed "mirror" was actually created by applying thin layer of metal on top of glass. In fact, the polished metal is exactly how mirror gets its properties - while glass itself is ...
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why did my ceramic matrix composite turn out brittle as snow?

I have attempted making a ceramic matrix composite (cmc) by wetting glass fiber cloth with waterglass and baking it at 200°C. The resulting material disintegrated on touch. Unwetted fibers did not ...
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Why isn't there yet such a thing as a “Minimum Life Module” standard and concept deployed? [closed]

Why are large companies not producing, selling and maintaining the concept of "Minimum Life Modules"? What I mean is a standardized "module" hosting exactly one human being, with ...
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Coating brass components cheaply

I have seen a number of products made of brass with a silver-looking coating covering the brass on the outside. These products are all quite cheap (for example a small watering can or clothes hooks). ...
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Should I use shaft or hole basis on a constant diameter shaft with both clearance and interference fits?

I'm looking to manufacture some steel pins and plates, with a view to large scale production in the future. One of the pins of the design has a constant diameter. This pin passes through holes in two ...
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press fit ball joint

I enjoy creating mechanical designs but I am not a trained mechanical engineer. I have a technical issue with a joint design that needs to be permanently retained using a press (snap) fit. Any idea ...
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Is there an instrument that can measure thickness of an object through strain?

So basically, I am doing a project to design a measurement tool for measuring the different layers of the quartz crucible used in the semiconductor industry. Since the crucibles undergo some ...
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How to cut a thick glass block at home?

Due to pandemic, there are a lot of machine shops closed and delays in getting something custom made. I was wondering how to cut a triangular glass prism (~5cm hypotenuse) in the middle so I have two ...
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Wireless communication modules transmitting through body

I wanted to be able to transmit data from a wireless module to an Arduino. It is possible that a human body could come between the wireless module and the Arduino or someone might cover up the module ...
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what actually cause quench cracking ? non-uniform cooling or rapid cooling?

It’s well known that quenching most alloyed steels starting from AISI 4140 to high speed steels in water, brine , or sometimes oil will cause cracking and distortions. in industry oil quenching ...
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Constructing small Kretschmann Surface plasmon set up

I am trying to build a SPR setup at home which is based off this diagram: I wanted to try to miniaturize it and had some concerns about my strategy. So I was thinking I could buy a big prism and ...
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Shade tree engineer needs help calculating hoop stress

I have an extruded aluminum tube. I'm trying to come up with an Excel calculator that will help me find out how much force would be exerted on the internal walls if the tube was filled with rubber, ...
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What is the manufacturing method used to make aluminium C channel

I don't know how this is made and I don't know the name of the method to search for it to learn more.
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How to mechanically attach a compression spring to a flat surface

I am working on a new project right now and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to keep a spring fixed and connected to this flat plastic piece [image shown below]. Our goal is to keep the ...
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How to get soft touch matte finish on my resin cast parts?

I'm working on a prototype electronic consumer product for which I intend to use silicone molds with polyurethane casting to get the plastic body. I have seen a few products with a smooth satin finish ...
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What is the name of optimizing space between laser cut parts?

When we send some drawings to laser cut operation, they use a proprietary software (usually specific to the laser machine) to duplicate the drawings per request, with the spaces between parts ...
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What are some examples of laser-based additive manufacturing techniques?

I'm trying to research additive (or 'bottom-up') fabrication techniques that rely on lasers or other advanced photonic systems. So far, the most prevalent technique I've come across is two-photon ...
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Small scale manufacturing [closed]

Some background: I am working for an ed-tech startup and we are hoping to release our first product soon but have been hitting a lot of hurdles with our current manufacturing strategy. We want to ...
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Can a threaded fastener stretch so much it can be miss-read as a different pitch?

Can a threaded stud of mild steel, size 5/8"-11 over a threaded portion of 1.25" stretch so much over time that it reads 5/8"-13? Unthreaded portion of the stud reads .625-630" in ...
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Aerospace bolts and washer combination

In my aerospace company we have repetitive discussions regarding the stacking of low tolerance fasteners with non-countersunk washers. For example a fastner NAS6703-X (size 10) has a max. base radius ...
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chamfering of die ends

I was reading about all types of tube drawing process and i wanted to look up some images for better understanding. When i looked at images in different sites most of them had the die ends chamfered ...
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Is CNC milling on metals always followed by heat treatment?

CNC milling causes residual stresses in metals. So, after CNC milling of a metal part, say aluminium, do all manufacturers (I'm not referring to any specific manufacturer, just generally) heat treat ...
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How is linear motion achieved in this automatic blackboard eraser?

In the animation shown below what can be the mechanism used for this purpose? I know it can be achieved by using rack and pnion gear arrangement. But how are this set up arranged in classroom ...
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Why are most jigsaw blades designed to cut on the up stroke and have teeth that point towards the shank?

Why are most jigsaw blades designed to cut on the up stroke with teeth that point towards the shank? Why are reverse teeth jigsaw blades less popular?
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Is it possible/practical to mold a single hollow piece of carbon fiber with a sealed vacuum in the middle?

Let's say I design a simple piece of carbon fiber to be manufactured, in the shape of a simple cylinder with a diameter of 2cm and a height of 3cm (pretty small). Is it possible and/or practical to ...
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Cylinder's surface condition of gas springs (gas struts)

I've discussed part of these question somewhere else, but realized I have to be more specific about it. I'm new to this site and hope I'm doing the right thing. I'm planning to manufacture gas struts ...
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How Gas Springs or Gas Struts are pressurized with nitrogen gas and then sealed?

Prior to testing and probably painting, the last stage of manufacturing a gas spring or gas strut is pressurizing with Nitrogen. I was wondering how this step is done. I think it is filled with gas ...
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Technology used to create chambers in metal laminates

A number of years ago, I remember hearing of a technique to manufacture the leading edge surface of a hypersonic jet (or something aerospace related) where multiple sheets of metal were welded ...
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Shaft Spline Information

I have a shaft with splines on it that I want to create a drawing for in Solidworks because I may need to have this specific spline replicated on a part in the future. Does anyone have any ...
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Can wet welding be done in mineral oil?

I'm interested in knowing whether or not submerged welding can be done in fluids other than water, specifically mineral oil in this case. The reason I want to know is that I'm looking into designing ...
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How did OXO manufacture this colander with such intricate wall feature?

Here's my guess, but I would love to hear another perspective. I think this is injection molded. This colander has draft angles and the two mold halves use an intricate step-like wall pattern to ...
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How did OXO get text into this inside feature?

I am a student trying to learn about how OXO made this cup. Here are some constraints that I know: I figured out that the text on the outside can be made using screen printing, but then I don't think ...
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Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing machines

I am a researcher on robotics and AI, and wonder if traditional manufacturing machines, such as lathe, CNC, or grind use any kind of machine learning technique or algorithm. This algos are widely used ...
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What are good color coatings for a steel surface?

I need to decide upon a color coating for a steel surface. This will be a grill top accessory and will be in contact with flames. I would prefer a black/brown coating color. I was considering teflon ...
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Meeting point of turning wheels with rear wheels

I was watching this video about how steering on a vehicle. It states: If you track the meeting point of the left and right wheels, you can see that the meeting point always lies on the rear wheel ...