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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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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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What is the smallest size of pipe to which I can Weld a 1 inch pipe Perpendicular to the Axis?

I would to know what is (or how to calculate) the size (dia) if the smallest pipe to which I can weld a 1 inch pipe from the side of the bigger pipe perpendicular to its axis (like a tee).
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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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How can I get the spindle driver current internally?

I am working on monitoring research. During it I found a lot of papers use Hall effect sensors to get spindle current. However some of them are accessed internally to spindle driver current. I will be ...
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Influence of shear force on pressed part with steep walls

I'm working on a project that involves pressing a softened thermoplastic sheet in a two-part mold to form a part 0.090" thick. None of us at our small company are experts in matched molds, and we've ...
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Fabrication strategy to build larger version of our ESP

Our setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKuzshqjkYA The diesel generator exhaust is routed via our test setup. (notice the difference between ON/OFF states). Generator in test is similar spec as a ...
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Industrial machinery and equipment [closed]

I am a mechanical engineer who is interested in learning different processes and equipment mainly used in process industry namely, textile, chemical, sugar mill, and other food process industry. Is ...
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Spinning a balanced load with DC motor

Enclosed within a consumer electronic, I would like to spin a small balanced load. The device will be rotated relative to gravity, but no other direct forces will be applied to the load. A coreless ...
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Tool fixture and holding

How do I hold a end milling tool in a rod which is smaller than the tool(smaller efers to the diameter of the rod).
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Where to find springed pegs with screws for a CNC mill?

I need to hold small pieces of wood in place to be drilled by a mini computer-numerical control (CNC) mill. I have a book stand (no affiliation) that has two "springed pegs" fastened with screws: ...
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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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What is the most efficient way to remove the cardboard center piece from a roll of paper?

For a temporary job I'm working, one of the tasks we are sometimes required to do is to unroll these giant spindells of paper (think rolls of toilet paper the size of a trash bin except the paper is ...
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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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What are the challenges in building a 'sports car' frame and body?

Clearly if it were easy to produce attractive looking cars for cheap, there would be a lot more 'modern' and good looking cars on the road. While beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder in ...
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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 ...
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Building a cooling system for a kneading machine?

I wanted to modify my kneading machine. In fact it can work for at maximum 5 minutes, and then I have to let it cool for 20 minutes (it is a very cheap model), and it is a problem for me. So I was ...
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Manufacturing screw thread onto lid

I am wondering how the screw top of a container made of either aluminium or brass is manufactured at scale. A picture of the sort of thing I am talking about is below. Currently the only method I can ...
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How to retrofit seed starting trays to prevent root circling

I grow plum trees from pits using seed starting trays: Unfortunately, I have a problem where the roots of the seedlings grow in circles around the bottom of the cavities of the trays. The circling ...
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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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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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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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How exactly do noise canceling headphones work?

I purchased a pair of noise canceling headphones today and I was just wondering how exactly they are able to cancel out background noise?
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What's the best material to use for my project

I need to get a piece of stiff material cut and drilled for a project I'm working on. It has the following requirements: 1.6mm thick should be stiff (similar to PCB material, aluminum, fiberglass) ...
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How is the drilling done along the axis for a typical synchronous motor shaft?

I was looking in google, but I did not find any information on how the drilling was done, I would appreciate it if someone who knew how it was answered. As typical it could be an axis of 200 [mm] in ...
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Resistance spot welding multiple metal thinknesses

I have a question for all experienced in manufacturing of steel products; Is it possible, and or workable to resistance spot weld dissimilar metal thicknesses together? for example, 1.5-2mm thick ...
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Torque limiting application

I have an application in which speed of the shaft is 0.54 rpm. The input speed of the motor (induction 4 pole AC motor) is 1400 rpm. So the gear reduction is enormous. I had two helical ...
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What type of shop could make an isetta body?

I am curious how car bodies were made back in the 1950s. Specifically the micro-car bodies like the Isetta. What techniques and tools were used back then? They seem fairly simple. Could a body for an ...
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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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Airsoft BB Funnel Design - Electric funnel jam solution?

I'm working on a design to feed Airsoft BB's through a funnel. A simple gravity fed system (ie. I don't want to force them out at speed) but every now and again the BB's get jammed at the end of the ...
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Feasibility of additively manufacturing large metal objects in microgravity/high vacuum (space)

This a somewhat speculative question; I would like to know whether it is feasible to additively manufacture large (>100m) metal objects - from for example aluminum alloys - in a space environment. ...
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Would some manufacturing processes be more efficient if driven differentially by a single motor, up to ~150 kW, than multiple lower-rated motors?

I'm writing a discussion paper on the potential energy efficiency benefits of integrating different manufacturing processes by co-location on the same site. One possible field for integration is in ...
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which type of casting will give higher cooling rate, casting in thin water-cooled copper mold or casting in thick copper die?

It is will known that increasing cooling of a metal casting will lead to finer micro-structure which mean higher mechanical properties. If I have 2 molds one is thick copper die ,& second is just ...
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What are functional and manufacturing datums

Can somebody please explain what is ment by functional datum and manufacturing datum, with respect to dimentioning and tolerancing.
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What type of resin should be used to injection mold an instrument mouthpiece?

I'm designing an electronic musical instrument and need to injection mold the mouthpiece. This is my project: Multiwind. The mouthpiece needs to be safe to go in the mouth, opaque (preferably black),...
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Methods for cutting glass

I am trying to find the easiest way to cut a thick glass pattern (glass thickness of 1-3 mm thick) without breaking. I am considering laser cutting but I don't know if I can cut glass of this ...
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Surgical steel and part production

Steels 316L, 420, 17-4PH and 316LVM are often chosen for medical products and labelled as "surgical grade". I am curious as to how these types of steel are used for the production of common medical ...
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Tolerance of pin in Scissors

I'm currently designing scissors, and I have to describe the tolerance and fits of the parts. What kind of tolerance must be used for the pin holding the two blades together, though allowing for ...
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What considerations should I take when flame-hardening a wheel?

I'm currently trying to figure out whether or not we can flame-harden a steel wheel which was supplied with a lower hardness than expected. I'm worried, however, that flame-hardening can either deform ...
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Circular keyways - advantages / disadvantages?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using circular section ("Scotch") keys, keyseats and keyways? I am not referring to Woodruff style, I am only interested in the type where the key itself ...
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General purpose automated assembly?

I've been using 3d printers for prototyping for a long time, and I'll admit it's incredibly convenient to be able to throw together a CAD model, send it to the printer, and have it ready to assemble ...
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Identification of Foundry equipment

Good day! We (undergraduates w/o prior foundry experience) inspected a foundry for its health hazards, our problem is we are not permitted to be accompanied by a laboratory assistant, so we don't have ...
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Determing best cost effective manufacturing process would be

I have designed a space frame and a case for said space frame. The case is a shell with one end up that is 18.50"x14.00"x10.50". I've looked a different places for the quoting for the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...