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How does the magnet sheet sliding metal mechanism work?

I was watching this video - at 10:23 mark where the person was using a hook mechanism for sliding the metal sheets together and noted that sometimes the hook would get caught on a bad angle. To solve ...
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What is the cheapest way to build a fireproof box?

I'm breaking my brain for a two weeks trying to find a way to build a fireproof box 100 cm × 100 cm × 100 cm with 1 door at the cheapest price. The immediate candidate is sheet metal, which needs to ...
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Unknown metal-piece connected to the case of an iPod Nano 2

I disassembled an iPod Nano 2 yesterday and was surprised to find a round brass-coloured plate glued to the back. I didn't find any mention of it at the teardown over at ifixit.com, as they didn't cut ...
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What is meant by soaking time in heat treatment?

After heating at 950°C and holding the temperature for 3 hours there is a soaking time that is provided for 12 hours. What is the soaking time being referred to here? A detailed reply to this will be ...
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A question on how heat treatment is done in bogies

During heat treatment of metals I find that Normalizing is done in railway bogies and tempering is done following normalizing only for the CP top and bottom. Following the tempering process quenching ...
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Adhesive to connect metal with a coating to plastic that resists mineral oil

I have a peristaltic pump that was having some leaks because of connections between the tubing so I decided to replace it all with a single piece of tubing. Upon doing this though, I observed that the ...
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How to evenly heat stainless type 304 steel bar to approximately 200F?

I need to heat stainless bar stock prior to bending in a forming machine. I would like to reach approximately 200 degrees F. The material is stainless type 304/304L, 3/16" thick. We are heating ...
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Can Rotary Friction Welding be used to join metals and ceramics?

Is Rotary Friction Welding a good method to join cylinders of a metal (such as Ti alloy) and a ceramic (such as SiC). I know that Diffusion bonding can be used in such cases. However, it has its own ...
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Salt grinder and corrosion

I am looking for a kitchen salt grinder. I know salt is an aggressive compound and it needs a little bit of attention when we design products. Since most of grinders have plastic-made or stainless ...
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What is relationship between dislocation width and interfacial and elastic energy?

Let us say I have a defined dislocation width,now how would the interfacial energy and elastic energy vary when the dislocation width is more or less.I feel having a wider dislocation would mean bonds ...
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I need something similar to a 3“ to 5” curtain tension rod to fix my popping air ducts

The air ducts in my house have a couple of places where they make popping sounds as they expand while heating, one of the loudest ones is annoyingly in my bedroom. I know by pressing around where I ...
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Why does corrosion take place at certain stressed regions?

Why does certain parts of metal show more corrosion at the place where there is high dislocation density in comparison to the place where the dislocation density is less? I do sincerely feel that this ...
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Difference in the properties arising from precipitates and intermettallics

What are the key differences in the mechanical properties caused by precipitates and intermettallics in metal alloys? So far I've found that intermettallics are larger phases, and are usually hard and ...
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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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Glue a sample at -40 Degrees

I would need to stick two opposite edges of a sample on two small metallic plates (as it were a bridge). The sample is Silicon and on top an high temperure superconductor which is Temperature ...
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What material might by used to 'staple' coils down in this stovetop element?

I have the stovetop element shown in the image below. If you look at the coils, they're fixed down by what look like little staples. I'm wondering what material those staples might be. The surface ...
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The behavior of the stress-strain curve of metal, containing a void

Let's assume that in a metal sample without any dislocation, there is a void. Then we conduct a uniaxial tensile test.
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Should I use brass compression fitting on brass tube?

I would like to use brass compression fitting on brass tube, I am confused because I have seen all the fittings that are used for copper and steel tube only. Is there and disadvantages?
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Hansel-Spittel equation parameter determination

I am currently learning how to determine the Hansel-Spittel equation parameters. The equation has following form: $$\sigma= A \cdot e^{m_1\cdot T}\cdot(\epsilon^{m_2})\cdot \exp\left(\frac{m_4}{\...
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Thermal expansion during the course of melting (in metals specifically)

The question is with regards to Thermal Expansion at the point of melting. My basic understanding is that a material will generally undergo linear thermal expansion until some phase change occurs (...
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How can we tell if a press mold need more stages?

I was asked to design a simple press mold for a 0.5mm sheet metal part. It has some small but rather deep sinks (5-7mm) which has made me wondering if it can be done in a single stage or it needs more ...
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How were these candlesticks made in the 1800s?

"Candlesticks" for this question are really just a stand-in for axisymmetric silver, brass, etc structures, possibly hollow and made of thin sheet material? Examples: From my research, today we ...
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Bendable flaps on sheet metal

I'm trying to cut some bendable flaps on aluminium sheets for hooking/clipping onto some fabric. The flaps I have in mind look like this: Are these common features? Does anyone know the geometry of ...
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Metallic flow behavior under eccentric loading conditions

So, I did a quick search around and didn't seem to find anything regarding this, so I thought perhaps I should just ask a question. Metals are malleable and will generally flow/deform if you roll it ...
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Will expanding metal disrupt my motion sensor?

I am trying to install a door motion sensor in a environment that will get very hot for our work. So the door could heat up to temperature of 150-200°F. We built the frames and door to handle the ...
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what design features allow a milling machine to withstand lateral pressures against the bit

I need to cut a slot 4mm wide by 25mm long in aluminum tube with a 2.2mm wall thickness and a 35mm O.D. The tube is 250mm in length. It seemed a drill press with a fluting bit might suffice for this ...
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Effect of annealing on the defects

What is the effect of annealing on the defects present in the sample? Does it remove defects in the sample? Is there any chance that due to annealing the point defects present in the sample combine to ...
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Mounting an antenna base on a roof using only double sided tape?

I want to put a vertical antenna on top of my roof. The antenna is basically 4 meters of PVC pipe and 5 meters of 19mm aluminium tubing. The roof at my house is corrugated sheet metal, and I want to ...
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Creep behavior in metals

If creep behavior can begin at 0.6T(melting) but, hot working for a pure metal starts at 0.4Tm, what is the explanation for this?
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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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How to produce aluminium powder by E. J. Hall method

I have watched videos on YouTube producing Aluminum powder by mechanical methods. Like this one. It uses Aluminum foil and coffee grinder: There are similar videos which use the same basic method but ...
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Arc-welding 2mm thick steel at an angle without burning-through

I'm learning a bit of stick welding since I keep needing it for certain projects. Total beginner. The latest thing I decided to make is a table similar to this one: The material is 2mm thick ...
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Steel Worm/Steel Wheel vs Steel Worm/Bronze Wheel

I have a question regarding worm drives, specifically double-enveloping types: Do steel worm/steel wheel combinations last longer than steel worm/bronze wheel or steel worm/brass wheel combinations? ...
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What are these metal cylinders often found in the streets of London?

I often find these metal cylinders in the streets of London: a silver-colored tube with a round tapering at one end and a hole with no thread at the other. What are they?
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Best way to dent a pipe from the inside?

I am currently trying to redesign a pipe with 2 dents from the inside. What is the best way to manufacture something like this, also how would i go about describing this process in a drawing? In the ...
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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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Why not build container ships from plastic?

This may sound crazy but bear with me. I was thinking about why cargo ships are built from such heavy material as steel, while smaller boats are often made of plastics. I know cargo ships carry a lot ...
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What metal thickness and/or type is needed to support 100kg load?

I'm making a prototype that will have some load cells mounted approximately where the arrows are pointed in the image. The prototype will hold up to 100kg of load/force in the marked location thus I ...
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Calculating diameter of steel rod required to not bend over a given length

I want to use steel (or other material) rods to support weight over a 900mm cavity. The weight that needs to be supported is technically unknown, but I'd specify some rough guidelines as: 100KG (max) ...
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Tapping small hole on titanium

So I want to tap a super small hole on grade 5 titanium alloy with M1.8x0.2 (which should be possible according to this Quora's answer. But is there any tap available for me to do this job? I mean M1....
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How to increase maximum rotational speed limit of a reduction gearbox?

Reduction gearboxes made of machine steel gear have a maximum limit to prevent changing their physical properties (softening). They change their properties as a result of the temperature increase ...
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Glue metal bolt to nylon hole [closed]

What type of glue is best used to glue stainless steel bolt (not screw) used as self tapping to a hole (no thread) in a 3d printed nylon (polyamide) part? It will be an M2 metric bolt.
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Galvanized Steel (Zinc Plated Steel) vs Stainless Steel

Zinc Plating is known for its ability to prevent most corrosion, and it is done by just dipping a metal in hot pool of zinc and letting it cooldown. Meanwhile, stainless steel, an alloy that is ...
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What grade of titanium are “memory titanium” glasses made of?

I've worked with different grades of titanium. Mostly with grade 5, and also grade 1 which is ductile. I know that some glasses are made of titanium and are called "memory titanium", I guess because ...
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With which parameter can you specify whether a metal is ductile or brittle

I have to do a durability approval of feather key (shaft-hub connection) and the formulas are dependent if the shaft respectively the hub is ductile or brittle. But what is the decision about to say ...
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What is the most corrosion resistant 55HRC stainless steel?

55 HRC is a very high hardness, even for steels. Ideally the corrosion resistance of the steel would have to match AISI 316L or be even better. Qenched stainless steel can go to 55HRC. Even to 65 ...
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How to calculate the bending resistance of a square metal bar?

I have an old bend/twisted wooden door. It has some character to it so I want to keep it and add square metal bars to straighten it. I have provided a sample drawing of the door and where it is ...
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Can chemical vapor deposition chambers be used to lay down thick layers of metal?

Can CVD Chambers be used to lay down thick (~1 mm) layers of metal?
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Why did the Soviet Alfa-class submarines have a titanium hull?

My limited knowledge in engineering tells me: Titanium is expensive, stronger and heavier than aluminium, lighter and weaker than high yield steel. The most significant advantage of titanium is the ...
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Which materials we can use for storing liquid nitrogen?

What are the materials we can use for the long-term storage of 30~liters of liquid nitrogen with composition and grade, along with the thickness of the sheet and storage capacity? Can we use any ...