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  • Object recognition for robots

    Engineering News -- ScienceDaily
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    A team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these researchers have demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways.
  • Civil Engineering online exclusive: Climate Warming and Other Disturbing Trends Worsen in 2014

    ASCE SmartBrief
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration appearing in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological  -More- 
  • Mechanical Engineer
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Robertson Loia Roof has been ranked as one of the top architectural firms for 23 years running as listed in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Top 25 Architectural Firms” and has designed nearly $6 Billion in projects across numerous sectors. Our clients appreciate our full in-house services encompassing each of the disciplines necessary for architectural and engineering design. One characteristic that makes RLR’s service different is the 11+ year average length of our design professionals’ internal working relationships. The position is for Mechanical Engineer whose job…
  • Commentary: Congress is to blame for failing rail infrastructure in U.S.

    ASCE SmartBrief
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
  • Experts Say You Can't Inspect Your Way to Safety

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    29 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Contractors with strong safety cultures enjoy more than just significantly lower injury rates.
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  • Mechanical Engineer
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Robertson Loia Roof has been ranked as one of the top architectural firms for 23 years running as listed in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Top 25 Architectural Firms” and has designed nearly $6 Billion in projects across numerous sectors. Our clients appreciate our full in-house services encompassing each of the disciplines necessary for architectural and engineering design. One characteristic that makes RLR’s service different is the 11+ year average length of our design professionals’ internal working relationships. The position is for Mechanical Engineer whose job…
  • Electrical Engineer II

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    PEAK Technical Services, Inc. require a “Electrical Engineer II” in Lansdale, PA: Engineer II Position: Electrical Engineer IIType: DirectLocation: Lansdale, PA Electrical Engineers II Job… of engineers, design engineers, and design engineers… jobs by
  • Process Engineer

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    PEAK Technical Services, Inc. require a “Process Engineer” in Blue Bell, PA: technical employment of engineers, design engineers, and design engineers in connection with opportunities… words: process engineer, process, engineer, process… jobs by
  • Senior Software Engineer

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    TalentBurst, Inc. require a “Senior Software Engineer” in United States: work. A typical software engineer researches, designs… aerospace, business, scientific and general computing applications. An entry level software engineer… jobs by
  • Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. require a “Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)” in North Charleston, SC: worldwide with aerospace products and services;… manner. 5. Serve as a resource for junior level engineers transferring knowledge and identifying training… jobs by
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  • 'Seeing' molecular interactions could give boost to organic electronics

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    For the first time, researchers have directly seen how organic molecules bind to other materials at the atomic level. Using a special kind of electron microscopy, this information can lead to increasing the life span of electronic devices, for example.
  • Object recognition for robots

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    A team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these researchers have demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways.
  • Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:13 pm
    A mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the least invasive form of minimally invasive surgery -- has been created by scientists. Needlescopic surgery, which uses surgical instruments shrunk to the diameter of a sewing needle, is the ultimate form of minimally invasive surgery. The needle-sized incisions it requires are so small that they can be sealed with surgical tape and usually heal without leaving a scar.
  • Researchers boost wireless power transfer with magnetic field enhancement

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    Passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) -- which can be as simple as a copper loop -- can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone. MRFE use could potentially boost transfer efficiency by as much as 5,000 percent in some systems, experts say.
  • Novel scissor-like bridge structure for use during emergencies

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    A test of the Mobile Bridge® Version 4.0 over a real river demonstrated its viability for practical use. During the test, the bridge was set up without any foundation work, and a vehicle could easily travel across it. This was achieved safely with very few people and without any problems.
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  • Learning from oil spill disasters

    Jyllian Kemsley
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    In last week’s issue of C&EN, I had  a story that looked  back at the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills, with an eye toward lessons learned for addressing future spills. I focused on the environmental clean-up, not on the process safety problems that led to the incidents, but there was one talk from the University of New Hampshire Oil Spill Response Forum held last fall that I wanted to flag here. The speaker was Charlie Williams, who retired from Shell as chief scientist for well engineering and production and now leads the Center for Offshore Safety. Consider these…
  • Unequal risk

    Jyllian Kemsley
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    I’m out of the office this week, so here’s some reading: The Center for Public Integrity’s multi-part series called “Unequal Risk,” focusing on worker chemical exposures. A few examples: Slow-motion tragedy for American workers The impenetrable world of Mark Flores, the disabled son of a woman who was exposed to lead and methanol when working at an electronics company pregnant A history of OSHA: After 44 years, halting progress on workplace disease Related Posts:On individual versus institutional responsibility for…Pregnancy and chemical lab safetyFriday…
  • Will a new overtime threshold affect postdocs for the worse?

    Jyllian Kemsley
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    From a discussion about whether the Department of Labor’s proposed expansion of overtime eligibility will raise postdoc pay, a rather worrying comment: At many Uni’s, postdocs are classified in some nebulous category somewhere between grad student and indentured servant. My university (top 5 in total NIH funding) does not pay payroll taxes or withhold federal taxes, thus furthering their claim that we are not employees, but, rather, are “trainees”. With that being said, methinks many universities are going towards some form of “non-employee” for postdocs as…
  • DuPont named severe violator by OSHA

    Jyllian Kemsley
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Four workers died from exposure to methyl mercaptan during a leak at DuPont’s LaPorte, Texas, plant in November 2014. Credit: APThe Department of Labor announced yesterday that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has placed DuPont in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, following a 2014 methyl mercaptan leak that killed four workers and injured a fifth at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas. In May, 2015, OSHA cited DuPont for 14 safety violations and proposed fines totaling $99,000. The citations were for: 29 CPR 191 0.119(d)(3)(i)(B): Process safety information…
  • More info available

    Jyllian Kemsley
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    From the National Academies Press, updated information on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices in the Laboratory has been updated online to include a download of the files that were previously only available on a CD with the print edition. This zip file is available on the Resources tab and contains a corrected version of the Chemical Compatibility Storage Codes. The full contents of the zip file are as follows: Sample Inspection Checklist ACS Security and Vulnerability Checklist for Academic and Small Chemical Laboratory Facilities Chemical Compatibility Storage Guide…
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    Engineering Ethics Blog

  • The Wireless-Car-Hack Recall: A Real-Life Drama in Three Acts

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Act One—2010-2011As automakers begin to build in more wireless technology to enable not only hands-free mobile phone use from their cars but streaming audio services and navigational and safety aids as well, some researchers at UC San Diego and the University of Washington look into the possibility that these new two-way communication paths can be used to hack into a car's computer for nefarious purposes.  After months of work, they manage to use a wireless connection to disable the brakes on a particular car, which to this day remains anonymous.  Rather than releasing the maker's…
  • I Compute Your Pain: Emotion-Sensing Software

    20 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    My wife usually knows when I'm upset long before I do.  I haven't performed a scientific study to determine how she does this.  She says she reads my body language, the tone of my voice, and my facial expressions, as well as what I say.  Women seem to have a built-in advantage when it comes to sensing the emotional states of others, so it's not a surprise that the co-founders of a company that sells software to read emotions were two women:  Rosalind Picard and Rana el Kaliouby.  The history of why they began their research into getting computers to sense emotions and…
  • You Can't Take It With You: Airline Security as Industrial Engineering

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    The first question you may have is, what's industrial engineering?  It's an uninformative name for an important discipline:  the study of how best to design industrial processes of every type, from time-and-motion studies of assembly lines to how we can treat more hospital patients better with fewer resources.  The subject came to my mind recently as I was lifting empty gray plastic tubs from a conveyor belt onto a stacking machine that automatically recycled them to the head of the line at a security checkpoint in London's Heathrow Airport.  How did I get that job? …
  • Inside Out For Real: Brain Mapping and Privacy

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Recently my wife and I went to see "Inside Out," the Pixar animated comedy about a girl named Riley and what her five personified emotions—Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness—do in her brain when she's uprooted as her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco.  It sounds like an unlikely premise for any kind of a movie, but Pixar pulled it off, zooming into the minds of Riley, her mother, her father, her teacher, and even a few pets for good measure.  The idea of getting inside somebody's brain to see what's really going on makes for a good fantasy, but what if we could do…
  • Residential Solar Energy: Power to How Many People?

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:56 am
    A friend of mine recently installed an array of solar panels (photovoltaic generation) on his roof.  It's part of an Austin Energy plan that makes it straightforward for well-heeled consumers to get a turnkey installation done.  After a stretch of sunny days he'll meet me for lunch and tell me how much power he sold to the utility that week.  I was reminded of this when I read a recent article by environmental writer Bill McKibben in The New Yorker.  Entitled "Power to the People," McKibben describes how residential solar-power installations such as the one at my friend's…
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  • Federal Highway Administration Launches New National Tunnel Inspection Program

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    New Initiative Modeled After Longstanding Bridge Program WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today published the final rule for national tunnel inspection standards that will serve as the foundation of the nation’s first standardized tunnel inspection program. It will be modeled after the FHWA’s successful bridge program established nearly a half-century ago to ensure the safety of the nation’s bridges. “This important step to keep our nation’s tunnels safe for the traveling public is…
  • Geocomp to Provide Engineering Services for Fukushima Ice Wall

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    After the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, the reactors at TEPCO's nuclear facility began leaking radioactive groundwater. The plan to contain the contamination is to use ground freezing to construct an "ice wall" to cutoff the flow. Acton, Massachusetts based Geocomp has been contracted by TEPCO to provide engineering services for the ground freezing. Geocomp has subcontracted specialty geotechnical contractor and GeoPrac sponsor Moretrench to provide their specialty ground freezing expertise as well. Moretrench is a world leader in the design and construction of ground freezing…
  • Selected IFCEE 2015 Articles Free for Limited Time

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The 2015 International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo was held in San Antonio back in March of this year.  The proceedings from IFCEE 2015 are now available online and for purchase at the ASCE Library.  However, they are offering a selection of papers for free for a limited time, you just need to be registered with ASCE Library.You can register for free to get access if you haven’t already. Group Effects on Piles Behavior under Lateral Loading Pooya Allahverdizadeh Characterization of Collapsible Soils John C. Lommler and Paola Bandini Streamlining of Bridge Pier as a…
  • Site Characterization Services: Step 1 Data Mining

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:33 pm
    A nice video from Terracon on the first step for a geotechnical engineering investigation. [Source: Terracon YouTube Channel. Image: YouTube]
  • Winners of the First Annual Golder Foundation Awards

    16 Jul 2015 | 10:15 pm
    The Golder Foundation presented the first annual awards to six students in the fields of Ground Engineering and Contaminant Site Assessment and Cleanup. The cash awards, totaling $40,000 USD, are meant to encourage and recognize technical excellence in some of the areas that Golder practices in.   The Golder Foundation was created in 2013 and aims to further knowledge and learning by opening the technical archives of our founders and some senior staff; through sharing Golder's distinct ownership model and business legacy; and by granting these annual awards.   [Disclosure] I am a…
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  • GATE Preparation for 1st Year B.Tech?

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am
    Am into my 1st year i want to appear and get good rank in gate 2017..suggest me ebooks and links of study materials related to it..where to start for it..? i saw in another thread where someone says preparing for UG syllabus is enough while other says strictly no..u should do something extra for that.. plz say me where and how to start from my 1st year
  • CDAC 2015 : Results + Ranks + Center Preferences

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:31 am
    CDAC 2015 results, ranks and center preferences can be discussed for the session 2015 here. Please post your current rank and if you have questions about center preferences; please post them below. As always, you can ask your questions, doubts and post feedback as well. The top question that's being asked is which is the most preferred center for CDAC courses and it turns out that the centers at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune have gotten the top rank. I'm no expert on the CDAC matters; but... CDAC 2015 : Results + Ranks + Center Preferences
  • To make discipline officers in engineering field

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:28 am
    Actually i want become great and discipline officers in engineering field and i want your suggestion for that. So please give me advise what i do for that. I am fresh B.E.holder in civil branch. So please guide me for getting great opportunity in govt. officer.
  • CDAC Knowledge Park August 2015

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    hello everyone, this is a new thread for people who got knowledge park after the various rounds of counselling. various discussions , information and suggestions are always welcomed.
  • CDAC - 2015 : Banglore E-City Discussion

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    Hello everyone, Congratulations to all who got admission for CDAC - 2015 August Batch. Afrer seeing a lot of queries about several centers and confusion about their Teaching and Placement scenario, I have decided to start a New Thread, especially dedicated to Students who have got CDAC Banglore E-City (Electronic City) after finishing First Round of Counseling. Here is the Google Drive link of Banglore E-City Placements Records - (Got it from a senior there - Open while U... CDAC - 2015 : Banglore E-City Discussion
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  • Find The 3D Printer That Fits Your Color Printing Needs

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Your application will help you decide what color quality you require in a 3D printer. Whether you're printing conceptual models, architectural models, figurines, medical models or artistic pieces, color is clearly important for your 3D models. But to get true, life-like color, there is no alternative to the ColorJet Printing (CJP) technology from 3D Systems.Request Free!
  • Deloitte Review: The 3D Opportunity to Increase Performance, Innovation and Growth

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Don't get left behind in the additive manufacturing evolution. Use this white paper to guide you in the right direction to improve performance, innovation and growth.Request Free!
  • Exclusive Buyer's Guide to Selecting the Right 3D Printer

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    3D Printing is more than just prototyping. Today, 3D Printing offers transformative advantages at every phase of creation, from initial concept design to production of final products and all steps in between. Today's competitive environment makes choosing the right 3D printers more important than ever.Learn how to choose the right 3D printer for any application:The key performance attributes to considerWhy in some cases, acquiring multiple technologies may be the answer to satisfy your unique application needsAnd much moreRequest Free!
  • How to Train Your Engineers Into Product Design Superheroes

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today's innovative companies are built on the shoulders of the engineering teams responsible for designing products. Smart companies invest in tools that translate into better products. A modern Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution removes tedious admin responsibilities, streamlines the design environment, and empowers engineers to collaborate more efficiently with other departments.In short, PLM enables engineers to make the organization more profitable by allowing them to spend more time focused on the task they do best: designing innovative, world-class products.In this whitepaper,…
  • Turn Disruptive Changes Into High Tech's Next Big Thing

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    New advancements in battery technology are having a disruptive impact on product design in the dynamic consumer electronics sector.It's a domino effect. When a change to a component occurs there's a rapid engineering effort to incorporate, source and purchase the component. Manufacturing line/tooling, cut-ins, as well as the production floor are impacted and then there's dealing with scrap and rework, marketing and servicing.Companies without the vision and solution to respond to change and adopt new technologies quickly could lose in this competitive fast-paced high tech market.Discover how…
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    Design World Online

  • Nook Industries Introduces Modular Actuator Calculator

    Danielle Collins
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, has introduced an engineering calculator for modular actuators—one of the only of its kind in existence. The calculator works by simply choosing the desired product, entering its load definitions and allowing the tool to calculate the bearing stress and load to determine the bearing life of the product. The results can be viewed on an easy-to-read, printable format. “Since they are typically buried within the actuator, it’s often impossible to know exactly where the bearings are located, so many engineers have…
  • High efficiency slim DIN Rail power supplies offer redundancy module option

    Melissa Annand
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    XP Power announced the DSA series of three ultra slim DIN rail industrial AC-DC power supplies and the complementary DSA-DP20 ORing redundancy module. The highly efficient DSA series comprises the 150 Watt DSA150, the 240 Watt DSA240 and the 480 Watt DSA480. With a single output of either 24 or 48 VDC the range is aimed at industrial type applications, such as process control and building automation, where the space used by the power supply on the DIN rail needs to be minimised. A voltage trim function provides adjustment of the stated nominal output by +/-5%. These convection cooled units…
  • B&R streamlines IP69K connectivity

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Stainless steel motors from B&R meet strict hygienic design standards and are now easier than ever to use. Employing a special connector, the motor can be connected and disconnected in the field. This connector meets the same strict hygienic design standards as the previous variant with a fixed mounted cable. The new connector technology makes the motors much easier to work with and allows the machine to be cabled as usual, even in areas with heightened hygienic requirements. This also has numerous advantages when it comes to maintenance. Damaged cables can simply be unplugged and…
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  • A Mentoring Mindset

    LindaAnn Rogers
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A mentor, on the most basic level, is defined as an “experienced and trusted advisor”.  This does not necessarily mean older, it just means someone is more experienced at something than you are.  So don’t think that just because you are young, you wouldn’t be a suitable mentor.  There are many opportunities in today’s workforce for younger individuals to mentor those of us that did not grow up with social media, for example. It is also possible and in some cases advisable, to have more than one mentor. You may choose to have a mentor who is exceptional technically, to…
  • The Power Of Bluebeam

    Chris Slaughter
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    During school the majority of us learning to do every thing with a pencil and paper. While we are still exposed to programs like Microsoft Excel, we don’t fully see these programs until we hit the real world. Whether or not you use paper or if you like to do things electronically, Bluebeam is an extremely powerful software. One of the most important tools I utilize is the overlay feature, which allows me to track loads or distinguish changes in out dated Architectural plans. The first thing to do is have a set of Architectural plans and save a set for yourself. The next thing to do is…
  • Restaurant Floor Plans Free Initial Consultation

    Dean Dalvit
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    Evstudio has had the pleasure of designing a wide variety of restaurant, cafe, bar and similar projects and it has become a specialty within our greater body of commercial work. Overseas Cafe Floor Plan Designing a restaurant can be difficult business if you are not fully in tune with all of the codes and regulations that go along with it. Whether you are renovating an existing retail or restaurant space or building an entirely new building, with a free initial design consultation from EVstudio, you can quickly learn the ins and outs of what you will be up against with your local…
  • 10 Customization Tips to Consider During Design

    Tiffany Binkowski
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    When building your home there are many details to go over and the list can get overwhelming. Here is a list of 10 things to consider to make living in your home easier and more enjoyable: 1. Decide where you want your bathroom accessories (i.e. toilet paper holder, towel bar, hooks) to go and have your framer put blocking in those locations. That way when you go to hang your accessories, you have the support you need. 2. On the same note, add additional support near window corners for window treatments. 3. Consider where you will want your electric outlets to be located. Do you have a great…
  • Termites in Denver!?!!

    Jim Houlette
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    Yes, there are termites along the front range, including Denver.  It’s fairly rare, but EV does find wood structures damaged by these little bugs.  Typically, the termites are subterranean here, meaning their colony is safely below ground.  Most colonies are kept in check by our colder weather, but as many of you may know Denver is actually very comfortable during the winter with only a few days that remain below freezing. The picture above shows one of the termites we found.  Amazing these tiny things can cause so much damage. This is a structural wood header damaged by termites.
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    Piping Info

  • Piping Engineer (Offshore) - Thailand AMEC-FW

    Antony Thomas
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:19 am
    Piping Engineer (Offshore) Requisition ID  2015-6269 Work Location TH-Bangkok Department / Discipline  Engineering - Piping Additional Work Location .. Job Description Overview / Responsibilities Amec Foster Wheeler currently has an opportunity for Piping Engineer (Offshore) to join our Piping Engineering department. We are currently looking for people with the drive and commitment to make a

    Antony Thomas
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Job Type :Permanent Reference :1069636 For Apply for this job use the link at bottom of this post. PIPING / PDMS -APPLICATION ENGINEER - Malaysia A multinational company that develops manufactures and sells multidiscipline support solutions, cable tray and cable ladders to the following industries world-wide: Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Ships building, Wind Power, Water Treatment and Clean
  • PIPING ENGINEER - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Antony Thomas
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Job Type : Contract / interimPay :AttractiveReference :1009882Closing date : 31 Jul 2015 HAYS Oil & Gas Dubai have an exciting opportunity for a Piping Engineer on a project in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Requirements: Proficient in AutoCAD, Word and Excel. Familiar with Uzbekistan regulations for piping design for oil and gas industry. Proactive, dynamic, creative and able to
  • Plant Design & Piping Designer -Bechtel

    Antony Thomas
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Plant Design & Piping Designer (Contractual) Job Location: New Delhi, IN Apply through the given link below Requisition ID: 127319 - Internal Candidate Under Consideration: No - Relocation Authorized: National - Family - Organization: Infra - Project No.: 50524 - Location: New Delhi - Grade: 23-24 Experience Level: 6+yrs. Role Overview
  • Principal Piping Designer – McDERMOTT - DUBAI

    Antony Thomas
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Principal Piping Designer United Arab Emirates - DU - Dubai   Job Description Good experience in layout and piping design. shows good leadership, teamwork and focus on document / drawing quality. Proficient in PDMS or PDS and preferably MDS or Pelicon forge design software's. Previous MDR, ARAMCO project and brownfield experience shall be an advantage. -Provides equipment layout
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    Knovel Blog

  • How NASA and the private sector are joining forces for innovation

    Ken Klapproth
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:25 am
    NASA works on some of the most innovative projects in the world, but the increased commercialization of space travel is changing the dynamics of how we explore the final frontier. Interest in space exploration is rising from commercial stakeholders. Look hard enough, and you can even find wealthy people who are chartering space flights just for the fun of it. With basic space flight becoming so accessible, NASA has an opportunity to take exploration to another level. The agency has selected proposals to support financially so it can drive innovation in the final frontier. These projects…
  • 3D Printer In Your Pocket

    Chris Walker
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    3D Printers have become significantly more powerful and more advanced over the last few years. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the incredible 3D food printer, called Foodini, which I’m still excited about. Now, they’re getting smaller too. Right now there is a successful crowdfunding campaign running to fund Freaks3D, which is billing itself as “the world’s first portable 3D printer”. As I write, they’ve raised more than $100,000 from 345 people in just a couple of days. This little device costs less than $300 and really is portable. It’s…
  • Big Data Demands Big Innovation

    Chris Walker
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    There’s been a lot of buzz about big data for a while now. It’s been almost three years since we looked at GE’s proposal of The Industrial Internet and two since DARPA kicked off their Big Data Challenge. But what’s really happening with Big Data and when will we see significant strides forwards with breakthroughs in technology? The trouble with Big Data is just that. It’s big. It’s complex. There’s lots of it. But the value of data is never in the data itself. Data is only valuable when we can draw conclusions and pull of the patterns and trends.
  • The Future Of Cooking

    Chris Walker
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Summer is well and truly upon us and with the better weather I’ve been turning my attention to more creative ways of cooking (by which I really mean, cooking as much as possible outside on a fire). In a hunt for delicious recipes, I’ve stumbled across a couple of innovative food products I just have to share with you. Neither of these is available to buy at the moment, but it’s surely just a matter of time until they are.  The 3D Food Printer 3D printers have been gradually making their way into the mainstream over the last decade and are starting to have a big impact for…
  • Why NASA Is Getting More Women Into STEM

    Chris Walker
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    It’s a longstanding problem in the engineering industry: Women are underrepresented and we all suffer as a result. According to a report from 2011, women hold less than 25% of STEM jobs in the US. That percentage hasn’t increased in more than a decade, despite college-educated women increasing their share of the overall workforce. But NASA isn’t content with the status quo and are taking steps to readdress the balance. Half of the astronauts class are women (for the first time ever) and NASA are intent on getting more women involved at all levels of the organization. In…
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    Screaming Circuits

  • What's In Your Way?

    Screaming Circuits
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    If you're attempting to cross the median of a busy four-lane highway, it's entirely possible that there's a Jersey Barrier in your way. In that particular setting, having something sturdy blocking your way is probably a good thing. On the...
  • No need to waste parts

    Screaming Circuits
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    We love parts on reels. Who doesn't? But reels aren't always practical - and it's not just about cost. Cost is, of course, important, but there may be other factors to consider. Say, for example, you need 20 2.2K Ohm,...
  • Packing Parts for Personal Manufacturing

    Screaming Circuits
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Manufacturing, especially small volume one-time-only builds (like a prototype) is hard. It's not wise for most people to actively seek out chaos, but that's what we do, and we do it wisely. That's what we've been doing since 2003. We...
  • Proper PC board storage - The top three hazards

    Screaming Circuits
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    It's late. Do you know where your PC boards are? Let me rephrase that: Can unused PC boards be stored for future use? Yes, they can - if stored properly. Keep them wrapped up, or sealed in a bag. Anti-static...
  • What is Personal Manufacturing?

    Screaming Circuits
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    There's a lot of buzz floating around these days, about "Personal Manufacturing." Screaming Circuits has more than a decade of bringing personal manufacturing to engineers. We pretty much started the category in the electronics industry, so we're quite familiar -...
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  • What's In Your Way?

    Screaming Circuits
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    If you're attempting to cross the median of a busy four-lane highway, it's entirely possible that there's a Jersey Barrier in your way. In that particular setting, having something sturdy blocking your way is probably a good thing. On the...
  • No need to waste parts

    Screaming Circuits
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    We love parts on reels. Who doesn't? But reels aren't always practical - and it's not just about cost. Cost is, of course, important, but there may be other factors to consider. Say, for example, you need 20 2.2K Ohm,...
  • Packing Parts for Personal Manufacturing

    Screaming Circuits
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Manufacturing, especially small volume one-time-only builds (like a prototype) is hard. It's not wise for most people to actively seek out chaos, but that's what we do, and we do it wisely. That's what we've been doing since 2003. We...
  • Proper PC board storage - The top three hazards

    Screaming Circuits
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    It's late. Do you know where your PC boards are? Let me rephrase that: Can unused PC boards be stored for future use? Yes, they can - if stored properly. Keep them wrapped up, or sealed in a bag. Anti-static...
  • What is Personal Manufacturing?

    Screaming Circuits
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    There's a lot of buzz floating around these days, about "Personal Manufacturing." Screaming Circuits has more than a decade of bringing personal manufacturing to engineers. We pretty much started the category in the electronics industry, so we're quite familiar -...
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    EEWeb Jobs

  • Electrical Engineer - Tesla Energy Controllers

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:17 am
    Company: Tesla Motors Location: Palo Alto, California Job Description: Electrical engineering within the Tesla Energy team requires and offers a very high level of collaboration with mechanical engineers and firmware engineers. In this case, interdisciplinary skills are mandatory as basic programming ability is required. Specifically, this position is for a generalist electrical engineer to be in charge of the continued development of a manufacturing and testing product based on a grid-tie inverter. Once complete, the product will be used extensively within the company, and this individual…
  • Systems/Software Engineer

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:14 am
    Company: Hewlett Packard Location: Roseville, California Job Description: Designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for software enhancements and new products. Develops software including operating systems, compilers, routers, networks, utilities, databases and Internet-related tools. Determines hardware compatibility and/or influences hardware design. Responsibilities: Codes and programs enhancements, updates, and changes for portions and subsystems of systems software, including operating systems, compliers, networking, utilities, databases, and Internet-related tools…
  • Controls Engineer

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    Company: General Electric Location: Schenectady, New York Job Description: As a member of this world class team, you will lead and execute the protection and control aspects of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) projects. In this role you will be responsible for the design, testing, start-up and commissioning of the protection and control aspects of Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) solutions. In this role, you will: Lead the development of custom protection and control systems, including specifications, layouts, schematics, logic diagrams, wiring, grounding, and other custom…
  • Firmware Engineer

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Company: General Electric Location: Salem, Virginia Job Description: The Firmware Engineer within GE Intelligent Platforms, will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of real-time embedded software for industrial controllers, I / O devices, and power conversion products. These products will include turbine and distributed control systems (DCS) controllers, intelligent distributed I / O modules, communications gateways & advanced special purpose monitoring. In addition you will: Be familiar with embedded software / firmware development Work with other engineers to…
  • Product Engineer     Apply now Apply now

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Company: Broadcom Location: Irvine, California Job Description: We are looking for a highly-motivated individual to fill a critical engineering position within our burn-in operation team. This individual will be responsible for providing technical support and solutions for burn-in qualifications for new mixed-signal products. Work on new product burn-in hardware development, debug, qualifications program which require interfacing between internal departments of all business units (Broadband, Infrastructure and Networking, and Connectivity). Work with Product, Design, QA, Systems, and Test…
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    EEWeb Forum

  • How to check Physics Lab Equipment

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:58 am
    Category: General Tagged: Physics Question: Hello All, I want ask a question related of physics. all knows that physics lab equipment is very important part for students. so i want to know that how could i judge the which is Physics Lab Equipment is good in quality or bad. If a person is having less knowledge about this then how he/she should be confident while purchasing the equipment.
  • Bluetooth Audio Reception

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Category: RF Design Tagged: Bluetooth|Audio|Audio Receiver|Audio Amplifier|Speaker Question: This seems like an easy question, but since I’m limited in my Bluetooth knowledge by what others tell me, I’m having a hard time selecting a module for the project. I’m looking to either create or purchase a Bluetooth module that received audio, and has an output to a speaker. I’m also looking to make the output signal amplified, at least a little. Finally, the module needs to be powered by a battery, something surface mounted like a coin cell or a small rechargeable unit. I…
  • Help Needed with How much Power

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Category: Electromechanical Question: Hi everyone, I’m new to solar power technology and a have a new small house in the west of Ireland that I want to run off grid. House is about the same size as mobile home. The heating is sorted but I need electricity. I have made some calculations based on my city house and power used over the last 30 days and would be glad of any advice in sorting it out. So this is what I came up with. I used 471kWh in 30 days. So 471/30 = 15.7 kWh per day. So to get watts. 1000 × 15.1kWh/24h = 629.16W per day. So if I have system that gives 860W would that…
  • Three Phase Power 110 V

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Category: Power Tagged: Power Supply|Power Engineering Question: Dear all when calculating 3 phase balanced power 220V(Line to Neutral) the formula for Power is: P=root(3) * V(line to Line) * I(Line) but if the power source is having 110V(Line to Neutral) will the formula be the same or will the root(3) value change ? Thank you
  • Wireless Sensor (wireless key board )

    26 Jul 2015 | 2:06 am
    Category: Sensors Tagged: wireless sensor Question: Sir, I require a circuit diagram of wireless key board which can independently switch 30 nos relay on /off one by one or switch on all the rlys or switch off all the relays together with the help of a wireless key board using rf or fm signal or by using IR led .A repeater is used for extending the distance up to 100 metres as shown in the image attached ,independent / allcall /all off led indication is also required Regards v. Sambath kumar.
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    The Mapping Network's Blog

  • Calculating Sediment for Dredging Plan in Georgia

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Aquatic Environmental Services, a lake mapping partner within The Mapping Network completed a lake survey for a reservoir near Atlanta, Georgia.   The current water depths were mapped as well as the depth to hard bottom.  The difference between the current water depth (top of sediment) and the hard bottom is the amount of soft sediment that can be removed to bring the lake back to the original depths.  The client is preparing for dredging proposals and they needed to know the current water volume and the amount of material to be removed to achieve full capacity. The top map shows the…
  • Measuring Sediment Volume in a Pond

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Solitude Lake Management created a bathymetry and a sediment volume study for a home owners association in Virginia. The pond was mapped to understand current water depths and to calculate the amount of accumulated sediment.  This information with assist the HOA with long term management planning of the water body. Sediment Thickness measurements shown along with water depth contours. About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems, GPS Data Collection, Aerial Imagery, and Data Conversion.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface…
  • Reservoir Dredge Comparison Map

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    The Mapping Network completed a bathymetry survey to show the status of a dredging project  for a drinking water reservoir.   The comparison map was calculated to verify the amount and location of material removed.   Areas still needing to be dredged are located and the dredging contractor will focus their efforts on those locations.  This verifies the dredging has reached the planned depths and keeps all parties on the same page. Dredge status map showing areas where material has been removed and area still needing to be excavated About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an…
  • Monitoring Water Depths in North Carolina Lake

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Solitude Lake Management created a lake map for a home owners association (HOA) in North Carolina.   The 97 acre lake has been losing water depth in the SW and NW inlets due to sedimentation.   The HOA will use the map for sediment removal planning and as a fishing map for residents. Water depths of the entire lake. Notice the very shallow areas around the inlets. About The Mapping Network:  The Mapping Network is an industry leader in Geographic Information Systems, GPS Data Collection, Aerial Imagery, and Data Conversion.  We specialize in terrain and sub-surface (bathymetry) GPS…
  • Calculating Water Volume after Dredging in New York

    21 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Allied Bilogical, a lake mapping partner within The Mapping Network helped a Home Owners Association (HOA) map a series of ponds and waterways.  The HOA was preparing for permitting and dredging proposals and they needed the current water volume and post dredge water volume for each water body unit.  Also part of the project was sediment core sampling to understand the type of sediment materials in the ponds.   This information will assist the HOA in controlling projects costs and scope. The map on the left shows the current water depths in the pond. The map on the right shows what the…
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    The Burns & McDonnell World

  • Transmission Line Routing Lessons Learned

    Joab Ortiz
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Improving infrastructure is vital to safety, sustainability and economic growth in the U.S. For those routing transmission lines, communication begins in the earliest stages — developing strong relationships with community stakeholders and the general public. Especially on projects involving land acquisition, these relationships are fundamental throughout the process, from the start of planning to long after construction begins. With a comprehensive public engagement plan, utilities can seek input from stakeholders and the public on multiple issues. This feedback helps create positive…
  • Cybersecurity of the SPIDERS Microgrid Network

    Fred Terry
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    When three unrelated computer glitches occur on the same day, everyone’s thoughts immediately turn to hackers — and that’s the first question United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange, and The Wall Street Journal addressed in their press conferences on July 8. While the events were not related to the grid, the worry about hackers echoes the growing concerns about the security and resiliency of the country’s electrical grid. SPIDERS The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) project has attempted to address those concerns by building…
  • Envisioning a Sustainable Future for Your Next Infrastructure Project

    Doug Dietrich
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sustainable design is no longer a novelty. A recent study estimates nearly 50 percent of non-residential construction is green, and that number continues to grow. You are likely familiar with the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification framework developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s become a well-accepted method for evaluating and rating the sustainable qualities of buildings. But did you know there are other options to assess sustainable performance? For infrastructure projects, there’s a framework called Envision. Jointly developed by the…
  • 3-D Documentation at the Speed of Light

    Jim Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Technology is ever-evolving, so engineering and constructions professionals must continuously seek new and better solutions to daily challenges. One such solution — 3-D laser scanning — helps with the time-consuming task of documenting existing project conditions. While accurate documentation can be a struggle, it’s also vital for success, especially when a project requires critical connection or penetration locations for existing structures, equipment, piping and other elements. 3-D laser scanning is a fast, safe and accurate way to obtain that data. Its use dramatically improves…
  • Establishing Layers of Security for Healthcare Facilities

    Shawn Whalen
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    A healthcare environment should be a safe and secure space, where healthcare professionals, patients and visitors can focus on the important business of healing. A solid security plan helps avoid unwelcome disruptions in healthcare facilities of all sizes, from small clinics to large urban hospitals. But what does a comprehensive approach to security for healthcare facilities look like? This guide to sound precautions can help you find a path to your facility’s security plan. Starting with the Proper Perimeter Properties open to the general public are generally more challenging to secure.
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  • I’ve moved to

    8 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Sometimes life comes full-circle. My social media journey began ten years ago with the creation of a storytelling podcast called Griddlecakes Radio. I wrote my first RonAmok blog post in 2007, started a consulting firm in 2008, published a social media book in 2009, and ended up managing social media for one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world. Much has changed in that decade. The concept of “social media” has transformed from an annoyance that companies could ignore to playing a vital role in their communications mixes. Social platforms such as Facebook and…
  • Storytelling Starts with Authenticity

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    I’ve come to hate the word authentic. My animosity has grown through eight years of helping companies adopt social media/content marketing. I cringe whenever I hear it, because it’s frequently used with a qualifier such as: “We need to seem authentic…” “We need to be more authentic…” Just writing those two fragments increases my already heightened blood pressure. Authenticity is like a poisoned well; it is or it isn’t. You can’t be more or less authentic. And although you can make the well seem less poisoned, the very act…
  • The Battle for Story

    3 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Recent articles from Harvard Business Review (Storytelling That Moves People,  Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers, The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool) Forbes (How to Use Storytelling as a Leadership Tool), Fast Company (The Simple Science to Good Storytelling),and LinkedIn (This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years) have narrowed-in on the importance of business storytelling. And although such drum-beating is raising interest in the concept, resistance remains. Most people understand the importance of story from an…
  • 3 Years of American Idol Social Data

    12 Jun 2014 | 6:50 am
    Those who follow this blog know that I like all sorts of data. Whether it be tracking the tweets of a company dealing with a public relations issue, or analyzing the social media posts of a public utility company during a blackout, I love finding stories in data. For the past three years, I’ve been collecting social media data for the top 13 contestants on the television show, American Idol. I wanted to know if social media data could predict who was going home every week. I started by capturing both Facebook and Twitter data. It didn’t take too long to see a correlation between…
  • Project Lizzie

    9 Feb 2014 | 9:57 am
    On Saturday, February 1st, I launched Project Lizzie, a storytelling effort that’s built upon 99 postcards that were postmarked between 1904 and 1925. I first wrote about the project in a September 2012 post entitled Adding Measurable Value with Story. Since publishing that post, I’ve been working to uncover the life story of a woman whom I’ve never met, nor to the best of my knowledge, have any family connection to. I’ve followed clues from both digital and analog artifacts–from online services like Google and–to snail-mailing city clerks to…
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    Composites Today » News

  • Solvay Agrees to Buy Cytec for $5.5 Billion

    John Shury
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Solvay has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S.-based Cytec to acquire 100% of its share capital. The total cash consideration will amount to US $5.5 billion, corresponding to an enterprise value of US $6.4 billion and representing a 2015 estimated EBITDA multiple of 14.7x and of 11.7x when considering synergies potential linked to the transaction. The transaction price per share represents a premium of 28.9% compared to the closing price of Cytec on 28th July 2015 and a premium of 26.9% compared to the volume weighted average closing share price over the last three months.
  • GKN Set to Acquire Fokker Technologies

    John Shury
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    GKN has announced it has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group from Arle Capital for £499 million. The acquisition of Fokker further enhances GKN’s position as a leading global supplier to the aerospace industry. The combination brings together two leading technology companies with broad product portfolios and established positions on major aircraft platforms. Fokker is a specialist Tier 1 supplier to the commercial, military and business jet markets. With almost 5,000 employees Fokker is headquartered in the Netherlands and has operations in Europe, North America and Asia. In the…
  • New Method Improves Strength and Modulus in Carbon Fibres

    John Shury
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel technique that sets a new milestone for the strength and modulus of carbon fibres. This alternative approach is based on an innovative technique for spinning polyacrylonitrile (PAN), an organic polymer resin used to make carbon fibres. The work is part of a four-year, $9.8 million project sponsored by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to improve the strength of carbon-fibre materials. By using a gel-spinning technique to process polyacrylonitrile copolymer into carbon fibres, the researchers…
  • Delaware University & BMW to Run Three Day Composites Course

    John Shury
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:14 am
    The University of Delaware’s Centre for Composite Materials will host a three-day course to focus on composites at BMW and offer hands-on lab experience. The three day course titled Advanced Manufacturing Composites will run from August 12–14th and is co-hosted by the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Centre. On the 12–13th Stefan Kercher, head of the Materials and Process Technology Laboratory at BMW Group Munich, will present a two-day course, “Composites at BMW", while the final day is devoted to hands-on laboratory experiences for students. The composites at BMW course will…
  • Avcorp to Aquire Hitco Carbon Composites Business

    Steve Sherborne
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:58 am
    Avcorp Industries has announced its agreed to acquire the composite aerostructures division of SGL Carbon’s US-based subsidiary Hitco Carbon Composites. Hitco Carbon Composites produces composite parts for commercial and military aerostructures and the acquisition by Avcorp includes all inventories, equipment, tooling and other fixed assets, intellectual property, contractual rights, good will, accounts receivable, and work in progress. The Corporation is not acquiring any assets of Hitco’s materials division. Avcorp will be continuing operations at Hitco’s current aerostructures…
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    Jacobs School of Engineering News: Top Stories

  • UC San Diego engineering team involved in a new $600 million photonics center

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    A team of photonics researchers at the University of California, San Diego is part a new multimillion dollar photonics manufacturing and research center based in Rochester, New York. Vice President Joseph Biden and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday the details of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), which was established to push the United States as a worldwide leader in photonics manufacturing.
  • Boxfish shell inspires new materials for body armor and flexible electronics

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The boxfish’s unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. Engineers also describe how the structure of the boxfish (Lactoria cornuta) could serve as inspiration for body armor, robots and even flexible electronics.
  • Campus supports computer science initiative to serve students interested in computational sciences

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In an era of limits on the number of freshmen and transfer students accepted into computer science and engineering majors, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego has embarked on what it calls a “targeted effort to build and disseminate resources for students interested in studying the computational sciences at UC San Diego.” The project recently received a $75,000 grant following a highly competitive round of proposals submitted to the university's Academic Advising Innovation Grant Initiative. 
  • Department of Defense awards grants to engineers for equipment, instrumentation

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Department of Defense awarded 14 grants to researchers at the University of California, San Diego, that will help scientists buy a range of equipment to image the brain, study coastal environments and design and build better antennas for electronics.
  • New resource makes gene editing technology even more user-friendly

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new user-friendly resource to accompany the powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9, which has been widely adopted to make precise, targeted changes in DNA. This breakthrough has the potential to facilitate new discoveries in gene therapies and basic genetics research. The research was published in the July 13 issue of Nature Methods.
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    OurEdu Blog


    30 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Thank you for reading!Now a days most of the students  wants to make their career in banking and  in other govt. sectors. That time there  is  a   huge govt. vacancy in India .  It is  right time for students to grab a government job. Recently  IBPS has been announced vacancy for bank-po and clerk 2015. At that time students …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Banking Shiksha Institute

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Thank you for reading!Today there is a big demand of employees in banking sector.Because all nationalized bank are opening new branches across the India to spread  their financial service.So banks need more employees to meet the growing demand of costumers. IBPS has been issued notification regarding new vacancies  of IBPS-PO and CLERK 2015. So there is a big …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Institute Of Banking Training

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Thank you for reading!Banking jobs are very popular now a days among students.This is  the best time to get a job in the banking sector. because ibps and rrb has opened a huge vacancy in banks. But IBPS has added some  new rules in selection process  of Probationary officer and clerk . Now every student will give two  papers …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Top Careers & You

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Thank you for reading!Jalandhar is a  big metropolitan city in Punjab. Most of the population of jalandhar is literate .There are lots of schools, colleges and coaching centers in jalandhar. Every year  thousand of student completed their graduation or post graduation and after that they prepare for government vacancy . So to crack  the  entrance exam  of  government vacancies …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
  • Ken Banking Institute

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:27 am
    Thank you for reading!IBPS has released the Recruitment Notification for the post of IBPS Clerks 2015.  Now the students will face a new  pattern of clerical exam .  students have to give two  exams  ( The Preliminary and Mains Exam ) to get select in IBPS clerk and PO. So this time every student  who  is preparing  for  banking …This was originally posted on OurEdu Blog
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    Engineer Wing - Engineering Tips, career, companies and Industry updates and news

  • Ebay Offers for SBI Credit card Holders : Deal to save Rs. 750 on Buying product

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Ebay offers for SBI Credit card Holder: Save big using the SBI Coupon Code July 2015The right choice of product will surely help you to minimize your effort and offer you good quality but never try to buy cheaper product as it will ruin your experience as well weak quality performance. Whether you buy a smart phone or Television but make sure you are purchasing a quality product. Moreover you must try everything to get product on cheaper price possible. It is possible if you keep your eyes  wide open and choose best coupon and other technique to curtail down the price while buying it…
  • Buy Laptop 15% off on Dell, Asus, Lenovo and HP Notebook

    20 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    Buy Laptop from and Get flat 15% discountUnderstanding the work pressure and willingness to learn basic thing, someone has to rely on great machine and it is none other than a Laptop. You must get a laptop to learn lots of thing and entertain yourself playing game on this wonderful modern creation. We have exclusively provided you great buying option of Lenovo, Asus, Dell and HP laptop with 15% flat Paytm cashback. You need to login to and enter the Paytm Promo code at checkout to grab a mind bubbling 15% discount on your favorite laptop brand.Exclusive Paytm Deals: Grab…
  • Dominos Pizza 25% Off using the Pizza Coupon Code at Checkout

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Get 25% off on Online ordering of Domios PizzaPizzas in the recent world have been one of the best fast food that one can think of and owing to the rich taste that it offers, it surely is something to die for. The international pizza companies like Dominos have come up with the best food chains round the globe. The fresh and tasty products are just what needs special mention among all the products that the company has. The company also woos its customers with great deals and here is just another of those. Get a minimum of 25% discount on your favorite pizza! To use the offer follow the simple…
  • Ebay Coupons and Discount Voucher Code : July 2015 Save big on Ebay Deals

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    We have created this special section to give you best Ebay Coupon codes and recent Ebay Voucher to save big on shopping at Checkout the fresh and latest promo code and buy product at rock bottom price;eBay Coupons July 2015 If you haven’t heard of the name eBay, I would consider you, the reader, to be a little child or a person ignorant and uninformed about the world. eBay stands at an exalted position in the field of e-commerce across the globe. Even if one hasn’t shopped with eBay, he/she is sure to come across this name and logo via newspapers, advertisements and other…
  • Mobikwik offer: Get 10% Mobikwik cashback on mobile, DTH and Internet Recharge July 2015

    19 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Recharge Mobile on Mobikwik and Get flat 10% Cashback July 2015We must understand that people in this world are passionate about the future but they dont want to live their paresent well. You always waiting that launched product will be available cheaper in price after few weeks but do you know that, Product you will buy will not be updated with the present technology. Therefore you again need to look for that product after few weeks as no one in this world want to use older items. So I will advice you to keep track the Promo code and use it at right time to get the material in cheaper price.
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    Being Brunel

  • Engineering Is Art: 300 – 349

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog It seems apt that the official Being Brunel mad-rush season comes to an with this post- as the last-push of daily doubles to get #EngineeringIsArt back on target reaches its head. After today we return to regular, weekly, blog posts every Thursday and a new photo celebrating the art that is engineering for each weekday. It’s been a fun slog to fulfil my 52 articles/260 pictures a-year quota; but I’ve got a good few side projects that I hope you’ll like that need attention too. This is now the seventh gallery of the #EngineeringIsArt…
  • Engaging the Next Generation? Talk.

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog About the Author Jason Hyde Jason is a Chartered Engineer working for Mott MacDonald’s Bridges in Manchester. Outside of work he is a STEM Ambassador, Past Chair of ICE Manchester Branch and currently a member of the Executive Committee of IABSE UK. Find out more: LinkedIn I was lucky enough to be invited by Alison Watson of Class of Your Own to give a presentation with a different audience than my usual. I’d be talking to a room full of teachers and industry leaders rather than my usual group of office colleagues or students. What followed…
  • #IStillLoveCivilEngineering

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog I won* the #ILoveCivilEngineering competition! I’m a bit late reporting on this, but in my defence I had been waiting for a go-ahead that never came. (*) I also didn’t win precisely, my python-esq entry got the creativity accolade, which won me a go-pro camera; something I’ve yet to find a dynamic engineering use for- suggestions on a postcard, if you will. I also won this super cool t-shirt: But this article isn’t just to stroke my already self-perpetuating ego. No; it’s to draw your attention to what happened next [ed.
  • Genetic Algorithms for Engineering

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog Machine learning is the topic of the hour; so in an attempt to stay relevant I thought I’d join in and share some of my own experience. Genetic algorithms are a ‘learning’ approach that can be used to find the optimum from a problem where there are millions of potential solutions, without having to test them all. The Life of a GA. The metaphor is fairly simple, if not incredibly brutal: Day One: Encoding It all begins when an uncaring God decides to define a creature chromosome. This chromosome can take many forms, but at its…
  • Mapping the Eurocodes

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    Being Brunel | The Civil Engineering Blog Have you ever wondered why the Eurocodes are so damn annoying to use? I know I have. On my litany of things I hate about the Eurocodes are the way it always feels like you need to get 25 documents together before you can even begin to design anything. Finally, when bored on the train, I decided to see just how valid my complaints were, and how bad the problem is. Let me present to you an interactive (click on the preview to browse) network graph mapping the references between the Eurocodes: About the Data For this map a ‘reference’ is an explicit…
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  • Agile Design for Hardware, Part II

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the second of a three-part series, two Berkeley professors suggest its time to apply Agile design techniques to hardware.
  • eBook Explains Faster In-System Flash Programming

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    "Faster Flash Programming via FPGA and IJTAG" from ASSET Intertech shows you how to program FPGAs 50 to 1000 times faster.
  • Quantum Computing: Diode-like Breakthrough Surmounts Roadblock

    R. Colin Johnson
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    Quantum computers need a component like a diode, that only allows single photons to travel in one direction when their spin is up or down, which is just what researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen) have recently invented.
  • There's No Shame in ReRAM

    Gary Hilson
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Intel and Micron say they've developed a new class of memory technology, but there's more talk about all of the things 3D XPoint memory might be able to do, and little detail of what it actually is. Speculation is inevitable.
  • Chinese Automotive Chip Market Continues Rapid Growth

    Dylan McGrath
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Even as growth shipments in vehicle shipments in China slows, automotive IC market expected to increase 11% based on need for more higher-performing chips.
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    Mixer Direct Blog

  • Industrial Mixers In Real Life

    Aaron Oneal
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Industrial Mixers In Real Life Take a look around the room or space you’re reading this blog in. There is an incredibly high probability that there is something in that room that came to be due to industrial mixing. When we talk about the plethora of industries we are involved in, hypotheticals can be difficult to imagine sometimes. We want our industrial mixers to be relevant to real life. The best way we could communicate this was to share what products are currently being made as a result of the use of a Mixer Direct Mixer. Take a look at these food products and see if you recognize…
  • 3 Mistakes To Avoid In Industrial Mixing

    Aaron Oneal
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Solving Mixing Problems There are few things more frustrating in life than setting out to accomplish an objective and running into a problem. If you look up roadblocks, it will not be found under the heading “fun”. If your desired objective involves the art and science of industrial mixing then you’ve reached a new height of difficulties. One thing is clear when it comes to problems in industrial mixing, when a roadblock comes into effect, a product is prevented from being produced. In fact, because industrial mixing is involved in such a vast array of industries, each application comes…
  • DP3 High Speed Disperser

    Aaron Oneal
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Mixer Direct DP3 High Speed Disperser If you need to disperse a product at a high rate of speed in a 55-gallon drum, the DP3 High Speed Disperser is the industrial mixer for the job. With great value and efficient design, the DP3 from Mixer Direct stands tall for a variety of different industry applications. This might include food and beverage products, coatings, cosmetics, and much more. If your product is below 15,000 cP (centipoise is a unit of measurement concerning a substance’s viscosity), the Mixer Direct DP3 High Speed Disperser has the power you need to get the job done by…
  • Large Mixers

    Aaron Oneal
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Large Mixers Let’s talk about Mixer Direct’s line of Large Mixers. It’s no secret. They are large and in charge. We’re talking about mixing 100 – 50,000+ gallons worth of product. These large capacity industrial mixers are designed with the intent to be mounted in tanks to handle massive amounts of product. This line of industrial mixers includes options such as an ANSI flange mount mixers, plate mount mixers, top-entry mixers, and side-entry mixers. Don’t have a tank? We can help with that here. Customizing Large Mixers Customization options for large…
  • Meet Titan Tanks

    Aaron Oneal
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Meet Titan Tanks Take An Inside Look At Titan Tanks Titan Tanks is a stainless steel tanks brand from MXD Process in Louisville, Kentucky. They manufacture vessels for processing, heating, pressure, and storage in house. What makes Titan Tanks different from other Brands? Three things: accessible expertise, individual design, and generous service. Accessible Expertise Choosing the right process equipment can be difficult due to its steep learning curve. On top of that, Getting access to expert professional advice can be a hassle. When you work with Titan Tanks, you can expect to have easily…
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    STEAM Power Podcast

  • The Future Is Real Shiny!

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #70 26 July 2015     This week we cover: Pluto Driveby Philae Phones Home Again (then doesn’t again) Buckyballs At Universe Center Dawn Probe at Ceres (the Other Dwarf Planet) Juno Spacecraft 1-Year Out from Jupiter Mission Asteroid Mining Gets Real Earth’s Older, Bigger Cousin Car Seat to Prevent Unattended Infant Deaths Music Trainings Help Learning Other Subjects Researchers Find Australian DNA Markers in Amazonian Tribe Fiat Chrysler Recall Due To…
  • I Compute Therefore I Am

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #69 5 July 2015   This week we cover: Apple Music Launches The City That Runs on Twitter Google Tackles Urban Planning with Sidewalk Labs Astro Wireless Speaker/Lightbulb Mashup Amazon Drones Launch in One Year… Maybe STEM: It’s What We Need Placebos and Medical Ethics Ford Gets Serious About Driverless Tech and 3D Printing Minecraft Convention Breaks Records AI Can Play Magic: The Gathering and Create New Cards Star Trek: TNG Episode “The Measure of a…
  • Fuzzballs and Flutes

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #68 21 June 2015 This week we cover: Hillman Project Parts Google X Wearables Neural Lace Goodbye Blackholes, Hello Fuzzballs Neutrino Identity Crisis Far Out Music from 3D Printed Flutes SpaceX to Sponsor Hyperloop Pod Race [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel. Or listen to the audio only version at iTunes and Stitcher. Music by Halloween, available at…
  • Full STEAM Ahead at the National Maker Faire

    14 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #67 14 June 2015 This week we cover: National Maker Faire 2015 Tindie Inventables X-Carve Nanoparticles and Human Limb Regeneration Lego Worlds Launches Ikea Gets Into Home Automation Does C-Section Birth Present Health Issues to Child Later in Life? MX3D to use Robotic 3D Printers to make Bridge in Amsterdam Bunk Science? App Claims to Detect Illness By Listening to your Voice [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along on Google+, and check out our YouTube Channel.
  • NSFW: Shake Your Holograms!

    24 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #66 24 May 2015 This week we cover: FitBit Charge HR Review U.S. Gets Access To Cuban Lung Cancer Treatment Apple Wants Your DNA Fat Fighting Microbiomes Tesla Model S Software Hacking Smartphone App Will Prescribe Your Next Pair of Glasses HoloLens Will Bring People Into Your Home (Warning we get a little NSFW starting here) AltspaceVR Looks to Make VR Social Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit…
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    Bench Talk

  • It's The Little Things: Searching for the Home Automation “Killer App”

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    image source: Our pursuit of modern home automation can be readily observed if one looks at the archives from the various World Fairs dating as far back as the 1930s. While tantalizing possibilities have captured our imaginations, in practice the mass adoption of home automation technologies has yet to really take-off. Costs and lack of a common, interconnected protocol are often attributed as the root cause for the failure of home automation to launch. Perhaps though, home automation just hasn’t found it’s “killer app” yet. What might be needed is one…
  • A Tale of Two Automation Strategies

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    image source: Much has been written about the trials and tribulations associated with the adoption of home automation technologies. The lack of mass consumer appeal is often attributed to high costs and lack of a simple, universal protocol. For the technically savvy, the idea of giving in to “vendor lock” by adopting a single company's product line has been too much to bear. However, for more affluent consumers this idea is not a problem as most of the time they rely on 3rd party installers to install and maintain their systems. This has left the DIY crowd to…
  • Watch the Feedback: An Introduction to Operational Amplifiers

    15 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Operational amplifiers (op amps for short) are one of the workhorse components of circuit design. They can be used in wonderfully simple but also incredibly complex ways, including audio pre-amplifiers, small signal sensor amplification, filters, and digital-to-analog converters (DAC) to name a few. Notice that these are all analog signal examples, not digital signals (i.e., not a stream of 0s and 1s.) analog signals are real-world, continuous signals that have, theoretically an infinite resolution.  Op amps come in variety of integrated circuit (IC) packages and typically feature two…
  • Tesla PowerWall: A Backdoor for the Mass Adoption of Home Automation?

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    On April 30, 2015, Elon Musk announced to the world the Tesla PowerWall. In its first week alone, Tesla brought in $800 million dollars for their new PowerWall. Powerwall is a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack that will store energy for when you need it, or to use as a backup power supply during an outage. Unlike a generator, it doesn’t require fuel and creates no noise. What’s interesting is that the backlog of customer orders is already winding itself well into the second half of 2016. This is a sign that demonstrates there is a market demand for rethinking how we power our…
  • 5 Tips for Getting Started In Electronics

    23 Jun 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Electronics is an amazing profession and hobby. The notion that one can harness the forces of nature and bend them to one’s whim is immensely satisfying. With the resurgence of the DIY spirit and the evolution of the Maker Movement, getting started in electronics has never been easier. Embedded open source platforms such as Arduino and BeagleBone provide a fantastic jumping in point for learning electronics and software. I could only have dreamt of the resources we have today when I was first starting out. With that in mind, here are my five tips for getting started in electronics based…
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    Product Design Company | Intelligent Product Solutions

  • Product Preparation Process (3P): Lean Tools and Techniques

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    By joetoro I’ve just returned from a week-long Kaizen 3P event. Overall, the outcome of the event was excellent but I want to share a couple of areas to keep an eye on if you either participate in or organize these production preparation process events. Lean Tools and Techniques for the Product Preparation Process The Product Preparation Process (3P) is a technique that brings stakeholders together to envision improvements in a given process. The tool can be focused on virtually anything that either needs improvement or redesign. It can also be used as a brainstorming technique to arrive at…
  • Piano Lessons Made Me a Tech Geek

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
    By junef2013 When I started piano lessons at 5 and added clarinet lessons at 6, I’m sure Mom and Dad had no idea they were preparing me for a career in tech. The art classes, operas, dance performances and trips to the Met Museum of Art and MOMA sprinkled throughout childhood and adolescence were aimed at making us “cultured” and “civilized”. So we would understand the better parts of the human spirit. Dad’s claim was that the arts are “one of the ways we see God”. Whatever one’s take on that, it can certainly be asserted that the arts are a way of experiencing…
  • IoT Solutions: Launch of a Product Design Practice

    19 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    By colleenl7 We’ve recently launched a new IoT solutions product design practice that is concentrated solely on the Internet of Things. As a natural extension of our work, this practice provides companies with both hardware and software design expertise for IoT products. Our experience in wireless technology, connected devices and applications leveraging cloud-based resources offers those in the IoT sector a range of product design and development services for specific technologies including wearables, home automation, healthcare devices, industrial automation and more. As part of the…
  • 5 Challenges of Wearable Product Design

    7 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    By colleenl7 Mitch Maiman’s latest article for Design News discusses the 5 Challenges in Wearable Product Design You Can’t Afford to Forget. Mitch details several aspects a product designer must consider when developing a wearable product. The process requires a different routine than what is commonly used. Because of the increasing ubiquity of wearable technology, it would be easy to think that design of wearable devices is routine and involves common design and engineering knowledge. Having been involved in the creation of wearable devices for more than 20 years, I can attest…
  • Confluence of B2B and B2C Technology

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    By colleenl7 The confluence of B2B and B2C technology expectations is progressing to the point of inevitability. From a technology standpoint, the blurring of distinctions between the sectors does not mean that products will be developed in exactly the same fashion for both. However, the business user is expecting a consumer-like user experience more than ever. The users and purchasers of B2B technology will favor those devices or software applications that look, feel and work like their personal technologies. In a recent Forbes article, David Edelman of McKinsey suggests, “businesses…
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    Circuit Cellar

  • Trends in Custom Peripheral Cores for Digital Sensor Interfaces

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    Building ever-smarter technology, we perpetually require more sensors to collect increasing amounts of data for our decision-making machines. Power and bandwidth constraints require signals from individual sensors to be aggregated, fused and condensed locally by sensor hubs before being passed … Continue reading →
  • Embedded Security & IP Protection

    C. J. Abate
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    Infineon Technologies’s new OPTIGA Trust E offers an easy-to-use solution for protecting manufacturers’ valuable IP in industrial automation equipment, medical systems, and more. Since encrypting software isn’t enough to product your systems, the OPTIGA Trust E offers enhanced authentication and secured … Continue reading →
  • Test Adapter for 0.5-mm Pitch LGA20

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Ironwood Electronics recently introduced the PB-LGA20A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter, which is intended for the high-speed testing of LGA devices while accessing the signals using testers via header pins. The socket probe adapter is designed to interface with 0.5-mm pitch Fine … Continue reading →
  • New CAN FD and FlexRay Trigger and Decode Options for WaveSurfer 3000

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Teledyne LeCroy recently announced CAN FD and FlexRay, which are two new trigger and decode options for the WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope. You now have the necessary tools for analyzing and debugging automotive systems with the CAN FD and FlexRay serial data communication standards. … Continue reading →
  • Circuit Cellar August Issue Live

    Circuit Cellar Staff
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    The August 2015 issue of Circuit Cellar (#301) is now available. The issue comprises articles on the following topics: simple embedded serial communications, recording .3GPP files, image processing, wearable tech innovation, ground loops, PSoC programmable logic, embedded wireless systems, vintage … Continue reading →
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    Caster Concepts » Beyond Standard Blog

  • What is the Difference in Shock Absorbing Casters?

    Zach Norkey
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Shock absorbing casters offer many benefits, including Protecting cargo from damage Reducing noise due to vibration Easier to roll than conventional casters when the flooring is cracked, uneven or encountering obstructions like thresholds Reduces risk of damage to flooring However, not all shock absorbing casters actually create a benefit. Shock absorbing casters are usually spring loaded, and those springs deflect when pressure is applied to them. If the caster uses the wrong springs, it could potentially do more harm than good. If the springs are too firm, they could actually cause more…
  • Why Choose Modern Suspension Systems Casters?

    Jewell Flora
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Modern Suspension Systems manufacturers a wide variety of steel and aluminum spring loaded, shock absorbing casters. While there are numerous offerings of spring loaded casters on the market, Modern Suspensions Systems are unique because of the following attributes: Completely Aluminum Casters : Modern is one of only two American manufacturers of completely aluminum casters. Aluminum offers several benefits including: Corrosion resistance Lighter than steel and iron (Average of 40%) Resists water and many chemicals Non sparking and non magnetic Aesthetically appealing Making Modern aluminum…
  • Can I use an Industrial Caster Outdoors?

    Zach Norkey
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Industrial casters are generally designed for indoor use, there are several factors that can impact the performance of a caster, and cause deterioration and damage to an industrial caster. That is not to say that industrial casters cannot be used outdoors, it is just a matter of using the right caster. There are some critical factors to consider when looking for a caster to use outdoors, these include: Surface : Outdoor surfaces tend to be much harsher than indoors. Rocks, cracks, uneven surfaces and other blemishes that are common in cement and asphalt can stop a cart from rolling. A spring…
  • Goodbye Forklift, Hello Dolly

    Kurtis Myers
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    The elimination of forklifts has been an increasing trend in manufacturing plants. While it may seem hard to imagine a plant operating without forklifts, many plants have implemented this policy and are very pleased with the outcome. One of the leading drivers for this trend is safety, every year approximately 100 workers are killed and about 20,000 more are seriously injured due to forklifts. Another driver is cost reduction, an old industry adage applies the “80/20 rule” to the cost of forklift use. Over the life of a forklift, 20% of the total cost is ownership, the remaining 80%…
  • A Common Cause of Caster Failure

    Ferris Ayar
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    It’s something most people have probably received a citation for committing at least once in their life. Most people do it without even realizing, it has become common because of our hectic and busy lifestyles, it is excessive speed. We have all exceeded the posted speed limit when driving, some are just lucky enough to not get caught. We even pay good money to watch high speed racing, whether its automobiles or thoroughbreds, we are a society that loves fast things. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take very much to be considered speeding on casters. Industrial casters are primarily designed to…
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    StudyElectrical | Online Electrical Engineering Study Site

  • Evolution of Electric Power Systems

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    The commercial use of electricity began in the late 1870s when arc lamps were used for lighthouse illumination and street lighting.  The history of the evolution of electric power system is discussed in this article. First Complete Electric Power System - 1882The first complete electric power system (comprising a generator, cable, fuse, meter, and loads) was built by Thomas Alva Edison - the historic Pearl Street Station in New York City which began operation in September 1882. This was a dc system consisting of a steam-engine-driven dc generator supplying power to 59 customers…
  • Types of Power Plants

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:38 pm
    What is a Power Plant?A power plant is assembly of systems or subsystems to generate electricity, i.e., power with economy and requirements. The power plant itself must be useful economically and environmental friendly to the society.Power or energy is generated in a power plant which is the place where power is generated from a given source. Actually the term “generated” in the previous sentence is a misnomer since energy cannot be created or destroyed but merely changed from one form to the other. More correctly, a power plant can be said to be a place where electrical energy is…
  • What is Switchgear? | Features, Components and Classification

    19 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    What is Switchgear?The apparatus used for switching, controlling and protecting the electrical circuits and equipment is known as switchgear. The term ‘switchgear’ is a generic term encompassing a wide range of products like circuit breakers, switches, switch fuse units, off-load isolators, HRC fuses, contactors, earth leakage circuit breakers (ELCBs), etc...Components of SwitchgearA switchgear essentially consists of switching and protecting devices such as switches, fines, circuit breakers, relays etc. During normal operation, switchgear permits to switch on or off generators,…
  • Breaker Failure Relay (Back-up Protection Relay)

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    Each year as line and system loading increase and more operating companies superimpose higher voltage transmission systems on existing facilities, the need for high speed fault clearing, particularly in the face of a relay or circuit breaker failure, is accentuated. In such instances, the answer is invariable local back-up protection for circuit breaker failure and, in many cases, local back-up protection for relay failure. In some instances, the need for positive, high speed clearing of all faults is so acute that two…
  • Why Birds don't get Shock on Touching Power Lines?

    10 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    You may be amazed on why the birds don't get shocked when they sit on high voltage overhead power line. The possible reasons are discussed in this article. A shock is caused by a flow of current through a body. So for the bird to be shocked there would need to be a current running through her body. Current will only flow through a closed path. There is no current running through the bird's body for two reasons. The first reason is that the bird's body has a high resistance, so the current would rather pass through the wire instead of the bird. Electricity flows along the…
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    AutoForm Blog

  • Have you been burned by minimum blank quotes?

    Eric Kam
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Has this happened to you? The sales department wins a job for process engineering, die design, tool build, and stamping production. Upon review of the bid package, you note the inclusion of a “quoted blank.” Immediately that blank has you beside yourself with frustration. The blank is hardly large enough to cover the blank holder […]
  • Simultaneous Engineering Case Study – KTH Parts Industries

    Eric Kam
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:36 pm
    KTH Parts Industries has a relatively unique position in the automotive stamping industry; they are a tier-1 automotive parts supplier, serving only one customer since their founding in 1984. Their relationship with their OEM partner has developed over the years into a highly effective, simultaneous engineering process. KTH guest engineers work closely with their OEM […]
  • Drawbeads and binder bearing

    Eric Kam
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Sometimes a stamping process engineered and validated using simulation will differ from the results of the die once it is built. One might wrongly conclude that “the simulation was wrong,” or “bad steel,” or blame the toolmakers. Instead, consider that the simulation is correct but that the assumptions in the simulation are a little different […]
  • Virtual Tryout or Process Engineering?

    Eric Kam
    7 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    In simulation, there is ongoing effort to prove who can claim to be the best at “virtual tryout.” Product brochures and websites promote software solutions that “bypass soft tooling” and “minimize die tryout.” While these are certainly desirable goals, perhaps they do not go far enough. Soft tooling has been driven to near extinction by […]
  • Springback Compensation, when not to try

    Eric Kam
    26 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    In previous posts, we discussed the industry challenge of springback. Everybody wants a springback “silver bullet” or easy solution for Springback Compensation—alternative geometry in the tooling, which allows the stamped part to have the desired shape after elastic deformation recovery. The most common method of springback compensation is the overbend/overcrown method. If you observe a […]
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