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Best Architectural Engineering Tools

Architects are known for their work designing and planning structures and buildings. Architectural engineering is the design of all building systems, ranging from electrical/lighting, mechanical,

Metal fabrication processes

Processes Used in Metal Fabrication

The history of metal fabrication, alternatively known as metalworking, dates back to ancient times with the development of civilisation largely being down to the discovery

shot blasting machine

A Guide to Shot Blasting / Shot Peening

Shot peening (also known as shot blasting) is a surface conditioning process carried out after various manufacturing processes. In simple terms it increases/improves the surface

induction heater

Induction heater – how it works

Different heating methodologies have historically been used for both domestic and commercial purposes. Conduction, convection and radiation are the main types of heat transfer, with

6061 Aluminum Properties

6061 Aluminum Properties

It is the 6061 aluminum properties that make it one of the most widely used aluminum alloys, being applied in various fields since 1935. A member

ferrous metals rust

A Quick Guide to Ferrous Metals

Have you noticed how some materials rust over time, due to prolonged exposure to the environment? Those materials invariably contain iron and are called ferrous

Swaging: Rotary and Extrusion

Swaging is a process that belongs to the forging class of manufacturing processes, where the dimensions of the work piece is changed using dies which

On Engineering Calculations…

The difference between school and “real life” problem solving When we pass from high school to university we bring with us the idea that answers

Crash Engineering – Safety Design

When buying a new car, most people think about design, performance, practicality and economy. Safety is rarely the first priority; with all the style and

Spring Wire Materials

Spring materials are chosen for their strength and are amongst the strongest materials used in industry. Springs are designed to work to far greater working

The thermal interface problem

A few years ago solving an interface problem was just a matter of applying thermal grease. Things are much more complicated today. Not at least

laser beam machining

Laser Beam Machining (LBM)

Laser Beam Machining: A coherent beam of monochromatic light is focused on the workpiece causing material removal by vaporisation. Machines are generally CAD/CAM compatible, with

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