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Top civil engineering firms and companies to work for

Top Civil Engineering Firms to Work for in 2021

The list below comprises some of the top civil engineering firms in the world, which in most cases are the best companies to work for. However bear in mind that there are thousands of much smaller companies, agencies and consultancies that can offer great careers in their own right, but are not widely known. So, …

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SOLIDWORKS Material Library: The Ultimate 4 Step Tutorial

Materials are an essential way of gaining an extra insight into your designs. This can be achieved by acting as a part of a simulation, or analysing the center of gravity and the weight of the design itself. You will not be able to do any of these without assigning material properties to your parts. …

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Best Fusion 360 Features for Remote Working

Working from home can be hard. Especially in the current state of the world, frustrating barriers can be encountered when trying to replicate your productivity in the comfort of your own home. Programs like Fusion 360 have purposefully been created in a way that makes working from anywhere, not just at home, more convenient. They …

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7Cr17MoV vs 7Cr17 Stainless Steel

7Cr17MoV vs 7Cr17 Stainless Steel – what is the difference? 7Cr17MoV stainless steel is the Chinese GB standard grade martensitic steel created by adding a little Molybdenum (Mo) and Vanadium (V) to 7Cr17 stainless steel to heighten its wear resistance and hardness. 7Cr17 itself is known as a high barbon Chinese chromium martensitic steel that …

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SolidWorks Lofted Boss/Base: Creating Lofted Features in Solidworks

This is a clear a concise SolidWorks Lofted Boss/Base tutorial with multiple screenshots to guide you step by step. Lofts use two or more profiles to create shapes allowing a wide variety of solids to be made. The Anatomy a Loft in SolidWorks Extrudes, Revolves and Sweeps all generally follow similar principles of operation in …

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SUS304 vs SS304 Stainless Steel

SUS304 Stainless Steel vs SS304: What’s the Difference?

SUS304 (SUS meaning Steel Use Stainless) stainless steel austenite is typically known as the Japanese name for SS304 or AISI 304. The main difference between the two materials is not any physical property or feature, but how it is referenced to in American and Japanese grades. However, that has not stopped various people from attempting …

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SolidWorks Bend Table: Sheet Metal Gauge Tables

This article will teach you how to use SolidWorks bend table when working with sheet metal. We will also look at how you can create sheet metal gauge tables for SolidWorks. Anyone that has worked with sheet metal in the past knows that sheet metal properties like bend allowance, bend deduction, ben radius, K-factors, gauge …

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Video of the Day: Hot Steel Rolling in India and the US (Goodbye H&S!)

We’ve already talked about the Extreme manufacturing danger: the steel mill cobble, now here are three new hot steels rolling videos: two from India and one from the US! Take a look at this video circling the internet of a hot steel rolling mill in India. It’s not clear whether this worker is unbelievably good …

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Taiwan Bridge Collapse: A Recent Disaster That Could Have Been Avoided

In Taiwan, a huge 140 meter (459 feet) bridge collapsed in October of 2019, the event is known as the “Taiwan Bridge Collapse”. The oil tanker that was traversing the bridge at the time fell into the water and caused a fire when it struck three fishing boats that were below the bridge. This resulted …

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Revolved Cut: Creating Revolved Features in Solidworks

In this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots, we will explain how to use Revolved Cut in SolidWorks. You will also find out what makes Revolved features different, and how to make them. Revolves and Extrudes in SolidWorks are similar in that they both use a sketched profile to make a shape or cut. However, whilst simple …

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Best Engineering Jokes, Memes and Anecdotes. Funny to Engineers only!

You’ll have to be an engineer to laugh at these jokes! We’ve searched around and gathered some of the funnies mechanical engineering jokes and memes for you and perhaps our favourite anecdote of all time. Enjoy! When the general public thinks about mechanical engineers, I’m sure the first thing they think about is the humour …

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SWOOD is a CAD/CAM woodworking furniture design software that is integrated with SolidWorks

SWOOD – the woodworking design software for SolidWorks

What is SWOOD? SWOOD is a CAD/CAM woodworking furniture design software that is integrated with SolidWorks. The program was created by the company EFICAD, with the intention of making it easier to design woodworking projects by providing specialized tools. It provides a fully customizable and workable 3D environment and parametric capabilities, where the job can …

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