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What is Strain Hardening / Cold Working / Work Hardening?

Strain hardening, also referred to as cold working or work hardening, is the process where metals are made stronger and harder through permanent deformation. You cannot discuss strain hardening without mentioning the word “temper”. Tempering is the type and amount of processing done to the metal when it is at the mill, including thermal treatments …

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SOLIDWORKS external thread: The SOLIDWORKS thread tool

Let’s look at SOLIDWORKS external thread. In this tutorial you will learn how to create an external thread in SOLIDWORKS using the Thread Tool. SOLIDWORKS external thread before the Thread Tool I first started using SOLIDWORKS as a student back in 2006 and one of the things that took a fair-few repetitions to learn was …

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CATIA vs SOLIDWORKS: 4 Major reasons to choose one over the other

Be in expert in 5 minutes! CATIA vs SOLIDWORKS based on 4 main features. Which one is better? What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS and CATIA. All this is covered in this article. It can be hard to differentiate between the multitude of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software programs that are on the market today. …

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The Ultimate SOLIDWORKS Price Guide (April 2021)

This article is a SOLIDWORKS price guide for the United States. For British prices, please see SOLIDWORKS prices in the UK section of this article. As an engineer interested in SolidWorks, the first question is usually ‘how much does it cost?’. Since the company does not publish its pricing on their website (they ask for …

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10 Best Engineering Shows on TV, Netflix, Amazon and YouTube

In this article we will look at some well-known and some obscure, but nontheless brilliant Engineering Shows you can watch right now! How It’s Made Top Gear/The Grand Tour Extreme Engineering Mythbusters Impossible Engineering Silicon Valley The Big Bang Theory Tesla: Master of Lightning Egypt: Engineering an Empire MacGyver Admit it, us engineers can be …

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Autodesk Fusion 360 vs Inventor – Critical Differences

Fusion 360 vs Inventor Compare these two Autodesk CAD programs in less than 2 minutes! Understand weak and strong points and make the right choice! Here’s what’s covered: The history of Fusion 360 and Inventor Operating Systems: The difference between Fusion 360 and Inventor Storage and Sharing: Fusion 360’s cloud vs Inventor’s local storage Useability: …

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Video of the Day: Online Conference Platform (Virtual Reality)

Due to the unprecedented times that we are going through at the moment , SALIN has come up with a way to fully immerse yourself into your online conference calls. These VR glasses will provide a whole new experience as far as visuals are concerned, and are sure to keep you more interested in the …

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Fusion 360 vs SOLIDWORKS: 7 Main Differences

Fusion 360 vs SOLIDWORKS The main differences between Fusion 360 and SOLIDWORKS are as follows: Fusion 360 is cloud-based and works on both Windows and Mac while SOLIDWORKS is purely Windows-based with cloud storage options Fusion 360 has basic analysis and simulation tools, while SOLIDWORKS’ analysis and simulation features are much more comprehensive Fusion 360 …

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Who is the most famous female engineer? Tips on how to become an engineer

Ever wondered who is the most famous female engineer? Here we have the ulitmate list of 10 famous female engineers and some tips on how to become an engineer if you are a girl. Women in engineering don’t often get the credit that they deserve. They have been instrumental in the building of some of …

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10 Best Laptops for Engineering Students. Engineering laptops for CAD

Which laptop should I buy for engineering? Every engineering student needs a laptop in 2021. Period. This unavoidable expense is something that all students will have to go through, so we are here to ensure you get the right laptop for you! There are many things to consider when choosing between the many options in …

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Video of the Day: Audi e-tron Engine Production

Ever wondered how electric engines are made? Here’s a video of Audi’s factory showing the full engine assembly process. It has it all, the stator, the copper coils, advanced Kuka robotics, beautifully machined aluminium parts, mini automous vehicles used to trasport parts between stages, heat treatment, rigorous testing and, finally, the emergence of a brand …

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Free 2D and 3D CAD Software to Download in 2021

CAD software is an absolute necessity for many professionals, including engineers, architects, graphic designers, animators and pretty much anyone who designs, and needs to convert their designs from ideas in their head to real models/schematics on the computer. With the growing number of open-source projects, free CAD programs have become more common, and in some …

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Mechanical Engineer Answers 10 Fun Questions About Engineering

We asked a young mechanical design engineer to answer some of the common questions engineers are asked. Would you like to ask something? Please leave a comment! 1.   When did you decide you wanted to be a mechanical engineer? I originally wanted to be an architect, because of my love for designing and technical drawing. …

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Gifts for Engineers: 25 to choose from!

25 Cool Gifts for Engineers: Mechanical, Electrical, and Just Fun!

We have compiled a list of 25 gifts for engineers, including graduation gifts, gifts for mechanical engineers and general engineer gifts. Most engineers will find them useful, no matter if they have just graduated college, have worked in the engineering field for years, or just have a general interest in engineering. We hope that you …

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AutoCAD vs. AutoCAD LT. Which Critical Feature Caused the 75% Price Cut?

AutoCAD, as many reading this post already know, is an industry giant in the CAD field. It is the go-to program when 2D drafting is concerned, and pretty much all engineers know what AutoCAD is, and most have some experience on the program. It has been updated 30 times over the years, and many sophisticated …

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Sustainability Quantified: Key Environmental Indicators in Sustainable Material Selection

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a central aspect of our world, particularly within the materials industry. Multiple sustainability indicators within environmental, economic, and social schemes are specifically sought to ensure sustainable production, use, reuse, and disposal of products and materials. However, the challenge lies in the quantification of these indicators and finding the best methods for …

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Undergraduates: 11 GOLDEN Career Tips from a Product Design Veteran

This is a guest post from Russell Beard, a veteran design consultant with over 25 years of industry experience. Russell has worked for a number of world leading creative product design agencies around the globe, has run his own design business, launched a product startup and is currently recalibrating after a decision to step away …

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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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