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basic thermal calculations

Basic Thermal Calculations

Thermal engineering is one of the most fundamental areas of mechanical and chemical engineering, with the study of heat transfer being one of the most

Alternative websites to matweb

MatWeb – Top 6 Alternative Websites

Material scientists and engineers rely on good quality and reliable information provided via the internet. Gone are the days of huge compendiums of material data

Stainless steel 304 properties

304 Stainless Steel Properties

In this article, we’re going to look at 304 stainless steel properties and what makes it such a popular choice across a range of applications.

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

Crap Design: The USB

What is worse than a bad design? A crap design that stays around for fifteen years over a wide variety of updates, upgrades, and changes.

Robots Shaped Like Humans

Why Are Robots Shaped Like Humans?

Machine shapes based on the human form is an old idea, dating from Hephaestus in ancient Greek mythology and spanning through the civilizations and centuries.

basic stress analysis calculations

Basic stress analysis calculations

Mechanical engineers need to be able to calculate things! One of the most important things a mechanical engineer must know are basic stress analysis calculations.

What is a Good Mechanical Design?

When it comes to judging a good mechanical design, there is a fine line between resonating with the artistic aspect and assessing the practical one.

transparent wood

Amazing materials: Transparent Wood

Transparent wood is a type of a composite material that has the potential to revolutionise the fields of construction and the manufacturing of various products. It

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

Dzhanibekov Effect

Understanding the Dzhanibekov Effect

The Dzhanibekov Effect phenomenon, also known as the Tennis Racquet Theorem, is a result in standard mechanics which describes the movement of a rigid object

makerspaces in universities

Makerspaces in Universities

There is no doubt that entrepreneurship and innovation continues to prosper with new ventures and projects emerging on a regular basis. Most people would recognise

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