Category: Mechanical Engineering

Design guide for CNC Milling

CNC milling is the most common fabrication method for professional prototyping, scaling well into the low- to mid-volume levels and sometimes higher. As with any

Lock Design Masterclass – Part 2

The first part of this lock design masterclass covered the basic principles of pin cylinder lock operation and how some forcible attacks can be mitigated. In part two

Hydraulic System Components: Part 2

As discussed in the previous article, the hydraulic power pack is the heart of a complete hydraulic system. It stores and supplies fluid from the reservoir,

Hydraulic Systems Components: Part 1

Hydraulic systems are everywhere in mechanical systems and made of a variety of standard components. With properly located and perfectly designed components, the hydraulic system

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

Managing Automation Intelligence

As automation continues to enter into manufacturing plants, on both the operation and machining sides, it is important to understand how education will impact the

Boeing 747 Landing Gear Design

When it comes to aircraft, hydraulic systems are often the preferable choice when compared to electrical and mechanical systems. This is certainly the case with the Boeing 747

Additive or Subtractive Manufacturing?

Before prototyping or manufacturing a product, it is important to consider all the different manufacturing processes which are available, as well as the strengths and

What Is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is a discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science to the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It

Lock Design Masterclass – Part 1

As a field of mechanical engineering, lock design has its own unique challenges, including the fact that you are designing something in the full expectation that

Smart inspection systems

Smart Inspection Systems

In designing and manufacturing, the ability to measure your results is very important. Quick, accurate, and repeatable measurement is the goal of every quality system.

Engineering Disasters: Concorde Crash

On the morning of July 25th, 2000, there was an Air France Concorde crash moments after takeoff from near Paris based International Airport, Charles de Gaulle,

What Makes an Aircraft Fly?

Have you ever wondered how an enormous machine can effortlessly travel through the air? How does an aircraft fly? Despite appearances, they are not magical

Design of Flat Strip Springs

Flat strip parts can be very complicated in their form. Inside many products such as mobile phones, computers and medical equipment there are a wide

Corrosion Protection of Springs

Where a spring operates in a corrosive environment some form of surface protection is required. Depending on the application, this can take a number of

Materials for Flat Strip Springs

As with wire, there is a wide range of strip materials available to the spring manufacturer. As many parts produced in strip are not primarily

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

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