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What Are NANOFLUIDS? Why are they used?

Nanofluids are fluids containing nanometer (~1-100*10-9m) sized particles. It is engineered colloidal suspension of solid state nano-particles in a base fluid. Experiments suggest that the

Yield Strength For Boneheads

Imagine pulling a rubber band with both hands, in opposite directions. The rubber band is elastic and expands. Beyond a certain point, however, when the

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

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

Crap Design: Household Appliances

As technology improves at an ever-faster rate, one might expect that the products we use in our everyday lives would be continuously improving. It certainly

Rapid prototyping

Rapid Prototyping Basics

For those in the design world, the idea of rapid prototyping is not a new concept; prototypes of every new design must be produced to

DF(x)

Why is DF(x) so Important?

DF(x) is a term you will likely hear quite often as an engineer. In product development parlance it means “design for X”, where “X” can

Metal Forging

Metal forging is the oldest metal forming process which produces parts by the process of metal deformation. The forging process is classified into two different

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