Machine and Mechanism Design

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  • How to Select a Correctly Sized Steel I Beam
    Selecting the correctly sizez steel I beam is very important for your structural design. Gain more understanding of the selection procedure for a steel I beam for given load specifications.
  • Calculating the Stoichiometric Air-Fuel Ratio
    Achieving fuel-efficiency in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) is crucial to operation. In order to efficiently burn fuel in an ICE, you need the correct air-fuel ratio.
  • Quiz for Reading Blueprints
    So you think you know about the mechanical engineering field? You know how to read and interpret an engineering blueprint, right? Well, let’s find out. Take this quick quiz to see how much you really know.
  • The Essential Guide to Hardware
    This guide to hardware deals with industry-standard items of which, though common, the selection of can make or break the repair, upgrade, or maintenance of essential equipment. How much do you know about the technical standards for the fasteners, bearings, belts, and seals you're already using?
  • Guide to AC and DC Motors - Theory and Operation
    Most rotational applications in industry and manufacturing depend on electric motors. Our day to day life depends on electronic and electrical devices, and they, too, in turn depend on electric motors. In this guide, we look at AC and DC motor designs and operational theory.
  • Facts on Design Safety
    Observing safety norms is important because it not only brings work into order but also saves time and increases efficiency. System safety analysis and risk assessments are covered under the design safety guidelines enabling engineers to produce quality work with minimized risks.
  • Threaded Metal Jointers Explained
    During some cases, metal units with complicated orientations may become difficult securing or integrating with other metal components. Metal Studs are especially made for such applications for fixing complex metal structures or assemblies firmly over desired positions.
  • Working with Data Tables - Basic Skills for Engineers and Machinists
    Arranging information into orderly rows and columns is one of the most common forms of communicating precision tabular data. This article explains how tables are used in engineering, how they are created and filled, and includes two real-world examples of their use.
  • Fine Mechanical Skills are Still in Demand
    How do skilled tradesmen obtain their skills? Learn how they are best employed in the modern day arena of highly automated machining, and why there will always be a need for skilled labor.
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