HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Extrusion questions answered.
William K.   7/11/2013 11:25:26 PM
NO RATINGS
THanks for the informative writeup. Now I know that some extrusion providers can hold much better tolerance than others.Manynyears back we asked for a quote for an extrusion tombe the support for a maglev train track. The extrusion would support the laminations and provide a means of supporting the track. Can you imagine a linear motor running fom Detroit to Miami? On the positive side, the train could cruise at hundreds of mph, and not really use that much power, since each section of track would only be powered for a few feet ahead of and behind the train cars. And the engine on the train would just be a communications console, with the moving portion of the engine being an aluminum plate. I designed the controls, which were triple redundant. No failures were allowed. The extrusion tolerances that we needed were just too tight.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Webinar is still available on demand
Charles Murray   7/10/2013 6:55:40 PM
NO RATINGS
These are important answers for our readers, many of whom are deeply involved on the manufacturing side. Thanks, Craig.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Webinar is still available on demand
Ann R. Thryft   7/10/2013 12:56:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Craig, thanks for following up with all these answers. The webinar gave a ton of information on designing better shapes, sometimes by just implementing a slight change, making the part  easier to manufacture and less expensive. It's now available on demand at this link:
http://tinyurl.com/mwtfxex





Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Battery maker LG Chem Power Inc. plans to offer a new cell chemistry that could serve as the foundation for an affordable electric car with a 200-mile driving range by 2017.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
New developments in sensors span a wide range of applications in all areas of manufacturing and plant automation.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Two students have created a voice-command system for our homes, based on the simple and affordable Raspberry Pi.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service