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Extreme shock, G-force, vibration, and temperature cycles assault every jet, rocket, and spacecraft repeatedly during thousands of hours of operational use. True mission success depends on how... (View Full Article)
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Whether the challenge is getting a bearing adapter to reliably withstand tremendous force in a U.S. locomotive bogie frame, retrofitting Chinese track to handle a doubling of train speed, or cutting... (View Full Article)
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Managers and engineers are understandably hesitant to change familiar production practices, but benefits to the bottom line through better joint integrity as well as streamlined assembly and... (View Full Article)
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In the world of engineered components, let's face it, fasteners aren't the first thing engineers think about. They're not exciting, they're not sexy. They're commonly treated as routine. But choose... (View Full Article)
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Failure is not an option when it comes to medical equipment. From critical or sensitive devices like lasers, MRI scanners, knee joints, and implantable pacemakers to instruments as straightforward as... (View Full Article)
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Imagine harnessing the heat energy of a blast furnace while keeping the vibrational equivalent of a jet fighter's acceleration in check. This is essentially what diesel engine designers worldwide must... (View Full Article)
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For engineers combating vibrational loosening, axial-torsional loading, joint fatigue, and ther mal extremes, conventional fastening methods involving standard 60 degree threads have posed design... (View Full Article)
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After a seven-year, two billion mile journey strapped to the side of the Cassini orbiter, the Huygens probe decelerated 12,000 mph in less than two minutes, before parachuting to the frozen surface of... (View Full Article)
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Extreme may be the new buzzword for dangerous sports and high-caffeine sports drinks, but for vehicle design engineers "extreme" has always been part of the job. "The challenge is to keep critical... (View Full Article)