Demystifying Bolt Preload

For a bolted joint to perform properly, the bolt must be stretched. As the bolt stretches it draws closer to the nut member thus compressing whatever is between these two components.

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Posted in Fasteners

Sound Research May Transform the Future of Firefighting

Now, two students at George Mason University are applying the power of sound waves via a handheld sound generator to put out fires, with an eye toward eliminating the inconvenience of fire extinguishers Read more ›
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How to calculate the torsional stiffness of rubber shock mounts

How to calculate the torsional stiffness of rubber shock mounts when all the company supplies are its radial and axial spring rates.
Shock, awe, and vibration

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Posted in Basics of Design, Technologies

Flexible Bellows Couplings

Sponsored by Servometer

What does a flexible bellows coupling do? Is fatigue failure a concern with the applications this product is used for? What are some of the Read more ›

Posted in Cables, Connectors, Enclosures, Design FAQs

GALLERY: Seven Aircraft from the Skunkworks

A gallery of aircraft that came out of Kelly Johnson’s Skunkworks at Lockheed Martin Corp.

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Posted in Defense, Technologies

Seven Aircraft from the Skunkworks

A gallery of aircraft that came out of Kelly Johnson’s Skunkworks at Lockheed Martin Corp.

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8 Common Drawing Mistakes to Avoid

2D and 3D drafters and engineers should watch out for these common mistakes made in drawing.

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Posted in CAD, Engineering Essentials

EcoCAR 3 Challenges Students, Industry Partners to Improve Hybrid Cars

Students, you have a Chevy Malibu and three years to improve its efficiency and emission levels without compromising performance or safety. Focus on hybrid-electric technology. And… go.

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Posted in Automotive, Motors/Drives, News

NFPA 79 2015 ELECTRICAL STANDARD FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY

Sponsored by Lapp Group

NFPA 79 is the U.S. Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery and is referenced by the National Electrical Code under Article 670. NFPA Read more ›
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Protecting Cables from Oil Damage

Sponsored by Lapp Group

Many things can affect the life and performance of electrical cables, oil is one of the most damaging. Used as a coolant and lubricant in Read more ›
Posted in Cables, Connectors, Enclosures, White Papers

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LSF Design Engineering lives up to its reputation for being a top-notch firm to develop optimized structural designs. We gave LSF an aggressive challenge to reduce weight in our system and they delivered.LSF was the most economical choice among our select list of vendors and each member of the LSF team was highly responsive throughout the entire process. Whenever an obstacle was encountered in the process, LSF was right on it to solve the issue and get to the end goal. In all my 25 years of product development experience, I have never found a more nimble company in the field of structural design and analysis.

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