Mechanical Engineering Blog

Author: Andreas Velling

  • Best Websites for Mechanical Engineers

    Best Websites for Mechanical Engineers

    Mechanical engineers are supposed to work using only CAD programs and books, aren’t they? No, not really. There are plenty of great resources available online. So we decided to list […]

  • Why Every Engineer Should Be Using CAD

    Why Every Engineer Should Be Using CAD

    CAD is an acronym for Computer-Aided Design. It refers to the method of using computer software to create virtual models of proposed products. There is a variety of CAD software […]

  • Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram Explained

    Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram Explained

    Alloy metals can exist in different phases. Phases are physically homogeneous states of an alloy. A phase has a precise chemical composition – a certain arrangement and bonding between the […]

  • Materials for Oxyfuel Cutting

    Materials for Oxyfuel Cutting

    Oxyfuel cutting is one of the available methods to fabricate parts from thick metal plates. Commonly, the upper limit for a manufacturer is around 150 mm but the thicknesses can […]

  • What Gases Are Used for Oxyfuel Cutting?

    What Gases Are Used for Oxyfuel Cutting?

    Flame cutting is a thermal metal cutting method. Its primary advantage is the ability to cut very thick metal plates – usually up to 150 mm. In extreme cases, the […]

  • Milling Cutters and Tools – an Overview

    Milling Cutters and Tools – an Overview

    CNC machining is a highly utilised subtractive manufacturing technology. Computer numerical control systems offer less need for manpower and higher levels of automation. One of these automated fabrication methods is […]

  • What Is CNC Machining? Working Principles, Capabilities & More

    What Is CNC Machining? Working Principles, Capabilities & More

    In short, CNC machining is a metal fabrication method where written code controls the machinery in the manufacturing process. The code determines everything from the movement of the cutting head […]

  • How Plasma Cutting Works? Advantages & Disadvantages

    How Plasma Cutting Works? Advantages & Disadvantages

    Metal cutting can be categorised into two – mechanical and thermal cutting. Plasma cutting is a thermal cutting method where ionised gas is used for cutting the metal. It is […]

  • What Is Heat Treatment? Methods & Benefits

    What Is Heat Treatment? Methods & Benefits

    Heat treatment is the process of heating and cooling metals, using specific predetermined methods to obtain desired properties. Both ferrous as well as non-ferrous metals undergo heat treatment before putting […]

  • Common Metal Fabrication Processes

    Common Metal Fabrication Processes

    Producing metal parts includes many different methods of metal manipulation. The selection of processes depends on the required end result as well as the type of metal, its shape, etc. […]

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