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  • Perpendicularity (GD&T) Explained

    Perpendicularity (GD&T) Explained

    There are 14 types of geometric tolerances in GD&T according to ASME Y14.5-2009. These 14 tolerances can be categorized into five main groups: form, profile, orientation, location and runout. Perpendicularity […]

  • Mechanical Power Transmission

    Mechanical Power Transmission

    Power transmission is a process required in almost every piece of machinery. From the tiny motors in pop-up selfie cameras to the innovative transmission lines of the Large Hadron Collider, […]

  • Design for Assembly

    Design for Assembly

    Although Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles are often looked at as one subject and combined into Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA), they are separate […]

  • Types of Couplings

    Types of Couplings

    A shaft coupling is one of the most common machine elements because it is just so important in power transmission systems. Thus, they find use in a variety of applications […]

  • Types of Machine Elements

    Types of Machine Elements

    Mechanical engineering has become extremely complex with time. An average car today has about 30,000 machine elements when we count each one down to the smallest screw. These machine elements […]

  • Total Runout (GD&T) Explained

    Total Runout (GD&T) Explained

    ASME Y14.5-2009 classifies fourteen different types of geometric tolerances. These fourteen tolerances can be sorted into five broad groups, where each group represents the type of control they exercise on […]

  • Design for Supply Chain Principles Explained

    Design for Supply Chain Principles Explained

    Design for supply chain is a part of the Design for Excellence (DFX) philosophy that focuses on creating designs that improve a certain aspect of a product. Some popular examples […]

  • Design for X (DFX) Methods

    Design for X (DFX) Methods

    Albert Einstein once said, “The best design is the simplest one that works.” But a simple design can be difficult and time-consuming to create. However, putting too little work into […]

  • Learn from Engineers – Making the Dream Welding Table

    Learn from Engineers – Making the Dream Welding Table

    A few days ago, I received the most heart-warming letter from one of our customers. It’s just great to see someone so young being that passionate about engineering. Hopefully, you’ll […]

  • Cylindricity (GD&T) Explained

    Cylindricity (GD&T) Explained

    The GD&T standards in ASME Y14.5-2009 define fourteen types of geometric tolerances. These fourteen geometric tolerances are divided into 5 main types of geometric control. These are form, location, orientation, […]

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