Revving Up Tooling and Machining Strategies for Auto Parts

Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. Perhaps the most common challenge in automotive machining these days is aluminum. “Even chassis components are transitioning to aluminum due to the higher strength properties achieved by forging aluminum,” explained Jeff Gimino, PCD and CBN product specialist for Walter USA, Waukesha, Wis. That includes control arms, bearing carriers, and steering knuckles. Gimino added that the high-strength aluminum alloys used in these applications generally have more silicon and magnesium to increase the tensile strength, but that also makes them tougher to machine. Aluminum has also taken over in automotive engine blocks, according to Walter’s William Radtke, manager of application development and machine tool builders, “We saw a big transition from irons and steels to a short transition to CGI (compacted graphite iron). But now virtually all blocks are aluminum,” he said. “I believe only one automotive maker in the U.S. still has a CGI block.” Machining the tougher aluminums generates a lot of heat, and heat causes tool wear. So, for heavy stock remova...

Armalite Run Down: Just why was it the AR-15? :: Guns.com

Sure, everyone has heard of the AR-15, the most popular rifle in America, but what about the Armalite AR-1 or AR-17? There are a few interesting stories there. The “AR” in each case does not stand for “assault rifle” as those who are uninformed often think. It is, in fact, short for Armalite, the firearms company that employed a generation of incredible forward-thinking gun designers, engineers, and inventors including Eugene Stoner, Charles Sullivan, Charles Dorchester, Arthur Miller, Daniel Musgrave, Robert Fremont and even the great Melvin Johnson (inventor of the M1941 Johnson rifle series). Established in the early 1950s as a division of the Fairchild Airplane Corporation, the latter perhaps most famous today for their A-10 Warthog tank buster attack plane, Armalite leveraged aviation industry’s advances and applied them to firearms. Their engineers registered some of the first firearm patents incorporating foamed plastics in both stocks and handguards, aluminum receivers, self-lubricating alloy gun barrels, folding synthetic buttstocks, and other developments. According to Springfield Armory National Historic Site, which has four of these rare rifles in their collection, t...

Church and ministry leadership resources to better equip, train and provide ideas for today’s church and

Church and ministry leadership resources to better equip, train and provide ideas for today’s church and ministry leaders, like you. You’ve probably seen lists of Bible contradictions. Here are my favorites. Play along at home and see which of these are your list, too. My focus here is just on contradictions in the Bible. These are mostly clashes between two sets of verses in the Bible, but some are the Bible clashing with reality. (I’ve written about the Bible clashing with science here.) There are lots of contradictions that I find fairly trivial. For example, that Ahaziah was 22 (or 42) years old when he became king (2 Kings 8:26 vs. 2 Chronicles 22:2). Or that Solomon had made a basin that was ten cubits in diameter and thirty in circumference (1 Kings 7:23). The contradictions on this list are much more fundamental attacks on the Christian message. Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins (Ecclesiastes 7:20). This is standard Christian dogma, but things get confusing when you read the opening verse of Job, which says of Job, “This man was blameless and upright.” Even as his life was going to hell because of Satan and ...

A cure for Alzheimer’s? Yes, a cure for Alzheimer’s!

This is the most important column I’ve ever written.  The message is quite complex–dozens of new health parameters to test for and to optimize, all of them interacting in ways that will require new training for MDs.  The message is also as simple as it can be: There is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. You can stop reading right here, and buy two copies of Dale Bredesen’s book, one for you and one for your doctor:  The End of Alzheimer’s. Dr Bredesen’s spectacular success is easily lost in a flood of overly-optimistic, early hype about any number of magic cures.  This is an excuse for the New York Times, the Nobel Prize committee, and the mainstream of medical research, but it’s no excuse for me.  I’ve known Bredesen for 14 years, and I’ve written about his work in the past.  His book has been out for a year, and I should have written this column earlier. I suspect you’re waiting for the punch line: what is Bredesen’s cure?  That’s exactly what I felt when I read about his work three years ago. But there isn’t a short answer.  That’s part of the frustration, but it’s also a reason that Bredesen’s paradigm may be a template for novel research approaches cancer, heart disease, and a...

Best tumble dryers 2019: Top fast-drying and energy-saving machines

Having a tumble dryer can – especially since we can’t rely on the great British weather to let us hang dry clothes on the line all year round. We’ve found the best tumble dryers you can buy online from Hotpoint, Bosch, Siemens, and more… Buying a large domestic appliance is often pricey and you want to be as knowledgeable as possible before parting with your hard-earned cash. Whether you’re on a tight budget, or are looking to buy top end, there is a tumble dryer for every budget. Features like fast drying cycles, timer and sensor functions, delay controls and top energy ratings are all worth considering. You’ll also need to decide whether you want it to be integrated or freestanding as well as vented or condensing. Reversible doors are also a handy feature which allow you to adapt the tumble dryer to your own home and the space you have to put it in. Once you’ve decided exactly what you want, check out our list of the best tumble dryers you can buy in the UK to make laundry day more efficient. Praised for its speedy drying time of 90 minutes, this is a great value condenser dryer for family use with an 8kg drum load. The large reversib...

A funny thing happens in fitness: Sometimes body parts other than the ones we’re trying to

A funny thing happens in fitness: Sometimes body parts other than the ones we’re trying to target sneak into our exercises, kind of like siblings vying for attention. For example, my quads try to do most of the work when I’m attempting to sculpt my glutes. It’s really all about muscle overcompensation, and it’s annoying. Another common case of this muscle rivalry action is your hip flexors taking over during an ab workout. “I find this is all too common, especially with crunch-style exercises,” says Erica Ziel, fitness trainer and core expert. “Going too fast adds onto the hip flexor burden. I’d say more people overuse their hip flexors than not.” Why your hip flexors, of all muscles? Well, they’re already one of the tightest parts of plenty of people’s bodies, mainly because of sitting all day. “Starting your core workouts with already tight hip flexors can make it even more challenging to keep them quiet during those exercises,” says Ziel. “When your hip flexors are already tight, and you do lots of core exercises that have you feeling your hip flexors even more, you’re just causing them to become even tighter.” The problem with this compensation is that it can lead to things...

ACL Fest: 5 festival fashion trends we expect to see in the field – Entertainment & Life – Austin 360

The first weekend of Austin City Limits Festival is just over a week away and weather forecasts indicate we might be nearing the end of this season of endless swelter. You’ve got your passes. You’re figuring out your schedule. The final big question is upon you: What will you wear? We cruised fashionista magazines and blogs and social media sites in search of this year’s hot festival looks. Here are five trends we expect to see at Zilker Park.  Don’t be shy, stand out in the crowd by rocking your boldest, brightest colors. Neon reappeared on the runways this spring and ultra bright yellows, greens and pinks have been popping up at festivals all summer long. Animal prints, especially zebra, are hot this year too. The cardinal rule of festival footwear? Comfort is key. Yes, those thigh high stiletto boots are adorable, but they’re not going to cut it as you’re sprinting across the field from Kacey Musgraves to Lizzo. Sneakers are always a solid bet and this year chunky platform “ugly sandals” have been stepping out on the scene. Since we’re stuck in the ‘90s til the end of time, we also expect to see platform Doc Martens in the field this year. This fun and funk...

Hydraulic Hose Market Precise Scenario Covering Trends, Opportunities and Growth Forecast during 2019-2024

The ‘Global Hydraulic Hose Market Outlook 2019-2024′ offers detailed coverage of hydraulic hose industry and presents main market trends. The market research gives historical and forecast market size, demand, end-use details, price trends, and company shares of the leading hydraulic hose producers to provide exhaustive coverage of the market for hydraulic hose. The report segments the market and forecasts its size, by volume and value, on the basis of application, by products, and by geography. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from key industry participants. The global hydraulic hose market has been segmented into five major regions, namely, North America (U.S., Canada, and others), Europe (U.K., France, Germany, Russia, and others), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, and others), South America (Brazil, Argentina, and others), and Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and others). Furthermore, the report also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key vendors operating in this market. Air Hose Fitting Sleeves Key Vendors – Parker Hannifin Corporation – Eaton Corporation – Gates Corporation – ContiT...

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Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. This will alert our moderators to take action Fast Home Wifi Router, Enterprise Wifi Router – P&W,https://www.p2w-tech.com/

“I think the problem here is that we’ve got three second-place cars,” I said to my

“I think the problem here is that we’ve got three second-place cars,” I said to my colleagues Scott Evans and Mike Febbo as we sat down to a late lunch after a day of hard driving. The task at hand was to sort out a finishing order for our three contenders. Surprise, surprise — there are no perfect cars. But in terms of the $50K six-cylinder luxury sport sedan segment, we were stymied — at first — by three of the best. In order of newness, the closely competitive cars are the Cadillac ATS 3.6, the BMW 335i Sport, and the Mercedes-Benz C350 Sport. At around $42,000, each car has an engine good for north of 300 hp, an automatic transmission, four doors, and rear drive. Between the lightest and the heaviest is a scant 107 pounds. Dimensionally, they’re all within inches of each other. Check this out: “Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar.” That’s from the charts at the end of this article. The suspension info is identical for all three. Perhaps a bit of history will help us choose a victor. Awhile back, we performed an eight-car comparison featuring the then-br...

Global Coffee Cup Market Outlook, Revenue, Trends and Forecasts Research Report 2019-2024

Coffee Cup Market 2019 Report provides an unbiased and detailed analysis of the on-going trends, opportunities/ high growth areas, market drivers, which would help stakeholders to device and align Coffee Cup market strategies according to the current and future market The Coffee Cup Market explores the international Industry players intimately. The Coffee Cup industry report examines, keep records and presents the worldwide market size of the important players in each region around the globe. Also, the report offers information about the leading market players in the Coffee Cup market. Coffee Cup market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the Coffee Cup market in Global by component, organization size, application, and industry. The report Dixie,Hefty,Snapcups,Chinet,International Paper,Dart,MIPL,Frozen Dessert Supplies,Benders,Libbey,Boardwalk,BSB,Mr. Coffee,Eco-Products as the leaders operating in the Coffee Cup market. A coffee cup is a container that coffee and espresso-based drinks are served in. Coffee cups are typically made of glazed ceramic, and have a single handle for portability while the beverage is hot. Ceramic construction allows a beverage to be d...

Chichester district planning applications submitted to council and the South Downs National Park Authority

Sorry, we’re having problems with our video player at the moment, but are working to fix it as soon as we can The following planning applications have been made to Chichester District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority between September 2 and September 11. For more information about the planning applications below visit the Chichester District Council or South Downs National Park Authority websites. AP/19/01954/FUL: Crouchers Orchards, Birdham Road. Change of use of agricultural land to hotel garden. Associated landscaping and construction of 3 no. sheds, 3 no. greenhouses, 1 no. poly tunnel and boundary treatment. BI/19/02095/FUL: Southfield Structural Services, 1 Birdham Business Park, Birdham Road. Additional storage yard and material handling with gantry crane. BI/19/02223/ADJ: Chichester Marina. Reference: MLA/2019/00345. Consultation on a Marine Licence Application for Pontoon Reconfiguration at Chichester Marina. BO/19/02048/FUL: Old Park Farm, Old Park Lane. Use of outbuilding (The Granary) as ancillary accommodation and tourist accommodation. BO/19/02115/TCA: Quay Meadow, High Street. Notification of intention to crown lift by up to 1.5m on 2 no....

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