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What Is Non-Destructive Testing?

Many engineering jobs require a certain level of analysis before they can be carried out safely and successfully. Non-destructive testing is a way for engineering companies to carry out a wide group of analysis techniques. These techniques are used to evaluate the properties of a material, part, product, weld, or system without causing damage. Non-destructive testing can be a highly valuable processes. It offers the opportunity to save both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting and research phases of development. Non-destructive testing can include various processes including some kinds of microscopy to examine external surfaces in detail, as well as using a high-speed camera recording to detect any failures. Non-destructive testing is used in various different engineering spheres, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and civil engineering, as well as certain medical applications. Non-destructive testing services must... Read More »

Passive Building Design Philosophy

Passive building design is a way of designing a building so that the natural elements work in accordance with how that building is used. For example a home built with passive design design philosophies in mind would be constructed so that the climate of the area helps to maintain a comfortable climate for the occupants of a home. This can be done by orienting a home so that the sun shines into the living spaces, amplifying the heating of the home, if it is needed. An important consideration for passively designed buildings is that the passive design elements can be adapted and/or controlled in some way. While a passive building makes the most out of natural elements that are always working, sometimes these elements are not in tandem with what works... Read More »

The Different Designs Of Construction Site Cranes

Construction cranes are used for many different purposes and as such are desinged in different ways. Overall though constuction site cranes can be divided into two different catagories: mobile cranes and mower cranes. Mobile cranes are designed so that can travel between lifting sites, as such they are mounted on either trucks or crawlers. Articulating cranes are mobile cranes which make use of a joint between two sections of the boom, allowing it to move in a way similar to a knuckle in a human finger. When articulating cranes are used it’s often so that they can lift and move objects over short distances. However the advantage of an articulating crane comes in the form of its wide range of motion. Telescoping cranes are designed so that two or more... Read More »

Using Industrial Cranes On Engineering Sites

Industrial cranes are most often employed on industrial sites that see a lot of incoming or out-coming production. They are designed to remain permanently in one location and provide hauling services as and when it is needed. Cranes of this specification are generally designed to remain permanently in one location, although some models will have a small level of mobility around the site. The cranes are suited to heavy, repetitive tasks that can be automated. An example of a widely used industrial crane is the bridge crane. Traveling on tracks attached to two horizontal beams, a bridge crane uses a trolley system that enables a varied degree of movement. The bridge itself can be moved along a pair of parallel rails, allowing the crane to reach different areas. A bridge crane... Read More »

Laser Cutting Machines & Their Usages

The phrase laser is utilised as a general name, but it’s truly a short from that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The high concentrated ray of light it generates can rapidly apply power even to a small area. It can be controlled easily through lenses and mirrors and fundamentally as light. It could travel at the highest possible speed, can travel in a parallel line in a vacant space and can broadcast info. With the attributes of laser light, a laser has discovered several uses; and cutting is one of them. Laser cutting machines operate by concentrating the massive volume of energy it generates in a minute area. The steady ray of light that strikes the area sources it to melt. As a cutting tool, a... Read More »