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Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.
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  1. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    01/08/2017
    Small Solutions... Big Results  (No. 1)
    Small Solutions... Big Results (No. 1)THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF RETROSPECTIVES THAT LOOK BACK AT THREE DECADES OF FINDING VALUE-ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS... Preface:  This article begins a series that looks back at various value-engineered solutions to problems encountered by the author in...
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    02/08/2017 #10 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I was going to share this post to the Interesting Engineering...... hive when I noticed that you already published in it. Thanks for doing that, Phil. :-)
    I'm a big fan of your writing no matter the field. This post gives us insight into what engineering is actually.
    To find effective and quick-witty solutions for execution, which can't be pre defined by project designs, and always keeping in mind time and budgetary constraints.
    I would like the engineering community on beBee is bigger and more active so the articles like yours would have the proper audience.
    I was also thinking to write about some interesting construction projects in my career, but I gave up on that idea, at least for now.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/08/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Very admirable and impressive, Phil. Why am I not surprised? I look forward to reading more of this series.
    Todd Jones
    02/08/2017 #8 Todd Jones
    "Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence." - Vince Lombardi

    I was going to offer that this is incredibly impressive in its simplicity, but that would not be entirely accurate. From my perspective, it's pure genius. Plus, the fact that you took the time to grind a mating surface for each washer, and invented a tool to do it perfectly is astounding.

    I would love to know how you located and cut the horseshoe shaped holes for the intake grates.

    Please tag me when you post the next installment in this series.
    Milos Djukic
    02/08/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #4 Phil, I think that's a good idea. Nevertheless, I love your writing in all its forms, but please publish this series also on LI and within some groups about the marine industry and yachting. Just my 2 cents
    Phil Friedman
    02/08/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    #5 Thank you, Don, seriously, for reading and commenting. Yes, I think an important component in the lesson is that simple is often very powerful. Both in Industry and in life, don't you think?
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    02/08/2017 #5 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Phil Friedman YOu know I am a good distance from any engineering sensibility but your story telling ability had me 'riveted'! Sorry, couldn't help it and no, don't point out that it wasn't rivets you used. I was grasping for something! Seriously, though, interesting and a good lesson that simple is often best.
    Phil Friedman
    01/08/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    #3 Thank you, @Gert Scholtz, for reading and for saying so. I have been looking forward to turning my writing back onto technically-related matters. Cheers!
    Gert Scholtz
    01/08/2017 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman In Afrikaans we have a saying: “n Man maak n plan” which I am sure you will understand and is often used in descriptive fashion of someone that custom designs solutions to practical problems. “So jy is n man wat n plan maak!” Very interesting post Phil – looking forward to the rest of the series.
    Phil Friedman
    01/08/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    Perhaps of interest to my engineering and trades professionals, as wellas some other friends on beBee: @Lada 🏡 Prkic, @Milos Djukic, @Todd Jones. @Graham🐝 Edwards
    Milos Djukic
    01/08/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Great initiative Phil. You have my full support. Cheers!
  2. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    01/08/2017
    Video: The Mighty Saturn V - Still Impressive 47 Years Later

    Apollo 11 launch filmed with a high-speed camera. . .
    Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch Camera E-8
    Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch Camera E-8 This clip is raw from Camera E-8 on the launch umbilical tower/mobile launch program of Apollo 11, July 16, 1969. This is an HD transfer from the 16mm...
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  3. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/07/2017
    Why wait until 2040? upgrade fleets to 100% Bio CNG now and cut costs by 35-40% and CO2 emissions by up to 70%
    Wayne Yoshida
    New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK - BBC News
    www.bbc.com Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with...
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  4. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    25/07/2017
    BioGas, CO2 Emissions - and Heavy Duty Vehicles

    . . . By switching from diesel engines in trucks alone, total global emissions could be slashed by up to 7% . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Iveco says biogas needed for cleaner trucks - Behind the Wheel
    behindthewheel.com.au Big benefits of using biogas One of the chief proponents of the greater use of biofuels in road transport, CNH Industrial/Iveco, says making the switch could make a massive impact on the environment. Iveco has...
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  5. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    25/07/2017
    CNG Adoption in Ireland
    Wayne Yoshida
    Ireland’s public transport fleets will begin transition to sustainability | NGV Journal
    www.ngvjournal.com
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  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/07/2017
    From the UK AD & Biogas Expo 2017 in Birmingham: Replacing Diesel with - Biogas
    Wayne Yoshida
    Evaluating the potential of biogas as HGV fuel
    www.transportengineer.org.uk A study for British bioenergy company Clearfleau shows that biogas generated from food and beverage process residues could offer a low-carbon commercial transport...
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  7. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    14/07/2017
    HyperLoop One Full Scale Test - a tunnel-based transportation (cargo?) system.

    Another Elon Musk "pipe dream" (joke, sorry) -- almost sounds like a ride at Disneyland . . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    First Successful Hyperloop One Test Completed In Secret - Gas 2
    gas2.org Hyperloop One completed it first successful test of it Hyperloop transportation pod at its DevLoop test track in Nevada on May 12. The company calls it a "Kitty Hawk"...
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    Joanne Gardocki
    14/07/2017 #1 Joanne Gardocki
    Wow,my inner geek is vibrating. What a gift to be alive in such innovative times. Thank you for sharing, @Wayne Yoshida!
  8. Tanmoy Ray

    Tanmoy Ray

    13/07/2017
    Tanmoy Ray
    Best Engineering & Technology Management Programs in Europe - Part 1: Industrial & Product Management | Stoodnt
    www.stoodnt.com Best Engineering & Technology Management Programs in Europe - Part 1: Industrial & Product...
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  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    27/06/2017
    NASA Technologies . . . Actually, I think many people do know about these things. Still interesting.
    Wayne Yoshida
    7 Great NASA Technologies You Don't Know About
    www.designnews.com Despite what you might have heard, NASA is harder at work than ever. We take a look at seven technologies NASA is developing to take humans to Mars and...
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  10. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    19/06/2017
    Why You Should Change to Hybrid Cars in 2017
    Why You Should Change to Hybrid Cars in 2017Constant fluctuations in global oil prices, market forces and increasing new technology have all resulted in the growing switch in the car industry to alternative gas-saving machines. Hybrid car sales are on the rise and a growing popularity to...
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    Netta Virtanen
    23/06/2017 #6 Netta Virtanen
    @Wayne Yoshida How cool and environmentally-friendly that you have a Prius! =) I think that hybrids are amazing as they are so quiet and green for the planet!
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/06/2017 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    Here's another hybrid car to add to the list: Koeningsegg Regera

    http://koenigsegg.com/regera/
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/06/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Thank you @Netta Virtanen for sharing this, and to @Juan Imaz for writing this article. Lots of research went into this post!

    I've owned a 2009 and currently drive a 2010 Prius. It has nearly 150,000 miles on it, and still runs like new. The first thing you notice is how quiet hybrid-electric cars are. Many times, I will hear some strange new noise coming from someplace, and then notice it is the car next to me!

    The second thing you notice is the acceleration capability when in "Power Mode." This should be the default setting.

    One thing, and this is a personal opinion, is the decreasing sales of the Toyota Prius. Researchers are attributing some of this to the other vehicles out there, but so far no one has mentioned the aesthetics of the car: It is quite ugly. The "fangs" at the rear are just too - um - radical for me.

    I may switch to the Chevrolet Volt. But the current version looks like a Honda Civic. What's a "green car fan" to do?

    On a more positive note:
    Don't forget the amazing hybrid technology going into the LMP1 (Le Mans Prototype) race cars from Toyota and Porsche and others. Racing always pushes the technology and will eventually find their way into every day (hybrid) cars.
    Laurent Boscherini
    19/06/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Thank you @Juan Imaz for sharing your insightful post. Disruptive innovations do not try to bring better products to existing customers in established markets. They should offer a new definition of what’s good, simpler, more convenient, and less expensive products that appeal to new or less demanding customers, but definitely not yet for Hybrid cars (fuel/electricity), even if I drove very sporty ones too. Hydrogen solutions could be more relevant for the next decade, in term of Global Eco Efficiency.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    19/06/2017 #2 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    I race BMws and have owned M3's and even the rare 1 Series M Coupe. About 3 years ago I got to test drive an i3 hybrid in Las Vegas during the CES show. The smoothness and acceleration were shockingly good. I'm became a believer and notice I just spoke about driving dynamics - It's a great car and the fact that it was a hybrid was a just a big bonus.
  11. ProducerFar Marzara

    Far Marzara

    16/06/2017
    Entry #1 - Life - Getting out there!
    Entry #1 - Life - Getting out there! Life. The meaning is ‘Getting out the door’. Sometimes you need to force yourself out of your comfort zone in order to grow. You need to push yourself to your limits and test your abilities to understand your full potential and expand on it. It...
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  12. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/06/2017
    From The Woz: The Secret to 'Insanely Great' - Engineering and the Maker Attitude
    Wayne Yoshida
    Steve Wozniak Praises Makers and Open Source
    www.designnews.com During a keynote at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing 2017, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared his thoughts on open source, the Maker movement, and why engineers should build for...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    15/06/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thank you @John Vaughan for sharing
    John Vaughan
    15/06/2017 #2 John Vaughan
    Thank you, @Wayne Yoshida
    Basics
    John Vaughan
    15/06/2017 #1 John Vaughan
    The Grail
  13. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    12/06/2017
    Slide Show from Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

    So many things to do!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/146635418@N02/34281883174/in/set-72157681763454123/lightbox
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017
    www.flickr.com Photo by Hep Svadja MAKEPHOTO...
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  14. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    06/06/2017
    From Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 - A paper airplane that has flapping wings!
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Flapping Wing Paper Airplane
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Flapping Wing Paper Airplane John Collins - "The Paper Airplane Guy" - demonstrating one of his many fancy paper airplanes at the Maker Faire. John holds a Guinness World Record for the...
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  15. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    05/06/2017
    Video: Something seen at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: The Sextant Tesla Coil. More videos coming soon . . .
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Sextant Tesla Coil 1
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Sextant Tesla Coil 1 More music (noise?) from the giant Tesla coil at Maker Faire Bay...
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  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    02/06/2017
    Video: Hmmm. I wonder if I should do this to my 2010 Prius . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    This Toyota Prius Was Built to Autocross (w/ Video)
    gas2.org With a Lotus and a Porsche as his weekend cars, this Toyota Prius owner was hoping for a bit more from his daily driver, so he made it something...
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  17. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    30/05/2017
    Video: Nissan Titan Truck Beats Mini Countryman in Braking

    Interesting comparison.
    Wayne Yoshida
    How can the Nissan Titan brake quicker than a Mini?
    www.motorauthority.com A Nissan Titan weighs 5,811 pounds. A Mini Countryman weighs 3,629. The former requires a shorter distance to reach a complete stop from 60. Sounds crazy, but it's true, and Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained is here to, well, explain how the...
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  18. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/05/2017
    A Great Reason Maker Faire - and the practice of "making" - is important. Consider the value of amateur radio as a kid's hobby and the impact of their future.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Skills Gap Widens in Electronics Manufacturing
    www.designnews.com US electronics manufacturers are having difficulty finding skilled production workers, as well as engineers with industry experience in process, test, and quality...
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  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    22/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area Fire Displays
    Maker Faire Bay Area Fire Displays The...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    23/05/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Interesting what you can do with "BBQ gas" - liquid propane - and some imagination. . . .
  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area Day 2
    Maker Faire Bay Area Day 2 Saturday we expect to be very busy...
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  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area demo
    Maker Faire Bay Area demo Particle full stack IoT...
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  22. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area Outdoor 1
    Maker Faire Bay Area Outdoor 1 A giant Mouse Trap game, fire breathing sculptures and big machines at the outdoor...
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  23. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/05/2017
    Remember the kid's game "Mouse Trap"? Did you have one of those? I didn't, but the kid at the end of the block who had everything sure did.

    Here's one for grown-ups as well as kids: A life-size version to play with!

    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Life-Size Mousetrap
    makerfaire.com The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style...
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  24. Seal Methods Inc
    Converting combines raw materials such as adhesives, silicone, tapes, foams, plastics, felts, rubbers, liners and metals, as well as other materials, to create new products.
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    Seal Methods Inc
    WHAT IS CONVERTING? - Seal Methods Inc
    sealmethodsinc.com SMI and other converting companies specialize in combining raw materials in order to create new products. These materials often include adhesives, silicone, tapes, foams, plastics, felts, rubbers, liners, and metals that are produced in long sheets...
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  25. Phil Banks

    Phil Banks

    09/05/2017
    Some amazing feats of engineering in the photos in this article as the 'world's largest vessel' Pioneering Spirit brings British oil rig Brent Delta into Hartlepool in North East of England for decommissioning...
    Phil Banks
    Ground breaking Hartlepool rig arrival hailed a ‘triumph’
    www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk The arrival of the world’s heaviest cargo ship in Hartlepool has been hailed as a...
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