Engineering & Design

How Hydraulic Jacks Work

Hydraulic jacks rely on a principle of fluid mechanics to achieve force multiplication and permit the lifting of heavy loads. This article discusses several common types of hydraulic jacks, explains the underlying mechanism that governs their operation, and presents some common failure mechanisms for the hydraulic cylinders at the heart of these lifting devices.

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Types of Electrical Switches

This guide gives a brief overview of the different types of electrical switches, their applications, and selection considerations. The article also reviews the important specifications for switches and provides additional resources where you can learn more.

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Die Casting Process Types

This article presents a brief summary of the different process types associated with die casting of metal. The article also presents the advantages of the process and some of the materials for which each process type is best suited.

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Understanding CNC Milling

This article focuses on the CNC milling process, outlining the basics of the process, and the components and tooling of the CNC milling machine. Additionally, this article explores the various milling operations and provides alternatives to the CNC milling process.

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Understanding Powder Coating

This article focuses on powder coating, outlining the basics of the powder coating process and the necessary components and mechanics of the powder coating system. Additionally, the article explores the benefits and limitations of the powder coating process and provides some of the considerations manufacturers must keep in mind when choosing a coating service provider.

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Understanding CNC Machining

This article focuses on the CNC machining process, outlining the basics of the process, and the various components and tooling of the CNC machine. Additionally, this article explores various mechanical CNC machining operations and presents alternatives to the CNC machining process.

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