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These groups are the best place for discussions about basic metalworking processes such as machining, welding, casting, blacksmithing and other aspects of working with metals.

⏣ General Metalworking

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Kitchen floor question

by Steve Walker
Going to ask the collective wisdom, (and I'm sure, wit) of the group. I am redoing the kitchen floor. Underlayment is solid, no squeaks, etc. Removing the stick on tiles with heat, so as not to d... read more »

⚡ Welding Forums

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400 AMP TIG WELDER .....

by justme
Hi, Hi folks, I am moving and going to be a lifelong resident in my travel trailer. I have a 300 amp (factory says it will do 400 all day long), Lincoln Ideal Arc Tig welder that is too big for m... read more »

⏣ Metalworking Craft

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Bending Aluminum

by Meanie
I want to bend a 3' long, 1/4 thick x 2 wide flat stock aluminum bar to roughly a 7 radius U shape which will give me a 14 (ID) gap between ends. I'm reading methods of bending aluminum and some ... read more »

⚒ Blacksmithing - wrought iron and steel discussions

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Made this Blacksmith anvil round table. Comments?

by Ignoramus14365
I made this round anvil table. Made of a piece of 3 thickness steel with holes drilled around the perimeter. (this is a blind flange) The holes could be useful for hanging tongs etc. http://www.ma... read more »

Metallurgy discussions

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Last Call for Papers: DICTAP2014 - IEEE - Thailand

by sdiwc.org
The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2014) University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Bangkok, Thailand May 6-8, 2014... read more »

Engineering and Science

These forums contain more advanced engineering and science topics, including physics and chemistry.

⏚ Electrical Engineering

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Genie plus edm machine

by Victor Jee
I have acquired a genie plus edm machine and also require schematic and or wiring diagram Victor Jee read more »

⚙ Stationary Engines - UK

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petter a 1938 mag flange

by enginemutt
hi all does any one have a mag flange for a petter A S 1938,or know where i can source one read more »

⚗ Material Sciences

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isc books

by vaasuisc
Are you looking for best isc books, then central books online is a best online book store where you can find all types of text books and competitive books. http://www.centralbooksonline.com/categorie... read more »

⚙ Mechanical Engineering

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Shaft alignment conventional methods by mill wright for fans...

by Binoy
Dear Experts , Kindly explain the best method to do alignment of shaft in fan or pumps and the related calculations I have attached one conventional method photograph ,is this method is acceptable... read more »

⚗ Polymers Forum

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How to cure diluted PDMS with solvent

by thestargaze
Hi, I am doing some work with adding on a thin layer of PDMS that is diluted with a solvent (DCM, THF, 1,4-Dioxane) on a silicon wafer by spin-coating or drop coating. My problem is that I have notic... read more »

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing

Discussions about CAD/CAM, CNC, 3D modelling and other computer technologies used in design and manufacturing.

General Robotics Forum

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self replicating machines

by Bernhard Kuemel
Hi crm! Although I'm not sure how much sense it makes and how useful it might be, I find space colonization cool. I think, rather than building space ships and sending humans to space to build spa... read more »

⧑ Industrial Control Group

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On Good Questions

by Tim Wescott
Someone sent me an email this morning thanking me for answering his questions over the years. It happened to be someone whose name always makes me perk up, because even though he nearly always a... read more »

⋐⋒⋐ Computer Numeric Control

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Re: Israel's Living Memorial for 9/11 outside Jerusalem.

by PrecisionmachinisT
USS New York: ship made of World Trade Center steel http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6488226/USS-New-York-ship-made-of-World-Trade-Center-steel-docks-in-New-York.html read more »

Solidworks CAD Design software

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lasercutting service summer discounts

by Cherry Laser
hello all, I thought this can be of interest to some folks in this group: Cherrylaser, a downtownLA-based laser cutting service, is offering summer discounts until end of August 2014: 15% off on a... read more »

AutoCAD discussions

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Chief Architect Drafting and Modeling Services

by richsact
Chief Architect software is without a doubt one of the most impressive architectural software to create 3D renderings, construction documents and material lists. http://www.bluentcad.com/hire-chief-... read more »

PRO/Engineer (Creo) discussions

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Not able to open the editor for curve inPro/E

by bibhax
Hello All, I'm not able to open the editor after selecting the type of co-ordinate system in curve option. Are there any option need to active ?? read more »

Model Engineering

Application of engineering and manufacturing technologies to creating scale models and small machines and mechanisms. Various hobbies that require the use of machining, casting and other processes also used in manufacturing, are discussed here.

⚙ Model Engineering in the UK

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anti-oil to increase friction?

by Peter Fairbrother
I have a monitor stand which droops. There is a rod about 6mm dia which is in mounted two plain bearings with spring steel inserts - is there some sort of anti-lube which will make them stickier?... read more »

Model Railroad Forum

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Cabs Services

by jogiramo
White Cabs Provides Cheapest cabs in Hyderabad radio cab hire, Cabs Services In Hyderabad car hire, car rental and taxi local and outstation travel in Hyderabad. 24X7 call center support and online b... read more »

Scale modeling discussions

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Review - Tamiya 1/48 scale CCKW US Army Air Force Fuel Tanke...

by AMPSOne
Kit Review: Tamiya 1/48 Scale Kit No. 32579: U.S 2 1/2 Ton 6 x 6 Airfield F uel Truck; 153 parts (143 in olive drab styrene, 8 clear styrene, 1 length of vinyl tubing, 1 section coated wire); pric... read more »

Model railroading in the UK

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how do I convert a loco from zero one back to DC analogue pl...

by Peter Oliver
I have just purchased a Hornby class 08 shunter which Breen fitted with Zero One decoder and it will not run on my analogue layout. How do I convert it back to its original wiring please? read more »

✈ RC aircraft models

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Where are tracks?

by clesovsky
I live in Southern California in the USA. Where are the nearest tracks? read more »

Model rockets forum

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COLLECTORS ITEM: Model Rocketry on eBay

by paladinmusic
For my fellow model rocketeers who enjoy collecting historical and memorabilia items in our hobby, go to eBay and do a search: COLLECTORS ITEM: Model Rocketry Use the quotes. You'll find a lot of o... read more »

⚃ Lego Mindstorms Discussions

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LEGO 3D Milling Machine

by passerby
Saw this in another group, could not resist re-posting here: http://youtu.be/oF0pMILT7_Y NXT-based. Given that it's Easter today, can't resist the temptation to compare it to the Eggbot - similar des... read more »

⚃ Using Lego and compatible building blocks

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by Paul F├â┬Ârster
Hi, anybody here? -- cul8er Paul paul.foerster@gmx.net read more »

International Engineering (BETA)

We provide access to several professional and hobby engineering newsgroups in languages other than English. Due to heavy use of technical and scientific terms, these discussions are relatively easy to translate to the language of your choice. Please note: support of groups in languages other than English is still in BETA. Some features, such as post and reply, are not currently working in the international forums.

⏚ Electrical Engineering (German)

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Laptop Netzteil Klinkenstecker

by Ulrich
Hallo Gemeinde Die Spec der Stecker sagen 0,5A/34V, der Lap-topp ist mit 19V/3,5A spezifiziert. ignorieren die Herstelle ( HP, ASUS,...) die Spec der Stecker? Die Abmessungen der Leitung vom Net... read more »

⚙ General Engineering Forum (German)

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Loch in d├╝nnem Glas

by Ernst Sauer
Hallo zusammen, das folgende Bild http://www.surfaceforums.net/attachments/img_20140823_144216-jpg.3221/ http://www.surfaceforums.net/threads/30-day-is-all-it-took-to-break-the-glass.10452/page-3 ... read more »

⏚ Electrical Engineering (French)

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Panneau solaire, branchement le plus simple

Bonjour, Je me trouve par hasard en possession d'un panneau solaire. Je n'en n'ai D'ou ces questions: - que se passe t-il si le panneau est en production et qu'il n'y aucune utilisation de la p... read more »

RC and scale modeling (German)

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Poti"weg" begrenzen - wie (Fernsteuerung)

by Masko Müller, Hamburg
Hallo, an den Motor liefern sondern nur 3 Volt). Da gab es mal eine Anleitung Oder lebt diese Gruppe schon gar nicht mehr? -- Masko Nur mit gesundem Humor ansehen: http://www.haustechnikdialo... read more »

RC and scale modeling (French)

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[Conseils d'utilisation] fr.rec.modelisme

Archive-Name: fr/chartes/rec.modelisme ======================================================================= = Conseils d'utilisation du forum fr.rec.modelisme = ==========... read more »

RC and scale modeling (Italian)

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[MANIFESTO] it.hobby.modellismo

by Gruppo Coordinamento NEWS-IT
In fondo a questo articolo, inviato automaticamente ogni mese, troverai il manifesto di questo newsgroup (it.hobby.modellismo). . Tieni presente che esistono anche questi newsgroup it.test ... read more »

RC and scale modeling (Polish)

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Engineering Science (Polish)

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Mycie pistoletu po malowaniu

by Pawel \"O'Pajak\"
Powitanko, Jak ten temat jest rozwiazany w lakierniach?. Bo ja mam z tym problem: Pomaluje cos natryskowo raz na jakis czas i potem mycie pistoletu. Do tego praktycznie cala butla rozpuszczalnik... read more »