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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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Found Good Surplus Place

by Pete Keillor
I was figuring on building the control enclosure for my son's belt grinder but looked on ebay. Found a lot of enclosures, sorted on nearest first. There were a bunch at 5 miles. I looked up the ... read more »

⚡ Welding Forums

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handymig by sip

by Mike
I have a handymig that will not weld, there is a white wire in the gun or torch that is not connected. I would appreciate if someone knew what it is connected to. Thankyou 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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Current mode control

by Patrick Chung
Current mode control is the fastest control method for switching mode power supply since it has to feedback loops. Read more: http://www.cirvirlab.com/index.php/switching-mode-power-supply/152-curre... 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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FEATool v1.0 available - an Easy to Use Matlab and Octave FE...

by precise.simulation
Precise Simulation Ltd. has released FEATool v1.0, a finite element (FEM) b ased physics simulation toolbox for Matlab and Octave. FEATool is designed to be very easy learn and use for researchers... 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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DEADLINE EXTENDED to Sep 1: 8th Int'l Conf. on Bio-inspired ...

by chonho
CFP: 8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communica tions Technologies (BICT 2014, formerly BIONETICS) http://www.bionetics.org/ Paper submission deadline extended: Septemb... 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 destroys 2 Gaza high rises with dozens homes & sh...

by pyotr filipivich
It is almost Shermanesque - taking the war to those who are in favor of it. Something the lefties can't seem to grasp. It is Hamas which has declared there to be no civilians in Palestine. It ... 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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?AutoCAD Blocks | AutoCAD Symbols | CAD Drawings | Architec...

by kingboss568
We are dedicated to being the best CAD resource for architectural / interio r designers and student designers. Spend more time designing, and less time drawing! Download CAD blocks & drawings NOW... 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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by Peter Fairbrother
I bought some M8 HIGH TENSILE SET SCREW BOLT BZP 8.8 GRADE + 2 WASHERS + FULL NUT, DIN 933 on ebay, and while the bolts look OK I'm not at all sure about the nuts. Some are marked s 181, some gr... 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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rec.models.rockets FAQ Part 02 - Names and Addresses

by rmrfaq
Archive-name: model-rockets/addresses Rec-models-rockets-archive-name: rockets-faq/part02 Posting-Frequency: weekly Last-modified: 2002 May 14 URL: http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/rockets/rmrfaq.t... 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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Halogen- & Infrarot W├Ąrmestrahler gehen st├Ąndg kaputt

by Artur Kawa
Hallo, ich nutze zum Trocknen von Lack in der Garage oft einen Wohnraumtemperatur beheizt wird. Nun ist mir folgendes passiert: Der Halogenstab im Halogenstrahler ist ca. alle 15-20 Betriebsstun... 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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Re: Les bougies de l'├ęt├ę...

by Olivier B.
idiote qu'irresponsable. fu2 fr.sci.electrotechnique -- pas de turlututu. apres l'@robase 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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rimozione vecchio messaggio

by Iglis Meloni
salve, volevo sapere a chi posso chiedere l'eliminazione di un mio vecchio post di circa 12 anni fa in cui compare mio nome e cognome.L'indirizzo emai https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/it.ho... read more »

RC and scale modeling (Polish)

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HB king aluminiowa głowica - jak rozebrać

by AlexY
http://www.buzzflyer.co.uk/uploads/images_products/334.jpg -- AlexY http://faq.enter.net.pl/simple-polish.html http://www.pg.gda.pl/~agatek/netq.html read more »

Engineering Science (Polish)

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Smarowanie pompki na wiertark─Ö

by Gof
http://allegro.pl/pompka-pompa-na-wiertarke-do-paliwa-oleju-wody-i4525335199.html http://www.chmurka.net/r/IMG_20140821_145114.jpg I teraz tak... -- SELECT finger FROM hand WHERE id = 3; http:/... read more »