Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mechanical Engineering Elements News 2020 - Monitor for Industrial Engineers

Industrial Engineers have to monitor engineering news every day to identify developments related to engineering elements that increase productivity and reduce cost. Many barriers to productivity will be solved by new developments in engineering. Industrial engineers have to identify the new engineering concepts as early as possible and incorporate them into engineering components, products, operations and processes for which they are the industrial engineers.

Industrial Engineers improve things for productivity by making engineering changes at element levels.

Machines and Manufacturing News

Sites for News

Car Detailing Daily

Clamps for CNC Machine Tools

Significant events and trends in manufacturing for this year (2020) and beyond

Author: Cutting Tool Engineering
March 16, 2020

MAR 11, 2020
360? Revolution in Turning
High Dynamic Turning with FreeTurn standard range tooling makes it possible to carry out roughing, finishing, contour turning, face turning, longitudinal turning — all standard turning operations — with just one tool.

Instead of a static position of the insert in the holder, due to the rotation around its own tool axis, the cutting edge change can be done.  Additionally, the angle of approach is freely variable at any time, and can even be changed while cutting. This  enables flexible machining of almost every workpiece contour, optimal chip breaking, higher feed rates, and increased tool life.

13 Feb 2020

100% inspection system called the ShadowGage Sorter, from Resec Systems LLC, a Bergenfield, NJ-based manufacturer of automated, 100% inspection sorting systems for small turned parts is being used by Warren Screw Products which produces  600 active parts that are all uniquely designed for a customer-specific application.

6 Feb 2020
Deburring  4140 alloy steel and other hard metals
For the most aggressive deburring or surface finishing the solution is a wheel brush that uses abrasive nylon filaments made of silicon carbide. Diamond grit can be used for the hardest metals and alloys in use today. The construction of  composite hub radial wheel brushes, provides a long-lasting wheel with less filament breakage, superior performance and cost reduction.

24 January 2020

January 21, 2020 05:48 AM
GM’s Cruise to unveil first car built to operate with no driver

Increasing Employee Output Through Automation - Seven Recent Shop Visits

High-Performance, Economical Universal Machine for ID Grinding
The Voumard 1000 machine has hydrostatic guideways as a standard on all axes, provides highest performance across ID grinding applications.
JAN 23, 2020

Toolholders make the critical connection for productivity

January is National Cobot Awareness Month


The 18 Doosan machines being exhibited include a number of newly developed models that are making their UK debuts, such as the DEM 4000, a compact vertical machining centre equipped with a 7.5 kW/8,000 rpm spindle, a 20-position ATC and the latest FANUC control.

Cost reduction through efficient energy saving motors.

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS now has a new synchronous motor with a significant higher energy efficiency (IE5+). It can be combined with the nsd tupH surface treatment. It is therefore optimally suited for use in intralogistics and wash-down applications.

The energy-efficient latest generation permanent magnet synchronous motor has considerably lower losses than the current IE4 series.

???????The Role of CNC Automation in Modern Manufacturing

Higher productivity in turning.

Engineering Materials News

Top Blogs - Sites

Solid state AM

Optimized roughing

Seco tools

Feed rate upto 100 mt/min
NSK Din ball screw


March 21, 2019Smart Hemmer Symmetrical Roller HemmerContact DetailsComau SpAComau is taking a quantum step forward in digital-enabled solutions for lightweight vehicle manufacturing with its new robotic roller hemming process. Fast, flexible and precise, Smart Hemmer is a compact, symmetrical roller hemmer able to hem any complex joint.

Key elements of FMS

Automated inspection of dial gages.

New cam strategy for rough milling.
50% reduction in cutting time.

Converting CNC Grinding machines into smart iot ready machines.

Design News - Components News

Component modeling productivity improvement with Altair SimLab
7 Feb 2020

The BMW Motorrad team was experiencing a typical turnaround time of between one and two weeks for outsourced engine component modeling. It acquired Altair SimLab solution and the work in-house on crankshaft modelling, and associated processes takes just 10 minutes. It previously took about an hour on a four-cylinder engine design. Thus company can now do more jobs inside in less time.

Sensors in cars progress

Oxidation ovens for carbon fiber processing

Materials News

Questek developing Aluminum AM material that doesn't require heat treatment. Heat exchangers can be made with it.


Updated on  23 February 2020, 11 February 2020, 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Basic Engineering Elements - Introduction

I liked a YouTube channel - Beginning Engineers.

There are interesting videos in it. One is on industrial engineering that starts with the statement that I promote. Industrial Engineering is System Efficiency Engineering.

I plan to give the links of the videos in this site in this blog. Industrial engineers have to understand the productivity implication of each engineering element and use that understanding to improve the productivity of resources and reduce the cost of products and processes.



Friday, January 24, 2020

Mechanical Engineering 2019 News

3rd International Conference on Frontiers in Automobile and Mechanical Engineering FAME 2020, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, International Conference, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2nd - 4th April 2020


Journal ID : 2121-0301
11 Volumes 80 Issues 5122 Articles available from 2010 to 2020.

International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME

Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering

Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Journal of Modern Mechanical Engineering and Technology


MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga
Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line.
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
January 30, 2019

Global Development of the Mechanical Engineering Industry
25.01.2019 | Editor: Ahlam Rais

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 Our team of experts articulate designs with manufacturability as the key goal.
 We deliver optimal design solutions at each stage of the lifecycle for enhanced reliability and performance.
 Our skilled team can work on cutting edge tech, legacy systems and both.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Dry - WetProcessing Technologies for Large Area Electronics

Dry Processing Technologies for Large Area Electronics

The Dry Processing Short Course is delivered by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). It covers the key processing techniques required for large area electronic device manufacture, including vacuum deposition, photolithography, laser ablation and wet and dry etching. In each case the advantages, disadvantages and technological challenges of each technique will be covered, along with issues arising in scale up for manufacture.


12:30 – 13:30 Registration
13:30 Course begins

Dry Processing (Thin Film Fabrication and Patterning)
Vacuum Deposition
Dr Andrew Cook, CPI

Physical vapour deposition
Chemical vapour deposition
Description of evaporation process
Description of sputtering process
Comparison of evaporation vs sputtering
PVD chamber design
Requirements for a process chamber
Discussion on vacuum pumps types
Discussion on power supplies
PVD process conditions
Pressure, time & power vs deposition rate & thickness
Magnetron sputtering
Metal vs reactive sputtering
Target types

Description of ALD process
ALD cycle
Temporal vs spatial ALD
Current tool types

Photolithography Processes
John McLean, CPI

Photo processes
Positive and negative resists
Lift off resists
Image reversal resists
Cured dielectrics
Hard mask process
Photo tool set
Spin Coating
Maskless photolithography
Developing photoresist
Common issue considerations
Resist adhesion
Reflectivity of the material or underlying material
The planarity of the material
Etch characteristics of the material
Resist removal method
Thermal stability of sublayers and deposited material
Exposure factors-

14:50 - 15:20 Coffee break

Laser Processing for Ablation and Patterning
John McLean, CPI

Etching Processes

Mike Clausen, CPI

Differences between wet and dry etching
Isotropic versus anisotropic
Typical wet etch chemistries
Typical wet etch problems
Plasma etch fundamentals
Selectivity, etch rate, uniformity
Steps in a plasma etch process
Typical plasma chemistries

Mike Clausen, CPI

Brief overview of the CPI integration facility
Case studies
17:00 Course ends

Dr Andrew Cook, Senior Scientist
Dr Andrew Cook gained his PhD in physical organic chemistry. He has worked in the fields of polymer synthesis and industrial scale roll to roll vacuum coating technologies (primarily sputtering, thermal evaporation and atomic layer deposition). Andrew’s background is in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry from mg to kg scale, and is very competent with all modern analytical measuring and identification techniques. Andrew has a proven publication track record and has worked across multi collaborative research & development projects funded by IUK and the European Union, most notably Fabrigen, HiBPE and R2R CIGS, which have directly investigated the scaling up of technologies to manufacturing readiness levels.

John McLean, Process Engineering Team Leader
John McLean is the Process Engineering Team Leader within CPI Electronics. He started his working life in 1986 with National Semiconductor and has mainly worked within the semiconductor industry since. He has worked for a number of large companies like Siemens and Atmel as well as smaller companies in his capacity as a process engineer. For the last seven years he has been at CPI as part of the process engineering team. John has primarily been involved in photolithography and patterning, from contact aligners to deep UV scanners. John has also worked in defect engineering and metrology.

Mike Clausen, Head of Technology
Mike Clausen is the Head of Technology within CPI’s Electronics unit. He is responsible for providing technical leadership, developing technologies so that they can be translated to innovative products capable of commercialization in the future. Previously, he was responsible for developing the knowledge base and technology assets for the optoelectronics sector, in addition to delivering technology programmes from concept through to innovation. Mike has 25 years experience within the electronics field working within research and development, mass production and customer service environments. He has worked for medium size British companies and major international blue chip organisations such as Fujitsu Microelectronics, NXP, Filtronic Compound Semiconductors and RFMD. His knowledge base spans operations management, process engineering and integration, technology development, yield enhancement and project management.

Wet Processing Technologies for Large Area Electronics
The Wet Processing Short Course is delivered by Printed Electronics Ltd (PEL) and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). It covers the inks and printer technology required for deposition techniques including screen, inkjet and flexo/gravure printing. The short course also covers coating techniques such as doctor blade and slot die, drawdown, spin and spray coating. In each case the advantages, disadvantages and technological challenges of each technique will be covered, along with issues arising in scale up for manufacture



08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 Course begins

Wet Processing (Formulation, Coating and Printing)

Materials and Formulation
Nicola Broughton, CPI

Silver, copper, carbon and other ink materials
Solvent-based inks
Curable inks
Ink formulation components
Mixing and scale-up
Polymers, glass, paper, textiles and metals
Dr Neil Chilton, Printed Electronics Limited (PEL)

Screen print
Other print technologies such as flexography, gravure etc.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Large Area Coating Methods
Nicola Broughton & Dr Rob Valentine, CPI

Batch coating
Drawdown and dip
Spin coating
Continuous processes
Doctor blade
Spray coating
Slot die
Scale-up for continuous processes
Applications of large area coating
12:30 Course ends

Nicola Broughton, Senior Scientist

Nicola is a Senior Scientist working on collaborative and commercial research projects in the field of printable electronics. With a background in cell biology, Nicola has worked as an industrial laboratory chemist developing new products and formulations for an aerosol manufacturer. At CPI Nicola has worked to develop functional ink formulations, particularly those containing nanomaterials. She also works to establish coating, printing and curing methods for a number of different applications including IoT enabled devices, wearable electronics and sensors.

Dr Rob Valentine

Dr Rob Valentine graduated from University of Durham with an MChem before undertaking a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in the Synthesis and Characterisation of Novel Organic Electronic Materials. Following these postgraduate studies Rob joined CPI in 2012 where he has been ever since. During his time at CPI Rob has developed particular expertise in a range of topics including OTFT, Photovoltaics and Sensor Technologies covering areas such as material formulations, deposition techniques and device architecture.

Dr Neil Chilton, Technical Director
Printed Electronics Limited, UK

Neil has more than twenty years’ experience in the field of electronics and electronic components. After completing his BSc and PhD in Physics, his technical career took him to Japan where he worked for four years at the advanced materials research division of Nippon Steel Corporation. After returning to the UK he joined Europe’s then largest printed circuit board manufacturing company where he was later part of an MBO team and technical director. In 2006, together with co-founder Dr Steve Jones, he started Printed Electronics Limited to focus on the practical use of inkjet for manufacturing electronic interconnects, devices and systems

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Engineering and Technology News India - 2019

Engineering in India - Daily

Indian 3D Printing Industry – Highlights of the Year 2019
by MANUFACTUR3D  December 28, 2019

Tata Technologies’ flagship program ‘Ready Engineer’ honored with National CSR Award 2019 by Ministry of Corporate Affairs

It has an e-learning program.

Hindustan Zinc receives its first European patent

"The patent describes the process to treat Antimony-bearing by-product of Zinc-Lead smelters and convert it into a value added product, Potassium Antimony Tartarate (PAT), "

The patented process has been commercialized and is running successfully at DSC Ancillary setup since 2016

Friday, December 27, 2019

Engineering and Technology News2019


Interesting message from an Engineering Site - Newsletter.

Process and Product Industrial Engineering Database

Methods Engineering and Value Engineering Database

The Engineer, UK  Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine, UK AZO Materials News

Engineering & Management News  #Engineering-Twitter   The Technical Science Advocate - Pli (Engineering and Technology News)

Engineering and Technology Daily  (

Mechanical Engineering Daily (

December 2019

Engineering in Industrial Engineering - Product Industrial Engineering  - Process Industrial Engineering


Very interesting.
Climate change: UK 'has technology' for zero carbon.
With current technologies zero emission can be achieved.

AI enables design of spray-on coating that can generate solar energy
December 26, 2019

Rolls-Royce  all-electric aircraft
The zero-emissions plane to  run  with a target speed of 300+ mph (480+ kph) in late Spring 2020.
It can run up to 200 miles on single charge.

Nissan shares exciting advances in vehicle technology.
Nissan’s mission to change the way cars are integrated into society. Their ProPILOT technology can make driving less stressful. The unveiling of their Invisible-to-Visible technology.
 This future-state technology will leverage sensored infrastructure and the “Metaverse” to enhance the driver’s experience behind the wheel.

“The technology taps into the cloud and enables you to see what you couldn’t see before -What was invisible – such as parking spots, traffic jams,  – you will actually see now."

Big Database Engineering
Distributed database is an earlier name. Now Bigdata base may be more appropriate. It has to be collected from number of sensors and number of people who communicate in an unstructured way. The database has to be organized so that it will generate value through analysis carried out centrally and analysis carried out individually by the associates of the organization.

AI-Driven Software Engineering
Will AI replace human engineers? An analysis based on the current state of the art.
Inateresting Writeup
Omar Rabbolini

Redefining the Future of Engineering.
Engineering, which has always been defined by its ability to constantly innovate and evolve alongside high-tech growth, is now advancing at a faster rate than ever before thanks to the rise of powerful technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and IoT.
Here are a few examples of unique engineering advancements that will push the future of engineering further.

Product Engineering Services – A Step-by-Step Guide
There are different phases of product engineering from inception to the end of the lifecycle of a product. Read this blog to get a step-by-step understanding of Product Engineering Services.
Product Industrial Engineering has to be one of them.

Top manufacturing stories for 2019
Here are the top stories on manufacturing produced by Design News throughout 2019.
by: Rob Spiegel, Automation & Motion Control, Automation, December 24, 2019

19 in 2019: Best electronic bits from the Design News vault
Check out the best curated technical content from the editors at Design News.
by: John Blyler Electronics & Test Sensors, Materials & Assembly, IoT, Gadget Freak, Design Hardware & Software December 23, 2019

5 Incredible IoT Applications In Civil Engineering
The internet of things is making a major impact on the field of civil engineering, and these four examples of IoT applications in civil engineering are fascinating.
Megan Ray Nichols
December 20, 2019

DECEMBER 19, 2019
Engineers Are Not Ending Poverty. Time for a Change?

Cool and super cool 3D printed projects
Here’s a look back at several cool hobbyist-level gadgets and a few super cool printed car projects.
December 19, 2019
One of the biggest content repositories for 3D printer models on the internet is Thingiverse – the site offers close to 2 million STL files. The website is operated by MakerBot Industries, the creators of the Replicator series of 3D printers. The Thingiverse community mostly share their STL files for free in varying categories and complexity.

3D printer files to download for production on any 3D printer -  high-tech, artificial intelligence robot arm

Zhixiong via CGTrader
CGTrader is a marketplace to buy and sell 3D CAD files. The site also offers a selection of free 3D printer files to download for production on any 3D printer.

Can Start/Stop Technology Save Fuel?

Engineering, Innovation and Technology Highlights From 2019
Posted on December 27, 2019 by Jacques VDW

Augmented Reality Changes Manufacturing. Here’s How
03 Dec 2019

By Scott Jenkins, Chemical Engineering magazine | December 1, 2019

Winchester Publishes Article About More Inclusive Approaches in Design and Management of Emerging Technologies

Woodrow W Winchester III, Ph.D., a lecturer and the director of Engineering Management in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, wrote a defining article in the American Society for Engineering Management’s (ASEM) Fall 2019 issue of Practice Periodical – Articles for the Practicing Engineering Manager.

Nov 22, 2019
The 5 Biggest Technology Trends Disrupting Engineering And Design In 2020

6 monumental and revolutionary VR construction tools
Virtual reality in engineering and construction provides many great opportunities for greater efficiency and safety.

ASME - DFAM Course


 Thanks to a fundamental transformation in environmental performance, the Forum further outlined how the technology achieves levels of near zero emissions, and how it will continue to be a dominant technology in the future for moving freight.

Engineers Need a New Approach to Learning
Nov 27, 2019
by Arin Ceglia
ASME’s modern course design helps engineers advance in a rapidly shifting field.

Top Universities that offer Courses in 3D Printing
by MANUFACTUR3D November 7, 2019

How advances in 5G and IoT will impact technology
November 29, 2019

A Kink in the Hyperloop
The dream of zipping from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes has run into a few speed bumps.
By Benjamin Wallace

High Energy Users Opting for Combined Heat and Power
Nov 6, 2019 | Combined Heat and Power

September 2019

Five new technology missions to be launched to make India future-ready
Published on September 13, 2019

1. Electric mobility
2. Batteries
3. Methanol economy
4. Quantum technologies
5. Digital maps

August 2019

UMD Launches Quantum Technology Center - Science to Technology
Researchers to Push Quantum Science Beyond Physics for High-Impact Innovations
By Maryland Today Staff  /  Aug 23, 2019

Quantum computer
European Patent Office
2003-02-26: Publication of EP1286303A1
2019-09-15: Application status is Withdrawn

Bosch claims new diesel technology cuts NOx emissions
26/04/2018 in Fleet Industry News

A Century of Innovation in Aerospace Materials

Engineering and Technology News - 30 July 2019

Modern Manufacturing Processes
Muammer Koc, Tugrul ?zel
John Wiley & Sons, 18-Sep-2019 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
copy right year 2020.

Industrial Imager pinpoints compressed air leaks in minutes
30 July, 2019

Compressed air systems can lose a significant amount of air through leakage. - the average compressed air system loses 30% of its air through leaks. Locating those leaks has been a time-consuming and difficult process. Fluke says its ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager enables maintenance teams to quickly, and visually, pinpoint the location of compressed air, gas, and vacuum system leaks even during peak production periods. Leaks can be detected in a matter of minutes.

A commentary on the additive manufacturing workshop for automotive 2019

MAY 13, 2019
A metal sheet stamping simulation promises improved car part production
Kanazawa University  researchers came up with a novel way of reducing the twisting of metal sheets by optimizing the shape of the blank shape while also minimizing tearing and wrinkling of the metal sheet. They also simulated how much force to use to clamp the metal sheet in place in the so-called "blank holder" and how it should be varied during the punching process to achieve the best results.

Handling ‘zettabytes of data’ at the edge: Dave Laurello, CEO of Stratus Technologies
By Nick Smith

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019


The many variables of manufacturing stamped components
NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Improvement of Productivity in Metal Stamping Process by using progressive die
by KN Asfew et al., 2017

Intelligent Stamping Dies
December 18, 2015 Avinash Khare

US Patent US20090266135A1
Method of producing sheet metal blanks having a varing thickness
Inventor Hans-Jurgen Knaup Current Assignee Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
2009-10-29 Publication

Engineering and Technology News - 30 July 2019

Updated on 28 December 2019,  3 September 2019, 1 August 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

3D Printing of Heart

Sep 9, 2019

BIOLIFE4D Just 3D Printed A Human ‘Mini-Heart’

Using a process similar to the Tel Aviv University attempt. Chicago based BIOLIFE4D printed a mini-heart.

Researchers Just 3D Printed The First-Ever Complete Heart Using Human Tissue

16 APR 2019

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have 3D printed a small rodent-sized  heart using human tissue that includes vessels, collagen, and biological molecules.  .

The technology is still many years out from developing a human working heart. The cells do not have  pumping ability. but  they can currently contract. The trial successfully engineered and printed an entire heart complete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers.  A  hydrogel from fatty tissues extracted from human test subjects was used to form bioinks used for 3D printing the heart.

The paper was published  in the journal Advanced Science.

Earlier, in 2017,   researchers at ETH Zurich created a 3D printed artificial heart. It was made using a flexible material.