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Salvatore Celestino 4869
Want to evaluate the benefit of an "evidence based equipment maintenance" program in a manufacturing ...
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Hi Sal,

The article is attached!

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Thank you. Looking forward to the article.

Sal Celestino
Hello Salvatore,

I've identified an article of interest, "Evidence-based asset management applied to ...
Shuwen Xia 18256
Hi there, 

Can you help to get the following paper from manufacturing engineering?

Mahadev, Prasad, ...
James Goodsmith ‍ You're receiving the system-generated email for the discussion thread(s) because you're part ...
I didn’t request?

Jim Goodsmith
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Hi Shuwen,

The SME tech paper you wanted, "Theoretical Analysis of Frictional Effect on Circular Brush Stiffness ...
Can you help to get this one as well? 

Shia, C., R. Stango, and Heinrich, Theoretical Analysis of ...

Here is the article you wanted from Manufacturing Engineering magazine.
Thanks for the help. 
Mahadev, Prasad, “Understanding Nylon Abrasive Filament Brushes,” Manufacturing Engineering, v 122, n 3, Mar ...
Maxwell Lightstone 18229
Does anyone know how to access old technical reports?
I'm trying to get  MR 75-614, MR 74-120,  and  MR 70-277
Paul Finelt:
It is rewards to see that old stuff still has value. And SME IS A TREASURE TROVE!

They really do! I'm in ...

It is rewards to see that old stuff still hasvalue. And SME IS A TREASURE TROVE!

All the Best,
Paul Finelt


Evaluating Grinding Fluid Performance, from 1974
Mechanic of Grinding Fluid Delivery, from 1975, Trmal & ...
Hi Maxwell,

Please send all the information you have about the reports (title, author, etc.) to me and I'll try to ...
Howard Stallard 13560
Looking for needed information on how to designing a power spring.
What are the necessary dimensions required? ...
Good morning  Howard Stallard ‍! Please see another response below from Garrett Derr :

e: Re: Power/clock spring ...

Here are a few articles on Power Spring Design!
Here are a few articles that may help!
Look in machinery’s handbook

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Tony Bradford 17582
I am developing an eLearning course on locating program zero on the lathe. I understand that the Z0 is almost ...
Thanks for the feedback! So it sounds like you would rarely, if ever, place Z0 in a location other than the part face. ...
To locate program Zero on a lathe, face your stock and set the Z to 0.0.

Y 0.0 is the center of the spindle.

Program ...
Eric Lange 17712

I wanted to see if there were any opportunities to remove some of my company's dependency on petroleum based ...
Thank you! I will take a look and follow up asneeded.

Hi Eric,

For a start on this subject I posted 2 articles I hope will be helpful.  One is a chapter from the ...
Timothy Foran 3337
I am looking for a supplier that has impact lapping.  Not sure how this process works.
Anyone who has information ...
Timothy Foran ‍ Please see this post:

Mohammad Naqvi 1412
Hello I am wondering I do I get access to papers 
Good morning  Mohammed Monshi ‍. Carol Tower ‍ has access to CIRP papers. Is there a particular CIRP paper you're ...
Jim Redekopp 4476
I am seeking information on how ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) coatings on glass breakdown due to high voltage.  When ...

Let me know if this helps, its a quote from a scholarly paper on the subject:

"The thermal degradation behavior of ...

You might check out the troubleshooting class in ToolingU.  The answer may not be there, but it might show any gaps ...
Muhsin Suleiman 9565

Trying to find resources (books/courses) that shed more light on how to assemble parts together
For ...

Thank you for the resources.
I was looking for something like this.
Check out how many fasteners loosen with vibration:

I'm involved in build to print projects, but sometimes drawings are not accurate and the floor needs ...
Hi Muhsin,

Here are a few resources on assembling plastic parts.  See the article at the following link - ...
James Kennedy, you have it nailed. I have never heard of an assembly HOW-TO book. Evertime the variables of ...
You will want to take the Tooling U-SME classes on fasteners to get up to speed on.
As far as assembly, you should ...

I saw your post in SME.

What sort of manufacturing are you involved in?

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