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Joshua Maxton
Hi everyone, I have a question regarding centralized warehousing, sometimes known as the "hub-and-spoke" ...
Hello Joshua
Use the following search term in google scholar
Multi-criteria multi decision method  (MCDM), ...
Hi Joshua,

I saw your post about centralized warehousing and thought I might be able to help.

See the attached ...
Miguel Thomas
Hello, I am searching for any technical papers or resources regarding degassing of materials that are roughly ...
Miguel Thomas Jan '21
Hello, Miguel.
I have experience with degassing low viscosity polyurethane and high viscosity silicone. I've ...
Hi Dave, 

Thanks for the reply. I have seen the process that you are talking about. But due to the non-homogeneous ...
Yes, it is important to size the container so that its volume is at least double the material volume. When the ...
Hi Miguel,

Here are 2 articles that may be helpful!

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Carol Tower
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Great, thanks for the response. I will see if I can give this a shot. Any recommendations on reliable vacuum pumps? 
Thanks Carol, I will give them a read!
Hello, Miguel.
When I was actively creating purchase requisitions for vacuum pumps, I relied on a sales rep who ...
Hi David, 

Thanks again for your feedback and links. I certainly understand the need for correctly sized chamber ...
Not sure what your set-up looks like but have you tried to:
1. degas/vibrate as you pour?
2. degas/vibrate in ...
Hello, Miguel.
I think your theory is a good one to verify. It certainly looks plausible that shaking can entrap ...
Paul Wilson
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Hi, I am new to the Knowledge Resource Center but just wondering if someone could direct me to the location of ...
Paul Wilson Dec '20
Good morning Paul Wilson ‍!

Thank you for posting in the Knowledge & Resource Center. Below are links to various ...
Thomas Bussi
Hello SME- What would be the appropriate industry standard approach to marking out features while turning a round ...
Thomas Bussi Oct '20
Zachary Bibik
Hello! I am looking for any information to help me prepare for an upcoming technical interview. I am an EIT and ...
Zachary Bibik Jul '20
Hi Zachary,

Here are a few links to articles on common interview questions on engineering fundamentals


Hi Carol,

Thank you for the helpful information!
Have a great day!
Richard Stuntebeck
Hi Carol We are new to SME and I was made aware of this resource by one of my contacts.  I am wondering if you have any ...

Hi Richard,


I found 2 articles on how a few OEMs are changing their focus to Covid-19.


One article is attached and ...

Thank you Carol.

I did not see the attached article.  What am i doing wrong?

Richard Stuntebeck ‍ Please see the attached file.
Thank you so much Diana!
You're welcome, Richard Stuntebeck ‍!
Patrick Scukas
Hi all! I am a new member to the SME community and I am looking for information on cutting composites on CNC machines. ...
Patrick Scukas May '20
Hi Patrick,

I saw your post on SME Connect about milling composites on CNC machining centers and thought I might be ...
Thank You soo much!

This is going to be a big help to me! I have been machining metal for over a decade and I have now ...
Paul Cheng
Dear Carol, SME Members: Can you or members guide me to Induction and / or friction welders? As posted earlier. My ...
Paul Cheng Apr '20
Peter Stamatis
Hello everyone, Not necessarily a specific manufacturing question, but I was wondering if anyone knows how many ...
Peter Stamatis Apr '20
Pete Stamatis ‍ Thank you for posting on SME Connect in the Knowledge & Resource Center. We currently have around ...
Thank you Dianna!
David Sulli
Hi. I was wondering if you can send me any current information about extrusion molding. I am interested in what is ...
David Sulli Mar '20
What is the material your going to be using? 
Hi David,

There's current literature about the extrusion molding process in general, but only a few resources on ...
Hi, Lisa. The material will be plant-based, so quite a bit different from traditional plastic materials.
Thanks, Carol.
Best regards,
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