IDEAS INTO REALITY – JOY OF IMPACT: MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
ENGINEERING: As in any profession, mastering the fundamentals is essential. Chemical engineering – Civil engineering – Electrical engineering – Mechanical engineering.
Design for Assembly: DFA is a process by which products are designed with ease of assembly in mind. If a product contains fewer parts it will take less time to assemble, thereby reducing assembly cost. Engineering Ideas Into Reality (DfA)
Building Design and Construction: (BDC) refers to the broadly based architectural, engineering and technical applications to the design of buildings. System Fundamentals - Materials - Structure Theory - Roof - Plumbing & Electrical Systems.
AUTODESK: AUTOCAD is a comercial computer-aided design and drafting sofware application. It was first released in December 1982, it's used across a wide range of industries, by architec, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals.
PTC: CREO PARAMETRIC formerly known as Pro/Engineer. It's a 3D CAD/CAM/CAE feature-based, associative solid modeling software. It's runs on Microsoft Windows, it's used by manufactures for mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing.
Naming Conventions: Use the F1 Key for Context-Sensitive Help. Help for a command on the Menu Manager, right-click the command and select GetHelp.
What's new in Creo Parametric 3.0: Part Modeling – View Normal Orientation – Reorienting the Model is Easier – Sheetmetal Design, and more...
Configuring Creo Parametric: customize the way you configure Creo by entering config.pro configuration file options and their values in the Configuration Editor.
PTC Creo Tips & Tricks: Some of these tips are not easily found in the help section, so they are not widely known includes customize the RMB, datum plane placement e.,g.
DASSAULT SYSTÈMES: SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aid design and computer-aided engineering computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. Over 3,000,000 engineers and designers are using it since its first released in 1995.
PDM vs EPDM: Reasons why you should upgrade Workgroup PDM to SolidWorks PDM Professional (EPDM).
MATERIAL: The matter, substance, substances or elements of which a thing is or can be made. How do you choose material for yuor project? What's the difference between types of composite material or kinds of aluminum?
Speedy Metals: Online Industrial Metal Supply. Alloy, Aluuminum, Brass, Bronze, CAst Iron, Copper, SST, Tool Steel, Plastic. Buy only what you need NO minimum orders.
MANUFACTURING: The process of converting raw materials, components, or parts into finished goods that meet a customer's expectations/specifications. Manufacturing commomly employs a man-machine setup with division of labor in a large scale production.
Xometry: 3D printing, CNC machining, Sheet metal fabricating, Urethane casting services. Innovative manufacturing processes. Metal Binder Jetting and how to build custom parts to fit your needs.
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is the Synthesis of shapes, sizes, geometric mesostructures, and material compositions and microstructures to best utilize manufacturing process capabilities to achieve desired performance and other life-cycle objectives.
TECHNOLOGY: Science of craft or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools. Mobil phones and the internet are examples of technology.
3D eXchange: 3DX for those who create in 3D. Share and download 3DX community models. Download Supplier certified models and certified product catalogs.
STANDARD: Provide requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently. Major classifications of this term include • Material or substance whose properties are known with a level of accuracy that is sufficient to allow its use as a physical reference in calibrating or measuring the same properties of another material or substance. • Concept, norm, or priciple established by agreement, authority, or custom, and used generally as an example or model to compare or measure the qulity or performance of a practice or procedure. • Written definition, limit, or rule aaproved and monitored for compliance by an authoritative agency or professional or recognized body as a minimum acceptable benchmark.
ASSIST-QuickSearch: Department of Defense, DLA Document Services. MIL-STD-810, FED-STD-595, basic search.
GD&T: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a language for communication engineering design specifications. GD&T includes all the symbols, definitions, mathematical formulae, and application rules neccessary to embody a viable engineering language. Its conveys both the nominal dimensions (ideal geometry), and the tolerances for a part.
GD&T Glossary Flashcard: Quizlet/3tin3ws.com/gdt_glossary-asme-2009.html (Based on ASME Y14.5-2009).
Geometric Characteristics & Their Attributes: The use of material modifiers, the relationships between material modifiers and fits tolerances.
GD&T Terms: Many GD&T terms have very specific meanings. To be able to function, it is important for each GD&T practitioner to be very familiar with these terms.
GD&T Fundamental Rules: The fundamental ground rules that apply to every engineering drawings, regardless of the types of tolerances used.
Dimension Guidelines: In order for the drawings to be dimensioned so that evryone can understand them, we need to follow standards that all people in the world must follow.
Datums: The purpose of datums. Interpret information provided by datum feature symbols. How to establish datum reference frames?
Material Condition: MMC is the condition of a feature which contains the maximum amount of material within the stated limits of size. LMC is the condition in which there is the least amount of material within the stated limits of size.
Form Controls: There are four form controls: Flatness, Straightness, Circularity and Cylindricity (cylindricity is a 3Dimensional tolerance that controls the overall form of a cylindrical feature to ensure that it is round enough and straight enough along its axis).
Position is a versatile tolerance that can be used to control location, coaxiality, orientation or axis offset of a part feature or axis. Position should be specified whenever the design requirements permit. This control provides an opportunity to utilize many of the advantages of GD&T.
DOCUMENTATION: Material that provides official information or evidence or that serves as a record. Documentation, when done successfully, can keep forward momentum in place and keep the team focused. Documentation sets expectations, provides clarity, and creates safety nets.
RTS: Request Tracking System is used for obtaining document approvals and for submitting document release Revising Procedures.
Engineering Document Control and Management: Document Control Glossary
CHART & GRAPH: A chart is a graphical representation of data, where a line chart is one form. A plot is a result of plotting statistics as a diagram in different ways, where some of the ways are similar to some chart types. So a line chart could be a graph or a plot, while a pie chart is neither a graph nor a plot. Chart and graph is often used to ease understanding the relationships between parts of the data.
WebElements: Explore the chemical elements through this periodic table.
Sheet Metal Thickness Gauges: Material is copyright © 2002 by Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Industrial Wood Screws: Wood screws, retaining rings, machine screws, cap screws, cotter pins, self tapping screws, bent bolts.
ELECTRONIC HARDWARE & FASTENERS: It's consists of interconnected electronic components & devices that mechanically joins two or more objects together or perform analog or logic operations on received and locally stored information to produce as output or store resulting new information or to provide control for output actuator mechanism.
Hardware Specialty Co., Inc: Electronic mounting hardware, card guides, ejectors, hinges, handles, strain reliefs, spacers & standoffs.
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Perspective Drawing with Illustrator: Relatively specialized domain pursued by technical artists and draftsmen, it's based on orientation of the object with respect to the viewer.
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