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11/19/2010 · Metallurgy
Creep of a metal or alloy is defined as its time-dependent deformation under constant stress at a given temperature, and is associated with elevated temperatures, usually defined as any temperature above 1/2 the melting point (in absolute degrees).

7/7/2009 · Design
Before expending the effort necessary to reverse engineer a device or object, it must be definite that the object under study is not covered by one or more patents. This avoids a dispute over patent violations. Once it has been established that no patent coverage exists, one can use multiple techniques to reverse engineer a product. These are summarized below:

12/2/2005 · Machinery
Lubrication Institute provides many different types of courses for personnel, the following is a general outline of what we would present in our introductory benchmarking course

1/24/2005 · Construction
The concrete wearing surface to a parking deck forming the roof of the outpatient and emergency surgery areas at a major community hospital deteriorated within seven years after construction rendering it unserviceable

9/21/2004 · Machinery
For me it is fascinating that in this highly competitive global marketplace, so many American companies lack the lubricants and lubrication knowledge or skills needed to protect, let alone achieve, the greatest return on their production machinery

10/15/2003 · Machinery
Do you know that your equipment produces a profit on a thin film called lubricant? The most important but yet the most mismanaged in 99% of all companies is lubricants and/or lubrication. That’s why, it has been reported, that 60% to 70% of all mechanical failures are due to inadequate lubricants and lubrication practices