Author Archives: Hyllest

Micrographs

With a bit of help from my workmates, I’ve got my hands on some interesting metal samples which I’ve etched and taken some photos of through my microscope. Below are some photos of a Martensitic high chromium white cast iron that … Continue reading

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Safe Machine Design: A Mechanical Engineer’s Guide to, uh, Electrical Engineering.

I’ve had to do a bit of learning on the fly at work and so thought I’d write down some of my thoughts to make things easier if I forget bits and pieces. Then I thought I’d publish it so all 3 … Continue reading

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Safety Culture.

I was nerding out and browsing some random tech reports from Los Alamos National Laboratory (Interesting if you’re into nuclear stuff though I won’t lie- most of it went over my head) and happened to come across a safety manual. … Continue reading

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A quick experiment in hydroforming.

I had some spare time over the holidays so I decided to play around with something I saw on youtube some time ago. The idea is that you can weld together two pieces of metal, pump them up with a … Continue reading

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Engineering language, pain and beards

One of the things that makes engineering a bit inaccessible to newbs is the language that is always used but rarely explained. It differentiates the young from the old like a weathered beard, a list of expensive mistakes or a drawer full of wires … Continue reading

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11 Mechanic’s tricks your dad (hopefully) taught you

I usually find out the easiest way to do something right after I’ve just done it the hard way. I also love learning new mechanical tricks and shortcuts but sources of this stuff are hard to find so here’s a few of … Continue reading

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Saving money with laser cutting.

Laser cutting has been around for a long time and has been embraced by industry for the most part but I still do see some instances of designs that don’t really take advantage of all the things you can do with it. … Continue reading

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