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Market Talk 8/19 - 360 Degree Videos, Baltic Sea Circle, Volocopters as Air Taxis and 10 Technologies that Have Changed our Lives

By Timo Schmidt on Dec 23, 2019

Typically, engineers focus on the smallest of details. From time to time, however, it is worth taking a look at the big picture – or even beyond it. What are the concerns of the market? What is being talked about and above all: where does the journey lead to? Here is our overview.

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The Connection between Engineering and Christmas Chocolate

By Timo Schmidt on Dec 16, 2019

The Christmas season is full of chocolaty goodness. The enjoyment of cacao is an implicit part of it all – no matter whether in the shape of a Santa Claus, praline or contained in the advent calendar that puts you in a good mood every day. But what do engineers actually have to do with chocolate? More than you imagine!

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Last Minute Present Ideas for Engineers

By Hannah Döttling on Dec 16, 2019

The Christmas season – the time of rest and reflection? Well… instead of love, harmony, warmth and a sense of well-being, many of us actually associate the pre-Christmas period with stress, deadlines and overtime. A pile of projects heaped up on our desk which, ideally, should be completed before the holidays. In our private life, Christmas parties, visits to or from relatives and preparations for Christmas dinner make schedules even busier.

But, let’s be honest: the greatest cause of stress comes from our desperate search for suitable presents. After all, we would like to get something "special" for everyone.

If this sentence makes you nervous – don’t panic! We are going to show you how you can still please your loved ones with only four days before Christmas, in spite of your long to-do list.

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Market Talk 7/19 - Electric Hyper Sports Car, Mechanical Engineering Sector in Rough Seas, thyssenkrupp tags #newtk and the Aachen Engineering Award

By Timo Schmidt on Nov 06, 2019

Typically, engineers focus on the smallest of details. From time to time, however, it is worth taking a look at the big picture – or even beyond it. What are the concerns of the market? What is being talked about and above all: where does the journey lead to? Here is our overview.

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Case Study: Safe Dimensioning of Locking Assemblies for the Extreme Loads in Applications with Belt Conveyor Pulleys

By Rainer Peter on Oct 09, 2019

Ignoring induced forces or the faulty design of belt conveyor pulleys can cause high repair costs. Resulting damage may show itself in shaft breakage, axial movement or plastic deformation of the pulley bottom. Apart from that, downtime losses accrue which can quickly amount to several millions.

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Market Talk 6/19 - Brexit Scenarios, the Arena of the Future, Virtual Reality Rides, and what eSports and Mercedes Benz have in common

By Timo Schmidt on Sep 25, 2019

Typically, engineers focus on the smallest of details. From time to time, however, it is worth taking a look at the big picture – or even beyond it. What are the concerns of the market? What is being talked about and above all: where does the journey lead to? Here is our overview.

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Case Study: Application of HENFEL bearing housings in iron ore pellet roller screens

By Matheus Mendes on Aug 28, 2019

Before we dive into the case study, a little background information may be necessary. An iron ore pellet is a tiny iron ore ball (between 8 and 18mm of diameter) composed of pellet feed and iron ore fines, which are the finest forms of the iron ore, mixed with a flux (in Brazil usually limestone) and a thickener, which gives the pellets their consistency.

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Market Talk 5/19 - EMO Exhibition in Hannover, Digitalization in Mechanical Engineering, 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing and Extraordinary Elevators

By Timo Schmidt on Aug 14, 2019

Typically, engineers focus on the smallest of details. From time to time, however, it is worth taking a look at the big picture – or even beyond it. What are the concerns of the market? What is being talked about and above all: where does the journey lead to? Here is our overview.

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Case Study: Locking Assemblies for Securing Rotors in Impact Crushers

By Rainer Peter on Jul 17, 2019

Apart from transmitting the rotor torque, locking assemblies installed in crushers are subjected to further loads such as bending moments and radial impacts. The factors which have to be considered for these applications are briefly described in this article. Please also watch the video and learn how modern impact crushers work.

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Market Talk 4/19 - Podcasts for Mechanical Engineers, Quantum Leap through 5G, one Year GDPR and Globalization 4.0

By Timo Schmidt on Jul 03, 2019

Typically, engineers focus on the smallest of details. From time to time, however, it is worth taking a look at the big picture – or even beyond it. What are the concerns of the market? What is being talked about and above all: where does the journey lead to? Here is our overview.

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