- The majority of people I am familiar with, all our engineers and developers, are constantly working on fixing the world.
- Has The World Changed?“No, I do not believe the world has changed that much, more like it is ever changing. Growing. Evolving. Certainly, from an engineer’s perspective, technology has changed, and I truly believe that whatever people do and whatever people come up with is just a natural process of growing as a society."
More often than not, the need to use a magnet arises. Thanks to modern technology, magnetic grippers are available. These devices come in a variety of shapes, sizes and weights. Each has its very own particular use, but the common factors narrow down to the fact that they are useful for picking up ferromagnetic material.
About Magnetic Grippers
There are some things to consider when choosing a magnetic gripper. Like any other machine, it is important to put a few things into consideration. First and foremost, it is of great importance to understand the type of magnets found in a magnetic gripper. They can be either electromagnetic or permanent magnet.
Permanent magnets are better when it comes to functionality, compared to electromagnets. Some advantages of using a magnetic gripper with a permanent magnet include:
It is safe for hazardous material
There is no spark production, making it safe
The need for electricity is minimal.
When choosing a magnetic gripper, it is important to ensure that you have the very best the market has to offer. Here are a few pointers on what to consider:
It is important to make sure that the connections are easy to use and that they offer optimal functionality. For example having a magnetic gripper that runs on pneumatic switching is a good selection.
No magnetic grippers are the same. There are those with coarse poles and those with two permanent magnets. Make a choice that works best for you.
Some magnetic grippers run when there is electricity. Others do not require power to run. The latter are more convenient to have around and, depending on particular needs, they can be highly recommended.
The thickness of the material you intend to carry matters. The minimum width is about 0.5mm. This aspect is something to consider as it influences the efficiency of your gripper.
A gripper with a four magnet strength is better than a two magnet gripper. For this reason, it is important to know the details of the force of a given gripper.
The Tungsten Wire is made from a rare metal called ‘Tungsten’ or Wolfram. It is a hard and rare metal to find on Earth and is usually found naturally and almost exclusively in chemical compounds. The most remarkable attribute that tungsten has is that it is robust and has the highest melting point of all metals in the periodic table and the highest tensile strength.
It’s high density is 20 times more than that of water, and can be comparable to Gold or Uranium, which makes it great for high absorption capacities of radioactive radiation and X-Rays.
The many uses of Tungsten Wire include:
- Coiled Incandescent Lamp Filaments – great conductor of heat
- Cathode and Support Structures for Power Tubes
- Aerospace Materials – high conductivity of heat makes it suitable for high heat temperatures.
- Heating Elements for High Temperature Furnaces
- Evaporation Sources in Metallizing Processes
- Medical Devices – as they need to contain the amount of heat being used.
- LEEP and LEED Electrodes
- Corona Generation
- Vacuum Heating Elements
- Thermionic Emitters
How is Tungsten Wire Made?
The making of Tungsten wire is a very complex process, as it should be kept tightly controlled when making the wire, to ensure that the proper chemical and physical properties are in check:
- The first part of the process is Pressing:
the first part of the process is to sift and mix the tungsten powder and then put it into a steel molder.
- The second part is Presintering:
the molded Tungsten is placed into a refractory metal boat, then loaded into a furnace with a hydrogen atmosphere.
- Thirdly is the Full Sintering:
the Tungsten is then loaded into a special water-cooled treating bottle. Electric currents will pass through to further densify the Tungsten.
placed into a Swager (a machine that reduces the diameter, by hitting it repeatedly.
drawn to be fine (0.005 inches) so that it can be used for production.
In today’s article, we are interviewing a mechanical engineer who has been more than willing to share his point of view about the world and the changes which have been recently made in this area.
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Has The World Changed?
The first question we have our interviewee is whether he believes the world has changed and in which respect, to which he replied:
“No, I do not believe the world has changed that much, more like it is ever changing. Growing. Evolving. Certainly, from an engineer’s perspective, technology has changed, and I truly believe that whatever people do and whatever people come up with is just a natural process of growing as a society.
All of the innovation and technology certainly comes from our needs. Just like the people needed the first tools, it is how they need some things today. Certainly, the evolution of the world and the people is going to last for quite some time, but that only means that the people are constantly changing.
This is how I see it. If you change as a constant, not something which is out of the ordinary but something which is permanently true. This is why you have to allow people to change the world, and you have to have tolerance for people work changing themselves.”
Will Mechanical Revolution Kill People Eventually?
I also wondered what he thought about all those apocalyptic visions of the future, so I asked him this question, and that is what he had to say about that.
“I truly believe that everything people make is work of the purpose of good. That is why I truly cannot understand the concept of making something which will eventually turn on people. I think that everything that had such potential has certainly been made unintentionally.
The majority of people I am familiar with, all our engineers and developers, are constantly working on fixing the world. In that respect, it is safe to say that the majority of scientists are only working words in helping the world rather than destroying it.
It is why I have faith that the world will survive, and good people will find a way to navigate through all hardships that we may eventually face.”
Is There Something You Wish You Have Invented?
“I wish I was the one to invent the air balloon! The entire concept of using such simple elements to achieve something which has been so extraordinary for people for thousands of years certainly appeals to me, but alas – I was born too late!”
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