SolidMasters

We have an excellent track record, of developing, innovative designs and solutions.
We are identified by our clients as a supreme, engineering consulting firm that designs for manufacturability.

With more than 20 years, of project design engineering experience.
Bringing products, machines and tools from conception through prototype and from manufacturing to market.
In other words, if you can imagine it we can design and create it.


Engineering Services and the Product Development Process

There's nothing more disappointing than having spent months (even years) creating and refining a product you believe will truly help people, only to then put it in the hands of manufacturers to find out nothing works, after working on it for months.
Until today, the only way to fix those small pesky engineering problems would be to hire a qualified engineer instead of a technically skilled Nintendo player.


The big problem is that most CAD Draftsmen charge you a MINIMUM of $40,000 a year…which can be a major economic stumbling block..if you can’t afford an on staff full-timeengineering team. So then, perhaps, you try a “make do" solution hiring a CAD Operator…but it’s still going to cost you thousands and thousands of dollars to fix your product! And you might end up with a product that works, but justdoesn’t have the right look. It doesn't “wow" anybody – there’s no “excitement" or “oomph" to it. And if the product doesn’t LOOK innovative (even if it is) then there’s much less likelihood that someone will buy it.


That's why today, I want to share with you our new product design approach called "Product Development Process" that is capable of boosting your product positioning and branding online overnight. I know that may sound unbelievable, but in a moment you'll see how it all works, so just keep reading.


Hi, my name is Fred Vierheller and over the last 20 years I've personally overseen over 100 successful product inventions – with 16 currently in process.
And what I've proven over and over in my own business is that the easiest and most reliable way to ramp up your product positioning and branding is by adding a nail-biting sense of urgency to your CAD Operator situation.
And when you apply our Product Design Experience in your business, your sales and profits can double. We’ll be giving you what you lost, the WOW Factor for your product.
Now what makes this Product Development Process different to any other program out there, is that this isn't just a collection of ideas or principles. It's a simple, step-by-step FORMULA.
All you need to do is apply the formula and you WILL get the results that you want.
Most of the time the appearance of the product, is based on the realization of its natural form.

However, you don’t want JUST the natural form…you want the OPTIMAL natural form. And that is what we will help you achieve – Your product in its OPTIMAL form. In cooperation with the inventor, our team of engineers and designers will rearrange or substitute components to produce a more EFFICIENT design. In reality, an OPTIMAL functional design will normally provide you these key benefits:


1. An improved appearance of the product;
2. Reduced manufacturing costs;
3. Your product will be easier to maintain.

Of course, product development involves much more than shape and appearance. The development team must anticipate the problems that the production engineer will find as he manufactures the product. Some of the product development questions that must be answered:


1. How difficult is it for him to make a specially machined part?
2. How much will a specially machined part add to the cost?
3. Can the design be adapted to use an off-the-shelf component?
4. Will the original material cause problems because it is in short supply, expensive, or hard to work with?
5. Are there alternative materials that can be used instead?

Knowing the answers to these questions – in the BEGINNING - for how the product will be built - guides us to optimally develop the mechanical and electrical circuits and select components for your product.


It’s not just a matter of making a 2D Drawing from the 3D part with nominal dimensions. Fit and function analysis, Stack up tolerance analysis Engineering in general has to be dealt with, and understood on a deep level..which… let's be realistic, a technically educated Nintendo Player fresh out of school just doesn’t have the technical “know how" and real life experience to effectively figure out all of the ramifications and implications of the design.
In addition having a deep understanding of how the design works and performs, under a multitude of conditions, agood designer must also know when to stop. The final, optimized product must offer more benefits than the competition in a form that the consumer finds comfortable and familiar.


So. To sum up…the critical point of the design, therefore, occurs when we provide the most advanced technology in its simplest form. The developer must freeze the design at this point to ensure that they don't over engineer the product. Design freeze, however, is not the final step. Before your product can go to market…There are additional steps that must be followed, which includes:


1. Build the prototype
2. Test the prototype (and this might require multiple iterations)
3. incorporate changes in the documentation
4. prepare formal assembly and test procedures
5. start the procurement cycles

We are experienced in working with companies and getting their products to market in the most efficient way possible. You benefit because you don’t have to make the financial commitment increased staff and facilities, which may never be required again.
Working with a knowledgeable outsourcing partner dramatically reduces the financial risks that are inherent in any new product venture.

We believe we can work with you and be your “go to" resource for outsourcing. We have an excellent track record of developing, innovative designs and solutions.
We are identified by our clients as a supreme engineering consulting firm that designs for manufacturability.


We have more than 20 years of successful project design engineering experience.
We have the expertise and know how to bring products, machines and tools from conception through prototype, and from manufacturing to market.


Imagination comes naturally, but creation requires initiative, so take the first step and give us a call! +1(714) 888 5621
We have the in-depth knowledge and years of real-life experience to successfully bring your ideas to life.

from: MODERN MACHINE SHOP

How to Capture Liquid Smoke

Liquid smoke droplets are almost 30 times smaller than average mist droplets and capturing them requires a very efficient and well-thought-out mist collecting system.

Article From: 2/25/2013 Modern Machine Shop Nick Welter from Donaldson Torit

Liquid smoke is the most difficult byproduct of a wet machining operation to capture. Although smoke is typically thought of simply as a dark cloud coming off a fire the liquid smoke generated during wet machining is very different. Liquid smoke is created by processes that heat and/or compress the coolant under high pressure such as machining hard metals with straight-oil coolants. These processes produce a vapor that condenses back into a cloud consisting of liquid droplets measuring from 0.7 to 1 micron.

This is different from traditional machining mist although both present health safety and environmental risks if not properly captured. Mist which can be created when using oil-based or water-soluble coolants contains liquid droplets measuring as much as 20 microns in size (although these droplets can be smaller depending on how much heat and/or pressure is applied to the coolant). At 0.7 micron in size liquid smoke droplets are almost 30 times smaller than average mist droplets and capturing them requires a very efficient and well-thought-out mist collecting system. Here is some advice for designing such a system.

 

Minimize generation of liquid smoke�There are ways to minimize the amount of liquid smoke a process generates. One way is to cool the process. Because liquid smoke is often created by heat cooling the process before the airstream reaches the mist collector gives the liquid smoke a chance to condense back into a liquid. This can be accomplished by simply drawing cooler air into the process airstream. It is recommended that the air is cooled to less than 105�F at least 15 feet prior to reaching the mist collector. This ensures that liquid smoke does not condense after the mist collector which might otherwise give the appearance of poor mist collector efficiency.

Slowing the airstream velocity within a system's ducts may also enable liquid smoke to condense more fully prior to reaching the mist collector. Velocities of 2 500 feet per minute often provide sufficient time for more complete condensation. Slowing the duct velocity lower than this can be problematic however because mist can collect and pool in the duct. That said providing a slight slope in the ducts helps minimize pooling.

If smoke is still exhausting from a mist collector after the above modifications are in place a more focused effort on final filtration may necessary. And the correct approach depends on the amount of liquid smoke being emitted. If considerable liquid smoke is generated a multi-stage mist collector may be the best solution. Conversely lighter amounts of liquid smoke may simply require an after-filter following the mist collector's primary filter.

Choose the proper mist collector' If a wet machining process generates a significant amount of liquid smoke the best option for economic operation is to effectively capture and remove the smoke prior to an after-filter. Therefore it is important to understand the efficiencies of common mist collection equipment in the industry.

A typical version is the centrifugal mist collector. Centrifugal mist collectors are generally small relatively inexpensive and often require infrequent filter replacement. Most centrifugal mist collectors can offer roughly 98-percent efficiency on materials measuring 1 micron. This efficiency decreases as the size of the materials decrease. Because the average size of liquid smoke droplets is 0.7 micron the efficiency of a centrifugal collector may not meet the standards and an after-filter would be needed (many centrifugal mist collectors can be fitted with an after-filter). Centrifugal mist collectors also have limited airflow capacity typically 500 cfm or less.

Barrier-filter mist collectors are another popular form of airstream filtration. These collectors typically consist of aluminum mesh screens for large heavy mists followed by a series of polyester-based panels or cartridges. When a process generates a significant amount of liquid smoke a barrier filter can offer higher levels of filtration and airflow than centrifugal mist collectors. As an example a cross-flow fiber filter enables dirty air to flow horizontally through the walls of the filter causing collected mist to drain down the filter. This option can offer a filtration efficiency of 99.3 percent for materials measuring 1.2 microns with airflows up to 1 000 cfm at 4 inches of external static pressure. These performance levels are difficult and expensive for centrifugal collectors to achieve. Plus this collector design increases filter life and limits maintenance cost.

Consider after-filter choices.Two types of after-filters are commonly used in wet machining applications: HEPA and 95-percent DOP filters. HEPA filters deliver 99.97-percent efficiency on materials measuring 0.3 micron in size but offer limited filtration holding capacity. A 95-percent DOP filter can achieve five times the life of a HEPA filter but it offers only 95-percent efficiency on 0.3-micron-sized materials. This is often acceptable however because most liquid smoke droplets average 0.7 micron in size. A 95-percent DOP filter might be 98- to 99-percent efficient for such droplets. Plus this level of efficiency may enable air quality from a mist collector to achieve federal state or local standards. In addition a 95-percent DOP filter costs about the same as a HEPA filter even though it typically achieves longer life.

Although capturing liquid smoke can be challenging a filtration solution will generally be within reach. Maintaining proper duct velocity sloping ducts and lowering airstream temperatures inside ducts will help simplify liquid smoke filtration. Ultimately the proper filtration system for a wet-machining process should yield a low operating cost as it removes the problematic material from the airstream.

About the author: Nick Welter is a district manager for Donaldson Torit.

Article source: http://www.mmsonline.com/articles/how-to-capture-liquid-smoke(2)

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Top Ten Popular Inventors Documentary

Top Ten Popular Inventors Documentary : The top ten most popular inventors. The following popular inventors were determined by reader usage and research demand.

1. Thomas Edison 1847-1931

2. Alexander Graham Bell 1847-1869

3. George Washington Carver 1864-1943

4. Eli Whitney 1765-1825

5. Johannes Gutenberg 1394-1468

6. John Logie Baird 1888-1946

7. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

8. Henry Ford 1863-1947

9. James Naismith 1861-1939

10. Herman Hollerith 1860-1929

"Made In America" Services For Inventors and Entrepreneurs

We are giving inventors and entrepreneurs the technical help they need to bring their innovative ideas to market. Often and idea languishes in the concept stage because the inventor either doesn't have the technical skills or the time to take their idea from a concept to a real design that can be used for production. That's where the skilled engineers at SolidMasters step in. The company offers high quality 2D and 3D CAD drawings that can be used by manufacturers to get an invention to the consumer. As the founder of SolidMasters Engineering put it "We can offer inventors and innovators a full range of mechanical drafting and engineering design services so that they can focus on their ideas and let us focus on the design and implementation".

CAD Drafting and Prototype ServicesTo enhance their product development services the company is introducing their "Made In America" services. With all work done in the US the firm is able to offer its services and provide access to valuable resources to clients throughout the United States. These USA-based services include concept design mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering prototypes tooling and manufacturing. The owners of the company are very eager to get the word out that all of these services are available domestically and that an entrepreneur seeking such services never has to worry about work being outsourced to other firms or engineers bases abroad.

"Made In America" Services For Inventors and Entrepreneurs

We are giving inventors and entrepreneurs the technical help they need to bring their innovative ideas to market. Often and idea languishes in the concept stage because the inventor either doesn't have the technical skills or the time to take their idea from a concept to a real design that can be used for production. That's where the skilled engineers at SolidMasters step in. The company offers high quality 2D and 3D CAD drawings that can be used by manufacturers to get an invention to the consumer. As the founder of SolidMasters Engineering put it "We can offer inventors and innovators a full range of mechanical drafting and engineering design services so that they can focus on their ideas and let us focus on the design and implementation".

CAD Drafting and Prototype ServicesTo enhance their product development services the company is introducing their "Made In America" services. With all work done in the US the firm is able to offer its services and provide access to valuable resources to clients throughout the United States. These USA-based services include concept design mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering prototypes tooling and manufacturing. The owners of the company are very eager to get the word out that all of these services are available domestically and that an entrepreneur seeking such services never has to worry about work being outsourced to other firms or engineers bases abroad.

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consulting engineering services, industrial design, rapid prototypes, blueprints, concept, CAID, production, customized, product innovation, Catia, 2d 3d, 2d and 3d, 2d cad, 2d or 3d, 3d and 2d, 3d modeling, cad design

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