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3d Printed Punch and Die Set for 2mm and 4mm spheres

Originally posted on cornucopiamachine:
3d Printed punch and die set for 2mm and 4mm spheres for compressible powder. Designed by me. The punches and dies slide inside a hole that was drilled just slightly oversize in a 2″ steel rod.…

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3d Printed Punch and Die Set for 2mm and 4mm spheres

Originally posted on cornucopiamachine:
3d Printed punch and die set for 2mm and 4mm spheres for compressible powder. Designed by me. The punches and dies slide inside a hole that was drilled just slightly oversize in a 2″ steel rod.…

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Custom grips for Instron test press

These are custom grips I made for use in an instron test press. I welded a nut on large strap shackles.  This allows adaptability for either using threaded rod to pull the  specimins in tension or adapters I made to

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Custom grips for Instron test press

These are custom grips I made for use in an instron test press. I welded a nut on large strap shackles.  This allows adaptability for either using threaded rod to pull the  specimins in tension or adapters I made to

Hydraulic Control Upgrade
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Hydraulic Control Upgrade for an Enerpac Pump

  We have a an old Enerpac pump in the lab where the Hydraulic controls were only Forward and Reverse. They were controlled with servovalves that open and close when 110 voltage is applied. I used timer relays to be

Hydraulic Control Upgrade
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Hydraulic Control Upgrade for an Enerpac Pump

  We have a an old Enerpac pump in the lab where the Hydraulic controls were only Forward and Reverse. They were controlled with servovalves that open and close when 110 voltage is applied. I used timer relays to be

Hydraulic Pump
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Closed Loop Chilled Water System for an Enerpac Pump

We needed to cool a hydraulic pump because we were going to run it longer than specs would allow. I made brackets to mount a tank to a stand. Then I used hose fittings to hook up the tank to

Hydraulic Pump
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Closed Loop Chilled Water System for an Enerpac Pump

We needed to cool a hydraulic pump because we were going to run it longer than specs would allow. I made brackets to mount a tank to a stand. Then I used hose fittings to hook up the tank to

Concrete Mold for Scaling Specimens
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Metal Concrete Mold for Scaling Specimens

These molds were made to create uniform concrete specimens for ASTM scaling experiments. Angle iron for the height was used on the ends. Square plates that were drilled and tapped were welded to the ends of the angle iron. A

Concrete Mold for Scaling Specimens
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Metal Concrete Mold for Scaling Specimens

These molds were made to create uniform concrete specimens for ASTM scaling experiments. Angle iron for the height was used on the ends. Square plates that were drilled and tapped were welded to the ends of the angle iron. A

Soils Box C-Channel Rack
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Soils Box C-Channel Rack

  The face of the soils box is a bunch of C-Channels that bolt the the face of the box. The students work their way up as the compact soil so it is handy to be able to assemble the

Soils Box C-Channel Rack
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Soils Box C-Channel Rack

  The face of the soils box is a bunch of C-Channels that bolt the the face of the box. The students work their way up as the compact soil so it is handy to be able to assemble the

Metal Concrete Mold
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Metal Concrete Mold for Freeze Thaw Specimens

I made this metal concrete mold out of C channels and a Bridgeport Mill. All of the parts were laid out so each piece could be interchangeable. All of the mounting points were drilled out with a #7 drill bit and

Metal Concrete Mold
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Metal Concrete Mold for Freeze Thaw Specimens

I made this metal concrete mold out of C channels and a Bridgeport Mill. All of the parts were laid out so each piece could be interchangeable. All of the mounting points were drilled out with a #7 drill bit and