Posts Tagged: Fabrication

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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 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

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

Motor Upgrade for a LA Abrasion Machine
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Motor Upgrade for an LA Abrasion Machine

This LA Abrasion Machine had an aging motor on it. I picked something modern that would accept the same shaft diameter for the gear. Then I ordered an equivalent replacement knowing that the frame was going to be an inch

Motor Upgrade for a LA Abrasion Machine
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Motor Upgrade for an LA Abrasion Machine

This LA Abrasion Machine had an aging motor on it. I picked something modern that would accept the same shaft diameter for the gear. Then I ordered an equivalent replacement knowing that the frame was going to be an inch

Rigid Puch Free Spirit

1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit

This is a 1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit that I have been working on for too long. A previous owner had the shocks welded in with what looks like tubes off of a dolly. I cut off the seat post

Rigid Puch Free Spirit

1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit

This is a 1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit that I have been working on for too long. A previous owner had the shocks welded in with what looks like tubes off of a dolly. I cut off the seat post

Railroad Frame
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Self Reacting Large Scale Loading Frame, 100 kip (100,000 lbs) capacity.

Here is a full scale railroad testing frame that I helped put together. The hole pattern was decided and each column had to be drilled out with a magnetic drill. This took a lot of time to do. A plate

Railroad Frame
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Self Reacting Large Scale Loading Frame, 100 kip (100,000 lbs) capacity.

Here is a full scale railroad testing frame that I helped put together. The hole pattern was decided and each column had to be drilled out with a magnetic drill. This took a lot of time to do. A plate