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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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