Thursday, March 27, 2008

Marico Innovation Award Nominations

BHINGE BROTHERS - Ecoflo Pump - Innovation Award

The Firm
Year Established :1988
Products Manufacturing and Exporting : Micro irrigation system

W-62/A, MIDC SATPUR, NASHIK - 422007,

Marico Innovation Foundation announced the 2008 innovation award to Bhinge borthers for Ecoflo pump developed by them.

Ecoflo Pump - only foot operated treadle

This pump was recognized by other organizations also. Plastindia Foundation, presented the Plasticon 2005 Runner up Award for Excellence in contribution to Agriculture to Bhinge Brothers, Nashik . This award has been conferred for outstanding excellence in the development of a Agriculture Treadle Pump with innovative use of reinforced polypropylene for its component, having a capacity of 3000 litres per hour, suitable for small farms and rural areas.

The Basic Treadle Pump consists of two metal cylinders with pistons that are operated by a natural walking motion on two treadles. The pump can be manufactured locally in simple metalworking shops. The treadles and support structure are made of bamboo or other inexpensive, locally available material. It is easily maintained with standard replacement parts available in local markets at a low cost. The efficient step-action operation makes it possible to pump the large volumes of water necessary for irrigation. All household members are able to operate the pump, allowing farmers to make efficient use of family labour. The pump is suited for manually irrigating small land holdings of one hectare or less. The pump's low cost makes it accessible to even very poor farmers who can use it to grow dry-season vegetables for home consumption and for sale.

Since 1985, when some NGOs first began promoting the treadle pump in Bangladesh , about two million treadle pumps have been installed worldwide.

The Ecoflo pump developed by Nashik based M/s Bhinge Brothers, follows the same basic principle of the reciprocating suction pump. The pump manifold and fittings , cylinders and pistons are all made from injection molded engineering thermoplastic – very strong, impact resistant,and low heat deflection, anti ageing and durable properties . The whole unit is designed in such a way that a person weighing 60kg should easily carry the unit, install it at place and then should be able to suck water from a well of upto 25 ft depth and pump it to a level of upto 45 ft. The quantity of the water a person can transfer would however depend on the level – upto 2000 ltrs per hr at the highest level and as much as 5000 ltrs per hr at minimum heads.

Patent application has been filed for this new and innovative pump.

The Ecoflo Pump.
The only pump of its kind ever made.

The best solution for marginal farmers for irrigation of small plots.
The alternate solution to electric pumps.
No operating cost.
Simple effortless Pedalling motion.
Very efficient design to give best results with minimum muscle power.
Total piston, cylinder and manifold assembly made in durable and tough engineering plastic material – very easy to replace if necessary.
Very much portable – weighs only 12kgs can be carried anywhere very easily.
Available in 1.5” and 2” nipples for connecting the inlet and out let pipes.
A man weighing 60 kg can get suction upto 15ft and delivery upto 45ft.
Can easily transfer water 2000- 5000 liters per hr depending upon the suction and delivery height.
Improvised version of this pump made in fabricated GI Steel sheets already in use all over the world- popular mainly for irrigation application.
A must for every progressive farmer for emergency use.
Very reasonable price – keeping the marginal farmer in mind.
Can be used for any other application including construction sites.

For more details of the pump

Direct Factory Sales Outlet
Bhavani Drip
55, C-11, 'A' Road, NICE, MIDC Satpur, Nashik - 422007
PH: 0253 2351881, 5603881

Bhinge Brothers
W-62, MIDC Satpur, Nashik - 422007 MS, India
PH: 0253 2351181, 2351481, 2571026FAX: 0253 2362581


Monday, March 17, 2008

Milling Machine Videos

Fundamentals of Milling Machine Operation
...with Rudy Kouhoupt
The basics of milling on a vertical milling machine are covered. Included are plans and directions for a project to practice your new skills -- an excellent fly cutter.
(about 120 minutes)

2. Milling Machine
Covers setups and operations, milling, drilling, tapping, boring head, rotary table, and so forth.
Running time: 90 minutes. school/web price: $59.95

3. Introduction to the Mill with videoclips as well as writeup

4. Milling videos 1-4

Advanced skills (tapes four through ten) include use of the lathe and milling machine. The lathe and milling machine are capable of producing parts with a level of precision seldom required in wood, sheet metal and welding shops. The level of skill required for the advanced part of the series is higher and will give you the capability to build protype machines, as well as, make major repairs and new replacement parts for most machines and equipment.
Milling Machine 1
(48 mins)
Axes and transmission
Quill feed
Axis handfeed
Gibb locks
Power feed
Digital readouts
Squaring the head
Squaring the vise
Milling machine tools
Milling Machine 2
(61 mins)
Hex and square collett blocks
Hold-down clamps
Using angle blocks
Drill press vise
Lathe chuck with vise
Double-sided tape
Squaring high-aspect-ratio parts
Right angle attachment
Slitting saw
Rotary table
5-C collett indexer

Milling Machine 3
(42 mins)
Squaring a block
Squaring a plate
Using the edgefinder
Drilling holes

Milling Machine 4
(23 mins)
Reaming holes
Boring holes
Milling a slot
Conventional, climb milling
Cleaning the machine
Machining Skills Video Series
Where to Buy
MicroPropulsion Corp. 486 Wesley Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606 Tel. (510) 845-0112Copyright 2003 © MicroPropulsion Corp. All Rights Reserved.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering via Columbia Video Network

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering via Columbia Video Network
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Transcript Designation: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Program Advisor:
Academic Questions: e-mail Administrative Questions: e-mail
About the MS Program in Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical engineering is a diverse subject that derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices (e.g. microscale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles) to large systems (e.g. spacecraft and machine tools). The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, a broad range of skills are needed. The mechanical engineer needs to acquire particular skills and knowledge. He/she needs to understand the forces and the thermal environment that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter; to design them for functionality, aesthetics, and the ability to withstand the forces and the thermal environment they will be subjected to; and to determine the best way to manufacture them and ensure they will operate without failure. Perhaps the one skill that is the mechanical engineer’s exclusive domain is the ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion.The Mechanical Engineering Department at Columbia was established in 1897. It has enjoyed a national and international reputation for much of its history. Between 1950 and 1980, professors Dudley D. Fuller, Harold G. Elrod, and Vittorio Castelli were the foremost leaders in the field of lubrication theory and practice. In the 1960s, Professor Ferdinand Freudenstein (known as the "Father of Modern Kinematics"), revolutionized the field of mechanical design by ushering in the computer age in kinematics synthesis and the design of mechanism. In more recent times, the department has been known for its research contributions in the fields of control theory, manufacturing, thermofluids, and biomechanics. Faculty members have given keynote lectures in national and international conferences and received best-paper awards and professional-society awards. All faculty members are active in research with many serving as editors and associate editors of professional journals and as leaders in professional societies. Now, students located anywhere in the world can complete the MS in Mechanical Engineering fully remotely via Columbia Video Network’s distance learning program. Admission Requirements: Degree required for admission: Students admitted to the program must possess a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related field (subject to the approval of the Mechanical Engineering Program) from an accredited academic institution. Applicants should have a strong undergraduate record to be competitive for admission. GPA required: Minimum of 3.0 GRE requirements: General test required Other application requirements: Two recommendation letters, transcripts, resume, and a personal-professional statement are required. TOEFL test scores are required of all students who received their bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official and spoken language. All application requirements in the Graduate Application must be completed as specified in the application.

Degree Requirements: The program leading to the Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering requires completion of a minimum of 30 points of approved course work consisting of no fewer than ten courses. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for graduation.

All degree requirements must be completed within 5 years of the beginning of the first course credited toward the degree. This includes courses taken under Video Special status.The student's program of study is developed in consultation with a program adviser to reflect the student's special interests. Typical choices include such subjects as mechanics of solids and fluids, thermodynamics, heat transfer, manufacturing engineering, robotics, kinematics, dynamics and vibrations, controls, and power generation.

Nevertheless, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

1. The sequence of courses selected must not be haphazard, but rather show a clearly discernible specialty.

2. All courses must be at the graduate level, i.e., numbered 4000 or higher, with at least a 6000-level course included.

3. Every program must contain at least one course in mathematics (APMA or MATH designators), statistics (SIEO, STAT, or IEOR designator) or their equivalent, covering material beyond what the student has taken previously. It should appear early in the sequence in order to serve as a basis for the technical course work. Examples of such courses offered by CVN are APMA E4001: Principles of Applied Mathematics, APMA E4200: Partial Differential Equations I, APMA E4204: Functions of a Complex Variable, and SIEO W4150: Introduction to Probability and Statistics.

4. Out-of-department study is encouraged, but at least five courses should be in mechanical engineering. Only courses with a designation of MECE, IEME, EEME, or MEBM are considered mechanical engineering courses. Courses with any other designation (e.g. ENME) are not mechanical engineering courses, but may be taken as electives. Many courses offered by CVN fit well into this program. Please consult with a program advisor first. Transfer of credit: Up to 6 credit hours (points) of acceptable graduate-level academic work from an accredited academic institution earned prior to enrolling at Columbia may be transferred to Columbia, subject to departmental approval. Students must request the transfer of credit while applying to the MS program. Credit will only be considered for transfer if the grades earned were at least 3.0 on the 4.0 scale. An official college transcript and copy of the class syllabus and/or course description from the school's bulletin must accompany the "Transfer of Credit Request" form. Please note that courses already used towards completion of another degree program can not be re-used for transfer credit. Note: The concentrated program (Manufacturing Engineering leading to a Master of Science degree) will no longer be available as of Fall 2004. Students currently enrolled in this concentrated program should consult Prof. Larry Yao at (212) 854-2887 or email regarding any matters related to the concentrated program.

Mechanical Engineering Videos

Hydroelectic Power - How it Works [video]
Hydroelectic Power How it Works..

injection moulding : how it works [video]
injection moulding how it works..

Welding technologies [video]
Welding technologies..

5 Axis Cnc Milling Manufacturing [video]
5 Axis Cnc Milling Manufacturing

Cnc Milling 5 Axis Manufacturing Shows [video]
Cnc Milling 5 Axis Manufacturing Shows

Cnc Milling Show [video]
Cnc Milling Show

Cnc Lathe Milling [video]
Cnc Lathe Milling..

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Ballard Energy : How a Fuel Cell Works [video]
Ballard Energy : How a Fuel Cell Works...Ballard Energy How Fuel Cell Works

Sinico TR60/2-350 Top 2000 CNC [video]
Video about the Sinico Top 2000 CNC machine....sinico top 2000 cnc machine mfb europe machinery china shanghai

Robot Design FIU Miami - Team 2 Presentation [video]
Robot Design course final project presentations and demos in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida.

5-axis machining CNC [video]
5-axis machining CNC,an impellor being machined on a matsurra cnc.

Free Floating Milling Machine [video]
Here is a very interesting, what I call, "Free Floating Milling Machine." It is literally suspended by the ceiling, very fast, and multi-axes! It is cutting an engine block. This one blew my mind...WOW!.

Plastic pipe extrusion lines [video]
PPR/PE/PP pipe extrusion line,HDPE/MDPE,Large,diameter gas/water supply pipe extrusion line,PVC pipe extrusion line,PVC fiber enhancing soft pipe production line,PVC steel wire pipe extrusion line

cnc integrex200y [video]
Cnc Lathe and Cnc Milling

5-Axis System 7 GUN BREACH CUTTING DEMO [video] - STAMA America announces the availability of its Model MC 726 MT, a unique five-axis, CNC milling/turning center designed for continuous production of complex parts from bar stock and multiple different parts, including weapon compo

Precision Machining Technology [video]
Replace this description.Precision Machining Technology trains individuals to..

Mechanical Design Meets Motion Control Simulation [video]
Design and Assembly Concepts (DAC) is an engineering company in Leander, Texas...

Blazing Fast 4000 Kilowatt CO2 Laser [video]
I have lots of video of this machine. I loved it! Unbelievably fast! If I remember it cuts 10 holes per second and rapids close to 3000 in/min!! Here it is blazing though 1/16" (1.58mm) steel like butter! The cuts are clean. Awesome!

Free Floating Milling Machine [video]
Here is a very interesting, what I call, "Free Floating Milling Machine." It is literally suspended by the ceiling, very fast, and multi-axes! It is cutting an engine block. This one blew my mind...WOW!.

GM Corvette Engine Assembly LS2 [video]
GM Corvette Engine Assembly LS2

GM Corvette Engine Assembly [video]
Animated assembly of a GM Corvette Engine.

Induction Heating - Annealing [video]
water filled. Good example of induction heating. This is the annealing of a bar....Induction heating oven furnace induction flame annealing stainless heat treating

PT6 Turbine Engine [video]
PT6 turbine engine. Notice the separation between the 2 shafts which makes this engine a FREE TURBINE. After the air intake(the big white part) and his filter, you will see 3 axials and 1 radial compressor, after the combustion chamber, 1 turbine, and on

Matsuura 5 Axis Machining [video]
Short clips showing the versatility & high end performance of Matsuura 5 Axis CNC Machine Tool Products. More info from

Wind Turbine [video]
Wind Turbine...Wind Turbine,New wind turbine design. Nine News 27th June 2007. Australia, Perth WA....renewable free energy wind turbine solar power rooftop roof-top roof.

CNC 5 Axis Milling Technology [video]
Ever seen how a 5-axis high speed milling machine works? This is the steel casting of my FLEXION sculpture shaped on one of the largest HSC-machines in Europe.

Forging and Twisting Damascus Steel [video]
This video shows the process of twisting the damascus bars after the exit the forge. Video shot by Mike Sanchez.

Elevator Manufacturer uses SolidWorks Software and COSMOS [video]
Elevators uses solidworks 3D CAD Mechanical Engineering Design software and COSMOS to create and test new products....solidworks 3D CAD Mechanical Engineering Design Software Elevator Hydraulic Traction

FARO Laser Scanner FARO Laser Tracker [video]
The FARO Laser Tracker is a portable contact measurement system that uses laser technology to accurately measure large parts and machinery across a wide range of industrial applications.

Matsuura 5 Axis Machining [video]
Short clips showing the versatility & high end performance of Matsuura 5 Axis CNC Machine Tool Products. More info from

Forging and Twisting Damascus Steel [video]
This video shows the process of twisting the damascus bars after the exit the forge. Video shot by Mike Sanchez.

Building a Wind Turbine [video]
A video record of the new Vestas v82 wind turbine erected on the St. Olaf campus in Northfield Minnesota...St. Olaf Wind Turbine

Nuclear Power - How it Works [video]
How a nuclear generating station works.

Fanuc DDR Direct Drive 4th Axis Table [video]
The DDR high-speed 4th axis dramatically reduces part cycle times by eliminating the positioning..

Catia V5 how to design car wheels [video]
Video of how I design rims on Catia V5.

3D Laser Scanner [video]
Creaform s 3D Laser Scanner that allows user to get any object in a 3D software for imaging, CAD, machining, rapid prototyping.

LVD Impuls laser machine [video]
LVD Impuls laser machine having a device for cutting tubes and pipes...LVD laser Impuls pipes tubes sheetmetal

Saturday, March 15, 2008

TEjas LCA Indigenous Contributions

The Tejas light combat aircraft design and development program is being led by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) of the Indian Department of Defence.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is the prime industrial contractor.

The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), based in Bangalore, has designed and is responsible for the manufacture of the fin and the rudder and the construction of the aircraft fuselage.

The aircraft is fitted with a night vision compatible glass cockpit. The cockpit has two 76mm x 76mm colour liquid crystal multi-function displays developed by Bharat Electronics, a head up display developed by the Indian government-owned Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) in Chandigarh.

The cockpit is fitted with an environmental control system developed by Spectrum Infotech of Bangalore.

The aircraft's electronic warfare suite, developed by the Advanced Systems Integration and Evaluation Organisation (ASIEO) at Bangalore, includes a radar warning receiver and jammer, laser warner, missile approach warner, and chaff and flare dispenser.

The Electronics Research and Development Establishment and HAL have jointly developed the aircraft's multi-mode radar.

It was planned that a new turbofan engine, the GTX-35VS Kaveri, under development by Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), would be fitted to the production aircraft. There is a delay in its development.


Tejas LCA - Timeline

The design of a carrier-borne Tejas in single-seat and two-seat versions with a modified nose, strengthened landing gear and an arrestor hook was granted approval in 1999.

The first LCA Demonstrator I aircraft made a maiden flight in January 2001.
The LCA Demonstrator II first flew in June 2002.
The second Prototype Vehicle (PV-II) made a maiden flight in December 2005 and the third in December 2006.
The Indian government approved limited series production of 20 Tejas for the Air Force in April 2006.
First flight of the production aircraft was in April 2007.
Tejas is planned to achieve initial operating capability (IOC) in 2008 and enter service in 2011.


LCA - India's Engineering Achivement

Hormuz P Mama in an article in Economic Times of 15 March 2008 wrote that Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) is the very finest Indian engineering achievement in any field.

What are the reasons for such a conclusion?

It is the only such fourth generation aircraft to be developed by a Third world country. It is also the only such Asian aircraft with an indigenous design, engine, avionics, and the like. In the development of this aircraft a large number of advanced technologies and equipment have been developed indigenously. Some of them are co-cured cobonded composites, the mission and flight control computers, use of computational fluid dynamics for aerodynamic design, the fly-by-wire flight control system, full-glass cockpit, complex software, avionics integration and sensor fusion.

LCA will have exceptional standards of maintainability and reliability. It will require far fewer maintenance man hours per flight-hour than earlier aircraft. As a result, its life cycle cost will be the very lowest for any aircraft the IAF has ever had.

LCA may also have the very lowest flyaway (or initial purchase) cost of any combat aircraft. The estimates range from $2o million to about $35 million.

For some more details about Indigenous contributions