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The presented research is designed to meet a particular challenge facing the industry. Its aim is to automate the process of friction coefficient determination, using a method that enables quick and easy repeatability of measurements developed by S.C. Plasmaterm S.A in Târgu Mureş.

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The Mixed CAD Generating Method, developed by the first author and presented in previous papers, is able to generate gear teeth gaps from a special points cloud. The generation method requires only a few specific points from the cutting edges of the generating tools. These points can be obtained in a first approach through a simple drawing of the cutting edges. The drawings can use either mathematical equations, or simply the construction and design principles of the cutting tools. In the case of multi-edge cutting tools of a higher level of complexity, or in case of the absence of the edge equations, there exists a simpler approach. It consists in building a solid model, or obtaining the solid model of the tools from the tool’s designer or manufacturer. In these cases, the generating points are downloaded from the solid model. This paper presents two possibilities of obtaining these points with usual CAD methods.

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Most of the people living in developing or less developed countries have limited earning to provide somehow their basic needs & usual staff. Carrying goods is a regular task in life & several products have been invented to minimize efforts in this purpose. But the product’s price & features are not optimum for the people of fewer earnings. Stair climbing cart is very useful for those houses where a lift is not available and goods have to be carried frequently upstairs. In this research, the mechanical design has been modified so that the manufacturing cost can be minimized. Finite element analysis has been performed upon the design to find out how the manufacturing cost can be reduced by making the design optimal for manufacturing cost and process. The result shows that the structural members should not be processed further because any tooling operation will require an extra machine as well as an extra cost. Only the wheels are possible to subject under optimization by reducing material as well as weight. This article will be a valuable asset for the mass manufacturers of this type of product.

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Today’s industry relies not only on raw material processing, but also on information. The huge amount of data obtained during the production process of goods and services; as well as information about the context of the production processes has made it necessary to account for, methodize, analyze and react in order to achieve a competitive market share. Fortunately, this technological leap has been able to support the above process, but the presence of those new technologies requires adequate preparation from the point of view of human resources too.

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In this paper we present laboratory equipment for illustrating the operation of spraying nozzles. It is also suitable for studying the basic processes of spraying and for measuring and evaluating the methods used in the control of sprayers. The equipment allows the monitoring of the spray film formed by the nozzles, measuring the yield of the nozzle and determining the size of the droplets formed. In the dissertation, we explore the factors influencing the droplet size. We compare the average diameter of droplets formed by the three hydraulic principle nozzles. Based on the average droplet diameters, the operation of the spray nozzles is analyzed and conclusions are drawn.

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The impact of machine feed rates of Wire Electric Discharge Machining on the kerf-width (K-width), material-removal-rate (MR-R), and surface-roughness (S-R) in the machining of Al/SiC composite is practically analysed. The relation among the feed rates of machine and K-width, MR-R, S-R is graphically acquired. It is demonstrated that lesser rate of feed is responsible for generation of larger K-width, lesser MR-R, and good finish as compared to more feed rate.

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The article presents some results of a larger study of crisis management in the automotive supply industry. This paper studies human - machine communication during organizational crises, an issue that can make the difference between success and failure. The topic is even more challenging in the highly standardized and regulated automotive industry. Using some methodologies taken from social sciences, we analyse the manner in which employees in the automotive supply industry handle unforeseen events. In spite of the increased number of standards and regulations, employees display ambiguous behaviour during unforeseen events, affecting trust in human-machine communication.

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Corrosion and corrosion-fatigue tests of the material of the pipeline, which was in operation for 41 years. It has been shown that prolonged operation reduces the parameters of resistance to fatigue and prolonged static loading in corrosive environments. It was established that the degradation of physical and mechanical properties is insignificant, Ukraine’s main gas pipelines are ready to operate at full capacity provided that timely monitoring measures are carried out.

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The technique of obtaining a hyperboloidal gear engagement with linear contact between a cylindrical involute wheel and a hyperboloid producing worm is considered. The resulting cutting tool greatly simplifies the manufacturing technology of hyperboloid worms and hyperboloid gears along with improved accuracy and roughness of the machined teeth and lower manufacturing costs.

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In order to study the strength of the proposed rope threaded joint for machine parts made of reinforced composite materials, a modeling of a stress-strain state was conducted using the software of finite-element analysis LS-DYNA. Stress-strain state modeling was conducted for a rope threaded joint, affecting on the main performance parameters considered to be p – thread pitch (p = 4 mm), and t – thread depth (t = 1 mm). The main thread parameters taken for the model were up to the metric thread М6 (ISO 724:1993) parameters.