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1. ELON MUSK TO HELP FUND TESLA MUSEUM! (8997 views)
By: johnhoover
Elon Musk, creator of such awesome businesses as PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors, just announced that he will be helping to build the first ever Tesla Museum! And that is Tesla as in Nikola Tesla, the brilliant inventor responsible for much of our modern society including the wide spread usage of AC power!

The announcement was made via Elon Musk's personnel twitter account after a request for help was made by, among others, the creator of the The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman.

Matthew was a key part of an effort made in 2012 to save Nikola Tesla's laboratory through crowd sourcing. Using funds raised primarily through public donations, they were able to purchase the property in Long Island, NY that the laboratory was located on: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/tesla_museum

While enough money was raised to purchase the land, another $8 million is needed to build the museum itself. Having already crowd sourced the land, Matthew made a direct plea to Elon Musk for him to fund the building of the museum: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla_model_s2

This morning, Elon Musk sent Matthew a message via twitter announcing that he would be, "happy to help"! https://twitter.com/Oatmeal/status/466595838978818048

As if Elon Musk wasn't already someone to be admired, he goes and sets the bar even higher!

Thank you, Elon Musk!

May 14, 2014 at 12:41pm
ForumsWiki Talk PageReed & Prince vs Phillips
2. REED & PRINCE VS PHILLIPS (2118 views)
By: kenhill
Hi, I'm still not clear as to the difference in application of these 2 screw heads. Can someone please make it a bit clearer for me?
February 13, 2014 at 1:08pm
ForumsLearning ActivitesOculus RiftMore applications for Oculus Rift
3. MORE APPLICATIONS FOR OCULUS RIFT (1503 views)
By: eddieng
This is yet another application for the device. Interesting how one device can make such a change.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/25/6065669/oculus-rift-helps-man-with-2d-vision-see-3d#ooid=54aDhzbzofoDFvZItNuDF9xh6wt0vO76
August 27, 2014 at 3:57pm
ForumsWiki Talk PageMarkings on Threaded Fasteners
4. MARKINGS ON THREADED FASTENERS (1476 views)
By: dallashermanson
Many bolts that you come across have various markings on the bolt head, such as alpha numeric characters and/or a number of radial lines. What information can be obtained from these symbols?
February 28, 2014 at 4:25pm
5. ELEARNING IN THE REAL WORLD (1394 views)
By: christycope
Our very own John Hopkins wrote a great article now published on Business 2 Community. In his article, John discusses the challenges of creating successful training for a new generation of professionals, as well as shares some of his personal project experience. Check it out!

http://www.business2community.com/human-resources/elearning-real-world-rising-meet-challenge-global-workforce-0732882
February 13, 2014 at 12:57pm
6. HOW DO YOU TRANSLATE OEE IMPROVEMENT INTO CASH? (1349 views)
By: prestonjolly
OEE, or Overall Equipment Effectiveness = Availability * Quality * Performance

An increase in OEE means that at least one of the 3 factors, availability, quality or performance, have been improved.

• An increase in availability represents creating more time for production.
• An increase in quality represents more product making it through the production process in one trip.
• An increase in performance represents an increase in throughput, or producing more in the same amount of time.

To understand how the 10% gain translates to increased revenue you must determine how to realize the gains. Will demand for your product support increased production? Are you looking for cost savings that can be realized by improvements? Many factors are required to relate OEE to dollars.
January 10, 2014 at 3:39pm
ForumsWiki Talk PageDiesel Engine Trivia
7. DIESEL ENGINE TRIVIA (1177 views)
By: davidmccormick
What is a hot air engine?
February 21, 2014 at 1:40pm
ForumsCoursesDistribution and WarehousingImportance of Preservation Maintenance during Long Term Material Storage
8. IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVATION MAINTENANCE DURING LONG TERM MATERIAL STORAGE (1109 views)
By: johnhoover
The importance of preservation maintenance during long term material storage can not be stressed enough. The following is an exert from a report created by TTS as part of a Warehouse Preservation Procedure Review.

"Material degradation was found to exist for a significant portion of the parts found in the (client's) warehouse facility. Degradation is due to, almost universally, failure to follow proper preservation procedures as outlined in (client's) global standards. The forms of degradation varied from basic surface contamination to significant degradation of components, likely making them unsuitable for field use."

While the specific cost of the degradation of spare parts is not known at this time, it is estimated to be upward of several million dollars. This is due to the combination of extended outages due to unusable spare parts, more frequent failure of spare parts in use, and spare part replacement costs in the case of the most sever degradation. In almost every case noted during the review, adherence to proper preservation procedures would have prevented deterioration of spare parts materials.
February 4, 2014 at 3:06pm
ForumsWiki Talk PagePush Button Stop/Start with Level Switch
9. PUSH BUTTON STOP/START WITH LEVEL SWITCH (1065 views)
By: mark9prairie9
For industrial Wiki "Motor Control-Automatic" How is a push-button station used with automatic level switches for high and low level pump-down?
March 13, 2014 at 12:53pm
ForumsMaintenance SolutionsMechanicalBelt Storage
10. BELT STORAGE (1019 views)
By: audreycraver
During my travels to several spares warehouses I have seen belts stored in a variety of ways. What are the best ways to store rubber belts? I have seen them stored in bins without any sort of environmental protection, I have seen smaller v-belts stored in ziplock baggies, and I have seen larger rubber belts hanging from a peg on a fence or wall.

I know that belts have a life span, they will dry-rot after a period of time in storage, and the weight of the belt when hanging could possibly warp the belt.

So what is the best storage method to allow maximum shelf life of a rubber belt?
March 14, 2014 at 9:19am