Medical Face Shields – 3D Printing

2020-04-21T16:06:44-07:00

Helping the Medical Community – Have a 3D Printer? Medical Face Shields during the Th COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally. Information from healthcare organizations say that some distributors have placed certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE) on allocation, therefore, Basing the quantity of Medical Face Shields available to the healthcare organization on previous usage, not projected use.  This formula greatly puts the front-line health workers at great risk. Medical Face Shields simple in design, produced and assembled by hobbyists on their own home 3D printers.  Searching for a way to [...]

Medical Face Shields – 3D Printing2020-04-21T16:06:44-07:00

Medical Robots – Role Expands

2020-04-07T15:18:06-07:00

Medical Robots while in high demand, medical professionals seek hands-free ways to disinfect environments, helping contain the spread of coronavirus . COVID-19. Hospitals in China, for example,

Medical Robots – Role Expands2020-04-07T15:18:06-07:00

Electric Trucks : Class C and More

2020-03-31T19:56:19-07:00

rying to get commercial truck drivers to accept an electric vehicle over the internal combustion engine that they've known for years will be a challenge, but not an impossible one.What it's going to take is getting more concept vehicles out there, and giving more people the opportunity to ride in these vehicles. I

Electric Trucks : Class C and More2020-03-31T19:56:19-07:00

Hydrogel Adhesive: Healing Wounds

2020-04-01T11:01:38-07:00

Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures there are a number of ways broken skin happens, Hydrogel Adhesive helps. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an adhesive gauze bandage). This keeps it moist, limit pain, and reduces exposure to infectious microbes. A new, scalable approach to speeding up wound healing, developed based on heat-responsive hydrogels. Mechanically active, stretchy, tough, highly adhesive, and antimicrobial, active adhesive dressings (AADs). To close wounds significantly faster than other methods and prevent bacterial growth without additional apparatus or stimuli. https://glewengineering.com/engineers-add-new-updates-to-medical-advances-2019/ [...]

Hydrogel Adhesive: Healing Wounds2020-04-01T11:01:38-07:00

Solar Powered RV : Extended Travel

2020-04-01T09:55:59-07:00

Solar Powered RV - Imagine a Trip Solar Powered RV - Imagine a trip around the country with no budget for fuel! Yes, this is possible now thanks to this impressive motorhome. The RV company has done something people couldn’t even dream of with this Iveco Daily Electric chassis. The Solar Powered RV is perfectly capable of offering you off-grid status. There are solar panels installed, not only on the roof but on each side as well, in total 334 square feet of thin-film solar panels which can deliver up to 3,000 [...]

Solar Powered RV : Extended Travel2020-04-01T09:55:59-07:00

Wearable Brain Interface: Controls Wheelchairs

2020-03-10T15:28:18-07:00

Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.

Wearable Brain Interface: Controls Wheelchairs2020-03-10T15:28:18-07:00

Alternative to Air Conditioning

2020-04-01T16:08:27-07:00

Though great on a hot day, an air conditioner is expensive, consumes a lot of energy, and often requires coolants that deplete ozone.

Alternative to Air Conditioning2020-04-01T16:08:27-07:00

Alternative to Polystyrene Foam

2020-02-11T14:05:16-08:00

Alternatives for Polystyrene Foam, Made from petroleum, Styrofoam is used in everything from coffee cups, building materials and construction, transportation, and packaging industries. Made from toxic ingredients, depends on petroleum.

Alternative to Polystyrene Foam2020-02-11T14:05:16-08:00

Hand-Held Instrument Fights Acne, OTC Market

2020-01-28T14:20:18-08:00

Instrument Fights Acne, Tyrell Inc., a Houston-based medical technologies company, accessed engineering support for a problem with redesigning a heating element for a hand-held acne-fighting device

Hand-Held Instrument Fights Acne, OTC Market2020-01-28T14:20:18-08:00

Laser Imaging Camera: Sees Through Fire, Smoke

2020-01-14T16:15:37-08:00

Laser Imaging Video Camera, stumbling on something that had not been seen before: a video camera capable of seeing through flames, fog, dust, and virtually any other obscurant, even at night. Put together for a perimeter security system on the border, at a factory or a nuclear power plant, or on a military installation.   Security not the original intent of this technology, which ultimately find uses in a number of fields.  Conceived a decade prior as a tool that would allow firefighters and other first responders to see through smoke and [...]

Laser Imaging Camera: Sees Through Fire, Smoke2020-01-14T16:15:37-08:00

Future Technologies Mainstream by 2020

2019-12-03T12:37:31-08:00

The Internet of Things - IoT Future Technologies mainstream by 2020 , the Internet of Things has kicked around amongst tech insiders as the next big innovation in home technology. In recent years, IoT has begun carve a niche for itself in everyday life. The growing adoption of systems like Google’s Home and Amazon’s Alexa. These devices will continue to integrate more aspects of the home into one harmonious system by utilizing the internet. Allowing a user to control anything from the air conditioning to their security via voice command and a [...]

Future Technologies Mainstream by 20202019-12-03T12:37:31-08:00

Mechanical Engineering Consultants Use 3D CAD Software Comparison via Custom Motorcycle Frame: Creo vs Solidworks vs Inventor: Part 2

2018-03-08T12:14:53-08:00

3D CAD Software Comparison Blog Series: Starting the Motorcycle Frame Design in Solidworks™  Welcome back to our 3D CAD software comparison blog series. Recall that in last week’s discussion, as Mechanical Engineering Consultants we introduced our plan to to model a motorcycle frame in three different 3D CAD software packages.  We gave a brief history of the three CAD software packages that Glew Engineering employs: Solidworks™, Creo™, and Inventor™. In this week’s blog, as Mechanical Engineering Consultants we use Solidworks™ CAD software to model a portion of the motorcycle frame, a [...]

Mechanical Engineering Consultants Use 3D CAD Software Comparison via Custom Motorcycle Frame: Creo vs Solidworks vs Inventor: Part 22018-03-08T12:14:53-08:00

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Evaluates 3D Software Using Motorcycle Frame – Part 1

2019-09-12T14:32:55-07:00

Fig. 1 A street bike shown in CAD mesh. Mechanical Engineering Consulting Group Evaluates 3D CAD Programs Mechanical Engineering Consulting Testing of Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™ Mechanical Engineering Consulting service companies largely use one of three 3D CAD programs: Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™.  At Glew Engineering, we have licensed seats of all three CAD mechanical design packages.  We reviewed the CAD workflow and feature sets of each 3D CAD program using motorcycle frame design as an example.  Also, we showed that some of the specialized commands of each 3D CAD software programs [...]

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Evaluates 3D Software Using Motorcycle Frame – Part 12019-09-12T14:32:55-07:00

Italian Masters: Volta Jump-Starts Electrical Engineering

2018-02-21T10:28:40-08:00

Italian Masters: Volta Jump-Starts Electrical EngineeringFigure 1: Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576) Welcome back to our series on Italian Masters of math and science.  Last week I wrote about Galileo’s extensive accomplishments both in the field of astronomy and beyond.  This week, I’ll take a look at another renaissance polymath who dabbled in astronomy, along with his work in mathematics, medicine, biology, chemistry, philosophy, and gambling (yes, seriously): Girolamo Cardano.  Cardano is a less well-known figure than Galileo or some of the other scientists I’ve written about who have famous equations or units [...]

Italian Masters: Volta Jump-Starts Electrical Engineering2018-02-21T10:28:40-08:00

12 Years a Martian: Mechanical Engineering on Mars, The Red Planet

2018-04-10T16:24:41-07:00

Figure 1: Mars Exploration Rover mobility testing By NASA

12 Years a Martian: Mechanical Engineering on Mars, The Red Planet2018-04-10T16:24:41-07:00

FEA Consulting Part 3: Meshing and Boundary Conditions

2018-03-27T15:27:13-07:00

We'll continue on now with our blog series on finite element analysis (FEA).  After discussing how to best set up a computer-aided design (CAD) model for FEA simulation, in this blog I'll cover the next step: meshing the model and applying boundary conditions.  "Meshing" is the process by which the CAD model is separated into discrete finite elements; it can be done in the same program that runs the FEA numerical simulation later, or it might be performed in a standalone program, depending on your software.  Boundary conditions are the loads (forces, [...]

FEA Consulting Part 3: Meshing and Boundary Conditions2018-03-27T15:27:13-07:00

FEA Consulting Part 2: CAD Model Preparation

2017-05-02T16:56:01-07:00

Figure 1: Reinforced concrete mesh © Glew Engineering Consulting Welcome back to our blog series on FEA.  In the last blog entry, we introduced some of the fundamental concepts in finite element analysis (FEA).  This entry in the blog series focuses on the initial steps in preparing a computer-aided design (CAD) model ready for use in an FEA program.  Since FEA programs are very sensitive to the data they have to work with, it's important that the CAD models being analyzed are compatible with the analysis methods the FEA program uses. In order to illustrate my points [...]

FEA Consulting Part 2: CAD Model Preparation2017-05-02T16:56:01-07:00

FEA Consulting Part 1: Introduction

2018-03-23T10:52:25-07:00

Figure 1: FEA mesh and shear stress results for a reinforced concrete slab © Glew Engineering Consulting, 2016 Finite Element Analysis Consulting (FEA) In this series of blogs on FEA, we will first cover some basic elements common to many FEA projects, and then in subsequent blogs in this series, illustrate those methods through examples. One of the services that Glew Engineering Consulting provides is finite element analysis consulting (FEA).  FEA consulting has been a great boon to the engineering profession, allowing mechanical engineers and civil engineers to accurately model the stress and strain behavior [...]

FEA Consulting Part 1: Introduction2018-03-23T10:52:25-07:00