Tag Archives: Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Design – Functional Decomposition


I am working with an engineering team right now to develop a machine. We are at the Functional Decomposition phase where we are systematically examining the needed workstation functionality. I will have to relate the specific experiences some time but … Continue reading

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Tolerances are Stacking Up – Part 1


(Here is the 1st scene from my next story, “Tolerances are Stacking Up.” Join me for this journey into statistical assembly tolerance analysis. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.) “Nervous?” Blake whispered in Jordan’s ear. “Are you kidding?” Jordan replied … Continue reading

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Free Engineering Stories


Presently, all Engineering Stories written to-date are available for free pdf download at https://stemstories.wordpress.com (Printed and ebook formats are still available) If there is a story you haven’t read yet, then here is your opportunity. Please pass this link to … Continue reading

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Engineering Student Projects Links


The ‘Engineering Stories’ blog gets a lot of hits from people searching for Engineering Student Projects. I expect these are students wondering what to do for their student project. Well, to help them out, I’ve started a blog page to … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineering


Here is a brief YouTube explaining what Mechanical Engineers do. http://youtu.be/76KyYo0DmUw  

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Announcement – Engineering Stories in Paperback


Engineering Stories is now in paperback! Seven stories illustrated, formatted, and published in a handsome professionally bound book for some ernest reading. Listen to these endorsements by engineering academic professionals on the back cover. “A fabulous collection of realistic engineering … Continue reading

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Get A Grip – Part 1


A Product Development Adventure “Okay everyone, listen-up.” Brandon leaned forward bringing the Monday morning staff meeting to attention. “The rumors are true.” “Oh no.” Melissa thought, arms crossed, hands gripping her upper arms. “Was everyone against hiring me?” Brandon, middle-aged … Continue reading

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