[mechanical] i need help designing a plastic water jug to be overmolded with a rubbery material
Hello, I'm working on a personal project where I'm trying to design a drop weight that can be filled with water to adjust weight. I've built a rough prototype and it works really well, but I'm not sure if it could ever be made in production.
Is it possible to say have a plastic bottle or water jug and fully cover it with a thick, tough rubber material that can be dropped onto pavement from a few feet up? It would have a threaded cap that would be protected by the rubber.
Are there any products out there like this? I just don't know if it can be made.
Submitted July 31, 2017 at 03:58PM by hail_the_mole_people
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What are some unique, not often thought-of jobs/industries an engineer could pursue if they don’t want to work in a “traditional” engineer environment (e.g. aerospace, automotive, o&g, etc.)?
I’m graduating next year (mechanical engineering) and am starting to get in the mindset of looking for full-time jobs. I’ve had 2 internships in the aerospace industry and 1 in automotive, but I want to explore some non-traditional industries that some people may not think of that need engineers. Rather than the usual MEjobs the pop into mind, the big-name aerospace companies, automotive manufacturers, oil & gas companies, etc., do you know of any unorthodox companies or industries that hire mechanical engineers (or engineers in general)? Some examples I’ve come across:
Toy company – I have a friend who interned at Nerf and that seems like it would be a cool job
Finance – fuck all the formulas you learned in school, go sell your soul and make some good money
Working for a brewery/on bar automation
Any to add?
Submitted July 31, 2017 at 04:12PM by leo_27315
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Failing concrete frame?
I have a building that is suffering from movement due to what has been determined as a large tree (which is to be dealt with). The movement laterally is about 50mm. It's a late 60's concrete frame with block wall infills (and concrete panels on external face). I can't see any cracking in the frame or soffits, but can in the blocks.
Today I heard 4 or 5 short 'popping' sounds, over a few hours. It sounded like they were around floor level and I can only describe it as a mechanical, maybe metal, failing sound. I'm obviously concerned this could be the rebar?? But still no cracks.
Any idea what it could be – could it be rebar? Hypothetically, if there was a failure, could it cause a collapse? It is 4 storeys. We are on the top floor. I'm told the slabs are 150mm thick and the columns are about 400×200 at 4000mm spacing.
The insurance company are monitoring it, but I don't think being proactive enough.
Submitted July 31, 2017 at 03:32PM by Corbu67
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Would there be any benefit to being an ME with scuba diving certification?
I will be starting my ME degree this year and want to separately get my scuba diving certification for hobby purposes. Would there be any benefit for me having both of these whole job hunting? If so, what kind of jobs can Mechanical engineers get with a scuba certification and put both to use?
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Three Free CAD Programs For Engineers And Designers
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Is it possible to do an engineering degree through distance education?
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Submitted July 31, 2017 at 10:36AM by Croosters
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How much does taking the FE exam help with finding a job?
I'm looking for a job in engineering but don't have an engineering degree. I have a BS in physics and BA in mathematics but have not had any luck with finding a job. Is it worth it for me to take the FE exam or is it meaningless? I'm mainly interested in structural/civil engineering.
Submitted July 31, 2017 at 08:31AM by Erbteufel665
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