Tutorial: How to Link Multiple Directories to an Assembly Creo Parametric 4.0

The working directory for the upper level assembly may be isolated from the parts that make it up, therefore, Creo Parametric needs to understand where the parts are. All of this happens inside the configuration editor and saved in the config.pro file.

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Review: Dremel 4300 High Performance Corded Rotary Tool

If you are in the market for a rotary tool or are looking to upgrade to a more durable, high performance tool, consider the Dremel 4300. The tool is corded (6 feet), 120V, runs at 5,000 to 35,000 RPM variable pulling 1.8 amps, and is considered to be the ‘top of the line’ rotary tool offered by Dremel.

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Tutorial: How to Access Welding Symbols in Drawings Creo Parametric 4.0

Modeled welds can be added to a part and assembly file in Creo Parametric, but for communication purposes, adding weld symbols and requirements on an engineering drawing is more important. PTC makes it easy to add weld symbols by providing a suite of pre-generated symbols and an options dialog box to customize the symbol as needed per ANSI or ISO standards.

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Tutorial: How To Create Letter Engraving on Flat and Curved Surfaces with Creo Parametric 4.0

Learn how to create an engraving on a flat surface and a curved surface using Creo Parametric 4.0. Most high-end CNC milling machines are capable of letter engravings programming; Creo Parametric and other modeling software offers more control and portability.

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Product Announcement: Engineering Reference Cards

Announcement: We have recently released new wallet sized stainless steel engineering reference cards for purchase in our store! Use them as durable reference cards while in the field or as convenient reference information while in the office. Reference information includes: weld symbols, GD&T symbols, and a drill & tap chart.

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Composite Metal Foams and Their Applications

Metal foam is a porous material consisting of open-cell, closed-cell, or composite cavities. Open-cell metal foam has an interconnected network of pores. Closed-cell metal foam is similar to open-cell, but is sealed and may not have interconnectivity of internal pores. Composite metal foam combines a matrix of hollow metal beads of one material, such as steel or nickel, within another material, such as aluminum.

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Choosing the Right Solder Alloy and Flux

Melted solder is attracted to metal but will not stick easily to metal with oils and oxidization. Flux melts at lower temperatures than solder alloys and is used to coat the area to be soldered and guarantee a clean joint. Flux helps draw solder into a joint and makes it easier to create a capillary action.

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