Why can't we "print" concrete foundations, walls and other such structures we need? Why can't industry build us a "3-D" printer that moves through a construction site and prints concrete? The "gunite" process has essentially been the early generation of this for years.3-D printed concrete eliminates forms. This is a huge savings. We could also print small structures, such a pump…See More
October 26, 2014 at 6pm to October 28, 2014 at 5pm
Learn—how to use your industrial database to find root causes for process events and upsets—a very practical and quick to apply set of techniques that can cut costs rapidly. (Markku Mustonen, Conmark Systems)Learn—the impact of the Liquor Cycle on Pulp Manufacture. Hear case stories of actual mill experiences. This is a full half day workshop. (Mike Ryan, Process Labs)Learn—how mills are eliminating surge storage in stock prep through the application of modern control techniques. This has…See More
We found a report, admittedly a bit dated, on the use of PVC (and CPVC) not only as piping components, but also in other applications. One of the striking bits of information is found on page 9 of this report: "PVC has captured an 80% share of the buried pressure water pipe market in diameters greater than 100 millimeters." It is worth reading the entire report, especially if you are still using steel or stainless steel pipe in applications where CPVC or PVC has proven itself. Check out the…See More
We are going to start a new subject this week. Over the past five years, we have proposed more than 160 ideas to reduce weight and/or improve performance of paper machines and pulp mills. Now, we are going to start identifying suppliers and known applications where these have been implemented, with or without our inspiration. This week, we highlight steel dryer cans. Check out the latest LGMI Weekly…See More
We keep thinking someone must have tried this, but if they have we are not aware of it. If any of you readers know of any research in this area, please let us know. What is "this"? Putting a charge on the stock in the headbox and using this charge to drive drainage. The latest LGMI Weekly.See More
However, starting in the late 1960s, early 1970s, these paths diverged. Automobiles went to plastics and other materials, such as aluminum. Paper machines stayed with steel, but moved to a larger percentage of stainless steel. Check out the latest LGMI Weekly.See More
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