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Naval Sea Systems Looking To Embrace 3D Printing Following Redesigned Bolt Tool

3D printing is the latest innovation in tooling, leading to the creation of 3D printed pressbrake and other tools, as well as a new 3D tie bolt anti-rotation tool for an airplane.

The latter is the latest endeavour made by the United States Naval Sea Systems Command, at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, which it then used in practical application, followed by an additional 100 orders for distribution throughout the NNSY’s Inside Machine Shop on land, as well as the force’s seafaring vessels.

The NNSY is the field operations of NAVSEA, which is specialized in repairing, overhauling, as well as modernizing the United States’ ships and submarines. It’s the largest, as well as the oldest facility operated by the US Navy, and has been noted for causing and creating many of the Navy’s latest innovations, like the construction of the USS Texas, the country’s first commissioned naval battleship.

The 3D printed bolt tool that they produced was made thanks to a collaboration between the NNSY’s Inside Machine Shop (Shop 72), and the Rapid Prototype Lab.

According to NNSY Lifting and Handling Specialist Jonathan Woodruff, the tool is an update on the yard’s current technology. He says that the department usually used a single tool for tie bolts, which he describes as akin to pliers with metal on the stop to stop the rotation of the bolts.

He says that the tool, while reliable, was tedious to use and was the only tool that the entire shop could use, which is why they decided it was time for a change.

The new tool was initially designed in 2D, before being 3D modelled in CAD, then 3D printed. The tool was tested for use during the design process, modified in order to meet specifications. The final prototype was then 3D printed in impact-resistant polycarbonate plastic, the material used for bullet proof glass and CDs.

Following the creation of the prototype, it was then present to the NNSY Rapid Prototype Lab, where it was tested, where it passed and was approved for use.

The overall cost for 3D printing up to eight tools in a single build ranges at a  mere $30, which is why the NNSY is considering rolling out the 3D printed tool out across the entire NNSY workforce, following the innovations in 3D printed tools and parts, like pressbrake and aircraft components.

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Class Action Lawsuit Against A Noisy Construction Project Wins After 20 Years

Excessive noise can be produced by cars and trucks on the road that is why it is very likely that you are asking how to reduce traffic noise in your house so that the family can enjoy some peace and quiet. Aside from the high decibel levels produced, big trucks can cause vibrations in homes. Noise pollution can be a nuisance and must be regulated by state laws.

A case was filed by 12,000 people living near the highway 20 years ago against Transport Quebec and some construction companies. They were eligible for up to $3.5 million in compensation with roughly $3,500 to $5,600 per household but Peter Krantz said the case was not about money.

The construction on Ville Marie took place between 1998 and 2000 and those households living near the highway had to suffer from the incessant sounds of jackhammers and construction equipment day and night. It was like a jet engine in the backyard that is running for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A decibel meter was installed by a Westmount resident and saw a peak of 96 decibels. For reference, a normal conversation can reach 50 decibels; a lawnmower about 90 decibels and a rock concert about 120 decibels. A sustained level of about 85 decibels or higher is considered harmful to health.

According to class action lawyer, Gabrielle Gagne, she was actually pleased with the good amount of settlement from the government and companies involved. However, in spite of the payout, they have not changed their ways.

Another problem with noise is being generated by an ongoing reconstruction of Ville Marie and the Turcot Interchange that was launched years ago but will be complete by 2020. The ongoing construction is creating chaos in the neighborhood to the point where people are afraid to cross the streets because of the angry drivers.

When you are exposed to noise from the outdoors, you can’t help but ask how to control traffic noise in your house to avoid a disturbed sleep. There are various innovative solutions like double glazed windows so that you can enjoy a peaceful sleep or converse privately without any noisy distractions.

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The Motorcycle Show Welcomes Back Piaggo Group Americas

For this year, the Piaggio Group Americas will once more be a part of The Motorcycle Show in Canada. The showcase will expect the newest models from brand such as Vespa, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Aprilia. These same models will be available soon and the latest models of Moto Guzzi for sale will be seen in dealers all over the world.

Piaggio Group Americas is known as the importer of legendary scooter as well as motorcycle brands based in Northern America. It covers brands such as Vespa, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia. This year, it has been announced that the group will be coming back to the premiere sports events in Canada called The Motorcycle Show.

The show has already started its tour in Canada this weekend which stopped by Calgary first. The tour will then proceed to other places in Canada including Montreal, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and Quebec City. This will be happening from January until the month of February.

The event dates are listed below:

  • Calgary Motorcycle Show held at BMO Centre Calgary Stampede from January 5 until 7.
  • Edmonton Motorcycle Show will be held at Edmonton Expo Centre from January 12 until 14.
  • Vancouver Motorcycle Show at Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbottsford, BC on January 19 until 21.
  • Quebec City Motorcycle Show will be at Centre de Foires de Quebec City from February 2 until 4.
  • Toronto Motorcycle Show to be held at Enercare Centre from February 16 to 18.
  • Montreal Motorcycle Show will be at Palais des Congres de Montreal at February 23 to 25.

Everyone will surely have something to look forward to at the events. The booth organized by Piaggio Group America will feature their eco-sustainable transportation, top electronics, leading performance and the style that the Italian motorcycle maker has been known ever since. There will be many 2018 models presented at the events including Aprilia’s Tuono Factory, RSV4 RF and Dorsoduro 900, Moto Guzzi’s MGX-21 Flying Fortress and V7 III Stone, Vespa’s Sei Giorni and Primavera and Piaggio’s MP3 500. These models of Moto Guzzi for sale are expected to be out this year as well as the other brands from the group.

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4 Features Of Chiang Mai Best Restaurant

Thailand is a top destination among tourists who want to experience oriental culture, lively night life, and sophisticated dining experience especially nature trips. Chiang Mai is among the most popular cities in Thailand due to its scenic mountainous location with ancient temples and historical walls that takes the tourists breaths away.  Aside from its man-made and natural attractions, you can also find Chiang Mai best restaurant in the area with a little research. With its traditional setting and ancient temples, you would be surprised that there are luxurious restaurants that feature international cuisines such as French gourmet dishes. You will know that you are looking at a highly-rated restaurant if it has the following features.

Exceptional location

One of the main features of an excellent restaurant is its location. You will find an elegant yet high-end restaurant at the riverbank of Ping River. With its tranquillity and clean air, you would not think that Chiang Mai best restaurant is just minutes away to the city centre. Because the area is located near lush mountains, guests can enjoy fresh and clean air like no other.

Mouth-watering gourmet food selection

Choose a posh restaurant that offers wide selection of gourmet dishes starting from sumptuous French cuisine, Thai dishes and other delectable dishes made from fresh and natural ingredients that would delight health buffs. Check out the restaurant’s website to determine their menu or the food that you can order. It would also be best if the restaurant has a bar that offers cocktails with exquisite wine and imported drinks.

Trendy vibe

Another exciting feature of the best restaurant in Chiang Mai is its contemporary design. You can find a riverside restaurant in Chiang Mai with fibre glass walls that allows you to take in the breath taking scenery in the area. You can have your meal al fresco or in the air-conditioned glass-walled well-lit restaurant.

Comfortable dining experience

One of the guarantees of Chiang Mai best restaurant is pleasing and relaxed dining experience even with elegant dining ware and lavish furnishings. Read customer reviews to help you decide on a restaurant around the area.

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