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Guide to setting up the PID Eurotherm controller to create composite curing cycles

This video shows how to set up the PID controller to carry out a curing cycle using the eurotherm controller. In this particular example we are looking at the standard 120°C curing cycle over 9 hours. Firstly we set the ramping time units (in most cases we use minutes), then we set the dwell time…

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Reverse engineering products

The exercise of reverse engineering products involves taking things apart. Shown here is a mounted disassembled bike (from Todd McLellan’s “Things come apart” image exhibition and now a book – see references). It’s amazing when you see the object in this form – there are so many parts, so many materials, so much design! Sometimes this…

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