Measurements Rule The Success Of Mechanical Industry

Every single day-to-day activity is directly or indirectly carried out by measurement, be it time management, financial management, space management or material management. Measurements have become the relative characteristic of every object according to which its importance is decided and an action is taken. Science has given methods and scales of measuring objects (the International System of Units or SI system) realizing the significance and power which measurements hold in real life, business and science, and technology.


Industries rely on measurement in every step

Industries integrate the science of measurement into all steps of their operations. One among those is the mechanical industry which deals with the design, construction, and application of machinery.

A mechanical engineer uses numerous parameters to work which should be accurately measured such as:

  • Length scales and motion
  • PVT- Pressure, Volume, Temperature
  • Stress, strain, density, flow
  • Combustion, vibration, eccentricity
  • Durability, strength, relativity, quantity, etc.


Devices for accurate measurements


The important basic instruments used for measurements are:

Micrometer screw gauge: Consists of a calibrated screw in which the object to be measured is placed between a spindle and anvil. This tool is used in measuring components precisely in mechanical engineering and industrial machining.

Calipers: A device which measures the distance between two opposite sides of an object held between its tips. The most common one is vernier caliper.

Other Gauges: Depending on the usage there are several types of gauges such as-

  • Dial gauge is a device used to measure small linear distances
  • Pressure gauge to measure pressure and vacuum
  • Center gauge to measure angles in a lathe for cutting and grinding in heavy machining
  • Gauge blocks are systems used for producing desired precision lengths and are used in machining shops to calibrate measuring equipment.
  • Strain gauge to measure the deformation resulting from displacement between the particles of a body relative to length
  • Ring gauge to measure the external diameter of a cylindrical object


Read Heat Press Reviews And Customize A Mug

There is a lot of competition in the printing business. The demand for customization is increasing day by day. As the demand increases, the pressure to excel is also more. To meet such demands and deliver quality products, a good heat press is very important as it is the heart to this business. While there are lots of these heat press reviews to help you out in the selection process, one needs proper guidance to make the heat press machines work properly.

The quality of the end product depends on not only the instrument but also on how we use it. Here is a step by step process on how to use the heat press to customize a mug.

A Heat Press for Mugs

A multifunctional heat press is appropriate for printing in a mug. This instrument comes with many attachments for different types of materials and thus, there would be a specific attachment for mug.

Software to Design the Print

There are several software available to design the graphics or text that needs to be printed. After designing the image, it should be reversed using the software before printing on the mug.

Using Sublimation Paper

A sublimation paper is required to imprint the required image on the mug. After verifying for the colours on the image, take the print of the image on the paper using a sublimation printer. After printing, the extra paper surrounding the image can be trimmed to make it perfect in the shape of the image.

Transferring the Image to the Mug

The mug is made to sit in a secure position and the heat press is set to proper temperature. As it involves heat, make sure to protect your hand from heat and wear protective gloves while handling the equipment. The sublimation paper with the design should be placed on the mug with face-down. It need to stay securely over the mug and should not move. Stick it with a heat resistant tape. When all these are ready, put pressure on the mug. Now the imprint is made on the mug.