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Ebony

A very dark, hard and smooth wood used for ornamental work.

See also: Timber.


Electrician's Solder

5.5 % Lead 94.5 % Tin


Electric Motors

There are a number of different types of electric motor. Some are described here along with their properties. more......


Electron Beam Welding

A technique for joining materials in which components to be welded are heated by a concentrated beam of high-velocity electrons in vacuo.


Elm

A hard, durable and coarse grained wood. Used for ship building.

See also: Timber.


End Mill

A milling cutter that is used mainly to machine on the side of the cutter and so used to profile a part. more...



Engine

There are many different types of engine: IC engine, Steam Engine, Stirling Engine.


Engine Configurations

From the horizontal single cylinder engine through the V6 and V8 to the H24 there are many different engine configurations. more...


Engineers Blue

A plate coated in engineers blue and then marked out.

The plate was then centre punched and drilled using a 6mm drill at the points marked and then machined using a 6mm slot drill. It is important to note that the blue is removed by most maching operations and so important to centre punch or drill the required reference points.



Engine Specific Volume

This is the engine bulk volume divided by power.


Engine Specific Weight

This is the engine weight divided by power.


English Pewter

20 % Lead 80 % Tin


Epicyclic Gears

Various epicyclic arrangements and their ratios are described here. more......

ER Collets

The ER system is standardised as DIN 6499. This includes chuck, collets and clamping nut.



Ether

Chemical name: di-ethyl ether

Chemical formula: (C2H5)2O

See also: Chemical Table.


Eureka Alloy

57 % Copper 43 % Nickel


Everdur

96 % Copper 3 % Silicon 1 % Manganese


Exhaust

Some basic parameters describing the exhaust system used with internal combustion engines to increase power and reduce noise. more......

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