Spring 2013 Update - MJ Engineering

ANNOUNCING THE OPENING OF OUR SECOND LOCATION

MJ Engineering has opened a second office location in the Atlanta area – Peachtree City, Georgia. This office location will help us serve our southern customers better with easier direct access. For all of our southern customers, please feel free to contact Graham Wand at this office to discuss any engineering or machine design build needs.

Graham Wand P.E.
Sales Engineer, Vice President
Post Office Box 3198 • Peachtree City, Georgia 30269
Phone: 770-855-1430
Email: gtwand@mjengineering.com

MJ ENGINEERING – IN THE FIELD

This has been an interesting year in the field for the MJ team. Our field trips have ranged from watching rides we have helped on at amusement parks to measuring mining equipment in the snow. It is this great variety that keeps our jobs very interesting and sometimes also very challenging.

The manufacturing plants that we have been active in this year include: Foundries, Plastic and Rubber, Glass, Food, Steel, Packaging, Bakeries, Propane Tanks amp; Automotive suppliers.

ENGINEERING APPS

I have decided to focus this newsletter on the mobile devices many of us are using now. There are many APP’s available for both Apple and Android operating systems, some are actually useful to engineers. I have an Android phone that has many advantages and with 1000’s of Apps available it is hard to find all of the “useful” ones. The following is a short list of some that may be worth trying. (I have tried to be fair to both Apple and Android users.)

  • Solidworks eDrawings for iPad—View Solidworks Files
  • AutoCAD WS For Andriod and Apple—View Edit and Share DWG files
  • My Measures for Android—All you have to do is take a photo of an object you wish to store dimensions of. Then you add dimensions: arrows and text.
  • Engineering Cookbook app for Android—targets mechanical engineers, Heating and Cooling,Sound and Vibration.
  • Slide Rule for Andriod and iPad—For those of us that started in engineering before calculators were “smart”.
  • Wolfram Alpha for Android and iPad—Described as the Star Trek Computer for your Smart device. Lets you instantly compute answers to questions across thousands of domains—from finance and food to math and medicine to stocks and spacecraft to wordplay and weather …

2012 PROJECTS

MJ Engineering has been involved in many interesting and useful projects in 2012 ranging from consumer products to some we can’t talk about. The ones we are going to be publishing more information about are robot and manufacturing related.

For example we have provided robots to two local customers, one for palletizing and one for material sand blasting. In both cases the tasks were completed entirely by hand before the installation of the robot.

As we progress into 2013 more detailed information on our projects will be added to our website, we hope that this helps our customers see what we are capable of and how we can help to reduce labor and increase the production efficiency.