A Brief Explanation of Pneumatic Valves

Valves are used in pneumatic systems to control airflow by blocking or directing it to meet the needs of the system. A pneumatic valve can have many different configurations. Knowing how to specify which valve is necessary in a schematic is an important skill for any...

Modeling Welds for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

How often have you been faced with the task of performing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on a welded component? Have you wondered how to properly model welds in that analysis? This article is meant to explain the method we use at Apollo Engineering Design Group to...

Right Down the Weld’s Throat

Confused about welds? Are you unclear about the different elements of a weld symbol? What does it actually mean in regards to the applied weld? The following is meant to answer some questions faced by engineers when it comes to specifying welds, specifically fillet...