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Power Transmission Tamed

Factory Power Transmissions, Once Great Accident Producers, are Now Among the Safest Things in the Shop. Further, They are Quieter, More Efficient, More Accurately Controllable than Ever Before. They Absorb Vibration and Shocks Protecting Machines and Power Sources Alike

By Edwin Laird Cady

Petroleum's 'Big Three'

Basic Processes Which Have Been Developed for Production of High-Octane Gasoline are Certain to be Turned to New Uses. Plastics, Perfumes, and Insecticides Are Only a Few of the Materials Which May Someday be Produced by One or More of the New Catalytic Processes

By F. J. Van Antwerpen and D. H. Killeffer

Steel Treating

Wartime Advances in the Heat Treatment of Munition Steel Not Only Assure Higher Quality Steel Parts at Lower Cost for Peace-Time Products, but Will be Responsible for Widespread Changes in the Design and Performance of Lighter or More Powerful Engines and Machines

By Fred P. Peters

A Miracle of Production

Under Vastly Increased Demand, Aircraft Engine Builders Stepped Up Production Squarely in the Face of a Diminishing Supply of Skilled Labor. One Manufacturer's Methods, Which Successfully Accomplished the Impossible, Involved Many Special-Purpose, High-Production Tools

By Alexander Klemin

Electronic Controls

Second-by-Second Measurements of Gas Content of Air: Constant Supervision of Rate of Flow of Liquid in a Pipeline; and Control of a Specialized Dislillalion System are Only Three Examples of the Possibililies of Electronic Conlrol in Everyday Induslrial Operations

By Keith Henney and Vin Zeluff

Why Engines Knock

Fuel Knocking Can Threaten Destruction to Engines. Technologists Are Familiar With Some of the Answers to the Problems Involved, But Many More Data Are Required. New Research with a Full-Scale Engine Test Stand Is Pointing the Way Toward Better Fuels for All Gasoline Engines

By Albert G. Ingalls and W. J. Sweeney

Glass in Textiles

Problems of Filament Formation and Lubrication Have Been Solved, and Extensive Experimental Work is Going Forward on Combinations of Glass and Other Fibers. Coated Glass Fabrics Open Entirely New Fields of Application, as Do Also Glass-Plastics Combinations in Laminate Form

By William H. Page

Departments

  • 50 Years Ago, December 1944

  • Recommended

    Our Book Corner, December 1944

  • Departments

    Previews of the Industrial Horizon, December 1944

  • New Products, December 1944

  • Current Bulletin Briefs, December 1944

  • Telescoptics, December 1944

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