Automotive and Technology

Are you still looking for a proper computer repair solution for your slow computer? Well, to repair your slow computer, you can follow these easy steps and make it run faster again in just minutes. You do not need to purchase a new computer to replace the slow one.

#1 Run a disk defragment to repair your slow computer. Fragment in the hard disk especially the system disk will seriously slow down the computer system speed. This can repair parts of slow computer problems and speed it up at least 30%. I recommend you run disk defragment for your hard drive once a month.

#2 Another computer repair solution is to disable unnecessary Windows services and remove programs on the startup. How long does your computer take to enter the whole system? My PC boost up time is less than 30 seconds normally. By typing msconfg in the start-run menu, you can get to the right place to disable unnecessary Windows services and startup programs. This computer repair method can speed your slow computer up.

#3 To repair computer slow problem, you also can update the device drivers regularly. There would be some conflicts among those outdated device drivers and that is the reason why you often get blue screen of death. If you want to repair and avoid system errors such as blue screen of death, system boost failure, don’t be lazy to update device drivers in your computer.

#4 The most important computer repair step is to fix Windows registry. Maybe you have a question that why you should repair your slow computer by repairing Windows registry. Well, registry is the key part to Windows system. Any incorrect registry settings, damaged registry will make your computer run extremely slow and unstable. Therefore, it is very necessary for you to repair registry errors if you never clean up them. You can make your computer run faster again after repairing all of the registry errors.

Hacksaws are one of the most common hand tools. Nearly everyone owns one, and if you don’t have one, you need to buy one. Hacksaws are inexpensive and very economical to use. But most of you never use it because the one time you tried to use it things didn’t go well. You broke the hacksaw blade, the blade kept falling out of the handle, or it kept getting stuck in the piece you were trying to cut. If you did manage to get the piece cut, it took forever and the cut ended up crooked.

The main reasons most people have difficulty when sawing metal with a hacksaw are:

You have the blade in wrong

You aren’t using a sharp blade

There is too much flex in the blade

The number of teeth is to low for the project

You are putting too much pressure on the saw

You don’t clamp the work.

I will cover each of these difficulties as you and I go through this article.

Hacksaws and hacksaw blades are designed to cut metal (I will tell you how to use it to cut wood and plastic) and most people find cutting metal very difficult and frustrating. The reason, most of the time, is that they don’t really know how to use the metal hacksaw.

What is a Hacksaw?

A hacksaw is a metal frame designed to hold a tempered metal blade. The blade is typically 1/2 inch high and the majority of them are 12 inches long. The blade has a hole on each end that fits into pins on the hacksaw. Hacksaws are designed to cut on the push stroke. The handle (grip) on a properly designed saw is angled just right so you put a little pressure on the blade when you push it through the material you are cutting. Even though some so-called “experts” will tell you that you can put the blade in the other way a hacksaw does not work well if you have the blade in backwards.

Do you need a Hacksaw?

You can cut almost anything with a hacksaw. Although it was designed to cut metal, you can use it to cut plastic, wood, metal tubing, aluminum, copper, and brass. It works very well to cut electrical tubing (conduit), BMX (flexible metal tubing), plastic water pipe, (PVT & CVT) and even nuts and bolts. You can use it to cut a 2X4 in a pinch and with the right blade porcelain tile.

Setting up the Hacksaw to Cut.

Step 1. Determine which blade you will use to cut the material. Use a 32 t.p.i. blade for conduit, an 18 tooth blade for cutting off a bolt or plastic pipe and an 8 tooth for wood. In practice you want at least three teeth in contact with the material at any time. If you are cutting deeper than the depth of the blade use a blade that has wavy teeth. The wavy blade leaves a wider slot (kerf) that keeps the blade from sticking in the groove you are cutting.

You can use it to cut wood. It will cut a lot slower than a wood saw, but it works if you don’t have anything else. Use a 8 or 10 tooth blade and mark the cut line on the board both horizontally and vertically. Use the horizontal mark to make you initial cut (groove) and the vertical mark to keep your cut straight. Take your time and don’t put a lot of pressure on the hacksaw.

Step 2. Insert the blade so that the teeth are pointing forward. If you can’t see this, rub your finger gently over the teeth of the blade.

You will feel the teeth “grip” your finger. Put the blade so it grips when you push the saw. The holes of the blade go into the pins on the bottom of the frame. Many hacksaws are designed to take different length blades so if you have an adjustable frame you may have to shorten or lengthen the frame to fit your blade.

The teeth should try to “grab” your finger when pushed. If they don’t feel sharp, the blade is dull and should be replaced. Blades are inexpensive so don’t be afraid to replace it.

Step 3. Tighten the thumbscrew until you can’t turn it with your hand (Hand tight) This amount of tension on the blade should keep the blade from bowing as you cut. Sometimes when I am have problems with the blade falling off, I will tighten it another 1/4 turn with a pliers.

Ok, Let’s Cut Something.

I am going to use a metal pipe for this example. It is easy to cut and once you get a little experience using the hacksaw, cutting metal will be a breeze.

To really use a hacksaw well you need to clamp your work. I have a vise on a workbench that I usually use.

If you don’t have a vise, screw a 2X4 onto your bench and hold the pipe against the 2X4 with your left hand. When possible use a vise or clamp to secure the metal you want to cut.

Step 1. To use a hacksaw properly, grip the frame with both hands. (I am right handed so I grab the handle with my right hand and use my left hand to hold the other end of the saw.) Hold the hacksaw so that your right hand index finger is pointing ahead to help guide the saw. As you push the blade (forward stroke) use your left hand to guide the saw so that it cuts straight. DO NOT use your left hand to apply pressure, just use it to guide your cut. Use most of the blade. If you apply pressure on the forward stroke with your left hand the teeth will usually grab too much and the saw will “stick”. Again a hacksaw handle is angled to give you the proper down pressure on the blade.

Step 2. When you get to the end of the forward stroke, stop and pull the saw back with your right hand. As you pull back don’t apply any pressure with your right hand. (It only cuts in the forward direction and putting pressure on the return stroke will just wear out the blade prematurely). A lot of teachers will make you lift the saw on the return stroke so you don’t destroy the blade. Move your body forward and back as you cut, pressing on the forward stroke and easing off on the return one.

Step 3. Repeat this until you saw all the way through the pipe. With a little practice you will be able to cut at about 1 stroke every second. Don’t stroke any faster than this because it will create too much heat and again wear out the blade prematurely.

Don’t put too much pressure on the blade. You may have to break a blade or two before you get the feel of how much pressure you can apply. Don’t worry, they are cheap. Don’t saw too quickly as that can cause the blade to break as well. Always check to make sure that the blade is secured tightly in its frame.

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Believe it or not, I could tell you a lot more about using a hacksaw, but this is enough to get you cutting properly. Buy a good quality hacksaw I recommend on my website. Even the cheap one I recommend is good quality and will last you years. With a quality saw it won’t take long before you get good at using one.

DON’T buy a cheap one at the local dollar store. Why? The hacksaw handle has to be strong enough to keep the blade tensioned correctly and the cheap ones will give you nothing but years of frustration. Also buy a hacksaw with the handle tilted like the Stanley 150565. Some hacksaws have a straight handle and are very hard to use for a beginner.

Blades are cheap, so buy a box of them in at least two “teeth” numbers (32 teeth for metal conduit and 18 teeth for solid steel, plastic pipe and general use. But don’t buy cheap blades. The cheap blades are too brittle and you will end up breaking a lot of them. A good hacksaw blade cuts on it’s own with very little pressure from you so change the blades as soon as they get dull. To tell if a blade is dull pull your finger over the blade. If it is still sharp the teeth will try to “catch” on your finger. A dull blade won’t. I prefer Milwaukee blades because they will flex without breaking, and last a long, long time compared to the cheap blades. Better yet, buy two inexpensive hacksaws and keep different blades on each. Dull, worn blades take a lot of work to cut an item, so change them as often as you would a utility knife or razor blade.

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The automotive and diesel industry supplies several educational training opportunities to students that have a desire to work on automobiles. Students can learn how to pursue a career in automotive and diesel by completing a program based on a particular area of the field such as auto body repair. Vocational colleges offer training programs that teach students to understand automotive and diesel components from a professional standpoint.

Pursing education takes multiple steps, the most important of which is to complete a degree program. Before students can enter that step however they need to decide which area of the industry is for them. Many students know what area of the field to enter to make their goals a reality. Students that don’t know which area of the field they would like to pursue should take the time to research their options. This step will tell students what educational programs they need to complete as well as what level of training needs to be worked through. Automotive and diesel training is predominantly offered at vocational colleges.

Once an area of study is selected students can move onto completing programs. This second and highly imperative step is the only way to gain entry into many career fields. The next step is worked through once students complete training, which is gaining any necessary certification or licensure. For example, automotive service technicians typically need to obtain certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Technicians before being hired by employers. This certification centers on subject areas that include knowledge of electrical systems, manual transmissions, and brakes. Each part of the industry has its own professional requirements that students need to be aware of before graduating from programs. After these primary steps are completed students are ready to enter the automotive and diesel industry.

Common programs can include:

*Auto Body

Mechanics in this part of the field work exclusively on the cosmetic repairs that are associated with structural and interior parts of cars and light trucks. Coursework covers non-structural damage, panel repair, body filling, glass repair, anti-collision technology, and more. Students learn the procedures followed to estimate repair costs and understand the limits of repairs on damaged areas.

*Automotive Service Management

Programs in this area are typically for students that have years of experience being automotive and diesel professionals because they understand how to work on steering, engine repair, and more. Training focuses on taking work experience and applying it to an education in management. Students work through courses that enable them to maintain businesses by facilitating the employee and service areas of the industry.

*Diesel Mechanics

Students learn to maintain and repair diesel-operated vehicles. This includes large trucks, heavy equipment, cranes, and more. Courses provide students with the knowledge to work on engines that are incorporated into transportation, farming, and construction industries. Hydraulics, suspensions, and diagnostics are some topics studied.

As a lover of technology, perhaps you too, I think I can surely relate with those who find revolutionary Google Glass applications. Such technology is a long time coming and much like 3-D printing it will change everything. Having been in the automotive sector prior to retirement (Franchisor of mobile car wash businesses) my mind usually looks at all new technology for possible automotive applications. Okay so, let’s see how this new innovation will be taken to a whole new level – let’s talk.

There was an interesting article in MIT Technology Review Blog on September 17, 2013 titled; “Google Glass as a Hands-Free Instruction Manual – A new app for Google’s head-mounted computer helps beginners with car maintenance,” by Tom Simonite which got me thinking about a once promising technology someone had come up with ten years ago, but which to date has not been implemented. The article stated; “Augmented reality company Metaio just released video of an idea that seems to make more use of the form of Google Glass.”

The article accompanied a YouTube video titled; “Metaio to Unveil First Hands-Free Car Manual on Google Glass,” by a company that has such an application ready for action.

Yes, this might be even better than the concept MIT was working on for Boeing with holographic displays alongside equipment being worked on – which would be an extension of their now decade old tablet display units. The Google Glass takes it all to a new level, better than anything or better than anyone could imagine. Essentially, you could work in a duality – blending the real world with the virtual one – immersed in instructions from an augmented 3-D image overlaying your work station or work. That is essentially what we are talking about here.

Think about seeing the object you are working on in 4-D, that is to say you’d be able to see inside the engine or motor you are working on, into the interior components, all they while you are working on the outside components removing shrouds, covers, and parts. Imagine working on a piece of infrastructure or jet engine and your Google Glass was hooked up to sensors, allowing you to see the problem in the interior as you are working. All live, all connected, and all-knowing – cool right – I know!

Think what this will do for car racing, prototype building, or the local dealership fixing, maintaining or updated your electric Tesla sports sedan. Yes, awesome. Please consider all this and think on it.

If you’re looking for automotive training, is to obtain and begin the exciting career in automotive technology you need technical or vocational schools to find the right courses. Automotive training may be key to acquire automotive education and certification, if you are interested in becoming an auto mechanic, engineer, manager, or auto parts worker.

To measure the performance and efficiency as the engine that moves down the street, in the modern world of cars operated by electronic systems and complex computers. By using electronic equipment and computer-based reference, students in training schools should be able to develop automotive skills as a technician in order to diagnostic high technology. The most challenging and rewarding in parts of the automotive training program is to be able to diagnose the source of the problem quickly and accurately.

Before registering, students who want to come along automotive vocational training should be developed well and has a math and science skills of physical intelligence. It is important to review the automotive training curriculum to ensure that your school will offer training certification Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the same as with any educational curriculum.

And also, the potential for automotive technicians must understand that most employers pay for their service technicians based on productivity. You may want to consider the option to become an independent business professionals after graduation.

After their automotive vocational training, students can return to continue education courses and credits to keep track changes on the computerized diagnostic systems, equipment and other technology-related automotive.
Training in automotive technology often leads to an interest in related fields such as auto body repair or improvement of automotive and diesel.

Automotive technical schools are specially designed to prepare students in the automotive field as professional automotive technicians. During the past decade, the number of automotive technical schools has increased manifold and most offer unique specializations. The automotive industry is not just confined to engines and repair work; opportunities are diverse. With the automobile industry at an all-time high, job opportunities in this field are many.

Automotive technical schools offer a wide range of career programs in the areas of fuel and ignition systems, engines and repair, brakes, power trains, electronics and diagnostic equipment, transmissions, auto electronic fundamentals, custom motorcycle body fabrication, collision repair and refinishing, emission testing, and much more. Some of the common programs to be found in the automotive technical schools include automotive technician training, collision repair and refinishing, diesel and industrial technician training, automotive service management, and mechanical drafting design and CAD technology.

Based on the courses, students finishing automotive technical schools are awarded diplomas or degree certificates. Almost every automotive technical school boasts experienced and highly qualified instructors from the automotive sectors. The fees at most of the schools are a bit high but financial aid packages are available at most schools.

Besides full time programs, online and distance education programs are provided by automotive technical schools. Online courses are particularly designed for those who are working full-time and can’t attend regular classes, or for students who wish to study from the convenience of home. Automotive technical schools provide online programs in a variety of fields. These include automotive and diesel technology, auto body repair technology, career development training, fuel, and emissions control systems, and ignition systems and functions.

Before enrolling into any automotive technical school, always check whether the school or college you selected has an accreditation. Also, make sure that the college can provide you with the best technical assistance that covers all your needs. As new cars are becoming more and more complicated, always choose an automotive technical school that teaches latest technological advancements.

The automotive vision system is considered to be on the cutting edge of automobile safety. Over the past several years, the growth of in-car cameras has exploded from only a few thousand to millions. The primary driving force behind this growth is a concern for creating a safer driving experience. Currently, there are a variety of different options available, which serve many different purposes.

A front view automobile vision system is primarily designed so that the driver can have a wider and more detailed view of the road ahead. There are currently two primary options for camera placement. The more traditional option is place the camera out in the open on top of the dashboard in the front seat. A newer option is place a small digital camera next to or underneath the license plate. This not only makes it nearly invisible to a passerby, but can also provide a higher level of detail because the camera is closer to the road. Some people consider this to be a more productive option because it provides the driver with a different view of the road.

Another common use of an automotive vision system is to help the driver see behind them and in their blind spots. In most cases, these systems are placed near the rear license plate or the trunk. This provides a wider range of view, plus the ability to see exactly what is behind the vehicle. In many circles, this use of the automotive vision system may end up being the most productive in terms of safety, especially when it comes to parking or backing up.

There are two primary technologies that come into play with this type of system: the camera and the monitor. The monitor is continually getting smaller, while still preserving the support for a high-resolution image. Additional features which are becoming standardized include a self heating system and full waterproofing to extend the life of the camera. There is a wide variety of monitors, although they fall into two basic categories: digital and analog.

This is one area of automotive safety technology that appears to be changing at a very rapid rate. There is a wide variety of different uses for an automotive vision system and they will likely continue to improve in the future. Just like every other type of safety technology, there will likely be some form of standardization over the coming years, and this will likely occur for the two driving technologies – the monitors and the optics.