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By comparing the steady state heat flow equation with Ohm's Law for current flow through a resistor, we see that they have similar forms,

           

We can therefore draw the following analogies:

Heat Flow,    Current, I
Temperature Difference, T1 - T2    Voltage Difference, V1 - V2
Thermal Resistance, RT = Dx/k*A    Electrical Resistance, R
The electrical to heat conduction analogy allows one to apply laws from circuit theory to solve more complicated conduction problems, such as the heat flow through conducting layers attached in parallel or series.
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Essentials of Manufacturing

Information, coverage of important developments and expert commentary in manufacturing.

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Guide for those interested in becoming a mechanical engineer. Includes qualifications, pay, and job duties.

Metal 3D Printing Design Guide

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing for parts with reduced cost and little waste.

3D Scanners

A white paper to assist in the evaluation of 3D scanning hardware solutions.