User talk:S.Keating

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Hi S.Keating,

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Project[edit source]


Really nice work -- very good project. Minor suggestions

  • Formatting: tie into appropedia with hyperlinks,
  • Content: Quantify the energy saved from implementing one of the examples - perhaps engines for what has been done - or better yet one of your ideas like bearings

--Joshua 15:46, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Peer Edit[edit source]


Really interesting and thorough project. I found that there was a great deal of detail in the processes mentioned but I would like to see more quantitative results. However, it seems that since it isn't an exact science, these might be hard to come by. I liked the link from your project to Peter's but I don't know if it is in the best spot. The link is for surface microstructure, where Peter's article is on the laser hardening of steel gears. I can see from reading his project the link you were trying to make but maybe a sentence into other uses of laser precision in controlling microstructure would be better than a direct link. Figure 1 I felt should be under Basic Underlying Principles since this is where it is referenced. Some of the Wiki links did not have pages in wikipedia, I don't know if this is of concern to you but figured I should mention it. The one link I could take a look at was for the use of it on piston rings to improve mileage, I believe. This could be something to mention as far as quantitative data to back up the use of laser surface texturing. I have been pretty picky as far as comments and that's because there isn't too much I can say as far as quality of the work. It's a very in depth and well organized project. Good work and hopefully something from here is of help to you.


Math[edit source]

Hi Steven,

You may be interested in using mark up for the math. You can use code to turn y = B1 + B2*X + B3*X^2 into


using the code


You can see more at

Enjoy, --Lonny 17:40, 23 May 2009 (UTC)