Manual vs. Automated Laser Cutting: Which is Best for You?

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Whatever you're manufacturing, laser cutting could possibly be utilised as an important part of your process.  A versatile technique that can be adapted to many material types, scales and capacity requirements, laser cutting is a very precise way of cutting out parts to be assembled later.  But is this process best employed automatically, with a robotic arm and pre-programmed shapes, or by manual handling?  Both these options have their pros and cons depending on what exactly you're looking to do with laser cutting - but here's a simplified guide.

28 April 2017

Sheet Metal Construction: Three Considerations for Fabrication Material Selection

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Sheet metal is an important material in commercial construction and renovations. This material is favored because of its light weight. The property makes it easy to handle during installation and reduces the pressure exerted on the foundation, particularly in comparison to metal plates. Also, sheet metal has numerous applications in buildings such as laminating unattractive structures, building general facades and roofing. If you are planning on using this material in your construction, consider these important factors when choosing the sheet metal.

24 April 2017

Plastic Welding Explained

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

In common with metal welding, heat is the principle agent when it comes to plastic welding. In order to melt two or more pieces of plastic together, they must have the correct thermoplastic qualities. Some plastics, like plexiglass, acrylic and nylon, have these attributes and some do not. Before attempting to weld any two plastics together it is important to confirm their melting points because some won't melt at a point that makes it convenient to fashion a single, connected object.

6 March 2017

Tips to Create Space in Studio Apartments with Used Wine Crates

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

To most graduates, moving out of their parents' homes and finding their freedom ranks high among their priorities. However, with rent rates in major towns at an all time high, settling for smaller studio apartments might be a more realistic option. Despite the small size of most studio apartments, a fresh graduate can make the most out of the limited space with used wine crates. This article offers unique tips that graduates can apply inside their new residence to create more space using old wine crates.

31 January 2017

4 Factors That Cause Pump Guide Bearings to Fail


Some owners of manufacturing plants may blame guide bearings for the pump failures that they keep experiencing. Such people may keep replacing the old bearings with new ones without seeing any change in the frequency of pump failures. This article discusses some of the problems that you should investigate in order to understand the root cause of frequent guide bearing failures in industrial pumps. Inappropriate Strainers  Pumps that pump fluids containing debris, such as solid wastes from manufacturing processes, require large strainers with the correct size of holes to keep the debris from causing the pump to develop clogs.

30 January 2017

Using mesh fencing to raise your chickens or ducks

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Raising chickens or ducks can be a really rewarding experience. Unfortunately, though, chickens and ducks — especially when they are chicks and ducklings, respectively — are extremely vulnerable to vicious predators such as wild cats and foxes. As such, it is imperative that you construct an enclosure to prevent them from the outside world. Mesh fencing or other forms of wire fencing are ideal, as they prevent animals like ducks and chickens from escaping, while, at the same time, preventing their larger predators from breaching the perimeter.

24 January 2017

Water Pump Buying Guide

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Water pumps can be used for several different purposes, some personal and others commercial or even agricultural. Make sure that you fully understand the purpose of a water pump before you buy it and find that it will not help you in what you are doing. Water Pump Purposes Water pumps are used for moving large amounts of water. You can use them periodically like if your basement floods or you can use them more regularly to water your lawn.

23 January 2017

Why Your Stainless Steel Handrails Should Be Blasted With Dry Ice

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Fabricators usually do everything in their power to deliver stainless steel products, such as handrails, that are free from any surface corrosion. However, some surface finishes, such as ground stainless steel surfaces, may develop corrosion spots during prolonged storage. This article discusses why you should ask the fabricator to use dry ice blasting to remove those corrosion spots before the handrails are installed. The Process is Fast Dry ice blasting entails releasing pressurised carbon dioxide onto a surface from which contaminants need to be removed.

23 January 2017

Add On Packages That Differentiate Skip Bin Service Providers

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

Hiring of skip bins is something homeowners can find very helpful in life. Service providers have become many because of the business opportunity. Therefore, it has become even more difficult for homeowner to differentiate the many service providers available. To most, a skip bin is a skip bin and there is nothing much to it. However, there is a lot of competition in the industry. As a result, service providers are giving add-on services in an effort to attract clientele.

23 January 2017

How PVC doors will benefit you and your home

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

After a few years, you may think of upgrading certain parts of your house to make it look more beautiful and increase its value. One part that you can change is the door. Doors play an important part in your house as they offer protection from intruders and also unfavourable weather conditions. They are also the first thing your guests will see when they arrive at your house. Thus, it is important to pick the perfect door.

28 December 2016