Processing and manufacturing can be a costly and complex business. Learn tips for having the best practices in the industry.

Plastic Fabrication: Three Essential Tips for Effective Vacuum Forming

13 March 2019
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If you are planning for plastic fabrication, you should think about choosing the vacuum-forming technique for your project. This method involves forming three-dimensional products from simple plastic sheets. In general, this process will necessitate the controlled heating of a suitable thermoplastic panel. When the panel is soft enough due to heating, it will be placed over a custom mould. Then, the air between the mould and the plastic will be suctioned out, creating a vacuum.
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Cost factors when hiring or purchasing a generator

24 September 2018
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With variations in power supply from the main grid, it's always a good idea to hire or purchase your own generator. Having a generator handy gives you the independence you need to power your important functions. This is especially true for industrial applications. If your plant is located far away from the grid, a generator may be your only reliable power source. One of your most important considerations of a generator hire or purchase will likely be the cost.
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Die Casting

27 March 2018
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There are various types of casting that are applicable in various situations. Aluminium die casting is among the best casting alloys in use today. Premium grade aluminium die casting alloys are produced for use in a number of industries. The critical roles these aluminium die casting alloys play makes them very important and therefore should be produced in the best manner possible while utilising good quality materials. There are various benefits associated with aluminium die casting and they include:
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Metal Fabrication: Comparing Powder Coating to Conventional Paints

7 December 2017
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If you are planning on ordering custom metal products from your fabricator, you should choose the right finishing coating. A suitable finishing layer will protect the metal from corrosion and general damage from the external adverse conditions. Also, the coating will enhance the appeal of the material, making it more appealing to the product users. There are two primary coating options to consider for your metal fabrications: powder coating and painting.
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4 Ways Crafters Can Use a Laser Cutting

25 September 2017
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If you are a crafter, especially one who has their own crafting business, you may be looking at ways to expand your business and offer more items during the holidays or throughout the year. One way you can do that is through laser cutting. If you aren't sure that buying laser cutting machine would benefit your crafting business, consider these 4 ways that crafters can use a laser cutter. Laser Cutting and Dollhouse Furniture
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Insiders View: Best Practices In Processing And Manufacturing

Processing and manufacturing can be a costly and complex business. Hello there. My name is Ian, and I spent most of my working life as an accountant for processing and manufacturing companies. This definitely gave me an insider's view of the industry! I am recently retired and wish to share what I have learned about best practice and cost saving in the processing and manufacturing sector. I hope to cover topics such as sourcing manufacturers, quality assurance and budgeting. I sincerely hope that you find some of this information beneficial. Please stay for a while and browse through my posts. Thank you.