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

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Learn the Benefits of Industrial Powder Coating

21 December 2020
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Steel is the most popular metal used in the manufacturing and fabrication industry. Its popularity is based on its tensile strength, ease of fabrication and durability. However, steel corrodes quickly because it contains iron. If you are not careful about sealing and protecting it from coming into contact with moisture, steel will deteriorate faster than it should. One of the best ways to protect steel from getting affected by air, water and other corrosives is powder coating.
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Troubleshooting 3 Common Casting Defects

31 August 2020
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Metal casting entails filling molten metal into a mould at high pressure and temperature to produce a finished product. Several castings can be produced using this process in a short period. However, defects can occur because of various reasons, including operator skills, choice of equipment, and quality assurance. Defects refer to undesirable imperfections that arise during a casting process such as fusion, gas porosity, shrinkage, and swells. This article examines common casting defects and how to prevent them.
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Why You Should Think About Oil Recycling

28 May 2020
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Not many people think about what happens to their engine oil when it is changed to clean and fresh oil. Sadly, those who change the oil for themselves in their homes often end up leaving the old oil somewhere in the garage or yard, and it spills, polluting the environment. Understanding how used oil can be collected, purified and reused is a step towards curbing wastage. Here is what you ought to know about engine oil recycling and its benefits.
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Two tips for those who are about to have weighbridges fitted in their manufacturing facility

9 September 2019
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If you are about to have a weighbridge fitted on the premises where you run your manufacturing enterprise, you may want to follow the advice described below. Install the weighbridge close to the area where your finished products are stored If possible, you should have the weighbridge fitted quite close to the area where your manufactured products are stored. The reason for this is that after your delivery vehicles are filled with your products and driven onto the weighbridge, this equipment might indicate that the vehicle is dangerously overloaded.
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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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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.