Remember the first time an adult told you that your lead pencil was not lead? He/she probably told you that because lead is toxic, the "lead" in your pencil was actually graphite. However, the graphite was still called "lead" because it indicated that something was in your pencil that allowed you to write like the former lead substance. That brings up a lot of different uses for graphite. Surprisingly, this material does a lot more than just write on paper in school.
18 March 2019
Drive past any residential building site and it's highly likely that you will see a wood frame. While a popular option, it's not the only option when it comes to a durable frame. Residential steel is another option to consider. If you have overlooked steel in the past, here are just some of the reasons you should consider it for your new home's construction. A Faster Build Compared to wood, a steel frame construction can offer a faster build.
7 April 2017
Any time that you are looking to attend a trade show in your field, you need to always prepare the best display possible. You can do this by purchasing a portable display box that you can decorate and set up to your liking. Consider these three tips to make the most of this display box purchase. #1: Pay Close Attention To Design And Planning When you hit it out of the park at a trade show, you stand to gain a lot of business and connections.
9 April 2016
If you own or manage an industrial plant, you understand that one of the most important pieces of equipment on your line is the can seamer. This piece of machinery locks products into their designated container by creating an airtight seam that prevents leakage and premature spoilage. When your can seamer begins to malfunction, you may experience a moment of panic at the thought of having to spend the money to purchase a brand new one.
8 December 2015
Like any other commodities, fuel and oil prices are most affected by supply and demand. While demand can be relatively easier to anticipate, factors that affect supply can change dramatically in a short period of time: What are the factors that affect the supply of fuel and oil? Production As new technologies allow access to previously inaccessible deposits of oil and natural gas, supply is increased. An example of this is the refinement of hydraulic fracturing, or "
12 August 2015
One of the best investments you can make for your new metal fabrication shop is CNC equipment to simplify the process. When you invest in your first CNC lathe, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here are several key features you should be looking at when you're choosing CNC machines. Understanding the Swing Specification Swing specification is a term used to refer to the largest diameter part you can put into the machine and spin on the chuck without hitting the safety guards.
28 June 2015
Living in a mountain town affords you several opportunities that you can't find in the urban jungle. For one, if you like skiing, hiking, mountain-biking, rock climbing, or other outdoor activities, you can basically stroll out your backdoor and take it all in. On the other hand, living in the mountains can create unique challenges when it comes to building your home. For one thing, snowfall tends to increase as you go up in elevation.
16 June 2015
If you are the owner or manager of an inventory warehouse, you likely have hundreds or even thousands of items coming into and going out of your doors every day. Almost all warehouses with lots of items use some type of pallet system to help keep merchandise and inventory organized. Wooden pallets are by far the most common. While a stack of pallets can help you work more efficiently, they can also become a safety hazard if you put a lot of heavy items on them.
8 June 2015