Micheal Andrews

What Makes Steel Stand Out From Other Building Materials?

14 August 2019
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

The modern era of construction has undoubtedly led to lots of innovation and advancement. Engineers and builders select building materials depending on the value they can derive from them. Therefore, you shouldn't be surprised when your contractor takes time to choose one from the many options available to him or her. Out of brick, stone, steel and fibre, cement and other options available in the market, the builder must make sure that he or she settles for something cost-friendly and functional. Read More …

What to Know About Compressor Options for Sandblasting

13 August 2019
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

If you handle small DIY sandblasting projects, you may be considering buying a blasting cabinet. This purchase may leave you with deciding which compressors would be ideal for your needs. If you aren't sure what compressors would work for you, here are a few options that are available at most supply stories. Each of these compressors has their benefits and uses, and you may find that you may need more than one for your specific projects. Read More …

3 Common Injection Moulding Techniques and their Applications

13 August 2019
 Categories: , Blog

If you are looking to manufacture and supply precision plastic parts to different industries, then choosing the right manufacturing method is crucial. Leveraging on plastic injection moulding is a great place to start from if you consider the strides the knowhow has made over the past few decades. That said, there are various injection moulding techniques that you should familiarize yourself with since they have varying strengths. Understanding which technique is best for specific products helps you to produce components based on customer requirements. Read More …

Two safety tips that should be kept in mind by those who are involved in the manufacturing of metal fire pits

12 August 2019
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

In any facility where metal fire pits are manufactured, the following safety tips should be kept in mind by those who manage the facility, in order to keep the people who work there safe. Make sure that staff members wear impact-resistant face shields when using a lathe to form bowl-shaped pits Many fire pits that are made from metal are bowl-shaped. This item is sometimes made by attaching a large metal disc to a lathe, which spins this disc around at a high speed whilst a sharp tool is used to change this flat disc into a bowl. Read More …

Ideas for Cutting a Reflective Metal with a Laser Cutter

8 August 2019
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Dealing with non-ferrous reflective metals using CO2 laser technology poses a challenge to most experienced fabricators. Rather than make a mistake, some fabricators shy away from using standard laser cutters to cut reflective metals. However, the quality of laser cuts is unrivalled, and that is why you should learn how to use the machine on reflective metals safely. This article highlights tips on how to successfully and safely cut reflective metal with a CO2 laser cutter. Read More …

About Me
Mandy's Manufacturing Advice

Hey, there! My name is Mandy and this is my manufacturing blog. The articles that I write and post here will help you to gain a better understanding of the world of manufacturing. My husband works at the local manufacturing plant and he invited me along to a recent bring your family to work day. It was really exciting to see my husband's workplace and it inspired me to find out as much as I can about his job and the industrial sector. Over the past couple for months, I have learnt so much cool stuff that I just knew I had to start this blog.

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