Understanding the Basics of Powder Coating

6 April 2018
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Whether you're a homeowner with an iron fence that needs refinishing, or you manage a production facility that uses metal parts during the production process, it's good to understand a few basics about powder coating. This process can help to protect metal pieces while also giving it a fresh new look. Note a few common questions about powder coating, so you can determine if it's the right option for treating your fence or other metal pieces. Read More 

How to prevent welding-related injuries and health problems at manufacturing facilities

6 November 2017
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Many metal fabrication, automotive, construction and aerospace manufacturers using welding equipment to make their products. Here are two ways that these manufacturers can prevent their employees from being injured or from developing serious health conditions as a result of using welding equipment. Do not allow untrained individuals to operate the equipment Welding is a complex activity which requires a considerable amount of skill to do correctly and safely. As such, an untrained individual who has little to no experience with welding is likely to make an error which could potentially lead to them being injured. Read More 

Copper-Based Alloys: The Usability of Copper Alloys in Welding, Soldering and Brazing of Pipes

27 September 2017
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Copper and its alloys have been the most used metals in the world. In most industrial and electronic manufacturing of items, you will find copper-based alloys being used due to their strength and their workability. The fundamental properties of copper are the ones responsible for the greatness in the functionality of the alloys. In the engineering and welding field, most of the items that you find are copper made. Here are a few qualities of copper and copper alloys that make them efficient in the welding tasks. Read More 

4 Things You Should Never Do When Welding Plastic Pressure Pipes

28 August 2017
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HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pressure pipe sections can be joined onsite by butt-welding them. However, several precautions must be kept in mind during this field welding exercise in order to maintain the integrity of the pipe sections. This article discusses some of the things that you should never do when you are butt-welding HDPE pressure pipes outside a factory setting. Welding Different Diameter Pipes It is unwise for you to weld two pressure pipe sections whose internal and external diameters aren't the same. Read More 

How Careful Fabrication Can Avoid Rusting Issues with Stainless Steel

31 May 2017
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How can stainless steel rust? Isn't this an oxymoron? If you're involved in providing stainless steel products to consumers, you may wonder why you get some complaints along these lines. In truth, this could be due to a number of different causes and possibly part of the fabrication process itself. What could be the issue here and what is the answer? Grade Selection Firstly, it's important to make sure that the proper grade of stainless steel is used at all times. Read More