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  • Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    • February 6, 2019

    If you are looking for a list of spectacular manufacturing failures, where products fail to perform as intended, that is not this story (although I would bet at least one of these listed failures happened in every one of those spectacular mistakes). Rather, these are walk around rules for people who might find themselves on

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  • What Is Drip Molding?

    What Is Drip Molding?

    • March 22, 2019

    Drip molding is a process used to create a layer of plastic, usually polyvinyl chloride (PVC), over a metal object. Whether it’s steel, iron, copper, brass or aluminum, metal has different properties than plastic. Unlike plastic, for example, must metal corrodes when exposed to moisture. To protect against certain metal objects from corrosion — while

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  • What Are Wall Anchor Fasteners?

    What Are Wall Anchor Fasteners?

    • March 22, 2019

    Wall plugs, or what’s more commonly known as wall anchors, are fasteners used to support another fastener like a screw that’s driven into a weak or brittle surface. As the name suggests, they are most commonly used in walls, such as drywall or plaster. If the wall isn’t able to load held by the fastener,

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  • 5 Fast Facts About Water Jet Cutting

    • March 20, 2019

    Not all cutting processes involve the application of a sharp cutting tool or blade to selectively remove sections of a workpiece. Water jet cutting, for example, relies on a controlled stream of pressurized water. When applied to a workpiece, the pressurized water literally blasts away sections of material. It’s a highly effective and precise cutting

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  • What Is Punching in the Manufacturing Industry?

    What Is Punching in the Manufacturing Industry?

    • March 19, 2019

    Punching is a metalworking process that’s used extensively in the manufacturing industry. It’s called “punching” because it involves punching a hole through a workpiece. It can be performed either by hand or using a machine, the latter of which is preferred as it’s able to forcefully drive holes through thick, hard metals. To learn more

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  • How Living Hinges Differ From Conventional Hinges

    How Living Hinges Differ From Conventional Hinges

    • March 16, 2019

    The term is “living hinge” is somewhat of a misnomer because neither it nor any other hinge is actually alive. Hinges are inanimate objects made of various materials, and living hinges are no exception. So, what is a living hinge exactly, and how do they differ from conventional hinges? What Is a Living Hinge? A

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