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  • A Beginner’s Guide to the Metalworking Process Peening

    A Beginner’s Guide to the Metalworking Process Peening

    • September 20, 2019

    Raw metal often has unattractive qualities and characteristics that make it unsuitable for manufacturing applications. As a result, metalworking companies may alter raw metal to improve its physical properties — a process known as peening. Whether it’s steel, aluminum, copper or bronze, most types of metal can be peened. With that said, there are different

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  • What Is a Fine Adjustment Screw?

    What Is a Fine Adjustment Screw?

    • September 19, 2019

    Characterized by the presence of external threading, screws are one of the world’s most versatile and commonly used fasteners. They are designed to secure objects by removing materials while simultaneously creating helical grooves. Fine adjustment screws serve this same purpose, but they feature a unique design that distinguishes them from other types of screws. So,

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  • 6 Common Lathe Terms You Need to Know

    6 Common Lathe Terms You Need to Know

    • September 17, 2019

    Lathes are one of the most versatile machining tools used in the manufacturing industry. While typically used for cutting and turning operations, they can also be used for sanding, drilling and facing. Not to be confused with milling machines, lathes are designed to rotate a workpiece against a stationary cutting tool. Below, you’ll find several

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  • What Is a Bolted Joint?

    What Is a Bolted Joint?

    • September 13, 2019

    While simple in design, the bolted joint is one of the most common ways in which objects are joined. By definition, a bolted joint is a combination of a fastener and a nut. A long bolt with a nut, for example, is classified as a bolted joint. The bolt is placed through a pre-cut hole

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  • What Is Sand Casting?

    What Is Sand Casting?

    • September 11, 2019

    Sand casting is a casting process that involves the use of sand-based mold. While other casting processes use molds made of plastic or metal, as well as other materials, sand casting revolves around the use of a sand mold. As a result, sand casting offers several unique advantages over traditional casting processes. To learn more

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  • Nailed It: The History of Nails

    Nailed It: The History of Nails

    • September 10, 2019

    Nails are frequently used in the woodworking construction industries to join two or more objects. Typically consisting of a long and slender metal shaft with a sharp point on one end and a flattened head on the other end, they are used in conjunction with a tool, such as a hammer or nail gun. The

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