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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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  • Comparing the Different Types of Nuts (Fasteners)

    Comparing the Different Types of Nuts (Fasteners)

    • September 7, 2019

    Consisting of a doughnut-shaped threaded hole, nuts are one of the most commonly used fasteners on the planet. They are typically used in conjunction with a bolt to secure two or more objects together. The bolt is placed through a pre-cut hole in the objects, after which a nut is placed on the end on

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  • 7 Facts About Steel You Need to Know

    7 Facts About Steel You Need to Know

    • September 5, 2019

    Consisting of iron and carbon, steel is one of the world’s most versatile alloys. It’s used to make everything from cars and trucks to railroad tracks, nails, appliances and more. Today, we’re going to explore seven fun and interesting facts about steel. #1) Steel Is More Elastic Than Rubber No, that’s not a typo. Steel

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  • What Is Blow Molding?

    What Is Blow Molding?

    • September 4, 2019

    Blow molding is a molding process used in the manufacturing industry to create hollow objects made of plastic. Like other molding processes, it involves the use of heated, liquid material that’s forced into a mold cavity under pressure. Blow molding is a special type of molding process, however, that leverages the properties of traditional glassblowing.

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