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  • The 5 Types of Fusion Welding

    The 5 Types of Fusion Welding

    • December 10, 2019

    Have you heard of fusion welding? Like other welding processes, it’s used to join two or more objects using heat. Fusion welding is unique, however, because of its ability to “fuse” the respective objects. Assuming the objects are made of the same or similar materials, the heat produced by a welding rig will melt their

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  • Turning vs Boring: Comparing These 2 Machining Processes

    Turning vs Boring: Comparing These 2 Machining Processes

    • December 6, 2019

    Turning and boring are two common machining processes used in the manufacturing industry. They both require the use of a machine to remove material from a workpiece. Whether a workpiece is made of metal or wood, it can be probably be reshaped with the help of turning or boring. While both of these machining processes

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  • What Is Hot-Rolled Steel?

    What Is Hot-Rolled Steel?

    • December 5, 2019

    Found in everything from silverware and household appliances to electronics, building frames, automobiles and more, steel is one of the world’s most important materials. Classified as an iron alloy, it’s both strong and lightweight. There are different ways to make steel, however, one of which is hot rolling. Hot-Rolled Steel Explained As the name suggests,

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  • What Is a Swage Nut?

    What Is a Swage Nut?

    • December 4, 2019

    Swage nuts play an important role in the aerospace manufacturing industry. They are commonly used in conjunction with bolts to join sheet metal with components. Swage nuts allow for a strong and permanent anchor thanks to their ability to swage the sheet metal in which they are installed. To learn more about swage nuts and

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  • 5 Fun Facts About Laser Cutting

    5 Fun Facts About Laser Cutting

    • December 2, 2019

    The way in which manufacturing companies manipulate raw materials into finished products is changing. Rather than cutting workpieces with a sharp tool bit, some companies now use lasers. Known as laser cutting, it involves the use of a high-powered laser to cut one or more holes in a workpiece. The laser’s heat is amplified and

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  • The Reason Bolts and Nuts Are Hexagonal

    The Reason Bolts and Nuts Are Hexagonal

    • November 28, 2019

    Hexagon has become the most common shape in which bolts and nuts, as well as many other fasteners, are made. Characterized by the presence of six sides, hexagonal fasteners are used in a variety of applications. You can find them in furniture, household appliances, building frames, kids’ toys, automobiles and more. Considering that dozens of

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