How Do Locking Gas Springs Work?

Gas springs are available in both non-locking and locking styles. Both styles leverage a cylinder of compressed gas to apply a compressive force. This is essentially what distinguishes them from traditional coil springs. Coiled springs leverage a piece of coiled … Read More

What Are Clamping Levers?

Lever arms are available in a variety of styles. In addition to traditional single-arm and two-arm styles, there are clamping levers. Also known as clamping handles, they allow for quick and easy adjustments via clamping. What are clamping levers exactly, … Read More

6 Reasons to Choose Monocrystalline Solar Panels

Monocrystalline has become the world’s leading solar technology. More commercial and residential solar panels use it than all other solar technologies. Also known as mono panels, monocrystalline solar panels are comprised of a single silicon crystal. The silicon crystal is … Read More

What Are Dog Set Screws and How Do They Work?

Screws are available in many different styles. While most feature a uniform shape consisting of a cylindrical body with exterior threading, others feature a smooth tip that extends out from the threaded body. Known as dog set screws, they are … Read More

Employee of the Month: Christa VerWayne

Congratulations to Christa VerWayne for November 2023!! Nominations Christa is one of the kindest and most genuine human beings I have ever met on both a personal and professional level. Her level of knowledge, dedication, and drive coupled with her … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to A-Frame Carts

If you’re tired of manually carrying around tools or other heavy items, you may want to invest in an A-frame cart. Like all carts, it features a wheeled base. Rather than picking up and carrying the items, you can roll … Read More

What Are Fixture Keys and How Do They Work?

Precision is important when machining parts. If a part is misaligned or otherwise out of position, you may struggle to accurately machine it. While you can always use traditional step keys or slot fixtures, though, another idea is to use … Read More