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  • Crimping vs Soldering Cable Connectors: Which Is Best?

    Crimping vs Soldering Cable Connectors: Which Is Best?0

    Both crimping and soldering are used to create connections for cables. Ethernet cables, for example, typically feature RJ-45 connectors at the ends. To add an RJ-45 connector to an Ethernet cable, you can either crimp or solder it. While both methods can produce high-performing, long-lasting cable connections, though, they aren’t necessarily the same What Is

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  • 5 Benefits of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting

    5 Benefits of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting0

    Are you still using your incandescent lighting at your home or business? While inexpensive and readily available, incandescent bulbs are gradually being phased out in favor of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Even with their newfound popularity, though, some people are reluctant to make the switch. If you’re still skeptical of LED lighting, check out the

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  • What Is a Geared Continuous Hinge?

    What Is a Geared Continuous Hinge?0

    A hinge is a type of bearing that’s used to join two objects while allowing one or both objects to partially rotate. Kitchen cabinets, for example, often feature a hinge that allows the door to open and close. The hinge typically won’t allow the door to open all the way. Rather, the door can only

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  • Comparison of the Different Types Springs

    Comparison of the Different Types Springs0

    A spring is an essential hardware component used in a wide range of commercial and noncommercial applications. By definition, a spring is an elastic object that’s designed to store energy. When force, such as weight, is exerted upon a spring, the spring stretches while retaining the force’s energy. At the same, it a force in

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  • The Role of Rolling Machines in Sheet Metal Production

    The Role of Rolling Machines in Sheet Metal Production0

    From automotive and aerial vehicles to medical equipment, roofs and more, sheet metal has countless applications. As a result, the sheet metal manufacturing industry is thriving. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of workers employed in the sheet metal industry is expected to grow by 9% through 2026. In 2016, roughly

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Rolling in Metalworking

    A Beginner’s Guide to Rolling in Metalworking0

    Over the past 50 years, global production of steel has increased by over 300%, jumping from just 500 million tons during the 1960s to over 1,600 million tons in 2016. Steel, of course, is just one of many metals produced and sold. Others include titanium, copper, brass, aluminum and more. While the exact process used

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