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  • The Cold Hard Truth About Cryorolling

    The Cold Hard Truth About Cryorolling0

    In metalworking, rolling refers to the use of two or more heavy-duty rollers to compress metal stock. The metal stock is fed through the rollers to achieve a lower profile and uniform thickness (among other things). Not all rolling processes are the same, however. Even if you’re familiar with hot rolling and cold rolling, there

  • The 6-Step Process of Sand Casting

    The 6-Step Process of Sand Casting0

    Also known as sand molding casting, sand casting is a casting-based manufacturing process that involves the use of a sand mold. It’s used to create metal products and components in a variety of sizes and shapes. To put its popularity into perspective, statistics show over half of all metal castings — about 60% — are

  • What Is Tempered Steel?

    What Is Tempered Steel?0

    Based on its name alone, you may assume that tempered steel is a unique type of steel with a specific ratio of iron to carbon. While tempered steel is, in fact, an iron alloy, it still has the same amount of iron and carbon as conventional steel. Nonetheless, tempered steel offers a superior level of

  • Machining: A Beginner’s Guide to Machining Processes

    Machining: A Beginner’s Guide to Machining Processes0

    Even if you have little or no knowledge about the manufacturing industry, you’ve probably heard the term “machining.” It’s used extensively by manufacturing companies to convert raw materials into finished products. Based on the name alone, you may assume that machining simply refers to the use of any machine. While machining certainly requires the use

  • Why Iron Rusts (And How to Prevent It)

    Why Iron Rusts (And How to Prevent It)0

    Iron is arguably one of the world’s most important metals. It’s relatively strong, lightweight and malleable, making it an effective material for countless products. In its natural state, however, iron is highly susceptible to rusting. Over time, the versatile metal will become corrode, resulting in the formation of iron oxide, which is more commonly known

  • What Is a Captive Fastener?

    What Is a Captive Fastener?0

    While typically small in size, fasteners play an essential role in the production of countless goods and products. As their name suggests, they are designed to “fasten” two or more surfaces. Not all fasteners are the same, however. Conventional screws are the most common type of fasteners, but there are other types available, including captive

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