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  • How Stainless Steel Is Made

    How Stainless Steel Is Made0

    From automotive engines and bicycles to hammers, screwdrivers and industrial machines, countless products are made of stainless steel. Over the past century, stainless steel has become increasingly common. You can now find it nearly everywhere you look. Even with its unparalleled level of popularity, though, many people don’t know how it’s made. If you’re wondering

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  • 5 Fun Facts About Chromium

    5 Fun Facts About Chromium0

    Chromium is one of 91 metal elements on the periodic table. Featuring a lustrous chrome appearance, it’s used in a variety of applications. Motorcycles, for example, often feature chromium-coated components, whereas silverware may feature a similar type of chromium plating. These are just a few common applications for Chromium. To learn more about this lustrous

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  • Did You Know? How Steel Is Made From Iron

    Did You Know? How Steel Is Made From Iron0

    Steel is one of the world’s most versatile materials. Defined as an alloy of iron and carbon, it’s both strong and durable. Furthermore, over two-thirds of all steel produced in North America is recycled annually, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. To make steel, however, metalworking companies must perform several steps involving the

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  • Breaking Down the Steps of Adhesive Bonding

    Breaking Down the Steps of Adhesive Bonding0

    Adhesive bonding is a manufacturing process in which two or more surfaces are joined using an adhesive. While glue is commonly used for this process, epoxy or other types of adhesives may be used as well. The adhesive, however, must bind to the surfaces on which it’s applied. While adhesive bonding may sound complicated, it’s

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  • What Is Blow Molding?

    What Is Blow Molding?0

    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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  • Understanding Airplane Stalls

    Understanding Airplane Stalls0

    There are some key differences to understanding the difference between a stall in your car and a stall in an airplane. When your car stalls, it slows until it comes to a complete stop. When an airplane stalls, it stops flying and starts dropping. The forces that must act in concert for a plane to

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