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  • Electroplating vs Electroless Plating: What’s the Difference?

    Electroplating vs Electroless Plating: What’s the Difference?

    • February 8, 2019

    It’s not uncommon for manufacturing companies to add a layer of metal over the surface of their products or components used to make their products. Known as plating, it’s used in a variety of applications. Jewelry, for example, often contains a nickel core that’s coated in silver or gold, whereas automotive door handles contain a

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  • How Vulcanization Improves the Properties of Rubber

    How Vulcanization Improves the Properties of Rubber

    • February 7, 2019

    Vulcanization is a chemical treatment process that involves the application of chemicals — usually sulfur — to alter the physical properties of rubber. In its natural state, rubber has numerous attractive qualities, including rust, corrosion and mold resistance. But rubber is very soft and elastic, which can restrict its performance in certain applications. This has

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  • The Science Behind Thermal Spraying

    The Science Behind Thermal Spraying

    • February 6, 2019

    Thermal spraying is a coating process that involves the application of heated particulate matter on a surface to protect against heat, cold, electricity, moisture and rust. The particulate matter — either metal, ceramics, plastics or composites — is heated using electricity or chemicals and then sprayed onto a surface. Once complete, thermal spraying can create

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  • Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    • February 6, 2019

    If you are looking for a list of spectacular manufacturing failures, where products fail to perform as intended, that is not this story (although I would bet at least one of these listed failures happened in every one of those spectacular mistakes). Rather, these are walk around rules for people who might find themselves on

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  • 6 Things to Consider When Choosing Leveling Mounts

    6 Things to Consider When Choosing Leveling Mounts

    • February 5, 2019

    Also known as a leveling foot or leveling pad, a leveling mount is a machinery device that’s used to level the object or machine which on which it’s installed. They feature an adjustable height, allowing users to control the height at which the machine or object rests off the floor. If you look at your

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