The Cold Hard Truth About Cryorolling

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 … Read More

The 6-Step Process of Sand Casting

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 … Read More

When should you use high-temperature fasteners for your project?

Does your project revolve around high temperatures or pressures? Well, the good news is that there are fasteners are built with the capability of withstanding extreme temperature environments. As technology develops, companies are now using advanced designs and manufacturing concepts … Read More

What Is Tempered Steel?

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 … Read More

Machining: A Beginner’s Guide to Machining Processes

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 … Read More

Why Iron Rusts (And How to Prevent It)

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 … Read More

Why should you invest in washers?

Washers are often overlooked, yet equally important, companions to any type of fastening system. They’re like the bass player in a rock band – seldom noticed, but their presence holds the group together. Made from either plastic or steel, these … Read More