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  • What Is Drawing in Metalworking?

    What Is Drawing in Metalworking?

    • April 15, 2019

    Drawing is a common metalworking process performed by manufacturing companies. It’s able to extend the length of metal by pulling and stretching the metal. It’s called “drawing” because the machine “draws” the metal towards it. As the metal stretches, it becomes longer and thinner. Once the desired shape has been achieved, the metal is removed

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  • What Is Full-Mold Casting?

    What Is Full-Mold Casting?

    • April 12, 2019

    Sand casting and lost foam are two common types of evaporative-pattern casting. Also known as sand molding casting, sand casting is characterized by the use of a sand-based mold, whereas lost-foam casting is characterized by the use of a foam-based mold. In both processes, molten metal is poured into the mold, after which the newly

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  • 6 Surprising Facts About Arc Welding

    6 Surprising Facts About Arc Welding

    • April 12, 2019

    Welding is a metalworking process involving the use of heat to join two or more metal objects. As heat is applied to the metal objects, the surface of the objects begins to melt. When the molten surface cools, it hardens while binding the objects in the process. But while some welding processes a flame to

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  • The Purpose of Washers and Why They’re Used With Fasteners

    The Purpose of Washers and Why They’re Used With Fasteners

    • April 11, 2019

    Typically consisting of a flattened, circular- or disc-shaped piece of metal with a hole in the middle, washers are often used in conjunction with threaded fasteners. Before a threaded fastener like a screw is driven into a surface, a washer may be placed through the end. The actual washer, however, isn’t driven into the surface,

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  • Types Of Corrosion Resistant Plating For Steel

    Types Of Corrosion Resistant Plating For Steel

    • April 10, 2019

    A trip through the local hardware store will show a bewildering array of colors in finished metal parts, nuts, bolts, and fasteners. Each and every difference has a reason, so let’s take a few minutes to talk about the common ways metal parts are protected from rust, corrosion, and even other metals. It is a

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