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  • Pros and Cons of Pickling in Metalworking

    Pros and Cons of Pickling in Metalworking

    • November 15, 2019

    Pickling, not to be confused with the vinegar-based food preservation process, is a metalworking treatment process that’s used to remove impurities and contaminants from metal objects and workpieces. It involves the use of an acid-based solution, known as pickle liquor, to descale the surface of metal objects and workpieces. When the object or workpiece is

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  • How Metal Elements Differ From Nonmetal Elements

    How Metal Elements Differ From Nonmetal Elements

    • November 14, 2019

    There are currently 118 known elements on the periodic table, many of which are classified as either a metal or nonmetal. The former are found on the left side of the periodic table, whereas the latter are found on the right side of the periodic table. Aside from their placement on the periodic table, though,

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  • Forehand Welding vs Backhand Welding: What’s the Difference?

    Forehand Welding vs Backhand Welding: What’s the Difference?

    • November 12, 2019

    Welding is an essential fabrication process used in the manufacturing and commercial construction industries to join multiple objects. As you may know, it involves heating the respective objects, thereby causing them to melt. As the objects begin to cool, they fuse together to create a secure connection. While all welding processes are performed by melting

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  • Comparing the 3 Main Perforation Processes

    Comparing the 3 Main Perforation Processes

    • November 8, 2019

    Perforation is a manufacturing process that involves scoring a workpiece or object with multiple holes. As shown in the left-hand photo, it’s typically performed on solid materials, resulting in a collection of many small holes. When a workpiece of object is perforated, it’s scored with these holes. Perforation offers a variety of benefits. Among other

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  • What Is Diamond Turning?

    What Is Diamond Turning?

    • November 7, 2019

    Turning is a machining process used in the manufacturing industry to remove material from a workpiece using a stationary cutting tool. It’s typically performed using a lathe. Once secured to the lathe, the workpiece will rotate. The cutting tool will then press against the rotating workpiece to cut and remove some of its material. Diamond

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  • How Injection Molding Is Performed

    How Injection Molding Is Performed

    • November 6, 2019

    With origins dating back to the 1800s, injection molding is an age-old manufacturing process that’s used to create a variety of components and parts. Also known as plastic injection molding, it lives up to its namesake by injecting plastic into a mold cavity. The raw plastic typically comes in the form of pellets that, when

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