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  • The Science Behind Galvanization And Why It’s Performed

    The Science Behind Galvanization And Why It’s Performed

    • April 6, 2019

    Have you heard of galvanized metal? From pipes and fencing to screws and sheet metal, countless metal products are galvanized during production. Unless you’re familiar with this metal finishing process, though, you might be wondering why it’s performed. Galvanization doesn’t change the structural properties of metal, but it’s still a useful process for several reasons.

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  • Comparing the 3 Primary Machining Processes

    Comparing the 3 Primary Machining Processes

    • April 5, 2019

    Machining processes are used in the manufacturing industry to selectively remove material from a workpiece. It’s considered a type of subtractive manufacturing because it creates new objects through the act of material removal. As the machining process removes material from the workpiece, it creates a new object in the desired shape. This is in stark

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  • What Is a Strap Hinge?

    What Is a Strap Hinge?

    • April 4, 2019

    When shopping for hinges, you’ll probably come across strap hinges. Based on the name alone, you may assume they are used on straps of rope or cordage, but this isn’t necessarily true. On the contrary, most strap hinges are typically used on doors, gates and cabinets. In this post, we’re going to explore strap hinges,

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  • What Is Shell Molding?

    What Is Shell Molding?

    • April 2, 2019

    From engine blocks and cylinder heads to connecting rods and machine components, shell molding is used to make a range of different products. Also known as shell casting, it’s a relatively new molding process with origins dating back to the mid-1900s. Since then, it’s become a popular choice for manufacturing applications requiring extreme precision. So,

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  • How Cold-Formed Steel Is Made

    How Cold-Formed Steel Is Made

    • March 30, 2019

    Statistics show steelmakers in the United States produced over 95 million tons of the iron-carbon alloy in 2018 — the industry’s highest level of production in over a decade. Consisting mostly of iron with about 0.03 to 1% carbon, it’s a versatile metal with some unique properties. Steel has a high tensile strength and low

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