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  • Spring vs Ball Plungers: What’s the Difference?

    Spring vs Ball Plungers: What’s the Difference?

    • February 4, 2021

    Plungers are often used to secure and position workpieces. You can find them in furniture and machines. Plungers feature a ball or pin that sinks into the plunger’s body under the pressure of a load. While all plungers use this basic method of operation, there are several different types of plungers, the two most common

  • Comparing the Different Types of Hinge Openings

    Comparing the Different Types of Hinge Openings

    • February 2, 2021

    Hinges are designed with openings so that they can be installed on doors, cabinets, vehicles, machines and other surfaces. Whether it’s a barrel, piano, flag or living hinge, all hinges have multiple openings. Consisting of open passages, they support the use of fasteners. You can install a hinge by driving fasteners through its holes and

  • Types of Neodymium Magnet Coatings

    Types of Neodymium Magnet Coatings

    • January 29, 2021

    Neodymium magnets are recognized for their superior strength. They create a stronger magnetic field than that of other permanent magnets. Most neodymium magnets, in fact, are over 10 times stronger than ceramic magnets. The problem with neodymium, however, is that it’s susceptible to corrosion. Over time, it can corrode after being exposed to oxygen and

  • An Introduction to Counterbore Screws

    An Introduction to Counterbore Screws

    • January 29, 2021

    Have you come across counterbore screws? If so, you might be wondering how they differ from other types of screws. Like all screws, counterbore screws have a threaded exterior that becomes narrower towards the tip. You can drive them into wood or other materials using a screwdriver with the appropriate bit. Counterbore screws, however, are

  • What Are Non-Ferrous Metals?

    What Are Non-Ferrous Metals?

    • January 28, 2021

    Many different metals, as well as alloys, are classified as non-ferrous. Even if you’re unfamiliar with them, you’ve probably encountered non-ferrous metals before. They are used in countless consumer and commercial applications. What are non-ferrous metals exactly? Overview of Non-Ferrous Metals Non-ferrous metals are those that don’t contain iron. This is in stark contrast to

  • How to Choose a Hydraulic Clamp

    How to Choose a Hydraulic Clamp

    • January 25, 2021

    Some clamps offer a higher level of security and stability for the objects with which they are used than others. In terms of clamping force, few compare to hydraulic clamps. Hydraulic clamps feature oil-filled passages that, when pressurized, clamp down using more force than that of other types of clamps. If you’re looking to buy

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