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  • Why Nails Are the Preferred Fastener in Construction

    Why Nails Are the Preferred Fastener in Construction

    • March 12, 2020

    Nails and screws are the two most common types of fasteners. As you may know, the main difference between them is that the nails have a smooth shaft, whereas screws have a threaded shaft. The presence of exterior threading allows screws to create a stronger and more secure hold when joining two or more objects.

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  • What Is a Ball Mill?

    What Is a Ball Mill?

    • March 10, 2020

    When most people think of milling machines, they envision a vertically oriented machine that contains rotary cutters. Traditional milling machines such as this are used extensively in the manufacturing industry to reshape workpieces. However, there are many other types of milling machines, one of which is a ball mill. What is a ball mill exactly,

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  • Galvanized vs Zinc-Plated Screws: Which Is Best?

    Galvanized vs Zinc-Plated Screws: Which Is Best?

    • March 6, 2020

    Screws are often plated with zinc or galvanized to protect against corrosion. Technically speaking, galvanized screws feature a protective zinc shell as well. Because of the similarities between them, many people assume that galvanized screws and zinc-plated screws are the same. While they both feature a protective zinc shell, though, they each involve a different

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  • The Basics of Centrifugal Casting: What You Should Know

    The Basics of Centrifugal Casting: What You Should Know

    • March 5, 2020

    If you’ve come across centrifugal casting, you might be wondering how it differs from other casting processes. Also known as rotocasting, centrifugal casting leverages the power of centrifugal force — the physical force that occurs when an object moves in a curved direction away from its center — to create hollow, cylindrical-shaped objects. From iron

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  • 6 Facts About Rare-Earth Magnets

    6 Facts About Rare-Earth Magnets

    • March 4, 2020

    Rare-earth magnets, including samarium-cobalt and neodymium-iron-boron (NIB), offer prized for their superior strength and performance. They live up to their namesake by featuring a construction of rare-earth elements that are capable of producing exceptionally strong magnetic fields. You can find rare-earth magnets in everything from kid’s toys and electronics to manufacturing machines and equipment. Below

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  • 5 Benefits of Powder Coating

    5 Benefits of Powder Coating

    • March 3, 2020

    From motorcycle and bicycle frames to musical instruments, cookware and more, countless products are manufactured with a powder-coated exterior. Powder coating is a finishing process that involves the deposition of dry particulate matter (powder) onto the surface of an object or workpiece. The powder is then exposed to heat to induce curing. Once set, the

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