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  • What Is a Threaded Insert?

    What Is a Threaded Insert?

    • June 1, 2019

    Threaded fasteners are often used in conjunction with a threaded insert to join two or more objects. Also known as threaded bushings, they provided female threaded to support the use of a fastener with male threading, such as a screw or bolt. The threaded insert is embedded inside an object, after which a screw or

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  • SMAW vs TIG Welding: What’s the Difference?

    SMAW vs TIG Welding: What’s the Difference?

    • May 31, 2019

    Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) are two of the most common and widely used welding processes today. They both rely on the use of heat to melt and join multiple metal or thermoplastic objects. When the metal objects cool, they harden and fuse together. But SMAW isn’t the same as

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  • Comparison of The Most Common Bending Processes

    Comparison of The Most Common Bending Processes

    • May 29, 2019

    Not all manufacturing applications require the use of flat metal. Some require the use of warped metal. For applications such as this, the raw sheet metal must be deformed using a bending process. In metalworking, bending refers to the deformation of an otherwise flat piece of metal, causing it to bend either up or down

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  • How Centrifugal Casting Works

    How Centrifugal Casting Works

    • May 28, 2019

    Also known as rotocasting, centrifugal casting is a casting process that’s used to create hollow cylinders. Like other casting processes, it involves the use of liquid material that’s poured into a mold. Once the liquid material has cooled and hardened, it’s removed and separated from the mold. Centrifugal casting is unique from other casting processes,

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  • What Is a Hoist Ring?

    What Is a Hoist Ring?

    • May 25, 2019

    A hoist ring is a special type of heavy-duty lifting ring that’s used in conjunction with a hoist to lift or lower a load. Whether driven by electricity or pressurized gas/air, hoists require the use of a ring to perform their intended operation. Known as a hoist ring, it allows the hoist’s chain or rope

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  • 5 Facts About Grinding Processes

    5 Facts About Grinding Processes

    • May 24, 2019

    Grinding is machining process that’s used to remove material from a workpiece via a grinding wheel. As the grinding wheel turns, it cuts material off the workpiece while creating a smooth surface texture in the process. While grinding sounds simple enough, there are probably some things you don’t know about this machining process. Below are

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