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  • 6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Hinge

    6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Hinge

    • March 29, 2019

    While most commonly associated with doors, hinges are used in a wide range of applications, some of which include cabinets, windows, briefcases, gates and storage containers. With their rotating axis, they allow two joined objects to move freely. On a door, for example, a hinge allows the door to swing open and closed. Whether you’re

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Compression Molding

    The Beginner’s Guide to Compression Molding

    • March 28, 2019

    Compression molding is a molding process that’s characterized by the use of a heated mold that’s exposed to pressure. Like other molding processes, it involves placing a material, typically plastic or a similar polymer, in a mold cavity. After the material has hardened, it’s removed from the mold cavity. Compression molding is unique, however, because

  • 5 Interesting Facts About Lathe Machines

    5 Interesting Facts About Lathe Machines

    • March 26, 2019

    A lathe is a turning machine used to perform a variety of machining operations, including cutting, knurling, facing and drilling. The workpiece is secured inside the lathe, at which point it’s exposed to a rotating tool bit. As the tool bit presses into and rotates against the workpiece, it removes some of the workpiece’s material

  • What Is Dip Molding?

    What Is Dip Molding?

    • March 22, 2019

    Dip molding is a process used to create a layer of plastic, usually polyvinyl chloride (PVC), over a metal object. Whether it’s steel, iron, copper, brass or aluminum, metal has different properties than plastic. Unlike plastic, for example, must metal corrodes when exposed to moisture. To protect against certain metal objects from corrosion — while

  • What Are Wall Anchor Fasteners?

    What Are Wall Anchor Fasteners?

    • March 22, 2019

    Wall plugs, or what’s more commonly known as wall anchors, are fasteners used to support another fastener like a screw that’s driven into a weak or brittle surface. As the name suggests, they are most commonly used in walls, such as drywall or plaster. If the wall isn’t able to load held by the fastener,

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