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The Beginner’s Guide to Bushings

While small in size and simple in design, bushings play an important role in high-stress applications where vibrations are problematic. Automotive suspension systems, for example, often feature control arms with bushings that connect the vehicle’s struts or shocks to the … Read More

What Are O-Rings? And How Do They Work?

Also known as a toric joint — in reference to its torus shape — an O-ring is a gasket with a circular-looped design that’s used to seal two working surfaces. The valve stems in automotive engines, for example, often use … Read More

What is an Aeronautical Beacon?

Ever notice colored flashing lights at the top of a tower structure at an airport or landmark? Or maybe wondered how a pilot knows the difference between airports and landmarks at night? The aeronautical beacon is one of the ways … Read More

What to Consider When Choosing Casters?

Are you looking to purchase casters for your business? Featuring a rolling wheel housed inside a protective, swiveling frame, casters can turn stationary objects into mobile objects. After installing them on the bottom of a stationary object, you can roll … Read More

What Is a Rod End Bearing?

A rod end bearing is a common type of mechanical joint used on the ends of control rods. The steering columns in most cars, trucks and other vehicles, for example, feature tie rods with a rod end bearing. Of course, … Read More

How Aluminum Metal Is Anodized

Accounting for approximately 8% of the Earth’s crust, aluminum is the world’s third-most abundant metal. In 2016, global production of aluminum reached an all-time high of 58.8 million tons — and there’s no signs of production slowing down anytime soon. … Read More

What’s the Difference between Cold-Rolled and Hot-Rolled Steel?

Consisting primarily of iron and carbon, as well as trace amounts of other elements, steel is alloy metal that’s used in countless manufacturing applications. You’ll find cars, airplanes, ships, buildings, tools and more made of it. There are different classifications … Read More