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What is Friction Stir Welding and Where Is It Used?
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What is Friction Stir Welding and Where Is It Used?

Friction stir welding is a type of solid-state joining process that utilizes a non-consumable item or tool to join two or more workpieces without melting them. According to MegaStir, heat is generated through the process of friction between two rotating tools and the workpiece material. This result in a softened section or region near the friction stir welding tool. While […]

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Pros & Cons of 3D-Printed Car Parts
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Pros & Cons of 3D-Printed Car Parts

If dystopian futures have taught us anything, being able to create matter seemingly out of thin air will lead us to devastating technological advancement and inventions. If you do not agree, think about what happened to the Bentley butler car concept. 3D printers are the precursor to these god-like tools of the future and could lead to our untimely demise. […]

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Life-Threatening Aspects That Most Welders Overlook
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Life-Threatening Aspects That Most Welders Overlook

Welding is one of the fascinating things because human beings are in a way like some insects. Most people normally stare for a while when they see someone welding. There is just something so mesmerizing about that bright light that flashes on and off, on and off, or for an extended period of time. Some people will stop and just […]

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Metal Detection in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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Metal Detection in the Pharmaceutical Industry

High levels of product quality is not only vital to the success and reputation of a pharmaceutical company, it’s also mandated by government regulations and legislation. Like the production of other consumables, the production of pharmaceutical goods can be prone to the inclusion of metallic contaminants including those inherent in raw materials, those added during processing or mixing of ingredients, […]

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Stretching the Limits of Rubber: 3 Elastic Innovations and Their Applications
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Stretching the Limits of Rubber: 3 Elastic Innovations and Their Applications

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has declared war on flat tires by inventing a new form of rubber that heals after being punctured. The invention emerged as an extension of SEAS research with self-healing hydrogels, which use water to create reversible bonds that can heal after being broken. While SEAS was able to […]

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Interesting, Less-known Facts about the German Energy Supplier E.on
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Interesting, Less-known Facts about the German Energy Supplier E.on

E.on is among the largest investor-owned energy suppliers in the world. Formerly known as Powergen, E.on begun in 1990 and was bought by the German energy giant E.on in 2002. In late 2007 it assumed its parent company name. E.on employs more than 72,000 employees at facilities across, Russia, North America, Europe, Brazil, and Turkey. Its core business consists of […]

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Metal Blackening Kits Help Preserve Certain Metal Products So They Can Last Longer
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Metal Blackening Kits Help Preserve Certain Metal Products So They Can Last Longer

Many people are unaware there are kits that can coat various metals and make them stronger and more durable. These kits are invaluable to certain commercial and industrial companies. Since they can coat products made with aluminium, steel, zinc, and iron, they serve many different purposes and can coat a variety of items, including car parts, tools, even trophies. If […]

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Locating the Right Overhead Hoist [Infographic]
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Locating the Right Overhead Hoist [Infographic]

An overhead hoist is an essential piece of equipment for loading docks, factories and construction sites. It must hold up a tremendous amount of weight. This means that you cannot afford to have it fail at the wrong time. The lives of people could be put in danger if this were to happen. Therefore, you need to make sure that […]

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What Are the Real Costs of Running a Fleet of Business Cars/Vans?
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What Are the Real Costs of Running a Fleet of Business Cars/Vans?

Running a fleet of cars or vans can be expensive and often the costs are largely underestimated by businesses. If you’re looking to invest in your own fleet, it’s important to ensure you have a good idea of what it’s going to cost you. This includes not just the initial purchase or leasing costs, but the tax, insurance, and fuel […]

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How Integration Will Revolutionize Manufacturing in 2017
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How Integration Will Revolutionize Manufacturing in 2017

Integrating legacy systems with ERP and CRM is going to lay the foundation for new business models in 2017. With the ever-changing needs of customers, integration of these disparate systems is a good strategy through which businesses can provide accurate, fast responses to customers and stay competitive. Here are five ways integration is likely to impact manufacturing in 2017: 1. […]

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