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A Basic Overview of Aluminum Grades for Your Builds Image

A Basic Overview of Aluminum Grades for Your Builds

Posted on 11/08/2021 at 12:54 pmViewed 335 times

Aluminum is a highly valued building material in a bevy of industries. Manufacturers use it in everything from utensils to electrical appliances to boat and aircraft components. However, this versatility comes from the wide selection of alloys available that are best suited for different tasks. If you’re unfamiliar with them, here’s a basic...

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Pros and Cons Between Mobile and Stationary Workstations

Posted on 11/02/2021 at 11:36 amViewed 380 times

In terms of ergonomics, a proper workstation is necessary to ensure that all employees can perform their jobs efficiently and comfortably. Having all the necessary tools on hand increases productivity within the workplace while also decreasing the stress employees experience while on the job. However, when supplying these workstations, there...

Alloys To Consider When Making Aluminum Extrusions

Alloys To Consider When Making Aluminum Extrusions

Posted on 10/27/2021 at 07:00 amViewed 336 times

To those who are unfamiliar with the extrusion process, or even the fabrication of metals in general, one product of aluminum may seem just the same as any other. However, choosing what alloys to consider when making aluminum extrusions is very important to the final outcome of machined aluminum profiles due to the different traits and...

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Advantages To Using Aluminum in Harsh Environments

Posted on 10/26/2021 at 02:41 pmViewed 348 times

Aluminum is a common material within construction and architecture, and it is easily found in many of our day-to-day utilities and appliances. In particular, aluminum extrusions such as the European standard Kanya aluminum profiles are used in both consumer and industrial markets for electronics, automobiles, telecommunications, bridge...

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Advantages of Using Custom Aluminum Components

Posted on 10/14/2021 at 09:00 amViewed 338 times

People often consider aluminum one of the best materials to use in extrusion when shaping metal into various products. This is because custom aluminum fabrication has many advantages. Aluminum is renowned for its malleability and elasticity in comparison to other metals like steel. These characteristics are highly valuable in the creation...

Factors That Impact Aluminum Extrusion Quality

Factors That Impact Aluminum Extrusion Quality

Posted on 10/06/2021 at 02:15 pmViewed 358 times

Extrusion is a forming process that has become widely adopted thanks to its nearly unlimited number of possibilities when designing products. Think of the extrusion process as similar to creating long strands of flattened dough with a rolling pin. The process is low-cost and has flexible tooling, making it a very efficient process compared to...

Building Solutions: 3 Common Metals for Fabrication

Building Solutions: 3 Common Metals for Fabrication

Posted on 09/03/2021 at 07:00 amViewed 447 times

Fabrication is a great method for creating custom solutions in the workplace. Whether a business needs a custom table or an equipment base, fabricators can help it build the perfect tool for its office space. However, designing and building custom solutions requires insight into the best metal for any given situation. That might sound daunting,...

OSHA Requirements for Machine Guarding

OSHA Requirements for Machine Guarding

Posted on 08/19/2021 at 12:08 pmViewed 627 times

The Occupational Health and Safety Association lists regulations on its website. Becoming familiar with these regulations is key, as they relate to specific topics, such as machine guarding. When you visit the machine guarding section on OSHA’s website, you’ll find information regarding state standards, letters of interpretation, additional...

Different Types of T-Slot Aluminum Profiles

Different Types of T-Slot Aluminum Profiles

Posted on 08/10/2021 at 09:44 amViewed 687 times

T-slot aluminum profiles are crucial for creating modular structures that display an impressive strength-to-weight ratio. That said, this is only one of the many benefits the titular metal showcases. For this reason, aluminum t-slots are the perfect go-to materials for machine building. Of course, newcomers to the subject might think that a...

Ways To Improve a Lean Manufacturing System

Ways To Improve a Lean Manufacturing System

Posted on 08/09/2021 at 07:47 pmViewed 429 times

Lean manufacturing systems have a reputation for producing high-quality products efficiently. Although efficiency and quality sound like universal attributes, lean systems approach these ideas by finding and eliminating waste in the workflow. So, companies shouldn’t worry if their new design models aren’t working. The solutions are more...

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