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The Manufacturing and Processing Business

Hello, my name is Nigel and this is my first blog. I am not much of a computer type of person but last year, my wife bought me a laptop. Since then, I have been trying to get to grips with this thing they call the internet. I decided to start a blog but I had no idea what to write about. They say, "write about what you know," so I have decided to write about processing and manufacturing. My son owns a processing and manufacturing plant so I have learnt quite a lot from him about what it involves.

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Aluminium Casting and Its Benefits to Manufacturers and End Users

Casting is a simple and inexpensive age-old process through which aluminium is formed into a wide array of products. Car engines and power transmissions are some of the products of this process. Over time, technical advances have been made which explains why the aluminium casting process is now much more efficient and faster. The casting process can be done through 3 methods, die casting, permanent mold casting, and sand casting. Die casting is commonly used in high-volume manufacturing to produce precisely formed aluminium parts. Read More 

Why invest in a laser cutting machine?

Cutting material to the correct shape is a vital part of the production process and there are a few ways of achieving the perfect cut for your job. Traditionally, cutting would be done using either a turret punch or a blanking press. A turret punch employs a range of small tools to punch out each part using a number of hole sizes combined with the use of line shaped blades for the outer edge of the shape. Read More 

How PVDF Coatings Differ From Powder Coatings

Some people may not know whether they should opt for PVDF or powder coating when they would like some metal products to be protected from the elements. This article discusses some of the key differences between those methods. Use this information to select the option that is best suited to your needs.  Finishes and Colours Powder coatings are available in a huge variety of finishes and colours. One can adjust the parameters of the powder-coating process in order to produce a rough or smooth surface finish and then choose a color. Read More 

Factors to Consider When Selecting Portable Goal Posts

Inexperienced coaches may find it a bit overwhelming to choose from the huge array of goal posts available on the market. This article discusses some considerations that can help you to narrow down your options when you are shopping for portable goal posts for the first time. Material of Construction Portable goal posts come in a variety of materials, such as steel, aluminium and fibreglass. Each of these materials has its own pros and cons. Read More 

The Pros and Cons of Hydraulic Injection Moulding

Several injection moulding machines such as hybrid, electric and hydraulic equipment, exist for owners of manufacturing plants who are reluctant to outsource these services and want to make their own products. This article discusses some of the benefits and the drawbacks of hydraulic injection moulding machines. Use this information to make an informed decision about the suitability of this method for your project. The Pros It offers greater clamp force. Hydraulic injection moulding equipment can deliver great clamping forces for holding the different parts of a mould together as molten materials are poured into the mould. Read More