From Artificial Intelligence to Handcrafting: A Manufacturing Blog

  • Inswing vs. Outswing Doors: Which Is the Best Style for Your Patio Door?

    27 April 2018

    When choosing a patio door, you should consider swinging doors as they give you a beautiful view of the garden. Side-by-side PVC swing doors give you the option of partially or fully opening the door, depending on your needs at each time. When buying these doors, you have to make a choice between inswing and outswing doors. Inswing doors swing towards the interior of the house while outswing ones open towards the patio.

  • Why TPV Santoprene Is the Best Material for Door and Window Seals

    20 April 2018

    If you're looking for a door and window seal material for a construction project, look no further than TPV Santoprene. Here are 3 reasons why it trumps the competition when it comes to building seals. It's Weather Resistant PVC may have long been a popular choice for door and window seals, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice. The biggest and most obvious drawback of PVC is that it struggles with weather resistance.

  • 3 Ways That Warehouse Facility Managers Can Reduce Wooden Pallet Costs

    21 March 2018

    There is a saying in the logistics industry that "Pallets move the world". As a warehouse facility manager, you have probably heard of the saying in your typical day-to-day operations. It is true because wooden pallets are considered as the basic building blocks of most business, and without them, the supply chain would be reduced to chaos. Putting this into perspective, it is undeniable that a warehouse would need hundreds of pallets to make shipments easy.

  • Choosing custom made boxes for your wine

    15 March 2018

    The first job of your packaging is to protect your product and ensure it reaches the customer safely, but packaging also has a secondary job to actively encourage purchase through convenience or brand recognition. Should you choose custom packaging? In many cases a standard shape and size of box can be branded or used for your product but there are some occasions when custom made boxes are the best option. Custom packaging is especially useful when dealing with products such as wine which need careful protection before transportation.

  • Applying a turnkey approach

    20 February 2018

    In today's complex business environment, construction and engineering contracts are often administered as turnkey projects. Turnkey project management assigns the responsibilities and risks inherent in any large project to a contractor or project manager, who oversees the project from its inception to completion, or the stage at which you simply "turn the key". COMMON ASPECTS OF A TURNKEY PROJECT Because turnkey projects are overseen by one manager from start to finish, they offer advantageous integration of disparate parts of the construction industry.

  • The Planning Process behind Constructing Bridges

    5 February 2018

    An important part of civil engineering is the construction of structures that are essential for daily use in the local population. Bridges are important pieces of infrastructure that facilitate transportation and the movement of products across water bodies. When engineers need to construct a bridge, an intricate process often has to be carried out to determine all the dimensions of the project from start to finish. The technical Dimension The technical dimension of a bridge construction project often involves determining how the bridge will be built and how it will serve the local population safely and effectively.

  • 4 Simple Tricks for Restoring Salvaged Wood Beams

    23 January 2018

    If the wood is the heart, then the process of reclaiming timber is the CPR that brings it to life. Reclaimed wood originates from various sources, such as old shipping pallets and dead wood. Before wood can be put to residential or industrial use, such as in flooring and cabinetry, it must undergo a restoration process. When you step into a timber salvage yard in search of beams, the first glance at poles in their raw state can be quite an eyesore.

  • Three ways to use water pressure pumps in a commercial setting

    9 January 2018

    While water is one of the most commonly used materials on a commercial site, used for everything from cleaning surfaces to cutting through rock, it is surprisingly difficult to move around. For a start, water is a very dense liquid, so you do not need very much of it to quickly build weight. Secondly, water generally comes from either a mains supply or a tank on your work site, moving water from where it is stored to where you need it to be is challenging.

  • 3 Reasons Your Handyman Business Needs Scrapers

    2 January 2018

    Having a handyman business means careful budget planning to ensure you have the right tools for the job, the budget for hiring equipment for larger jobs, and ensuring you make a profit. One of the steps you will take is making sure you invest in the tools that will help you with a variety of tasks. One set of tools to consider are scrapers. Before you overlook this as a need, consider the three reasons your handyman business needs them.

  • Features to Look for When Buying Formatubes

    12 December 2017

    If you're pouring concrete and you want it to be a column-type shape, you need to invest in a formatube. These tubes help to make the process as easy and accurate as possible. Whether you're a professional or just a hobbyist, here is what you need to look for when choosing a formatube: 1. Size Specifications A formatube can come in a range of sizes, and the size you select depends on the size of column you need to make.