From Artificial Intelligence to Handcrafting: A Manufacturing Blog

  • 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.

  • Why hiring vibration plates is a great idea for your construction project

    21 November 2017

    Traditionally, using concrete as a building material means taking time a lot of time to complete the work because you need to use hand-held tools to smooth out your poured concrete and remove all of the air bubbles if you want to produce the creamy finish that is associated with concrete construction. It is this smoothing out that is often the most labour intensive part of the concrete building process. It frequently occupies workers who would be better employed elsewhere on the project.

  • Do you think it's too draughty to weld?

    10 November 2017

    MIG welding is a widely used technique and is probably the easiest welding method to learn. MIG welding can be used to weld most common metals and most plate thicknesses. It does, however, have some limitations. One of the most obvious problems with conventional MIG welding is that it doesn't work well outdoors, or in areas that suffer from draughts. A draught can be a problem when it blows the shielding gas away from the weld puddle and generates porosity in the weld.

  • Commercial Water Tank: Comparing Above vs Below Ground Installation

    18 October 2017

    There are multiple benefits of installing a water tank on your commercial premises. The structure will help you harvest rainwater, reducing your demand for public water supply. As a result, you can minimise your long-term water expenses in your operation. Also, the use of tanks promotes sustainability and reduces runoff in the property. If you decide to invest in a water tank, you must evaluate your installation options before commissioning the project.

  • Common uses for scissor lifts

    15 October 2017

    Scissor lifts are hydraulically powered machines that move vertically to carry out specific jobs. If you require a piece of equipment that will reach heights of up to 18 metres, a scissor lift is the best alternative to a ladder. With its wide range of uses and ability to fit through narrow spaces, you are assured of the best value for your money whether you buy it or hire it. Furthermore, it produces zero emissions and has very little noise when being used, making it eco-friendly.

  • Safety Guide for CNC Laser Cutting Without Protective Housing

    19 July 2017

    CNC lasers cutters make it possible to cut materials such as metal, wood and plastics with great accuracy and precision. Unlike with manual or mechanical cutting, these machines do not have to make physical contact with the materials being cut. Those operating laser cutters simply have to focus a powerful laser beam on the material being cut. But almost every work tool, piece of equipment or new technology used in the manufacturing world has a downside.