From Artificial Intelligence to Handcrafting: A Manufacturing Blog

  • Do you need a trench rammer or a plate compactor?

    5 November 2020

    For a lot of building jobs, soil compaction will prove to be one of the most vital stages of the project. If the soil is not properly compacted before work starts then the soil will not be stable enough to support whatever you build on top of it and your structure will eventually fail as the ground below it moves. When you want to compact soil and reduce the severity of future settlement, there are several options available to you including jumping jacks and vibratory plate compactors.

  • Compressed Air: Three Essential Tips for Using a Refrigeration Air Dryer

    16 May 2019

    The presence of moisture in compressed air can compromise the performance of your equipment. In addition, the vapour in air will cause the gradual wear of the compressor and the pneumatic machines attached to it. Therefore, if you have this piece of equipment in your commercial operations, you should plan on installing a refrigeration air dryer. As implied, this machine works by cooling the air flowing in the air compressor.

  • What to Keep in Mind When Using Lifting Equipment for Safe Steel Fabrication

    23 November 2018

    When working in the steel fabrication industry, there are many things you need to be aware of when it comes to your safety. Wearing the right gear, lifting properly to avoid injury and steering clear of all heavy machinery that might hurt you are all important things to keep in mind to be as safe as possible at your workplace. Another area where you should make sure you take all necessary safety precautions is when there's a need for lifting the steel using machinery.

  • 3 Considerations When You Buy Timber Skids for Your Storage Shed

    15 October 2018

    When you begin to develop your seasonal storage options in a storage shed or garage, you may end up buying skids to help. Timber skids will help keep items off the ground and help with organization as well. If you have never purchased skids before, there are a few considerations you need to keep in mind. Here are three of those considerations and what you need to know about each one.

  • Benefits of Sheet Metal Fabrication Prototyping for Tiny Home Contractors

    1 August 2018

    An increasing number of contractors are taking on tiny home construction as a side business. This side business can offer challenges that allow you, as a contractor, to create new options for tiny home buyers. You can work with the spaces and offer different storage options, building options and ways to make the small space more comfortable for long-term living. One way to offer these options is by taking your ideas and sending them to a sheet metal fabrication service that offers prototyping.

  • 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.