From Artificial Intelligence to Handcrafting: A Manufacturing Blog

  • 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.

  • 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.