Metal Finishes: Comparing Powder Coatings and Surface Painting

Posted on: 21 December 2017

Surface coating is essential for products manufactured using reactive metals such as carbon steel and iron. In general, if these materials are left unprotected, the surface will react with moisture and oxygen. As a result, the metal will rust or become corroded. Finishing coatings are critical because they serve as functional barriers for the pertinent products. They prevent interaction between the vulnerable metal structure and the external corroding factors. In addition, you should remember that the application of a finishing coat will enhance the appeal of the fabricated item.
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5 Projects to Make With Perspex

Posted on: 10 December 2017

If you're interested in doing an art project with perspex, there are all kinds of concepts you may want to consider. You can buy perspex for your project from a range of companies that sell industrial products. Here are some ideas to help you get started: 1. Screen Print Onto Perspex If you have a photo or a drawing, consider transferring it onto perspex. You can go to a professional printer and ask them to do it, or you can try to do it yourself.
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What You Need to Know about PVC Door Options

Posted on: 27 November 2017

When you are considering upgrading, renovating, or changing your home design one of the things that may come up are the doors. Some doors, especially in modular and mobile homes, may simply be plywood with very little between the panels. This can cause energy efficiency issues as well as issues with repairing the doors if they become damaged. One option for door upgrades is to go with a PVC door. Here is what you need to know about this option if you are considering this material.
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Essential Soft Skills for Aspiring Design Engineers

Posted on: 8 November 2017

Exhibiting technical acumen as a design engineer is highly significant especially with increased competition in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are increasingly looking for creative, competent, and well-rounded design engineers. However, as the engineering field continues to expand, technical knowledge has seized to be an essential attribute for employers. Notably, soft skills are increasingly taking center stage because design engineers have become part of the entire manufacturing chain – from conception to final product release.
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