Malcolm's Manufacturing Blog

Hello, my name is Malcolm and this is my new blog. My friends thought that I was insane when I told them I was going to start a manufacturing blog. However, I'm not insane. I am just massively inspired by a trip I made to my father-in-law's factory. I married into an industrial and manufacturing family who run a number of different plants across the country. When I was brought into the family fold I decided to find out about the industry. It was a fascinating experience and I am really pleased to have had it. I hope you like my blog.

Industrial Piping: Comparing Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel Custom Fabrications

9 January 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Carbon steel and stainless steel are popular materials in the manufacture of industrial pipes. In general, industrial piping networks should have a high capacity for efficient fluid flow. Also, they should be strong enough to resist the harsh operating conditions found in most industrial spaces. Both carbon and stainless steel pipes deliver these objectives. However, these materials are not the same in quality or performance. Therefore, if you are planning on ordering custom piping from you specialist fabricator, you must evaluate the two options and choose the most suitable for your operation. Read More …

4 Facts Homeowners Must Know When Using Salvaged Timber for Flooring

3 January 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Wooden floors are aesthetically pleasing and retain heat thereby helping to save on heating costs during winter. Notably, such flooring can be expensive when you factor in the cost of purchasing floorboards. However, high cost should not be the reason not to try out wooden flooring as there are inexpensive alternatives. Salvaged timber originates from live or dead trees in farms or urban areas. Such wood helps in conservation of natural forests; hence, salvaging is considered an ethical way of obtaining timber. Read More …

3 Natural Products Causing Problems with Your Septic Tank

15 December 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

If your home is on a septic tank based system, you may already be taking steps to make sure the tank operates smoothly. This may mean using a specific type of toilet paper, avoiding items like flushable wipes, and avoiding grease entering the system. This may lead you to avoid chemicals and use natural products in an effort to keep the system as functional as possible. The problem is, some of these natural products hurt septic tank systems. Read More …

Metal Fabrication: Choosing a Hand Scraper for Your Workshop

28 November 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

When metal products and parts are manufactured, their surfaces might retain some high spots, burrs and other blemishes. These imperfections will not only lower the aesthetic value of the finished item. They can also interfere with the functionality of the machined product. For example, a customised component might not join with the equipment for which it was made as expected.  Therefore, if you have a workshop for handling fabrication processes, you should obtain a hand scraper. Read More …

5 Pro Tips for Making Concrete Pillars Out of Cardboard Tubes

13 November 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

If you want to make a concrete pillar, you can do that with a cardboard tube. Basically, you just pour the concrete mix into the tube, let it harden and remove the tube. To ensure the final effect looks as nice as possible, you may want to keep these tips in mind. 1. Make Sure to Use a Tube Designed for This Purpose Ideally, you should only use a tube that is designed for this purpose. Read More …

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Malcolm's Manufacturing Blog

Hello, my name is Malcolm and this is my new blog. My friends thought that I was insane when I told them I was going to start a manufacturing blog. However, I'm not insane. I am just massively inspired by a trip I made to my father-in-law's factory. I married into an industrial and manufacturing family who run a number of different plants across the country. When I was brought into the family fold I decided to find out about the industry. It was a fascinating experience and I am really pleased to have had it. I hope you like my blog.

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