2017

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.

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 …

3 Sheet Metal Defects You Should Investigate

26 October 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Some manufacturers encounter difficulties when they are using sheet metal during their manufacturing processes. Several of these difficulties, such as deformities during forming operations, may be due to defects that can be traced to the processes at the mill where the sheet metal was made. Below are some of the defects resulting from the production process of sheet metal: Inclusions Have you noticed cracks in your sheet metal products? Those cracks may have been caused by non-metallic inclusions, such as ceramic particles, which got into the molten metal during the production process at the mill. Read More …

Steel Laser Cutting: Understanding the Factors Affecting the Material Edge Quality

13 October 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

There are multiple cutting methods that you can choose if you are planning on fabricating steel sheets. One of the most advantageous options is laser cutting. This technique is favoured because it is quick, and it can handle different grades of material. Also, the cut edge produced after the process is clean, so it does not require additional finishing.  However, you should note that the edge quality can vary. In simple terms, some factors can affect the refinement of the cut areas. 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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