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Natural Gas Continues to be a Viable Energy Source for Many Homes and Businesses

Energy sources continue to be a challenge for many parts of the world, as well as the U.S. As Americans struggle to find the cleanest, most efficient source of energy, scientists and researchers continue to investigate the use of current and future power sources that can make our lives comfortable, while at the same time environmentally friendly. As a result of this research, time and time again natural gas continues to be a viable option for many homes, offices, and factories.
Disposable calibration gas references and sensors continue to serve as one of the most viable ways to read, rate, and regulate the environmental gas standards that serve as important goals. In fact, disposable calibration gas suppliers continue to lead their industry in creating safe, clean, efficient energy sources in many settings.
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Aug 25 2019

6 Key Factors to Consider When Hiring a Heavy Haul Carrier Vancouver

Around two-thirds of Canada-US trade, including 80% of US exports to Canada involves trucking. Clearly, trucking is a significant player in the trade between the two countries.

Any business owner or company that has had to transport goods knows the importance of having a reliable carrier. Caution when hiring a transportation company gets more critical when looking for heavy haul services.

Here are a few tips to guide you when hiring a logistics company that deals in heavy haul trucking.

Consider the Nature of Your Shipment

You need to consider the weight, height, length, and width of your load. The dimensions of your load will determine the type of transportation used. It will also determine if you will need a crane and forklift to load. If the load is fragile, you may need to strap it down to the truck. The nature of the load will also determine if you will need bracing, tie down points, and flags.

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Aug 24 2019

Here are 3 Tips to Keep in Mind When Relocating Your Manufacturing Facility

Manufacturing has been a huge force in the United States and continues as such to this very day. Manufacturing currently makes up about 11.6% of the United States’ GDP, and consists of millions of jobs across a number of industries. Like many industries, eventually the time will come for a manufacturing facility to relocate, usually to a new and bigger facility. Relocating any manufacturing facility can be a very complicated process that requires long conversations with facility project management experts on how to best carry out the process. This article will be taking a look at several tips to consider when relocating a manufacturing facility.

Aug 24 2019

Improve Your Steel Melting Processes with an Induction Furnace

Steel melting is a vital part of many different industries. Approximately 13% of steel used worldwide is used within the automotive industry, other industries use even more. Is your steel melting process the best it could be? Are you using outdated processes? Commonly, electric arc furnaces are used in the steel industry. However, it has become increasingly apparent that an induction furnace can improve products and processes.

There are basically two types of induction furnaces, channel furnaces and coreless furnaces. Both types rely on currents that alternate to create the necessary heat need to melt metal. Of course, this covers steel melting. The one thing that remains clear when decided whether to us an electric arc furnace or an induction forging furnace, an induction furnace is far superior for steel melting and mixing properties. Basically, this is due to the shallow and wide shape of an induction furnace.

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Aug 23 2019

Reaction Injection Molding Vs. Plastic Injection Molding: What’s the Difference?

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Injection molding processes are typically used when a business requires large quantities of plastic parts. But it’s not always easy to know what kind of injection molding process will work best for your needs. Often, the type of injection molded enclosure you want as your final result, as well as your budget, can allow you to make the correct determination. If you’re currently trying to decide between two popular types of injection molding — namely, plastic injection molding (PIM) and reaction injection molding (RIM) — this post may help you to gain a better understanding of the differences between these two methods. With that knowledge, you’ll be in a better position to decide which technique will more accurately serve your business’s needs.

 

Main Differences Between Reaction Injection Molding and Plastic Injection Molding

    • Materials Used: Although both techniques do involve the application of heat to a plastic component, each one utilizes slightly different substances to achieve the desired effect. Plastic reaction molding requires the use of some type of resin. Often, this resin is in pellet form. This resin is melted down and dispensed into molds using pressure. Once that heated resin cools, it sets into its final form. Reaction injection molding materials, however, are actually two different base polymers that are combined. When these thermoset materials come together, they undergo a chemical reaction that will force the combined polymers into the molds. Once those two materials come together, the mold containing the polymers are heated. In this case, it’s the heating that causes the materials to set, rather than the cooling we see in PIM applications.

 

    • Design Flexibility: In general, plastic injection molding requires more rigidity throughout the process. In other words, the injection molded enclosures produced from this technique must be less variable. Wall thicknesses must be relatively uniform and designs must be uncomplicated. Although recommended wall thickness for RIM molded parts for solid materials is typically 1/8 inch, wall thickness can retain its quality at 1/2 inch, as well. What’s more, the wall thickness throughout reaction injection molded enclosures can change without disrupting the quality of accuracy of the final product. RIM can also create parts that are both lightweight and durable, which can often be a challenge when using PIM techniques. Finally, decoration methods can be performed during the molding process itself with reaction injection molding; with plastic injection molding and other techniques, decoration must often be performed afterwards, adding delays, costs, and frustrations for many businesses.

 

  • Costs: Many businesses find that the cost differences between RIM and PIM are fairly significant, as well. Because RIM doesn’t require the application of extremely high temperatures, the materials required for reaction injection molds can be softer (and therefore of lower cost). Because tooling costs are lower, that may even mean that businesses will be able to have low-volume production runs and make prototyping a more realistic goal. In general, RIM is a less intensive process that requires less labor and lower machining costs. In PIM, equipment and machines must be made to withstand more extreme conditions, which drives costs up. Subsequently, RIM may be the most cost-effective option that can easily work into a business’s budgetary constraints during production.

In many cases, businesses will find that reaction injection molded enclosures can provide the durability, flexibility, and affordability they require — especially when compared to other popular options.

Jul 08 2019