Ian's Interesting Industrial Manufacturing Blog

Hello, my name is Ian and this is my industrial manufacturing blog. I do not work in the manufacturing business myself, but I have always taken a keen interest in the industry. I subscribe to International Industrial Manufacturing Magazine. I also like to visit my friend Ted who runs an industrial plant on the outskirts of Perth, Australia. He lets me walk around the place and explains what is going on. I have learnt lots of cool and useful things about manufacturing so I decided to write a blog so I could share my vast knowledge with the rest of the world.

Fundamental Factors for Choosing a Stainless Steel Grade for Manufacturing

10 April 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Regardless of whether your stainless steel project is for personal or commercial gain, one of the first things you have to establish is which grade of stainless steel will be suited to your venture. Contrary to popular belief, stainless steel is not made up of a single metal. Instead, it comprises various alloys, which are what dictate the type of grade the stainless steel will be classified as. Selecting the right grade for stainless steel manufacturing is critical to ensuring that the inherent properties of the metal will be capable of meeting the requirements of your product. Read More …

Breaking Down the Basic Components of a Scaffold

20 March 2018
 Categories: , Blog

Scaffolds are important equipment used in almost any construction project. They are essential for providing support and flexibility when working on repairs or construction of many different structures. The type of scaffolding chosen will depend on the material suitability, the outreach and support provided, and the scope of the construction project. All scaffolds are made from basic elements that comprise the actual structure. When broken down to their basic components, scaffolds consist of 3 main parts. Read More …

Shedding Light on Common Lighting Column Materials

28 February 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Lighting columns tend to be called lampposts by the general public, but this is not the term used in the industry. Lampposts refer to old-fashioned and low-level mountings for gas-powered street lights from a bygone era. These were usually made from cast iron. Nowadays, street lighting needs to be mounted at ever greater heights given the power of modern electric light fittings, especially where they are used to light busy road intersections. Read More …

Best Practices for Your DIY Concrete Sawing

17 May 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

There are many different types of concrete saws that can be used to cut through concrete. If you are going to use these power tools for your concrete cutting, then you should know how to go about the project. Otherwise, you risk getting injured during the job, as well as not getting the results you desire.  Read through what you can do to ensure you perform the job safely and efficiently — just like a pro! Read More …

Powder Coating: Why You Should Keep It in Mind During Component Design

10 May 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Some inexperienced metal fabricators may only think about the surface finish that they want once they have completed designing their product. This approach can cause avoidable problems during surface finishing because the design may not have been optimised for that finish. This article discusses how powder-coating can affect the design process. Effect on Component Dimensions The powder-coating booth has fixed dimensions. The product design should therefore have these dimensions in mind so that the finished components will easily fit into that booth without being angled. Read More …

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Ian's Interesting Industrial Manufacturing Blog

Hello, my name is Ian and this is my industrial manufacturing blog. I do not work in the manufacturing business myself, but I have always taken a keen interest in the industry. I subscribe to International Industrial Manufacturing Magazine. I also like to visit my friend Ted who runs an industrial plant on the outskirts of Perth, Australia. He lets me walk around the place and explains what is going on. I have learnt lots of cool and useful things about manufacturing so I decided to write a blog so I could share my vast knowledge with the rest of the world.

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