Passivation as a Technique for Restoring Corrosion Resistance in Stainless Steel

14 January 2019
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

When working with stainless steel, the metal surface can easily become stained, corroded or contaminated. Processes such as welding (and other fabrication techniques) may expose the metal to external elements that interfere with its overall chemical composition. Passivation, also called spray pickling, is a useful technique that can be used to restore a stainless steel surface. The process involves spraying a protective layer that removes oxides, iron ore contamination and oils from the surface of the metal. Read More 

Factors to consider when selecting ready-made wooden pallets

26 November 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

In most businesses involving the production and distribution of goods, finding the appropriate means to transport the goods becomes imperative. You need to make sure that you do not incur losses as a result of transporting the goods in a poor manner. One of the most common and cost effective way to secure your goods while they are in transit is through the use of wooden pallets. Notably, in the same way that not all goods are the same, not all pallets are the same either. Read More 

Powder Coating – Brief Guide on What You Need to Know

26 September 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

In recent times, powder coating has garnered a steady interest among people that need to have their metallic surfaces finished. And while powder coating is a staple technique in industrial and manufacturing processes, individuals that have never taken part in a project involving powder coating finishing may not be aware of why this coating is surpassing conventional options such as wet spray paint. The reason behind the growing popularity of powder coating is its high versatility. Read More 

The Pros and Cons of Timber Salvage

24 April 2018
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Salvaging and reclaiming timber is becoming increasingly popular. The demand for reclaimed timber is on the rise as Australian households seek to create rustic and homely interiors. Salvaging and reusing timber has many benefits and a couple of potential drawbacks. This article examines the pros and cons of timber salvage.  The Pros Salvaged timber has a unique character Because salvaged timber has been around for a long time, it tends to have a lot of character. Read More 

The Various Techniques for Welding Dissimilar Metals

19 December 2016
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

One of the most widely used metal fabrication processes is welding. Welding is the fusion of metal parts to form unique metal structures. The welding of different metal elements often presents a challenge because the metals have different mechanical properties. There are several applications, however, which require weldings made from dissimilar metals. In order to achieve good welding results, it is important to use the right welding techniques. Here is a look at some of the most popular welding techniques used to join together metals of different compositions. Read More