Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Value Engineering: An Approach to Boost Efficiency

Running a business is incredibly tough work, and getting the most out of yourself and your employees is one of the hardest parts. But what if there was a way you could boost efficiency with just a few relatively simple changes in the way you deal with employees? What if these changes were also sure to guarantee you a higher return on investment when it comes to dealing with employees?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How Proper Management Benefits a Metal Fabrication Company

A metal fabrication company is hardly an exception to the laws of economics and company infrastructure. Just like any other business, a metal fabrication company will benefit from proper management. Let’s have a look at some examples:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

7 Ways to Avoid Hazards of Metalworking Fluid Exposure

Metalworking fluid (MWF) is a term that refers to the spectrum of oils and other substances that are used to cool and/or lubricate metal pieces as they are ground, machined, or milled. MWFs decrease friction and head between work pieces and cutting tools, which assists in preventing smoking and burning.

MWFs also improve workpiece quality by continually taking chips, fines, and swarfs or small metal pieces from the tool at hand and the workpiece surface. There are four basic MWF classes: straight oils, soluble or emulsifiable oils, semi-synthetic fluids, and synthetic fluids. Each class may contain additives such as corrosion inhibitors and stabilizers.
How to Avoid Hazards of Metalworking Fluid Exposure

Friday, September 5, 2014

Are Steel Slags the Future of Sustainable Infrastructure?

Steel slag is a mixture of metal oxides and silicate, and is produced as a by-product during manufacture of iron and steel. However, iron and steel slag is non-metallic in nature and does not have hazardous materials.

Future of Sustainable Infrastructure
The construction industry is leaning towards use of slag for its properties and being environmental-friendly. There are different types of slag generated from the steel making process. The most common slags are Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) slag, LF slag and Steel Furnace Slag (SFS). Some of the world’s largest economies, including the USA, Brazil, European Union, China and Australia are using EAF and LD Slag for many applications.