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The Steps to Creating a Prototype

If you are inventing a new product, you probably want to get a patent. In order to get approval for a patent, you’ll need a physical prototype of your product. Providing a prototype with your application helps protect your concept. Yet, there are a few steps you should take before you get

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The Purpose Of Zinc Plating

Zinc plating is acceptable by industrial and commercial product manufacturers. It is a common finishing material, coating many different products. In fact, this relatively inexpensive metal makes an appearance in many common day items. This is not a fluke. Manufacturers request zinc electroplating for solid reasons. Purposes In essence, industrial and commercial

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Zinc Plating And Its Industrial Applications

The use of zinc can be controversial. The use of lead has resulted in all sorts of questions. Nevertheless, zinc remains a popular candidate for providing a protective coating to various substrate metals. Zinc plating continues to provide certain desirable properties for metal components that find common usage in today’s industries. The

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Tips for More Effective TIG Welding

If you need to do TIG welding in Cleveland, you’ll soon discover it’s not as easy as it looks. On the surface, it seems like you only need to hold the electrode to the weld area and apply enough heat to the filler rod. However, there’s more to it than that, and

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What is a Superalloy?

When you combine iron with carbon, you create a product with superior properties to iron. For example, carbon steel is stronger than iron. Aluminum serves many uses today but it’s too soft when you use pure aluminum, so other metals make aluminum better. However, sometimes you need metals with exceptional properties, and

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3 Tips for First-Time Shopping at Salvage Yards

Exploring the inventory of salvage yards for the first time can quickly become overwhelming and stressful – especially if you are not sure where to look or what to do. Here are three quick tips to ease the burden and make that first shopping trip successful. Eliminate a “Brand New” Mentality First-time