Everything You Need to Know about Flashings

Everything You Need to Know about Flashings

Flashings are commonly used in a wide range of different buildings, including residential places as well as commercial building structures. Basically, a flashing is a sheet of thin metal that is impervious and is designed to prevent water from passing into a structure through a joint. Joints are generally the most exposed parts of any building structure, and water is most likely to enter the building at those points. As a result, a flashing can be installed to prevent water access. Before flashing products were commonly available, carpenters were generally called onto the scene to come up with innovative ways to prevent water from entering a structure. This included angling the shingles on the roof in a way that prevented water from flowing directly inside, or by...

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Around The Bend and Back

Around The Bend and Back

As a process, bending a tube requires the tube be loaded into a tube or pipe bender and secured in place between two dies. Mechanical force is then applied to push the stock against a die forcing it to conform to that shape. This was press bending which was probably the first bending process used on cold tubing and pipes. Rotary Draw These are the most popular machines for bending tube or solid pipes for uses such as frames, handrails, handles. The Rotary Draw method creates attractive bends. Roll Bending Tube bending can be done by passing the tube through rollers which apply pressure. Coils of pipe can be produced using this method and long bends. Heat Bending A heating coil is wound around a pipe which is heated to as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Pressure is...

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The Process and Many Applications of Tube Bending

The Process and Many Applications of Tube Bending

We use things made from tubing on a daily basis. Whether it’s the plumbing in your home, an instrument you happen to play, the tubing which makes up your car’s combustion engine, or any number of different tube-related items, they find a way into our daily lives with great regularity. It is for that reason, therefore, that tubing needs to be manufactured with care and by experienced professionals. Imagine substandard plumbing piping that’s prone to leaks, or a trombone which is malformed and does not play properly, or a car that won’t start due to an issue with the tubes which make up its engine. Perhaps you don’t have to imagine and have experienced such issues firsthand already. Thankfully, there are many quality tube bending solutions out there, with companies...

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Feed Your Knowledge About Metal Engineering and Fabrication

Feed Your Knowledge About Metal Engineering and Fabrication

Do you know just how far back metal engineering dates back? The ancient Egyptians dabbled in metal fabrication back in 4000 BC to craft jewellery and nowadays, more than 50 percent of products are fabricated or welded in some way, such as mobile phones, bridges, cookware, aircrafts and more. Russian Cosmonauts actually attempted meta engineering for the first time in 1969 and since this time, metal fusing has been relied on for making and repairing a wide range of products. The versatility of this material makes it widely popular around the world and its strength is hard to be matched. Precious Metals are Versatile and Useful The high economic value of metal makes it very precious. Sometimes, even the harshest of chemical attacks can be resisted by metal and the...

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Making the Case for Metal Rolling

Making the Case for Metal Rolling

What it is and what you need to know. The metal rolling process can be greater defined as being, ‘the process of metal working that involves the technique of plastic deformation by passing metals between two rolls.’ This technique serves to alter the cross section of a piece of metal. Metal rolling is only one of the four most common types of bulk deformation. The others are: * Forging * Drawing * Extrusion Where is rolling used most often? Rolling is most commonly used during the manufacturing of rolled cylinders. This is the preferred method for the formation of things such as tubes, pipes, cylinders and rings. Rolled metals can be formed in a variety of sizes and dimensions. Cold rolling is used in situations where things like dimensional accuracy and surface...

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3 Things to Consider When Buying Catering Equipment in Devon

3 Things to Consider When Buying Catering Equipment in Devon

For most people, the love of cooking food is what drives them to start a catering business. While the catering can be a very fun and rewarding job, it also takes a lot of equipment to do the right way. When first starting out in the world of catering, you will need to find out what type of equipment you need and what your budget is. The more you are able to find out about these particulars, the easier it will be to get what you need. The following are a few things you need to consider when trying to buy the right catering. What Type of Catering Will You Be Doing? The first thing you need to consider when trying to find the right equipment is what type of catering you will be doing. If you are going to be preparing the food off-site, then you will need...

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