The very name conjures up visions of a dark, viscous goo that infiltrates every surface it settles upon – and that’s fairly close to accurate. Sludge is a kind of soft mud. It’s thick due to the mix of solid components, like the slimy mixture found at the bottom of a pond. Clearly, the substance lives up to the image its name portrays.
Die casting is the art of molding raw metal pieces to fit specific dimensions. The manufacturing process is flexible and versatile enough that the final product can be of any size, shape, or texture. The process of die casting has a number of moving parts that need to function perfectly to produce the final product. Understanding how flow meters, molds, and metals come together in die casting can give everyone a better appreciation of the industry and its role in the world.
In the Hydrogen Industry, it is necessary to be prepared for the many standards and regulations attached to production, distribution, and applications of flow valves. These standards may change from time to time based on scientific discoveries (or even political will), but they are meant to minimize risk to everyone who works with hydrogen flow valves. To achieve compliance, safety, and efficacy, companies need to be clear on what’s expected of them.
Smart manufacturers that use any kind of metal casting or plastic molding systems, including everything from cars to mining equipment to refrigerators, all know one thing: Cooling processes are vital to increasing throughput, lowering energy costs and maximizing overall efficiency. And that means more money.
The CDC estimates that every year roughly 48 million Americans gets sick from a foodborne illness. These illnesses are abundant but thankfully preventable, which is why food and beverage manufacturers follow rigorous equipment cleaning and sanitizing regimens. There are countless cleaning and sanitizing systems, so ChemTec created the 500 BP Series. This highly customizable flow monitor allows manufacturers to maintain high standards with excellent ease of use.
In most cases, a fire sprinkler system is the first responder when dealing with unexpected fires in residential and commercial buildings. As such, fire control systems are required to be installed in certain residential and commercial properties by a variety of local, state, and federal regulations. Those regulations are increasing, and the automatic fire control system industry is pegged for robust expansion through 2020.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a widely utilized process that affects many aspects of our daily lives. For example, RO helps food manufacturers concentrate fruit juice, aquarium operators maintain their tanks, and cities and campers produce drinking water from something dirty or salty. It’s difficult to make it through a day without using a product created with reverse osmosis.
Since the invention of “resistance welding” in 1886 by Elihu Thomson, welding has been an ever-evolving process that has forever changed the manufacturing industry. At the conclusion of 2016, it continues to show no signs of slowing down. The welding industry continues to be a highly competent and cost-effective method for joining metals and non-metals, including plastics and composites.
Lasers were once a spotlight for science fiction, but now they are streamlining the manufacturing industry. Recent projections are now showing “Fiber Laser Cutting” is on the rise and expected to now become a key player in the Ultra Hard Material Cutting Machine market, which is expected to be a 1.8 billion dollar industry by 2024.