Making Metal Castings

2-Step Guide To Troubleshooting Problems With Your PLC Wiring

If you work in a factory that uses programmable logic controllers to run the machinery, you may have come across a problem not being reported by the computer's display. If this is the case, there could be a problem with system's wiring. Use the two-step guide below to help you find and solve the problem. Step 1:  Inspect The AC And DC Inputs And Cables The first thing you need to do is inspect the AC and DC inputs. Read More 

3 Beginner’s Tips For Preparing Your Plasma Torch For Cutting Steel Sheet Metal

If you work in a factory's machine shop, the plant may have recently purchased a plasma torch for you to use when fabricating parts out of steel. If you are new to using a plasma cutting torch to cut steel sheet metal for fabrication, the following three tips will help prepare you to make your first cut. Ensure Your Safety Before Starting As with any project that you are cutting metal with an open flame, safety should be a priority while using a plasma torch. Read More 

From Sewer To Suds: Transforming Waste Into Reusable Water For Brewing

The bar tap seems like the most unlikely destination for treated wastewater, but that's what a group of craft beer brewers in Oregon have in store. According to The Oregonian, this group will take part in a challenge that highlights how far filtration technology has come in creating drinkable water and creating sustainable environments. Bottoms Up Each day, wastewater treatment facilities throughout the United States reclaim approximately 1 billion gallons of wastewater for use as non-potable water, primarily for agricultural use, aquifer recharging and wildlife wetlands reclamation. Read More 

5 Steps For Setting Up A Scrap Metal Recycling Program In Your Workplace

Whether you're a restaurant collecting hundreds of drink cans a day in your trash cans or a steel fabrication firm, you can reclaim a surprising amount of money by recycling your scrap metal. Of course, recycling useful construction and manufacturing waste also helps the environment as well as your bottom line. Improve your workplace's waste management efficiency without stressing your employees by setting up a complete scrap metal reclaiming system. Talk to Accounting Read More 

Why You Should Use Paper As A Purge Barrier In Pipe Welding

Welding sections of pipe is challenging for many reasons, not least of which is the limited access available to interior pipe weld joints for cleaning. In field welding, especially, it is often physically impossible to access welds inside of joined pipe, and that means that joint cleanup efforts will be limited to chemical methods. However, there is another way to go about ensuring clean, strong joints, and that is by preventing the need to clean pipe joints altogether. Read More