Changes and New Techniques in the Processing and Manufacturing Industry
Aluminium is one of the most versatile metals. It is used for everything from the aerospace, rail, and automotive industries to medical applications, and even artworks. Aluminium is an extremely lightweight metal, which is why it is favoured by aircraft manufacturers, it is also impervious to rust and 100% recyclable, which has made aluminium the metal of choice for manufacturing drink containers.
Despite these advantages, fabricating aluminium can still be a challenging process and requires careful thought to achieve the best results.
Construction projects that involve steel fabrications use a number of differing techniques for forming and piecing sections of metalwork together. Some are used for decorative purposes while others are designed to create greater rigidity and strength. The common steel fabrication methods in use today are outlined below in greater detail.
Sawing is now considered to be an outdated way of cutting steel to size. Although many steel fabricators still use saws, processes that involve the use of plasma torches and water jets are now commonplace.
What comes to mind when you look at the mountain of plastic bottles that you've built over time? The first thing that probably comes to mind is that you need to go easy on the soft drinks. As you continue to ponder over this, you try to evaluate how much your 'plastic mountain' would fetch at a recycling plant. Hold that thought for a minute and explore a side of plastic recycling that you probably didn't know about.
When it comes to cutting just about any type of material,waterjets are very effective. You simply take ordinary tap water and subject it to extreme pressure before forcing through a really small hole. In many cases, an abrasive is added to this pressurised water and the net effect is that this will rapidly erode just about any material known.
How Does This Work?
Waterjet technology is in widespread use today because it is very easy to use, flexible, quite precise and very efficient.
In metal fabrication, you will need to cut the sheet metal in a variety of ways. One of the popular ways to cut metal in manufacturing processes is to use a laser cutting method. There are a wide range of benefits to laser cutting but also some definite drawbacks. By considering both, you can decide what method is best for your business.
Laser Cutting is a Faster Process
One of the benefits to choosing laser cutting is that it tends to be a faster process once you train employees on using this method properly.
My name is Lucy. Welcome to my blog. Years ago, I worked in the processing and manufacturing industry, and now, as an owner of a small textiles company, I still work closely with my suppliers who are part of those industries. As a result, I enjoy staying up-to-date with changes and new techniques in these industries, and I want to share that information with others here.
When I'm not busy running my business or working on a creative project like this, I like to knit, spend time with my kids, go to museums and attend wine tastings. The last might just be my favourite. Explore these posts -- I hope you enjoy them.