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Why Laser Cutting May Be Better For Expanding Gem Companies

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If you are expanding your lapidary and faceting business and moving from a home-workshop type of setup to a more industrial configuration, you may benefit from changing your faceting services from just hand-created to laser-cut as well. Whether you buy your own laser-cutting equipment or contract out to a laser-cutting company depends on your budget and time frames, but the switch to laser cutting itself is fairly easy to justify. There will always be a desire for hand-faceted gems, and it’s a skill you don’t want to lose, but for the larger quantities of gems you hope to produce, laser cutting is the path you want.…

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Keeping Your Shop and Machines Clean: What to Use

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If you are looking to get some equipment that will help keep your machining shop cleaner and that will help you maintain the shop space, there are some great options you can consider. You’ll want to be able to clean the floors easily, clean the machines, and to make the space spotless when you have customers coming through. Here are some things to consider getting. Air-Purification Machine Get an air-purification machine to keep dust from accumulating around the space.…

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Preventing Chatter When Using A Spindle: It Takes Some Doing, But It's Possible

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Chatter is a phenomenon in machining that can have far-reaching effects. Chatter itself is the vibration you get when you run the equipment; the real problem with it, though, is that it can cause the carving or machining spindle to vibrate and carve little tracks into the item you’re working on. When you try to use the machine again, the spindle gets caught in those tracks and, through continued vibrations, creates deeper tracks which can ruin the item you’re working on.…

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HDPE And Other Terms To Know For Inner-Ducting

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As wiring materials improve, the ducting used for previous generations of wiring can still be useful, but adaptation is necessary. For example, copper wiring has a larger diameter than fiber optic cabling, and as copper wiring gives way to fiberoptic cables, the larger diameter conduit used for copper wiring can be used to house fiber optic cables if inner-ducting is used. To choose the right inner-ducting material, it is important to know what characteristics are desirable.…

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Using A Dyno For The First Time

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A dynamometer is a useful tool when trying to improve the performance of your machine. However, when you are using a dynamometer, it is easy to make mistakes that will cause the reading to be off. Making certain corrections to your engine will ensure that you will get a much more accurate reading.  Determine Whether To Purchase One When using a dyno, it is important to determine whether you should purchase one or find a shop that has one and take your engine there.…

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3 Tips For Preventing Dumpster Diving Behind Your Retail Store

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If you operate a retail store, you might worry about people “dumpster diving” and looking for items in your dumpster. For example, you may have to throw away items that are expired or that have been discontinued, and you may be concerned about people retrieving these items from the dumpster. You probably don’t want to be held liable if someone gets hurt while removing something from the dumpster or by using an item that was not intended to be used, and you may also worry about the way that this can make your business look to customers and passersby.…

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Caring For Powder Coated Rims

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Customized rims are a quick way to improve the appearance of a vehicle and protect the rims from rust and corrosion – a real risk in some industries and driving conditions. Unlike paint, which is applied wet to the surface of the rims and allowed to dry – which also allows it to be scratched off – powder coating is bonded to the metal. The dry coating particles are melted and then applied to the rims where they bond with the help of an electrostatic charge.…

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Handbag How-To: 3 Tips For Sewing Leather

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Many women have an affinity for handbags and are willing to invest some serious coin in the purchase a bag they find desirable. If you are hoping to cash in on the female population’s love affair with handbags, you might be considering creating your own line of leather bags for commercial sale. Working with leather can be a challenge for some novice sewers. Here are three tips to keep in mind as you sew to ensure your final products are as high-end as possible.…

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Industrial Shake-Down: Two Types Of Vibrating Screener Separators That Can Help You Sort Parts And Particles

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If you work in an industrial setting where it is important to separate small parts, particles, or good foods from rotten, then you may want to depend on more than just your employees’ sight. If your plant does not already use screener separators, you may want to invest in one or more of these particular machines. Here are the two types of separators, how they work and how they differ.…

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3 Things To Do When Updating Your Business With Geothermal Mechanical Systems

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Cutting costs is an important part of managing any business. Finding the place to make these cuts can sometimes be a difficult decision. Energy costs are a great place to start, which can be done with an investment in modern renewable energy technology, such as geothermal mechanicals. Unlike with homes, these systems can be designed to reduce the energy costs of many aspects of your business, such as refrigeration, cooling, heating and hot water.…

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