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  Ask an Expert: Why Do Children Love Stuffed Animals?
Posted by: apsiteee - 11-15-2021, 05:09 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

Ask an Expert: Why Do Children Love Stuffed Animals?

    Special cuddle toys (also known as a “lovey,” a “stuffie,” or, in some circles, a “boopie”) play an important role in a child’s world. Early childhood expert Meredith Dodd explains how Stuffed Animals help children learn and grow.

    Besides being fluffy and cute, Stuffed Dogs support children through the emotional ups and downs of childhood. A stuffed animal is a child’s first friend. The relationship between stuffie and child is one of unconditional love, a love that is based on honesty and trust. I believe this first friendship develops a language, a vocabulary of words and gestures, for children to communicate their understanding of caring relationships. The stuffed animal accepts the child. Children are comforted by the toys’ acceptance of any emotion, no matter if it’s a bite on the ear or cascade of kisses. Children love stuffed animals because of their shared language of care.

    I believe that Stuffed Cats act as a kind of tutor for a child. The relationship between the toy and the child allows the child to practice the language of care without judgment or limits. The stuffed animal and the child practice real-world social interactions through play. For example, during play, a child may act out a quarrel with their stuffed animal. The child might even hit or throw their toy. But in the end, the conflict is resolved and all is forgiven.

    The right number of Plushie Pillows can help transform your sofa from a simple seating area into a unified part of your room’s decorative theme. These pillows can help any space become more inviting, more comfortable, and overall more attractive. Still, it can be difficult deciding when to stop adding throw pillows to a sofa or chair.

    How many throw pillows are on a couch? There is no specific formula, though it’s best to leave ample space to sit. Generally, three to five Plushie Animal Pillows will suffice for your living room sofa, though different numbers will be needed for large sectionals and chairs. Ultimately, whether or not you’ve got too many pillows will depend on the type of sofa (or chair) in question. It’s possible to overload any couch, but it is easier to overwhelm smaller pieces of furniture (especially chairs) than it is larger sofas.

    A handbag serves many purposes: carrying your phone, warding off pigeons, and sometimes being the thing between your cheek and the airplane seat on long-haul flights. In that last instance, a soft, Plush Bag comes in quite handy. The good news is that on the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, designers offered dozens of cushion-like purses that are as functional for storage as they are for snuggling.

    Plush Pendant is a boutique plush toy and metal key chain. It is made of ABS environmentally friendly materials and high-quality plush, soft and comfortable, healthy and skin-friendly, beautiful in appearance and high in quality.

    Some of us may think that plush animals are a thing of the past, as they no longer seem to be the "it" toy. You may often decide to not give a stuffed animal as a gift, and instead get something more practical, because after all, what point does a Plushie Gifts for Special Occasions have? What reason is there to get a stuffed animal?

    The answer to that is plenty. Stuffed animals can be very meaningful, and symbolize important events or people. This is truly a timeless gift, and we all need to be reminded of that! Let's look at why plush toys are important in the lives of three particular age groups: kids, teenagers, and adults.

    Kid's Symbols

    There is no such thing as too many toys for children. Kids love collecting plush toys of all kinds, and they could always use more. What could possibly symbolize the innocence of childhood better than a soft and lovable Plush Dolls for Baby? In our own childhood, we probably spent many a night cuddling up to our favorite plush bunny or bear. Children enjoy the comfort of a stuffed animal, and that comfort is a great nightmare repellant! In fact, those who say that stuffed toys are not in "it" toy anymore, have not been paying attention to what is happening in the world of little girls. Plush animals are darn right "fashionable" for girls to have. Many girls will get a natural appearing plush cat or plush dog, just so they can carry it around in their little purses as they emulate fashionable women carrying around their small pets. Stuffed animals have certainly not gone out of style!

    Do you ever wonder about the obsession your dog has with her Plush Toys for Pets? Does your dog carry it around the house in his mouth? Or protect their plushie when someone goes to grab it? Does she suckle or knead it? Does your dog tear their plush toys to shreds? Many dogs have different responses to their plush toys.

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  The Art Of Handmade Beaded Lace
Posted by: apsiteee - 11-15-2021, 05:07 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

The Art Of Handmade Beaded Lace

    Haute couture fashion is defined by unique textiles used to create eye-catching looks. It is not a secret that the most exclusive and sophisticated textile is made by hand, as there is no better than a personal touch.

    Handmade Beaded Lace is the most delicate and refined type of fabric and the process of making it is just like creating any piece of art.

    When the idea is in the textile designer's mind, it will first become into drawing sketch. Then the process of finding and the perfect materials combination such as beads, crystal stones, pearls, sequins, fringes, or flowers is starting. Of course, choosing the colors that will create harmony is one of the most important things in this process.

    Once the idea is well expressed, it's time to produce the perfect swatch. Then is when the fabric can finally be produced. As the production of the fabric is all made by hand the work is much more delicate and time-consuming than any other type of couture fabric.

    Despite the long process of making Heavy Beaded Embroidery, this type of fabric is one of the most used types in the haute couture world, as it can elevate even the simplest dress. The most famous fashion & haute couture houses use Beaded laces to create exclusive designs that will stand out. They are well aware that every woman dreams of her shiny evening gown that will look on her as a luxury jewel.

    How To Look After Beaded Laces

    As a luxury fabric, it should be treated like any expensive item you own, gently. The right way to clean this type of fabric is by a dry-clean. In some cases, it could be ok to wash it by hand while you make sure to gently treat the garment and not agitate it. You can fill a bathtub or large sink with cold water and use a small amount of mild soap. Hand washing is not suitable for any kind of Beaded Sequin Lace, so always test with a small swatch and/or consult the producer regarding your case.

    Tips for making a garment with Beaded Lace

    Sewing with beaded lace will required more delicate work, but of course, it will be worth it as you will create a luxury garment that will stand out! Before starting a project it is important to figure out how you will sew the Beaded Wedding Fabric. One way is sewing by machine, for that, you have to remove first the beads or any hard materials from your seam allowances before you can stitch your fabric pieces together using a sewing machine. You want to have a clean seam area along each edge. This will provide a professional finish in the final garment and be gentle on your sewing machine.  Removing the materials along the seam allowances can be done by hand, or another way is to use a hammer to gently break the beads along with the seam allowances. This way will allow you to sew it by machine, however, you should still be careful and work slowly to make sure that your needle will not break.

    Please avoid sewing directly on top of the materials/beads to prevent the final seem to be bulky and not lay flat, causing discomfort to the wearer. Also, you want to prevent your machine needle to be broken. Another approach for sewing beaded 3D Lace/tulle is to sew all the parts together by hand, although it will be a more time-consuming, slip stitching the seam allowance down will provide smooth, flat seams and a more comfortable, long-lasting fit.

    Important tip: While you can iron a beaded lace (when done with proper techniques), it is not recommended to iron it multiple times. Therefore, a great tip is to use a slip stitch to keep the seam allowance layers flat and pointing in the desired direction (instead of ironing them). While it can be time consuming, slip stitching the seam allowance down will provide smooth, flat seams and a more comfortable, long lasting fit.

    The major selling point is the glamour factor.  The bride is the center of attention and some sparkle and glitz add to the attraction of any dress.  The glint and glimmer of diamantes and sequins is both bewitching and seductive.  As captivating as a bit of sparkle can be there’s a range of how shiny and sparkly each Beaded Bridal Lace will take you.  A subtle embellishment of a few translucent sequins can transform a lace from pretty to enchantingly stunning.  Ivory Sequinned Lace - Pleasance Lace and Ivory Sequinned lace - Etta are gorgeous examples of this.

    The addition of light beading in the form of tubular or round beads, pearls or sometimes with a light sprinkling of diamantes makes for a bewitching bride.  Ivory Beaded Lace - Ava, Ivory Wedding Lace - Kinsley and Ivory Beaded Lace - Cara are all testament to this.  The light beading ensures that the handle of the lace remains light, the fabric drapes well and looks supremely sumptuous.  The beading accentuates the beautiful design on the fabric and adds depth and distinction.  Choosing beads or sequins of a slightly different color, for example, silver or gold, can change the aspect a lace offers, just look at Ivory beaded Lace - Heaven Lace or Ivory Beaded Lace - Cynthia.

    Then there are the Broadway showstoppers, the ‘bring it on, then I’ve got it all’ laces that are festooned with beads offering luxurious opulence.  We love them!  Let’s take Ivory Beaded Lace – Lanisha adorned with sequins, beads and diamantes. Strings of pearls in soft fluid curving movements have been surrounded by embroidered yarns, pearls and shimmering beads. Throughout the design are layered flowers, each with a diamante centra-lised. And we have not even mentioned the 3D flowers!  Of course, these Embroidered Laces are heavier in the handle and intricate to work with.  Ivory Beaded Lace – Renata (also available in blush) offers similar opulence where our designer has embroidered a soft ivory tulle base with intricate beading, pearls, sequins, bullion work and filigree thread. These luxurious and exclusive laces do require some investment – but think of what a divine gown they will make.

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  3 Most Common Types Of Tungsten Alloys
Posted by: apsiteee - 11-15-2021, 05:01 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

3 Most Common Types Of Tungsten Alloys

    Tungsten alloy is an alloy composed of tungsten and other elements. Among metals, Tungsten and Alloys have the highest melting point, good high-temperature strength and creep resistance, as well as thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, and electron emission performance. In addition to being widely used in electronics, aerospace, weapons and other fields, Pure Tungsten is also used to manufacture tungsten alloy. In this article, we will take a look at the 3 most common types of tungsten alloys.

    Molybdenum-tungsten alloys are molybdenum-based alloys containing 25% and 30% tungsten and have excellent properties to prevent corrosion of molten zinc.

    Tungsten Heavy Alloy can be used at higher temperatures than molybdenum or molybdenum alloys. For example, when the molybdenum-tungsten alloy is used as the electrode, spout and thimble component in the furnace for producing high melting point refractory ceramic fiber, its service life is much longer than that of pure metal molybdenum products.

    Molybdenum-tungsten alloy has higher corrosion resistance to zinc liquid than pure metal molybdenum, and it is mostly used for zinc liquid temperature measuring tube, zinc liquid pump rotor and some corrosion-resistant parts of the zinc smelting furnace.

    Tungsten Alloy is a niobium alloy formed by adding a certain amount of tungsten and other elements based on niobium. Tungsten and niobium form an infinite solid solution.

    Niobium-tungsten alloy has good high-temperature strength and good room temperature plasticity and can be made into various processed materials and parts by conventional forming processing technology. It is mainly used for space shuttle skin, nuclear reactor engineering, jet engine parts, and heat radiation screens and ducts for space power generation systems.

    Tungsten Carbide is the most common and most important form of tungsten alloy. Unlike the previous tungsten alloys, its main components are tungsten, carbon, and cobalt, so it is also often called tungsten-cobalt alloy.

    Tungsten carbide has high hardness, strength, wear-resistance and corrosion resistance, and is known as “industrial teeth”. It is used to manufacture cutting tools, knives, cobalt tools, and wear-resistant parts.

    Pure Molybdenum is a silvery, shiny metal that belongs to Group 6A, the second transition series of the Periodic Table. It has the 6th highest melting point and is the 54th most abundant element in the world. The highest molybdenum reserves of molybdenum ore can be found in the U.S, Canada, China, Peru and Chile.

    Because of its properties, it serves as a good thermal conductor and as an important alloying element in the production of structural and stainless steel. It has a high ability to resist corrosion and to hold shape even when subjected to high temperatures.

    The most common among the Molybdenum and Alloys is the titanium-zirconium-molybdenum alloy (TZM), which is a blend of 0.5% titanium and 0.08% of zirconium, and about 90% molybdenum. This alloy exhibits strength even at very high temperatures, making it the perfect alloy for casting zinc.

    Among the refractory metals, molybdenum is the most commonly used. Its most popular application is as a strengthening alloy in the production of steel. Molybdenum alloys are usually found in the form of coils, sheets, rods or bars. These materials are commonly used to manufacture steel, cast iron, and other engineered products used in the automotive, stainless steel production, shipbuilding, aircraft and aerospace and other specialty industries.

    Molybdenum Alloys have very high strength and stay stable even at a temperature as high as 1900°C. Such uniqueness contributes to the use of molybdenum alloys in furnaces used to melt glass, in the manufacture of X-ray anodes used for diagnostics, and in other high-temperature heating elements.

    Moly is also alloyed with other metals such as tungsten (symbol W), copper (symbol Cu) and rhenium (symbol Re). Mo-W alloys are used for stirrers, piping and pump impellers because of their high resistance against molten zinc. Mo-Cu alloys are used for applications requiring high conductivity, such as the production of electronic circuit boards. Mo-Re alloys are noted for their ductility and are used for rocket engine parts.

    Titanium is considered the most biocompatible metal – not harmful or toxic to living tissue – due to its resistance to corrosion from bodily fluids. This ability to withstand the harsh bodily environment is a result of the protective oxide film that forms naturally in the presence of oxygen.

    Its ability to physically bond with bone also gives titanium an advantage over other materials that require the use of an adhesive to remain attached. Titanium implants last longer, and much larger forces are required to break the bonds that join them to the body compared with their alternatives.

    Titanium and Alloys commonly used in load-bearing implants are significantly less stiff – and closer in performance to the human bone – than stainless steel or cobalt-based alloys.

    A Sputtering Target is a material that is used to create thin films in a technique known as sputter deposition, or thin film deposition. During this process the sputtering target material, which begins as a solid, is broken up by gaseous ions into tiny particles that form a spray and coat another material, which is known as the substrate. Sputter deposition is commonly involved in the creation of semiconductors and computer chips. As a result, most sputtering target materials are metallic elements or alloys, although there are some ceramic targets available that create hardened thin coatings for various tools.

    Depending on the nature of the thin film being created, sputtering targets can very greatly in size and shape. The smallest targets can be less than one inch (2.5 cm) in diameter, while the largest rectangular targets reach well over one yard (0.9 m) in length. Some sputtering equipment will require a larger sputtering target and in these cases, manufacturers will create segmented targets that are connected by special joints.

    Nickel has been used in alloys that date back to the dawn of civilization. Chemical analysis of artifacts has shown that weapons, tools, and coins contain nickel in varying amounts.

    Nickel in elemental form or alloyed with other metals and materials has made significant contributions to our present-day society and promises to continue to supply materials for an even more demanding future.

    Nickel is a versatile element and will alloy with most metals. Complete solid solubility exists between nickel and copper. Wide solubility ranges between iron, chromium, and nickel make possible many alloy combinations.

    Applications and Characteristics of Nickel Alloys

    Nickel and Alloys are used for a wide variety of applications, the majority of which involve corrosion resistance and/or heat resistance. Some of these include:

            Aircraft gas turbines

            Steam turbine power plants

            Medical applications

            Nuclear power systems
            Chemical and petrochemical industries

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  Mobile Chargers: an Essential Part of your Mobile Phone
Posted by: apsiteee - 11-15-2021, 04:59 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

Mobile Chargers: an Essential Part of your Mobile Phone

    Mobile phones are an essential part of our day to day living. These phones serve as an important business tool allowing you to do important business conversations on the go. Mobile phone accessories are also as important as your mobile phones and they are also provided as a part of the purchasing package.

    Mobile Chargers are an important part of mobile phones. With the coming of latest phones, the consumers are paying much importance to its chargers. To operate the state-of-the-art features of the latest handsets, you need a battery to communicate. Without a battery, your mobile phone is of no use.

    Most mobile phones are endowed with a lithium ion battery. These batteries are rechargeable. You dont need to remove these battery unless it needs to be replaced. Top mobile manufacturers like Nokia, Samsung, Panasonic, Motorola and others provide a charger when you purchase your new mobile phone. Various mobile phone models may work on the same charger but it is not advisable to use different models on the same charger. You need to take care while recharging your phone as your battery might get overcharged which can lead to lessening of your battery's life.

    Wireless Phone Chargers are an important part of mobile phone accessories. While talking about mobile phone chargers, one thing which is most important is the compatibility factor. For instance, for charging a Nokia phone, only a Nokia charger is required. If you are looking forward to buying a mobile phone charger, it is safe to buy the charger from reliable sites. If your mobile runs out of battery, you just need to get it charged with the help of chargers.

    Mobile Accessories like cables, batteries and chargers are a necessary part of your mobile phones and an important part of your purchase.

    Turn off the lights in your computer or TV room, and you'll probably see eyes peering through the darkness. All of those glowing LEDs, clocks and power switches are sneaky electronic vampires. While you can't slay them with a stake through the heart, you might be able to manage these vampires more easily with the help of a smart Power Strip.

    Traditional Japan Power Stirps are an affordable way to expand the number of electrical outlets in your home. But their convenience can encourage you to leave electronics plugged in all the time -- and many devices keep drawing power even when you're not using them. Printers, DVD players, computers and plasma TVs are all examples of products with standby modes that make them convenient to use but suck significant power on the sly. This so-called phantom power drain costs you money, wastes electricity and ups your carbon output to boot.

    Smart power strips, on the other hand, work to reduce your power usage by shutting down power to products that go into standby mode. Doing so may save you some serious cash. Statistics vary, but experts say standby power consumption in an average home ranges from 5 percent to 10 percent of your household energy consumption. It can also account for about 1 percent of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions.

    You could combat vampire power by continually unplugging your gadgets, but with a smart UK Power Strip, you won't have to. Keep reading to see which products suit your needs and how they work to make your home electronics more energy efficient.

    How an Electric Outlet Works

    In order for electricity to work, it needs to create a circuit. A Wall Socket is the source of electrical power you use to plug in many of your appliances, which is how you create that circuit in your home. Here is how an electrical outlet works:

    First, electricity is brought to your home by a power plant and power lines. This power is brought into your home and is distributed by a circuit breaker.

    The circuit breaker is connected to each of your Japan Wall Sockets by wiring.

    An outlet has three holes. The first hole, or left hole, is called “neutral”. The second hole, or right hole, is called “hot”. The third hole is the ground hole. The hot hole is connected to the wire that supplies the electrical current. The neutral hole is connected to the wire that brings the electrical current back to the breaker box. When you plug in a lamp and turn it on, the hot part of the outlet allows electricity to flow into the lamp, turning on the light bulb. The circuit is completed when the current is brought back into the outlet through the neutral slot, and back into the circuit breaker. When you unplug the lamp the circuit is broken and thus the lamp doesn’t work.

    If you live in an older home, you may have Floor Sockets that don’t have a third or “grounded” hole. These outlets do not have a grounding wire within the electrical system. Because having a grounding wire and grounded (three-pronged) outlets adds an extra level of safety, newer houses and buildings are required to have three-pronged outlets with grounding wires. A grounding wire is connected separately to each outlet, and then is connected to the bottom of the breaker box. This grounding wire neutralizes any dangerous electrical current into the ground.

    A grounding line is used to protect your appliances from surges or overvoltage problems. It also stabilizes voltage and protects people, properties, and equipment from electric shock.

    For example, say something happened to the hot wire in the plug. When you plugged something into a two-pronged outlet you would most likely get a shock. The appliance you were trying to plug in could also get a large electric current, potentially ruining it.

    If the same thing occurred with a three-pronged outlet and you plugged something (with three prongs) into the outlet, the ground wire would absorb the shock and take the current into the ground where it can be safely neutralized. Granted, the plug still wouldn’t be working, but it also wouldn’t be ruining your appliances… or you.

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  Tungsten vs Tungsten Carbide - What's the Difference?
Posted by: apsiteee - 11-15-2021, 04:56 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

Tungsten vs Tungsten Carbide - What's the Difference?

    Tungsten, element 74 of the periodic table, has come a long way since its early use as a material for filaments in lightbulbs. This silvery-white lustrous metal is becoming more present in the industry thanks to the alloying process – that is, the ability to add metallic elements together to create new, improved materials known as alloys.

    Tungsten is useful for glass-to-metal seals, as its thermal expansion coefficient is on par with borosilicate glass, and finds many uses in lamp filaments, television tubes, electrical contact points, x-ray targets, heating elements, and other high-temperature applications. It is most popular usages are in dry lubricant (tungsten disulfide) and alloys such as high-speed tool steels, hard metal, and of course tungsten carbide – but more on that in the next section.

    Tungsten Carbide

    Tungsten Carbide is an alloy of tungsten and carbon, made by heating tungsten powder with carbon and hydrogen at 1,400 - 1,600°C (2,550 - 2,900°F). The resulting alloy is 2-3 times as rigid as steel and has a compressive strength surpassing all known melted, cast, and forged metals. It is highly resistant to deformation and keeps its stability at both extreme cold and hot temperatures. When in its monocarbide form (chemical formula of WC), tungsten carbide rivals diamond for the hardest known material. Its impact resistance, toughness, and resistance to galling/abrasions/erosions are exceptional, lasting up to 100 times longer than steel in extreme conditions. Its properties place tungsten carbide in the metal-like substances since it is technically a ceramic cement of tungsten, carbon, and some binder (often cobalt), which is also why it cannot be heat-treated in any way. It has a density of 15.7 g/cm3 and is generally not the best electrical conductor. However, it conducts heat much faster than tool steel.

    It is incredibly difficult to machine Tungsten Carbide Roller, as most machine bits and tools are made of tungsten carbide themselves. Tungsten carbide is generally only milled or lathed and is done so when in its soft, or “green” state, and can only be done with diamond-coated bits. It can also be cast and rapidly quenched to form an extremely hard crystal structure. Tungsten carbide is invaluable in making hard metal, which is a form of tungsten carbide, as well as making mill products, high-speed tools, military weapons, armor, and other rugged applications.

    Comparing Tungsten & Tungsten Carbide

    Most people will confuse tungsten and tungsten carbide, as tungsten carbide is the most widely understood form of tungsten available. However, there are some niche use cases for its pure form, and this section will contrast tungsten and Tungsten Carbide Coating Roller to illustrate how they differ.

    Manufacture Process for Cemented Carbide Tools:

    Cemented Carbide tools (which are very suitable for machining cast iron, non-ferrous metals and such non-metallic substances as plastics and marble) are formed by pressing a mixture of tungsten carbide and cobalt together in a hydraulic press and then heating the compact in a hydrogen atmosphere. Tungsten carbide is an extremely hard substance. Cobalt acts as a binder for the hard carbide grains.

    Since tungsten carbide has the tendency to crater, it alone is not suitable for machining steel. The addition of titanium carbide helps to reduce this problem. Titanium carbide and molybdenum carbide bonded in nickel are also very suitable for machining steel. Most of the cemented carbides used today are made predominantly from the carbides of tungsten, titanium, and tantalum usually with cobalt as the binder metal.

    The Cemented Carbide MWD can be applied to most chip-forming machining such as turning, boring, reaming, shaping, planing, milling, drilling, etc., as well as to many other applications such as wire-drawing and deep-drawing dies, cold heading and stamping.

    Cemented carbide is extensively used as a cutting tool material because of the advantages it offers. Initially brazed cemented carbide tips were used which could be renewed by grinding when the cutting edge turned blunt. Brazing introduces stresses in the carbide matrix. Grinding of cutting edge also introduces grinding stresses in carbide.

    Indexable tooling using indexable inserts, also known as the throw-away cutting edge concept does away with brazing and grinding of cutting edges. Cemented carbide tip in form of a triangle of the square is held mechanically in a holder.

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  How To Choose The Best Wine Glasses For You
Posted by: apsiteee - 11-15-2021, 04:52 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

How To Choose The Best Wine Glasses For You

    Certain wine glasses perform better than others (there is actually some science to back this up). That being said, what are the best wine Glass Cup for you?

    You can drink wine from whatever vessel you want, be it a wine glass, coffee mug, mason jar, or dixie cup. Heck, you can ditch the glass altogether and drink straight from the bottle for all I care.

    However, using the right glass improves the taste of wine. And they won’t cost you a fortune either.

    The Importance of a Proper Glass

    There is now there is a piece of scientific evidence that supports the importance of the Double Wall Glass Cup shape.

    In 2015, a Japanese medical group used a special camera to record images of ethanol vapors in different glasses. In their study, the research group showed how different glass shapes affected the density and position of vapors at the openings of different glasses.

    Why are there so many different glasses for wine?

    Of the many different wine glasses available, you’ll find that certain shapes are better for enjoying certain types of wine.

    By the way, it doesn’t really matter if your Espresso Glass Cup is stemmed or stemless. It’s more about how the shape of the vessel collects aromas and deposits wine into your mouth. (I know some of you enthusiasts will strongly disagree! ?? )

    Below is a summary of the primary glass shapes and the wines that tend to perform well in these shapes.

    First things first. Do you know those stemmed glasses that you fill all the way to the top? Those aren’t wine glasses. They are hipster cups.

    In order to taste flavors in wine you really need space above the wine to collect aromas.

    White Wine Glasses

    White wines are typically served in smaller bowled Wine Cup. Smaller glasses:

            Preserve floral aromas

            Maintain cooler temperature

            Express more acidity in wine
    Delivers more aromas (even at cooler temperatures) due to proximity to the nose

    You’ll notice that full-bodied white wines like oak-aged Chardonnay, Viognier, White Rioja, and orange wines are better with a larger bowl.

    The larger bowl, originally introduced by Riedel as a “Montrachet” glass, better emphasizes a creamy texture because of the wider mouth.

    Red Wine Glasses

    The choice of a red Wine Glass has a lot to do with mitigating the bitterness of tannin or spicy flavors to deliver a smoother tasting wine.

    After a few years of tasting wines from different glasses, we’ve noticed that red wines tend to taste smoother than a glass with a wide opening. Of course, the distance to the actual fluid affects what you smell.



    Glass has the least impact on whatever hot drink it comes into contact with, therefore giving the truest representation of your tea leaves. Aside from being non-porous, its transparency allows the tea itself to shine. After all, we eat (and drink!) with our eyes. A beautiful glass teapot brings a sense of theatre to the tea table. If you’re appreciating the drama of a flowering tea, or getting lost in the unravelling of a delicate oolong, watching the leaves through glass can be an immersive, sensory, and even meditative experience. Glass also draws attention to those fantastic distinctions in liquor colour, so prized by tea connoisseurs. We begin to notice the amber, copper and ruby hues of a black tea, for example. Borosilicate glass Tea Wares are excellent heat retainers, and can keep your tea toasty for longer - no tea cosy necessary! Avoid thin glass receptacles like wine and untempered water glasses. As well as being fragile, these are dangerous to drink hot liquids from.

        There are few things in life more irritating than a Coffee Glass mug. Well, maybe people who wear Caucasian-flesh colored ice skates who think they’re somehow fooling everyone into believing that instead of a foot, they have some sort of Ken doll nub with a razor-sharp blade popping out. Or maybe even those rare, emotionally clued-in men who—right before taking a small, sensible sip of fair-trade Argentinian maté out of an environmentally sensible on-the-go thermos—whisper to a friend in the utmost confidence, “We’re pregnant.” Or maybe even fully grown adult human beings who wear snuggly-wuggly head-to-toe sweat suits and bring actual, real-sized pillows onto two-hour coach flights from New York to Charlotte because the slightest prospect of not being comfy-wumfy will trigger an existential spiral from which they will never recover.

        Yes, maybe the glass mug isn’t the worst of the worst things, but still, its very nature proves the existence of dark, calamitous forces hell-bent on tamping down truth and beauty and common sense in this world.

        Because, let’s be real, glass Coffee Cup lovers, who are you kidding? Are you so curious about your coffee that you absolutely must have a clear line of sight on it? Do you really need the drinkware version of a 24/7 motion and noise-sensitive baby monitor? Are the guessing games too much for you? Does seeing the exact level of coffee ease the pain of having to choose between tangible, empirical knowledge and the wildly unknowable idea of faith that exists deep down in the muddy ooze of your baboon DNA?

    Why Glass Is Best For Storing Food

    Glass is endlessly recyclable

    Glass doesn't degrade every time you recycle it (unlike all recycled plastics). It can be recycled into another jar or bottle that's just as good over and over again, without ever reducing its quality. Did you know it only takes around 30 days for your old glass wine bottle to be recycled and be back on the shelf made into something else? Without their lids, glass jars are made of one simple material which is easily recycled. Plus making glass from recycled glass that already exists reduces the CO2 emissions compared to making it from scratch, says consumer movement Friends of Glass.

    As well as reusing your  Glass Storage Jars to house any number of pickles, dry goods and sauces, you can even recycle your glass into candle jars at home.

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  Common problems in the manufacturing of resin bonded grinding wheels
Posted by: xonotiii - 11-12-2021, 03:11 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

Common problems in the manufacturing of resin bonded grinding wheels

    Common problems in the manufacturing of resin bonded grinding wheels

    Resin abrasives is an important part of abrasives and one of the important common and important grinding tools in industrial production. In order to promote technical exchanges in the industry and help customers to solve common problems in the manufacturing process of resin grinding wheels, this article mainly introduces common problems in the manufacturing of resin bonded grinding wheels.

    I. Analysis of the causes of unstable quality of resin grinding wheel

    There are many quality problems in the production process of resin grinding wheels.

    Raw material problem

    The Resin Abrasive Wheels are complex product made from a variety of main and auxiliary raw materials including filler, reinforcing material, coloring agent etc.

    1. about abrasives At present, the quality of abrasives on the market is uneven, mainly as follows:

    (1). The chemical specification of abrasives is often qualified, but also with poor physical properties. It is mainly shown that there is still a gap between bulk density of China and international quality material. (2). The particle distribution of some abrasives is disordered, which is quite different from the standard specification.     

    2. In terms of binder, mainly about phenolic resin:

    (1). Resin quality stability problems, especially the level of free phenol in the resin. Excessive free phenol content will accelerate the cracking of the Resin Cutting Disc after heating and hardening of the resin wheel and affect the strength of the grinding wheel;

    (2). The binder’s particle is too thick or too fine: It is generally believed that the fine grain is benefitial to uniform distribution of the binder. If the grain is too coarse, the molding material is not easily mixed uniformly, which affects the hardness and strength of the grinding wheel. Even for the coarse-grained resin sheet cutting wheel and the cymbal grinding wheel, the size of the binder (resin powder) selected should be finer than 320#.

    Manufacturing process of resin grinding wheel

    The manufacturing of Resin Grinding Disc is a highly technical industrial process. There are many problems in the processes of materials mixing, molding, hardening, and processing.

    (1). Mixing process: The key of mixing is uniformity.     

    (2). Molding process: At present, rotating material distribution mechanism is widely applied in domestic market. But due to the limitations of the rotating material distribution mechanism, the employees of some large manufacturing enterprises have no way to operate, which causes the distribution of mixed materials uneven.     

    (3). Hardening process: This is the most critical production process. There are two factors that easily cause quality problems. One is the temperature difference among the curing oven or the firing kiln is too large. The other is improperly installed furnace.

    (4). Manufacture procedure (mainly large-diameter and high-thickness resin grinding wheels): Resin grinding wheels, especially with large diameters and high thicknesses, or with strict dimensional tolerance must be processed after hardening to ensure the geometric size and tolerance.

    (5). Apply the production formula and process parameters mechanically.

    Equipment tooling problem

    (1). Equipment problems: Production equipment is very important for grinding wheel production. Some enterprises lack equipment.

    (2). Tooling problems: Some of the smaller resin grinding wheel companies have weak tooling management.             


    II. How to maintain the quality stability of resin grinding wheel

    This paper mainly analyzes how the raw materials with phenolic resin and glass fiber mesh affect the quality stability of the resin grinding wheel.

    The quality stability of the Steel Wheel is most prominent in the following two aspects:

    (1). The change of strength and cutting performance of resin grinding wheel within a certain period (under normal temperature and humidity conditions);

    (2). The variation of the strength and cutting performance of every batch of grinding wheel in the production cycle (such as different seasons in a year). The influence of raw materials on the quality stability of resin grinding wheels is mainly reflected in:

    a. Liquid phenolic resin. The fluctuation range of solid content, viscosity, gel time and water solubility of liquid phenolic resin has different degrees of influence on grinding wheels. Therefore, the factories must combine the product performance requirements and its own mixing, forming and hardening process to make a suitable technical index.

    b. Powder phenolic resin. For powder phenolic resin, the fluctuations of its flow length (fluidity), particle size (grain size, fineness), urotropine (six times) content and gelation time all will affect the quality of the grinding wheel.

    (3). Stability of the technical indicators of the mesh The mesh was originally applied to the resin wheel to increase the strength of the wheel. As the performance of the resin grinding wheel continues to increase, the mesh plays a very important role in the resin grinding wheel, which is mainly manifested in fluctuations in the strength of the grinding wheel, deformation of cutting Flap Disc (mainly double-wire grinding wheel), stratification of abrasive disc etc.

    The glue content of the mesh has an influence on the strength, viscosity and grinding performance of grinding wheel. In theory, when the production process is stable and the mesh with the higher amount of glue, the grinding wheel will be with the higher strength, the better bonding performance and the more stable cutting performance.

    III. The deformation of resin cutting wheel occurs frequently   

    The deformation of the resin grinding wheel has long troubled the manufacturers. The root of the deformation is the uneven organization in the effective area of the grinding wheel, which in turn causes uneven stress in the hardening process of the product.   

    Resin grinding wheel manufacturers should focus on solving the uniformity of the mixture, the uniformity of the molding and the stability of the mesh. Only the above three problems can be solved, the deformation problem of the resin grinding wheel (mainly the cutting wheel) will be solved.

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  How many VCE subjects do you need to do?
Posted by: xonotiii - 11-12-2021, 03:10 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

How many VCE subjects do you need to do?

    What is the maximum number of VCE subjects?

    The VCE Subjects includes more than 90 subjects to choose from. Each school decides which VCE subjects they offer. Most subjects are made up of four units which your child studies over two years (one unit per semester): Units 1/2 are usually studied in year 11.

    What is the hardest subject in VCE?

    Legal Studies

    Is a 40 study score good?

    This raw study score will be a number between 0 and 50. A raw study score of 40 would mean that you performed better than around 91% of all students who took the same subject. A raw study score of 50 means that you performed in the top 0.3% of students enrolled in the subject.

    The subjects you choose in Year 10 affect what you can do in the future. You should go for a good balance of subjects to keep your career options open. Choosing subjects that suit you and your abilities is very important.

    Consider what sort of person you are

    To help you decide what to study in Yr 7- Yr 10 Subjects, it's a good idea to start asking yourself what sort of person you are:

            think about what you're like at home, as well as in school - what skills you've developed outside school
            ask yourself what types of things you enjoy doing the most - for example, working things out and thinking them through, practical activities or artistic options like painting, drawing or performing music
            think about what you are most interested in: it could be languages, writing projects, helping people, being outdoors or designing things

    What you want to do

    If you have a particular career in mind, or you are hoping to go to university, then it is worth finding out if there are specific subjects you need to study.

    Before choosing your GCSE subjects you should be aware of choosing subjects which may affect your choices at a later stage, for example, double award science is essential for careers related to medicine but it will also give you many other options.

    Making choices

    You'll have many options in Year 10, but there are some subjects so important that everyone has to take them. English and Maths are the subjects most often required for courses and careers. Doing as well as you possibly can in Maths and English will improve your chances of getting a job or course at a later stage.

    For subjects you can choose you should:
            make sure that you have accurate and up-to-date information

            talk to those who can give you good reliable advice such as your careers teacher/adviser
            discuss the options with your family and subject teachers
    There are a number of factors you should consider when you make your subject choices.


    Choosing the subjects you need

    If you know what career you want, choosing the right subjects can be critical. For example, if you are considering following a science pathway you will need at least double award science.

    Choosing the subjects you like and are good at

    Nearly everyone gets better marks in subjects they enjoy and are good at. You should take this into account, but always keep in mind your preferred course or career when you leave school.

    What to avoid

    You shouldn’t choose subjects for the wrong reasons, for example:

            you like the teacher – the teacher may change
            there isn’t much homework – that will change

            your friends are taking the subject – it might be right for them, but not for you

    The Education System

    The Japanese/Korean public education structure is divided into three parts: six years of primary school, followed by three years of middle school and then three years of high school. In 1996 only about five percent of Korea's high schools were coeducational. The proportion of coeducational schools has increased by almost ten percent. However, classes in many coeducational high schools are still divided along gender lines. The curriculum is standardized so now both boys and girls study technology and domestic science.

    The primary curriculum consists of nine principal subjects: moral education, Korean language, social studies, mathematics, science, physical education, music, fine arts, and practical arts. English-language instruction now begins in the third grade, so that children can start learning English in a relaxed atmosphere through conversational exchange, rather than through rote learning of grammatical rules as is still the practice in many middle and high schools. The major objectives, as stated in a 1996 background report by the Ministry of Education, are "to improve basic abilities, skills and attitudes; to develop language ability and civic morality needed to live in society; to increase the spirit of cooperation; to foster basic arithmetic skills and scientific observation skills; and to promote the understanding of healthy life and the harmonious development of body and mind.” The seventh annual curriculum, which began implementation in March 2000, kept these basic goals but updated many elements to reflect changes in Korean society.

    Upon completion of primary school, students advance to middle school, which comprises grades seven through nine. The curriculum consists of 12 basic or required subjects, electives, and extracurricular activities. While elementary school instructors teach all subjects, middle school teachers, like their colleagues in the United States, are content specialists.

    High schools are divided into academic and vocational schools. In 1995, some 62 percent of students were enrolled in academic high schools and 38 percent in vocational high schools. A small number attended specialized high schools concentrating in science, the arts, foreign languages, and other specialized fields. This is still the case.

    Which IB subjects should I choose?

    Your IB Subjects choices are one of the first big decisions you have to make when embarking on your IB journey (and beyond). We have put together this article to help guide you through which subjects you may want to take and what the deciding factors could be. We hope you enjoy!

    We know that choosing IB subjects can be daunting, but, remember that this, firstly, is an experience to enjoy. You have the freedom to study what you want, which puts you in a position of a little more independence. No longer do you have to study Geography or P.E. or Chemistry! We understand that you are still required to pick a subject from each of the 5 groups (and yes these include Maths), but you are likely to now have a greater amount of freedom to choose what you study than you did at GCSE level or equivalent. Therefore, try and enjoy this process, and see it as a chance to develop your skills in a direction you wish.

    Additionally, the subject choices you make will not limit you entirely to one career path. As we will discuss in this article, it is possible to ‘keep your options open’ studying the IB. In fact, by choosing the International Baccalaureate, you have done just that! You can now study 6 Foundation Courses, rather than the standard 3, and participate in CAS, ToK and an EE. This will help you develop skills that apply in all fields of work and study.

    If you would like to know how the IB stacks up against A-levels, please take a look at our article comparing the two!

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  Different Types Of Industrial Printing Machines
Posted by: xonotiii - 11-12-2021, 02:57 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

Different Types Of Industrial Printing Machines

    In the industrial set up of the economy, the printing machines are growing in large numbers. Different printing techniques and processes are used by every industry for effective communication. Any machine used in printing ink on the substrate (printing medium) which can be cloth, paper or plastic, is referred to as the printing machinery. By applying pressure to the substrate, the printing machinery transfers the ink on the printing medium resting on an inked platform composed of movable type. The development of industrial printing machines changed a lot of things in the world. It would make transfer and preservation of historical records, scientific findings, and knowledge easy and possible. There is a great advancement in the printing machinery introduced in the market today given the improvement in science and technology. There is a competition in the industry, as many companies are now making printing press. As every company is introducing better features and making an effort to overcome the other competitors, this has led to the introduction of many enhanced features in printing machinery. With the introduction of various features in these types of machinery, printing is now easier to be done than it was in earlier days.

    Today, printing machinery is available in many sizes to suit different needs. Bigger sizes of printing machinery are available for heavy-duty printing or big-time printing businesses. You can get small and medium sizes too for small and medium printing businesses. The machinery size determines the volume of printing that will be done in a day, to a greater extent. When compared with small-sized printing machinery, the heavy industrial printing machines can print a lot of things per hour or regularly. There are different types of printing machines for printing on a different medium since different printing machines make use of different printing technology. Each of the below-mentioned printing machinery is meant to serve a particular purpose. You must consider your printing needs or the type of printing that you are doing before you want to buy or order for your printing machine. Several factors such as the size, the type of printing done, the seller, the brand, and others determine the cost.

    A) Digital Printers

    The digital printing machines have gained immense popularity for short to medium run jobs requiring high clarity, quality, and fine printing. A vibrant quality image is delivered with these types of printers. By providing cost-effective and fine printing solutions, these affordable and high-performance machines are revolutionizing the printing industry. Because of the on-demand services, digital printing equipment ensures fast turnaround time. Digital printers are ideally suited to publish a small print run of posters and books. They have many advantages over traditional methods.

    B) Screen Printers

    These are one of the versatile printing machines that are compatible to work on many surfaces including ceramics, textiles, wood, paper, metal, glass, and plastic. The Screen Printers can print on substrates of any shape, size, and thickness. They are capable of providing exciting effects that cannot be possible with other printing methods. The reason behind this is the presence of the broad range of dyes and inks which are five in types such as - solvent, water, solvent plastisol, UV curable, and water plastisol. Sharp-edged images are created by making use of stencils. The Automatic Screen Printers are an ideal choice and an economical way of printing when you need to produce nameplates, labels, signs, t-shirts, shirts, and other articles in large volumes.

    Moreover, to create large batches of graphics as posters or display stands, the Manual Screen Printer is used. You can also create full-color prints. The screen printing is also known as serigraphy or silk-screening. It can also be used to print images on DVDs, CDs.

    C) Laser Printers
Laser printers are the most common type of printing machine and have remained a popular choice for consumers. There remains a misconception that laser printers use actual lasers to print the paper in some way. But, to clear the air, laser printers use static electricity to print the documents. Due to their ability to produce crisp and rapid printing, laser printers are popular.

    D) Pad Printers

    It’s a type of offset printing that provides fast and high clarity printing. One of the most versatile printing technique that is used to print three-dimensional objects. In industrial printing, the Pad Printer reigns supreme for high quality and fine printing on various materials including rubber, ceramic, metal, and plastic. The quality and printing speed of Automatic Pad Printer depends on the thickness of stock/paper, type of inks used and other operating conditions.

    Hot foil stamping is the process of using heat and pressure to apply metallic foil or holograms to materials such as light papers, carton board, laminated board, plastics and corrugated board.

    Application across industries

    Hot Foil Stamping Machine is used across a wide range of industry sectors, but most notably in food and drink (particularly confectionary such as premium chocolate, wine and liquor bottles, and other premium foods), cosmetics, electronics, banknotes, business cards, greeting cards and art work.

    There is no doubt about the value of embellishments like hot foil stamping. According to a study by the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), hot foil stamping and other similar enhancements on product packaging can help attract consumer attention faster and keep attention longer than ordinary packaging. In another study of disposable single-serve coffee packaging, the packaging with gold foil attracted the study participants attention 2.5 times faster than the control packaging.

    It is not just about looking good. Hot foil stamping is also used for its anti-counterfeiting properties, particularly in pharmaceuticals, and in technology such as smart phones.

    What Does Peripheral Equipment Mean?

    Mahchine Peripheral Equipment refers to non-essential devices or equipment connected to a host computer, usually externally, in order to extend its capabilities. Peripheral equipment may not be essential to the computer's operation, but it is often needed in order for a user to interact with the computer.

    The best examples of peripheral devices are input and output devices. Input devices are those that take external stimuli and send it to the computer for processing, such as keyboards, mice and microphones. Output devices take processed information and send it outside of the computer for human communication or inter-computer communication. This includes monitors, network adapters and printers. Internal peripheral devices, often called integrated peripherals, might include a CD-ROM drive or modem.

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  Fasteners 101: Types of Fasteners and How to Choose Them
Posted by: xonotiii - 11-12-2021, 02:54 AM - Forum: My Forum - No Replies

Fasteners 101: Types of Fasteners and How to Choose Them

    Fasteners play very important roles in making several objects. Suppose you do regular DIY projects. In that case, there’s every possibility that you used fasteners to get your job done. They help hold parts in place while preventing excess vibration and pressure. There are many different types of fasteners. The different types also come with a reasonably high level of variability.

    In this article, we will discuss the different types of fasteners as well as their subtypes. We’ll also give you the important tips to help you select the right fastener for your work. Before we dive into the details, let’s start by defining fasteners.

    What Is a Fastener?

    The term ‘fastener’ is an encompassing term that describes a broad range of tools. These tools include screws, bolts, nuts, etc., and they share a common aim. The aim is to enable the mechanical adherence of objects. In simple terms, Subway Fasteners help to hold objects in place or together mechanically.

    You may argue that glue can perform this function effectively. If the glue is not an example of fasteners, then what is a fastener? This will prompt us to expand on the initial definition. Hardware fasteners are those that help to hold objects together mechanically.

    There is a broad classification of fasteners. It classifies them into Permanent and Non-Permanent fasteners. Generally, fasteners are considered to form non-permanent joints. That is, you should be able to separate two components connected with a fastener. While the pieces come apart, they must not suffer any form of damage. An exception to this rule is the rivet, which is a permanent fastener.

    The fact that most fasteners form non-permanent joints does not mean that the joint is weak. Using the fasteners with properly formed threads will give you a reliable hold on your objects. That way, you can be sure that your object can be subject to a high level of stress. They are highly versatile, making them useful for various types of joints.

    There is an extensive array of mechanical Railway Fasteners available. However, it is important that you choose the right one for your application. Choosing the right fastener is not only important for productivity purposes. It is also crucial for the safety of the process and the plant workers. Let’s look at how to choose the right fastener at all times.

    Know the Application

    The types of fasteners you use will always depend on the requirements of your application. You have to consider if your Spring Bar Type I Fasteners will fit. The design of the fastener can be vital in knowing the amount of torque it can take. You may need a very long flange bolt to hold several components of your parts.

    Also, you need to consider leaving some threads of the fastener out. This is to ensure the safety of the material and personnel. Sometimes, you may find more than one type of fastener working. In that case, you need to seek the experience of experts to decide the right one for the work.

    What are sleepers?

    Traditionally used on railways, Sleepers have many other uses in construction and for home improvement projects. Wooden sleepers are still in use today, but they've largely been replaced by concrete sleepers as a cheaper and lower-maintenance alternative.

    Concrete sleepers are available in plain grey or a range of colours and styles to match different projects. Two popular options are heritage concrete sleepers, for a traditional look, or structural concrete sleepers reinforced with metal, if more support is needed.

    What are structural concrete sleepers?

    Structural concrete sleepers are sleepers made from concrete that have been reinforced with steel.  These sleepers are extremely strong and can be used in all kind of projects that require structural support.

    These New Type II Sleepers are held together using modular posts that are set in concrete for added strength. In higher walls, or where extra strength is required, steel I-beams that are set in concrete are used (simply slot the sleepers into either side of the I-beam).

    Just because they're made from concrete doesn't mean you have to be stuck with boring old “concrete grey”. There are pigments that can be mixed through the concrete to give you different colours. As the colour is all the way through the concrete, it won't fade, chip, or peel away.

    Various Cement Products are the basic ingredient of concrete. Concrete is formed when portland cement creates a paste with water that binds with sand and rock to harden.

    Cement is manufactured through a closely controlled chemical combination of calcium, silicon, aluminum, iron and other ingredients.

    Common materials used to manufacture cement include limestone, shells, and chalk or marl combined with shale, clay, slate, blast furnace slag, silica sand, and iron ore. These ingredients, when heated at high temperatures form a rock-like substance that is ground into the fine powder that we commonly think of as cement.

    Bricklayer Joseph Aspdin of Leeds, England first made portland cement early in the 19th century by burning powdered limestone and clay in his kitchen stove. With this crude method, he laid the foundation for an industry that annually processes literally mountains of limestone, clay, cement rock, and other materials into a powder so fine it will pass through a sieve capable of holding water.

    Cement plant laboratories check each step in the manufacture of portland cement by frequent chemical and physical tests. The labs also analyze and test the finished product to ensure that it complies with all industry specifications.

    The most common way to manufacture portland cement is through a dry method. The first step is to quarry the principal raw materials, mainly limestone, clay, and other materials. After quarrying the rock is crushed. This involves several stages. The first crushing reduces the rock to a maximum size of about 6 inches. The rock then goes to secondary crushers or hammer mills for reduction to about 3 inches or smaller.

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