Saturday, July 11, 2015
Metal fabrication plays a huge part in the industrial world. The quality of large metal parts must be assured since subpar quality can and will lead to subpar results. After all, these large and sophisticated fabricated metals are used in crucial applications, such as bridges, gigantic valves and aquatic vessel components. These are simply applications where you want to eliminate, or at least minimize, risks. Metal fabrication involves a number of processes and each of them must be performed with precision. One of the most important processes is welding. This process is the main focus when it comes to steel fabrication. Parts that were formed and machined are later assembled as preparation for welding. After they are welded together, another check is done to ensure accuracy.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Back in 1911 during the launch of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic, its engineers claimed that the ship was practically unsinkable. Of course, now we all know what happened to the mammoth ship 103 years ago—it hit an iceberg, which tore a hole through its hull, and not even its state-of-the-art ‘anti-sinking’ watertight door system could save it from its fate. The lesson from maritime archeology shows that no ocean-faring craft is unsinkable. If you’re in the business of living at sea for any stretch of time, or just someone who owns a boat, it’s a grand idea to know at least what to do to patch up a hull leak, or how to do emergency repairs to buy yourself time.