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Get The Baby Oil Out!

Posted on 11, Oct

Share/Bookmark The idea of stainless steel being completely stainless is a bit of a misnomer. There are a million and one ways to clean stainless steel ranging from warm soapy water to specialist stainless steel cleaning products. The problem with some of the stainless steel cleaners is that they sometimes leave a streaky residue and […]

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Sheetmetalworld.com

Posted on 8, Oct

Share/BookmarkWhen I first went scouring the internet for sheet metal related sites and such for linking purposes, I was hardly overwhelmed by a UK presence for sheet metal workers. In general it’s our American cousins who rule the roost. (Nothing new there then). The Tinbasher website was just meant to be a directory for anyone […]

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Share/BookmarkAn interesting little online magazine for the sheet metal fabrication industry is The Precision Sheet Metal Chronicle. It’s written by Steve Benson and is published on a monthly basis. Every month The Precision Sheet Metal Chronicle looks at a different aspect of sheet metal fabrication. This month he takes a look ‘Inside the Laser.’ Share/Bookmark

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Viva Las Vegas

Posted on 2, Jul

Share/BookmarkOur cousins across the pond are infinitely more glamourous than us British types. Imagine being jetted off to Las Vegas to take part in the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Finals. You’d be lucky just to get an apprenticeship over here. Share/Bookmark

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Share/BookmarkNow we all have one or two impressive clients in our respective portfolios, but how many of us can claim a Papal blessing? Share/Bookmark

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Share/BookmarkAccording to a new study, 292 out of 1,000 UK sheet metal fabrication companies are showing the effects of ‘financial stress’. Plimsoll Publishing, who conducted the study, identifies the effects as thus: Over the last 4 years, 292 UK Metal Fabricators companies have fallen into the following cycle: 1st stage – overtrading – many of […]

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Share/BookmarkThe New York Times points to how China is making another assault on steel production. When Mao Zedong ordered communities across China in the late 1950′s to set up backyard kilns and rapidly increase steel production as part of his Great Leap Forward, the results were disastrous. The country turned out millions of tons of […]

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