Black Oxide Coating Design Improves Safety, Saves Money

Sturm, Ruger and Co. in Prescott, Arizona is the nation’s largest manufacturer of sporting weapons in a market which is booming, particularly among young adults. The National Shooting Sports Foundation in Connecticut studied demographics of new gun owners and found...

Electroless Nickel Plating

Plating is the process of applying a uniform coating of protective material on a surface to add protection of various sorts. It was originally based on the use of nickel, but advances have found the ability to plate with many metals. While it can be accomplished...

Innovations in Water Treatment – Hope for Purity

About 11 percent of the world's population -- 783 million people -- still doesn't have access to potable water, according to a 2012 United Nations study . As with so many of these statistics it is easy to believe that the people affected are in third world...

Additive Manufacturing – A Hopeful Tool

With increasing concern for environmental quality, the processes by which new items are created are reviewed to minimize waste, reduce the consumption of raw materials, and amount of energy required for production. 3D printing allows the additive manufacturing of...

Welcome Aboard – Increasing the Number of Women in Engineering

In 2016, a woman was the nominee for President of a major political party. Women make up nearly half of the members of Congress. Women hold over 50% of leadership positions in corporate and industrial firms. In academic achievement, women are awarded more than half...

The Accident That Should Never Happen

The news of an industrial accident from a pipe lead is an unfortunate reminder of the critical role that piping plays in the safe transport of chemicals. Unfortunately, such news is not rare, and in most instances the impact is serious. In most industrial...

Clean Air – It’s Exhausting

The dangers of air contamination have long been recognized, and over the past decades, OSHA and some 28 states have moved to provide requirements for safe work environments including ventilation and air quality. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

Choosing or Designing Aqueous Washers

You’ve made the decision to move to aqueous washers for your industrial cleaning tasks. Given the large number of variables in this process, there are a series of questions to consider before choosing or designing a process. Here are some basic questions to...

Refurbish or Replace Your Industrial Equipment

There are two immutable laws: nothing lasts forever, and if something can break - it will break at the worst possible time. These two lessons come to mind in the moment that a critical piece of machinery fails. If you’re lucky, emergency repairs can restore...