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Tips on Cleaning Different Metals
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Having invested in a metal product or appliance, it’s only natural that you would want to keep it looking clean and shiny. Like most materials, metal can become stained and smudged. The good news is you can keep it looking its best simply by following some simple cleaning tips that we’ve listed below. Stainless Steel While stainless steel is one of the most hygienic metals that doesn’t mean to say that it can’t get dirty. Over time oil smudges can cause...

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What is the Sheet Metal Process?
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Sheet metal is formed with the help of an industrial manufacturing process by working metal into pieces that are thin and flat. Sheet metal is a convenient way of metal working and can be cut and bent into various shapes and sizes. In fact, practically every producer in Australia relies in some way on parts, structures, specialised components, and devices which have been created directly from sheet metal. From large structural supports to sensitive digitised assemblies, sheet metal plays a...

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Everything You Need To Know About Z Sections And Probably More Besides!
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Have you ever visited a large warehouse, building, or facility and noticed those large steel beams that span the ceilings and walls? Those are known as Z sections! Incidentally, although when you look at them end on, these sections do take on the appearance of a ‘Z’ shape, some argue that they’re so called because The term ‘Z section’ comes from ‘Z axis’ (an algebraic geometry term which defines the collective values of a group of independent supporting variables). While...

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The Importance Of Stainless Steel In The Food And Beverage Industry
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According to a 2010 report by the Australian Department of Health, there are on average around 4.2 million cases of foodborne illness each year and out of those, a reported 32,000 hospitalisations lead to around 86 deaths. That’s 86 people every year who die needlessly! As a result the food industry has been under increasing pressure to implement tighter food safety controls with companies facing massive fines and even individual imprisonment if they are found in breach of these laws....

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What Are the Advantages of Residential Steel Fencing?
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As a homeowner it’s only natural that you would want to add value to your home, protect both the property and its contents, in order to live in a safe environment. Steel fencing is a popular choice for many people nowadays but possibly you’re struggling to see what benefits residential fencing can give you. For whatever reason you’re still undecided about installing steel fencing, knowing more about the advantages it has to offer could help you to make up your...

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Discover The Benefits Of An Office Mezzanine Floor
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If you're beginning to outgrow your office space and considering a move then hang on a second .... Relocating can be costly, time-consuming, and challenging in logistic terms. There are a whole heap of things to consider including overheads and new furniture to downtime while you're in the throes of moving. A mezzanine office floor could be a better alternative. You may not have considered installing a mezzanine floor into your existing office space, but there are several benefits to...

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Top Tips For Maintaining Powder Coated Surfaces
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Powder coated finishes on metal products are very popular because they're durable and easy to clean, as well as looking attractive. Another benefit is that in most cases they need very little maintenance. That said, some applications receive more wear and tear more than others and will as a result show signs of aging faster. For example, a handrail on a busy staircase is likely to attract grime, body oils, and dirt, a hundred or more times a day....

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Do Structural Steel Connectors Have to Be Made From Steel?
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No-one can foresee accidents in a building's construction but most times they can be prevented. The majority of structural accidents usually occur because of loose connections. In cases where a joint connects to a beam, which in turn is connected to a column, failing to provide a tight and sturdy connection could lead to inconceivable damage, not just to the structure but also to the property, and could even endanger people's lives. For a more efficient approach to structural...

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5 Key Questions To Ask Your Steel Fabricator Before Choosing The Ideal Supplier
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While cost is an important factor when considering the right steel fabricator to take on your project, it shouldn't always be the only consideration. Instead, there are other key factors that come into play such as their capabilities, their overall experience, and how they communicate. All of these things can make a difference between a successful project and one that's likely to run into problems at some point down the line. With this in mind, here are some key...

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How To Get The Most From Your Steel Gate
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If you're considering fencing in your property and/or adding gates then why not consider using steel? Strong and durable, steel is popular both for commercial or industrial fencing as well as for residential use. There are many benefits of using steel fences or gates including: Safety and security Enhances your property's entrance Custom design Hot dip galvanising and powder coating We've listed some tips below to ensure you get the most of our steel gate or fence. Find an experienced...

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