How to Work With and Transform Sheet Metal

Press Brake
You have probably seen countless items, sculptures and machines made from metal. But did you ever consider how the metal was shaped into these items in the first place? After all, it’s not the most malleable of things. This article reveals more.

When you see a sheet of metal in its basic form, it is hard to imagine how it could ever be transformed into anything else. Of course these sheets are indeed transformed into other things on a daily basis. Ships are made from many sheets of metal all bolted together, not to mention thousands of smaller pieces of metal used for various purposes. Artists make sculptures both small and large from sheets of metal, and the material is also used to make countless other things that are used in all areas of life.

[Read more...]

Top 10 Blog Articles from 2012

As we herald into 2013 I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit the stories we produced in 2012 and the response we received from the readers. Here are the top 10 articles, in no particular order that got the most attention, discussion, controversy and response.
[Read more...]

Grow your Business by Treating Customers as Human Beings

What small business owners in his right mind would not treat his customers well if that leads to business growth. Yet there is no shortage of companies, large and small, that fail to take care of this basic fact resulting in disastrous results. Try calling customer center of your telephone company and see how long you have to wait before being able to talk to someone. Or go to a mall and study look at the expressions of customer service reps when talking to customers. How come very few of them bother to smile?
So, why is it important to treat customers properly?
[Read more...]