A trademan's life

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A trademan's life

On the back of the mining boom it's finally cool to be a tradie again - and thank goodness because I can't think of anything worse than being a desk jockey! The trick to earning big dollars at the moment isn't having a fancy law degree - it's being good with your hands and able to to fix and maintain any industrial equipment. Everyday is a new challenge in this job, with new problems coming up all the time. You'll never get bored! This site has loads of tips and tricks on maintain common and uncommon industrial and mining equipment.

Latest Posts

The 3-Step Process Followed During Steel Fabrication
5 January 2019

Steel is one of the most commonly used materials i

3 Tips for Building With Wooden Pallets
21 October 2018

One of the largest projects you can do with wooden

3 Important Ways PVC Strip Curtains Can Cut Down on Your Energy Bills
8 February 2017

There are plenty of benefits that come along with

Three Suitable Materials for Plastic Product Display Fabrication
16 December 2016

There are numerous benefits attached to choosing p

3 Tips for DIYers to Powder Coat Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
4 November 2016

Powder coating is an essential industrial process

Shrink-Wrapping Your Product: Is it Worth It?

For companies responsible for both the production and marketing of a product, protecting their inventory while in-transit can be troublesome. Pallets can topple, weather (on land and sea) can delay delivery times, and leaks or water damage can destroy a product entirely. While responsible employees and packing requirements can lessen the risk, there are few solutions as all encompassing as wrapping pallets in shrink-wrap— a highly flexible plastic material composed of linear low-density polyethylene. Read More 

Advantages & Applications of the Ezytube

Ezytube represents a range of special types of casings used by builders to create architectural columns. The casings help to make the construction of these otherwise complicated components easy. This is because they work to hold the bottom or top fed concrete mix in place while it is curing. Once it is completely cured, the casing is stripped away with special tapes, which reveals the concrete structure that meets the established parameters. Read More 

4 Extras That You Can Seek For Your Steel Products During Fabrication

Are you fabricating steel products? If you are, then be sure to add maximum value to your products by asking your fabrication expert about the following extras. These services can improve the look and function of your steel products, making them a better fit and prolonging their lifespan. Read on to see what they are. Blasting If you have old, dirty or rusted steel metal pieces, the blasting process is vital. Read More 

Three Ideal Machines for Waterjet Cutting

There are numerous techniques used in fabrication in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Therefore, you will need to choose an ideal method for cutting your raw materials if you are planning on custom fabrication of items for sale or personal application. Waterjet cutting is one of the advantageous techniques to consider choosing for your projects. The cutting process is performed using an industrial tool known as a waterjet cutter. As implied, the equipment releases a jet of water at a high pressure. Read More 

Rotary draw bending method: Its potential and limitations

Bending is a vital step in the method of manufacturing industrial tubes and pipes, which play an important part in construction as well shipping of materials. In regards to pipe bending, it's not essentially a one size fits all method that is employed in achieving a quality curved piece. With a number of methods available for bending a pipe, including compression bending, free-form bending, rotary draw bending and roll bending, having a good understanding of the different forms of pipe bending processes and their pros and cons, manufacturers will be well informed to decide on which pipe bending method to use. Read More