How Sustainable is Steel?

April 21, 2022

Steel is everywhere. Cities are built with it; industries rely on it and the future is forged in it. Steel is in nearly every aspect of modern living because of its strength, toughness, durability, and resistance to corrosion and extreme temperatures. Whether it’s used as the skeleton of a skyscraper, as tire chains to keep…

3D Printing: The Past, Present and Future of Prototyping

December 2, 2021

3D printing has traveled an interesting path. Developed in the 80’s as a tool for rapid prototyping, it gained a new popularity within the last decade from home use to prosthetics—and everything in-between. While the evolution of 3D printing has seen a rapid growth in the number of companies adopting the technology, nearly four decades…

Driving in a Winter Wonderland

December 2, 2021

Winter is just around the corner and with it comes adverse weather conditions including driving challenges on snowy and icy roads.  To safely get to where you need to go, you need your tires to grip the road and that’s why it’s good to have traction chains as part of your vehicle safety kit for…

Forming Stronger Links With 2 Second Lean

May 20, 2021

Lean manufacturing is a production method popularized in the first half of the twentieth century by production teams at Toyota. A lean manufacturing approach has been widely adopted by many leading companies in the industrial sector, but many find it difficult to sustain over time. “Lean” is typically aimed at eliminating waste from production, which…

Tech Spotlight: A Safer and More Sustainable Alternative to Hot Dip Galvanizing—Galv360®

March 26, 2021

  Hot dip galvanizing (HDG) offers a virtually unmatched protective zinc coating for steel products. It provides a tough and somewhat durable finish that resists damage from wear and abrasion as well as corrosion, and is typically less expensive compared to other corrosion protective coatings. But hot dip galvanizing has its limitations. It’s a thick…