About Me
Process & Manufacturing: How to Be Successful

Hello, welcome to my blog. My name is Nigel. I live in Perth with my two children and a pet dog. At weekends when I am not at work, I like to paint and play the piano. Five days a week, I run a processing and manufacturing plant on the outskirts of town. For many years, while the plant was doing all right, it wasn't the massive success I once dreamed it could be. At a trade conference, I got talking to a consultant who visited my plant and recommended that I make some changes. Since then, my business has really taken off. I decided to start this blog to offer guidance to others.


Comparing Suitable Plastic Materials for Pressure Pipe Systems

28 August 2017
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If you are planning on installing a new pressure pipe system in your commercial or industrial property, you should consider selecting plastic pipes. While there are numerous materials which are ideal for conveying fluids, plastic has some unique advantages. This choice is normally less expensive compared to alternatives like steel and prestressed concrete. In addition, plastic can be used to handle diverse materials, including water, oil and even corrosive chemicals. If you are interested in obtaining plastic pressure pipes, consider this short comparison of the most suitable options in the market. Read More …

How Steel Fabrication Shapes Our World

28 June 2017
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Steel is one of today's most widely used construction materials. Steel is used in everything from trucks and kitchen appliances, to surgical tools, but did you ever stop to think about how a sheet of steel is turned into the final product? Steel fabrication can be a complicated business, and there are several processes involved in producing the finished item. Cutting, bending, and assembling will all play their part, and historically there is a high degree of manual work involved. Read More …

DIY Powder Coating: How to Achieve a Smooth Finish With No Contamination

24 February 2017
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Powder coating has become popular among manufacturers due to its impressive performance and numerous benefits. Unlike liquid paint, powder coatings are durable and not prone to peeling when scratched or fading when exposed to UV radiation. They have zero or low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and this makes them sustainable and environmentally friendly. To enjoy the performance benefits of powder coating, you need to ensure correct application that's characterized by a smooth finish with no contaminants. Read More …

Metal Fabrication Methods: The Benefits of Laser Cutting

17 February 2017
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One of the top ways to fabricate sheet metal is with cutting. There are a few different methods for cutting sheet metal, but laser cutting is quickly becoming the go-to method. Here are some different benefits of laser cutting sheet metal so you can decide if this works best for you. Better Precision For Complex Shapes With laser cutting, you are getting the best precision and speed possible. The laser cutting machines allow you to cut a variety of different intricate and complex shapes into the sheet metal with ease. Read More …

3 Top Tips For Briefing Your Toolmaker Correctly

9 February 2017
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When you're starting out on your career using expensive injection moulding tools, it's important that you brief your toolmaker correctly in order to help them get the job right the first time.   Here are three top tips to help you. Understand which polymer you are going to use In order to brief your toolmaker correctly, it's important that you know which polymer you are planning on using, before they start making the tool. Read More …