Yearly Archives: 2016

Computerised Machinery

Posted on March 26, 2016 at 10:46 pm

There are a wide range of computerised cutting machines available today, for a wide range of industries. Depending on the raw materials being used, you can have air jet, water jet, knife, ultrasonic and plasma torch cutting rooms.

Each has its own benefits. For example the water jet cutting machine is ideal for relatively thin raw materials, and it can cut well along curved lines, which can be slightly more difficult for knife-jet cutting machines. Next time when you look at a finished product, take a look at it more closely, because you may just be able to tell what machine was used to cut it.

Of course different fabrics will require different type of machines, and if you’re looking to get involved with the manufacturing industry, then make sure you chose the right machine for your products.

Posted in Manufacturing

Engraved Metal Tobacco Tins

Posted on February 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Nowadays smoking is an outdoor pursuit. So keeping your cigarettes and associated tobacco stored securely is close to a necessity.

Not only can a tobacco tin be used for storing tobacco though, it can be used to store rolling papers, matches or filters. This is especially useful for smokers who want to keep all of these things packaged together in a convenient way.

While the tins are highly functional, they can also be customised with an engraving. This can give a tobacco tin an extra level of personalisation. Any kind of message or image can be engraved onto a tin, which is great when giving them as gifts, either personally or professionally.

A common choice is to engrave some ones initials or full surname, and their date of birth. This gives the tin a truly personalised and thoughtful message. Which is popular between families, friends and loved ones.


Posted in Engraving

What is Used to Engrave Metal?

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

Engraving is a process that utilises many tools and techniques in order to form a series of marks on a surface. Usually done for decorative purposes, engraving is a versatile method of crafting.

A hammer and chisel is a common tool used to make the distinctive marks in an engraving process.

Another tool used are pneumatic “gravers” or “burins”. These are typically not too expensive, and provide more stability and control.

A dremel with a carbide tungsten drill bit, can also be used

Bits and tips are also used for engraving. These are used in conjunction with handles and other tools.

There are many different shapes of tips or bits for engraving tools. The square “V” cut is one of the most versatile.

Unusually soft metals can be engraved with a mathematical compass or craft knife, but precision and a 3D appearance may be difficult to achieve.

Posted in Engraving

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