Manufacturing

Branding your company car with vinyl stickers

Posted on January 28, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Vehicle branding is one of the popular marketing techniques used by commercial companies as a form of advertising their brand. Vinyl stickers can be applied to many different types of vehicles from large commercial trucks to the small personal cars. Is it an effective form of marketing?

It absolutely can be, otherwise companies wouldn’t be splashing out hundreds or thousands of pounds on it. If you have many lorries on the road, not only will you make them more professional by adding your branding, you’ll also ensure that thousands of people see your logo each and every day, and even if they have no interest in your products, the name may stay with them! Even by adding a logo or product photo to your lorry or car, you’re promoting brand awareness and building brand recognition, so it’s certainly worth doing in our eyes.

Vinyl stickers are more convenient than ordinary paper prints owing to their resistance to all forms of tear and wear. This complex material is also weather resistant and can be used anywhere with guaranteed durability.

Material composition

Vinyl is a synthetic and resilient type of plastic created from a combination of chlorine and ethylene elements; both of which are found in crude oil and table salt. Through some chemical reaction of the two elements; a final product called polyvinyl chloride or vinyl is obtained. Stickers made from vinyl represent an effective and economical way to get any message out to the public or the intended few with less of a hassle.

Vinyl stickers can also be used strictly for informational purposes. This way, vinyl cut stickers are used to represent individual letters or numbers rather logos or images. Most printing companies will provide its customers with a wide variety of letter sizes and fonts to choose from so as to suit their varying test and preferences. The individual stickers too, remain legible for quite long and provides an affordable, consistent and self-promoting form of advertisement.

Printing process

Digital printers are mostly used to print vinyl material employing the CMYK printing process. This method of printing is cost effective and also produces high quality and attractive prints. Then it’s merely a case of using a vinyl cutting machine to create the perfect shape for the specific area of the vehicle. Some logos may need to be applied to tricky places, so measuring the area and the angle of where the vinyl print needs to be placed is of utmost importance. Usually, a team of professionals will come out to check your vehicle before they go away and create the vinyl.

Benefits of vinyl stickers

The rising demand for the use of vinyl stickers in vehicle branding owes to the following advantages;

Durable and affordable

  • Vinyl is resistant to moisture and humidity
  • Vinyl can produce bright and colourful images
  • Vinyl comes in gloss, matte and semi-gloss varieties
  • It is environmentally friendly
  • Vehicles branded from vinyl can easily be re-branded. It leaves no sticky residues.

 

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How To Prepare a Work Space Before Soldering

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Soldering is a process which joins two metal segments into one piece. It is done using a soldering torch and a softer metal as an adhesive. Before starting any soldering work, it’s crucial that the work space is prepared beforehand.

Organising a Work Space

Place tile on the surface you wish to work on, then place a fire brick on top of the tile. Next place the soldering torch and tools in a space around the tile. Make sure that any flammable items are cleared from the area, and if necessary use heat shields to protect exposed surfaces and other nearby items.

Sand and Clean The Metals

Put on protective gloves, goggles and an apron, then use sandpaper to smooth down the edges of the metals that are going to be joined. Be sure not to completely sand down the metals, as the bond will be stronger if the edges are slightly rough.

 

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Creating Signage For Those Who Are Visually Impared

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm

There have been many technological advancements over recent years, that have made the creation of signage for those who are visually impaired a much easier process. This is due to the use of automated marking devices that are connected to transcription software, making the process much smoother.

Signage for visually impaired people takes the form of signs that have tactile designs and/or braille text that be felt by hand. They are commonly used outside restrooms and public recreational facilities.

Transcription software is especially useful when creating braille signs as the software makes use of automatic translation features. Braille is not a universal language, each country has its own version which needs to be accounted for when creating the signs.

Wood, metal or plastic materials are often used for tactile signage. The materials used are sanded down and made soft to touch, so they can be safely felt by hand.

Posted in Engraving Technology, Manufacturing

Compact And Convenient – Desktop Laser Marking Systems

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Desktop laser marking systems are used to create highly accurate and clean laser etchings using a laser mark-making system, which is contained in a smaller, desktop sized package.

The individual quality of each system depends largely on the laser technology used, examples of high quality lasers include MOPA Fiber Laser or Nd:YAG. But the actual laser that is used depends on the quality and cost of the system itself.

Laser marking systems like these are often trolley mounted, adding to the mobility and convenience a system of this size brings. They are operated manually and used for a variety of different engraving tasks. This makes them suitable for various working environments, such as jewelry shops, hygiene centric scenarios, medical equipment manufacture and food packaging.

Compact systems are often cheaper than larger models, making them perfect for smaller businesses or individual professionals. They are often PC compatible, which allows for a wide range of features to be added.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Laser Technology, Manufacturing

Understanding The Different Types Of Laser Cutting Materials

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Laser cutting materials are used by a laser cutting machine in the production process. Since lasers are specialized machines they can only be used to cut certain types of materials.

Examples of materials that can be cut with a laser cutting machine are: Wood sheets, paper, card, clear cast acrylic, acrylic sheets, styrene, abs, polypropylene and other types of plastics. Depending on the material, there is usually no limit to the thinness of the material to be cut. However laser cutting is restricted when it comes to cutting very thick materials. But this can come down to the availability of equipment used by the manufacturer.

With regards to engraving a much broader range of materials can be etched upon. Examples include: Ceramic, glass, mirrors and aluminium. Etching can be done more easily and on more materials due to the fact the laser does not need to be as powerful. This

Posted in Engraving, Laser Technology, Manufacturing

Completely Automated Control Processes

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Its common that most control processes have fully automated settings, controls that can function completely autonomously, independent of almost all human control.

An autonomous control process is made use of in big plants that use complicated technologies. This is due to the fact that these complex production plants are often completely made up of processes that are too complicated to be done by manual control. As a result, those processes are handled by machinery and robotic functions.

However, there is a share of automatic control between human and automatic input. This share generally tends to increase toward automation, even though in the more complex cases this growth is checked by the lack of suitable algorithms. Thus supervisory control will always remain necessary until algorithmization of all aspects of technological processes is completed.

There still remains methodological processes that will need to be resolved for completely automated control processes to be fully implemented.

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Modern Diamond Cutting and Engraving

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

There are many ways to cut a diamond, and since they are so high in value, the craftsmanship required for this precise task has maintained a high standard. Over the past 100 years the technology used to cut and engrave diamonds has developed to a point where lasers are now used to craft many modern diamonds.

The laser saw is one such technology that revolutionised diamond cutting when it was introduced in the 1930s. Laser equipment is far more accurate and time efficient compared to traditional methods such as manual sawing and cleaving.

The biggest advantage of laser cutting by far is its precision. One reason for this is that there is no cutting edge to wear down, and lasers are less likely to warp the diamond because the heat is confined to such a narrow space.

This method also causes less friction on the stone, it is also safer. Efficiency is also an advantage, as less manual labour and higher speed technology means faster production is possible.

Posted in Engraving, Manufacturing

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.

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Want to cut metal sheets efficiently? – Get fibre laser cutting machines

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 11:31 am

Wondering about the best possible way to cut metal sheets in an accurate way? Then it’s time to get the Fibre Laser Machines that are extremely efficient to cut metal sheets in a precise way. There are various reasons behind the popularity of this equipment in various parts of the world. Besides metal sheets, this equipment is also highly effective in cutting stainless steel, brass, copper and aluminium. Below have been discussed some of the vital reasons behind the popularity of this device in UK.

  1. Highly cost effective

This is one of the major reasons behind using this equipment to cut various types of metals. According to a survey it has been found that, compared to various other laser cutting machines, a user will be able to save around 33% on electricity bills by using this unique equipment. It has also been found the replacement parts of fibre laser cutting equipments cost much less compared to various other types of machines available in the market.

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Aluminium Panels – A Guide to Appearance, Strength and Cost

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 7:56 am

Aluminium panels are some of the most widely-used building materials in the worldwide construction industry today. Mainly used for cladding exterior and interior surfaces, their flexibility and beauty make them very popular with users, building owners, and builders alike.

What Aluminium Panels are Made Of

Aluminium composite panels (or “ACP”) are made of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a tough, non-aluminium core. The result is a thin, sleek, homogenous material that’s weather resistant, temperature resistant, flexible, and beautiful.

The main draw of ACP’s depends on who you ask. Building owners mainly like the appearance of the smooth, shiny metallic surface. Buildings whose exterior walls are clad with ACP’s sport a modern, futuristic, professional look.

Builders, on the other hand, like the relative strength of ACP’s, as they are tough and resistant to denting and damage. They are also lightweight enough to facilitate fast, easy construction.

ACP’s are also popular in the creation of signages, for the same aesthetic qualities. It is generally much lighter than most standard substrates for signages, allowing for larger and more elaborate designs.

ACP’s come in various finishes. By default, they come in an unfinished, metallic silver face, but they can also come in coloured finishes. Varieties resembling other metals such as gold and copper, as well as other popular finishes such as woodstain and marble, are also available. (more…)

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