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Commercialising ideas and inventions

Commercialising ideas and inventions

Following a chat on twitter, I asked Patrick Andrews if he could provide some insight into how inventions and ideas could be commercialised. Ok, the first thing is to try to stop using the word “commercialisation”, because that is a

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Five welding mistakes to avoid

Five welding mistakes to avoid

Welding can be very dangerous, there are numerous hazards to try and avoid and lots of ways to get hurt. The amount of risk depends on the type of welding you are doing, as some welding techniques involve more hazardous

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Harold Hall on Preventing rust in the workshop

Harold Hall on Preventing rust in the workshop

Given the time of year, I decided to ask an expert about how to minimise rusting in the workshop through the autumn and winter. I emailed model engineering author and ex-MEW editor, Harold Hall and he kindly replied with a

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The Manufacturing Rotary Table ‘vs’ Their Shed Based Cousins

The Manufacturing Rotary Table 'vs' Their Shed Based Cousins

Thanks to Martin Power and Robert from Kitagawa Europe, I have another guest blog. Robert looks at rotary tables and how the small manual rotary table you might have for your drill press or milling table compairs with it’s bigger

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What to Look for in a CAD System

What to Look for in a CAD System

When you are just making stuff for yourself it’s fine to just sketch things out on a pad and make them. However, if you are working with others it is good to have proper drawings that you can share and

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Shed loads of storage

Shed loads of storage

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sorting through some boxes of decorating kit and the “paint store” chucking out all the old and broken stuff and quarter cans of paint that had turned to jelly. I’ve managed to free

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Metalcraft – Metal forming tools

Metalcraft - Metal forming tools

J and C R Wood are the Hull based makers of the Metalcraft range of metal forming tools which includes: Punch & Shears Riveting/Bending/Rolling Tools Strip Worker – Five Tools in One Scroll Formers Twisters and workshop packages Barry Wood

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Guest Blog – Bending and jigs

Guest Blog - Bending and jigs

Today’s blog entry is a guest article from Alan Ross who I interviewed earlier this year. Alan Ross: I had to braze up a large CD rack frame , so I took the opportunity of photographing the process. This is

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