If you’ve ever driven through a city, you have likely noticed that bollards are an essential part of the urban landscape. But how can we be assured of their protective capabilities? The key lies in the rigorous process of crash testing and ASTM certification that these bollards undergo.
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As the environmental impact of traditional materials like wood becomes more evident, alternatives like recycled plastic lumber are gaining traction. This article delves into the world of recycled plastic as a material in site furnishings, exploring its benefits, applications, and why it’s becoming a preferred choice for many.
Judging by the name, you might assume that stainless steel never stains—but you’d be wrong. Stainless steel stains less easily than other iron-based metals, but it’s not literally “stainless”. Just like standard steel, stainless can get marked up by fingerprints and grease, develop discoloration, and
ThermoWood is a type of thermally modified wood created through a process developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in collaboration with the Finnish wood product industry, which is licensed to members of the International ThermoWood Association.
As a material used for construction and industrial application, aluminum possesses multiple innate qualities that are beneficial and make it a cost-efficient selection for site furnishings and bollards.
Stainless steel is the metal of choice for engineers, architects, and industrial designers everywhere, but this sleek, highly sought metal can be difficult to weld because of the need to preserve the chromium oxide layer that gives this modern miracle its anti-corrosive properties.
Aluminum is the metal of the Space Age, as silicon is the metalloid of the Information Age
Near net shape manufacturing is a planned production process that aims to make an object as close to its final shape as possible. Near net shape manufacturing minimizes waste, lowers costs, and reduces the time needed to produce a finished item. A near net shape manufacturing process is cost efficient and better for the environment, demanding less energy and resources.
We say we’re “galvanized” when something spurs us to action. So what does it mean when we use the term galvanized steel or metal?