Laser cutting is one of the most dust-intensive applications in manufacturing. High-speed precision cutting turns metal into airborne particulates in a flash. If this dust isn’t properly controlled, it can cause costly damage to the components of the[…]
April 22, 2019
February 19, 2019
Manufacturing facilities are almost always at risk for combustible dust explosions.The risk is even greater when processes produce sparks (ie. welding, grinding and metal cutting) and dusts aren't captured properly. Fortunately, most explosions are[…]
July 19, 2018
The structural steel industry is growing fast—and so are problems associated with fabrication of structural steel components.
When welding, cutting, or grinding happen in the great outdoors—as is generally the case when constructing bridges and[…]
July 12, 2018
The structural steel market is rising as fast as a skyscraper in Shanghai. Nearly 125 million tons were produced in 2016, and the industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. By 2025, the global structural steel[…]
June 27, 2018
By Craig Widtfeldt, Executive Technical Director of Solutions Sales
June 19, 2018
Indoor air quality (IAQ) standards can include some confusing language and acronyms. What's the difference between a PEL, an REL and a TLV? And which ones do you need to follow? Here's a handy guide to help you[…]
May 25, 2018
Welding fumes and metalworking dusts put employees at risk for asthma and other respiratory problems. Are you doing everything you can to protect your workers' lungs? Here's what manufacturers should know about indoor air quality and respiratory[…]
May 03, 2018
OSHA’s new standards for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for general industry go into effect June 23, 2018. How dangerous is RCS, anyway? And how will the new standards impact workers?
April 26, 2018
OSHA’s new general industry standard for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) will be enforced starting June 23, 2018. Are you ready? If you’re not sure, read on.
April 19, 2018
Manganese is one of the most common elements welders and metalworkers are exposed to—and one of the most problematic. This soft, silvery metal, used in stainless steel and aluminum alloys, is a major component of many welding consumables.
It is also[…]