6 Reasons You Should Be Thankful for the Lathe

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    If you’ve ever used a candlestick, pool cue, baseball bat or bowl, you should thank machine tooling—or, more specifically, the lathe.
    You’re probably asking yourself at this point: What is a lathe? A lathe is a machine used to shape a material using a rotating axis that presses the material against various tools (a simple example is the potter’s wheel, though wood and metal are commonly shaped by lathes today). Unless you work in high precision machining or machining services, you probably don’t know, but this tool has been used for thousands of years to create many important objects. Here’s a brief history of why you should be more appreciate of the lathe:

    1. The lathe is thought to have been invented in Ancient Egypt. This Continue Reading

    Hear That Noise? Your Car is Trying to Tell You Something

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    It can be challenging, and a bit stressful, trying to figure out when your car requires maintenance. While you can rely on dashboard indicators for some necessary repairs, you often times have to learn to read the signs your car is using to tell you it needs to be fixed. One of the easiest ways to notice when your car needs maintenance is by listening for signs of distress. You’ve probably heard your car make a number of different noises before but probably had no idea what it meant. Below are some car troubles that you may hear before you see them.

    New TiresAlthough an essential part of your car, tires can be easily forgotten when it comes to maintenance. If you hear a thumping or humming noise coming from your tires, odds are you are in need of new tires. These sounds can ind Continue Reading

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