When Does Subtractive Manufacturing Make More Sense?

By Megan Ray Nichols Additive manufacturing — especially 3D printing — has captured the attention of hobbyists and manufacturers everywhere. Its capabilities and demand are certainly on the upswing. However, it would be premature to count out the more …

The Science Behind Welding

By Megan Ray Nichols When you want to join two things together, you have a lot of options depending on the two materials. If you attach paper to cardboard, you can grab a bottle of glue. If you stick plastics together, epoxy is your go-to adhesive. If …

Why Do Pipes Freeze in Winter?

by Megan Ray Nichols  It’s one thing that no homeowner wants to deal with, but it’s often the reality during cold winter months — frozen pipes. In addition to cutting off water to the home, these pipes can also burst, causing water damage. …