Archive for November 20, 2017

Tungsten And Molybdenum Evaporation Boats And How They Work

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 20th, 2017. Posted in Custom vacuum furnace products, Manufacturing, Vacuum parts

Glass melting electrode

Picture a pot of boiling water with a lid covering it. The steam rises to the lid, condenses, and little water droplets form. Now picture a pot of molten metal with a lid covering it. What happens when you heat the pot hot enough? The same process occurs, except the lid, instead of being coated with water gets coated with a layer of evaporated and resolidified metal. When this process is done in a vacuum, the lid will be covered with a smooth coat of resolidified metal. The pot, in this case, is called a crucible, and the lid is the deposition point. If you changed the shape of a crucible to look like a flattened Viking boat and made it smaller, it would be an evaporation boat.

Wait, how do crucibles get hot enough to boil metal?

Different types of metal have different m

LTL Shipping Perfect for the Retail Environment

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 20th, 2017. Posted in Freight carriers, Overweight shipping, Specialty freight

Expedited freight

While the trucking industry has long been regarded as a stronghold for manly men, lately it seems like the more lustrous parts of the trucking industry are held to the standard and whims of a changing retail environment, brought about by one-click shipping and an online retail market.

The likes of Amazon and other online retailers changed the way shipping has been played, most notably in terms of quick shipping across the country. And while these online marketplaces have functioned using planes to get their shipments quickly across the country, they still rely on trucks to get those shipments through the states and then the cities.

Quick shipments across the country look like this. Amazon pairs together a company, often a small business, from somewhere in the country to a person in another part of