Friday, 13 October 2017

How You Can Save The Ocean One Drink at a Time



Plastic straws suck – literally and figuratively. Americans alone throw away 500 million plastic straws each day. To paint the picture: 500 million straws would fill more than 125 school buses every single day. That’s 46,400 school buses a year – and it doesn’t even count the rest of the world.

Most of these straws end up in our oceans and threaten marine life with injury or death through entanglement and ingestion. Worse, as straws break down into smaller and smaller pieces over time, their petroleum compounds leak toxins and slowly poison the waters, entering the food chain and endangering yet more sea life that never came into contact with the original straw.

Multiple campaigns aim to end plastic straw usage: Some cities are banning them altogether, like Seattle, which is set to ban all plastic straws and dining utensils by July 2018. Many restaurants have voluntarily already banned straws now, and there is even a social media hashtag, #StopSucking, used by celebrities and participants involved in the movement.

Some hotels have taken a stand against plastic straws, like all of the Six Senses resorts, including Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman. And paper straws replaced plastic ones at Virtuoso’s annual luxury travel conference in Las Vegas this year.

Without a sustained effort, the amount of plastic in the ocean will outnumber fish by 2050. Once-beautiful reefs will be littered with pieces of plastic.

An alternative to these plastic straws are Stainless Steel straws. Durable and lightweight, Stainless Steel metal straws won’t corrode, rust or break.



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http://blog.virtuoso.com/tips-and-trends/how-you-can-save-the-ocean-one-drink-at-a-time/

Friday, 6 October 2017

Stainless Steel sculpture brings ‘light on the land’



The Light on the Land sculpture in New Plymouth was a collaboration between sculptor Howard Tuffery and Steve Scott from Rivet engineering.


The latest addition to New Plymouth's coastal walkway has won the engineering firm behind it an award - for the second time.

The $100,000 Light on the Land sculpture, near the Wind Wand, was made by Rivet Engineering and designed by Taranaki sculptor Howard Tuffery and has picked up the 2017 award for excellence & innovation in stainless steel fabrication.

Rivet won the same award in 2015 for its work on New Plymouth's Len Lye centre.

The award, which is given out by the New Zealand Stainless Steel Development Association, recognises the use of best practice principles in the design, fabrication, installation and successful use of stainless steel as well as using innovative new products and applications during fabrication and manufacturing.

The sculpture, which is around six metres long, 2.7m high and 2.5m in dep


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https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/97630686/creators-of-coastal-walkway-sculpture-reflect-on-national-award

Image by Chris Lord: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisLordPhotography/

Friday, 15 September 2017

The iPhone X - Stainless Steel at the cutting edge of technology


The new iPhone X packs more new stuff into any device since the original iPhone. It's the most complete redesign of the product ever and even offers a glimpse at what the iPhone might become when the world no longer wants smartphones. Of course, you probably won't buy one. Even if you can afford the super high price, getting your hands on an iPhone X in the next few months will be like hunting for the holy grail. Except in this case, the fancy one is the right answer.


First of all, the X looks like no other phone. It doesn't even look like an iPhone. On the front, it's screen head to foot, save for a small trapezoidal notch taken out of the top where Apple put selfie cameras and sensors. Otherwise, the bezel around the edge of the phone has been whittled to near-nonexistence and the home button disappeared—all screen and nothing else. The case is made of glass and surgical grade Stainless Steel.

When Apple launched the iPhone 10 years ago, the device was three things: a phone, an internet communicator, and an iPod. It's so many more now, to so many more people, but the iPhone X may be the first to be redesigned around a specific new purpose. The more dynamic screen, the vertically stacked cameras, the tiny bezels, the faster processor—all those things work together to make the iPhone X primarily about what's on the other side. You're not supposed to look at this device, but through it.


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Source/read more:
https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone-x/
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-iphone-x-iphone-8/

Monday, 19 June 2017

Watch a Plasma Cutter Make Quick Work of a Stainless Steel Bar at 30,000 FPS




Behold the awesome glory of the plasma cutter. These torches create electrically conductive jets of hot plasma that will cut through just about any conductive material, from steel to to brass. In the video below, the YouTube channel Warped Perception gives us a look at one of these at work on a bar of steel in slow motion.


The both educational and entertaining video exhibits how smooth and clean this tool can cut. At 30,000 FPS using a Phantom V2512 Camera, plasma cutting has never been so clear. The insanely hot cutter makes easy work of a bar of solid stainless steel as well as a bar of mild steel.

If you're going to equip your own garage with one of these viciously hot tools, make sure you have your faceplate, and make sure you know how to use it first.


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http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/tools/a26746/plasma-cutter-at-work/

Friday, 9 June 2017

Relax inside a giant golden Swedish Stainless Steel egg




Glimmering in solitude among the snow-laden landscape, stands a distinctive public sauna erected by artistic duo mats bigert and lars bergström. titled the solar egg, the installation stands at five meters high and four meters wide; the smooth and multi-faceted envelope or ‘shell’ wrapped in gold-plated stainless steel. a total of 69 separate pieces make up the egg’s exterior, reflecting glimpses of the swedish town of luossabacken in kiruna in the distance.


The project was commissioned by swedish developer riksbyggen to commemorate the growth of kiruna’s urban landscape which involves the relocation of entire city districts in response to ground subsidence caused by decades of iron ore mining. bigert & bergström’s response saw an oval-shaped sauna being created as a symbol of rebirth and as an homage to kiruna’s iron ore fields. a delicately-framed staircase reveals the entrance, an opening that appears to have cracked open to invite guests inside. the multi-faceted character is continued inside but instead, finished in pine wood. at the center, heat is emitted by a heart-shaped wood-fired burner.

Located in sweden’s northernmost town, the solar egg is a warm welcome and an intimate space of reflection for locals and visitors to take part in the unique sauna experience. created with the intention to be transportable, the faceted-structure can be de-constructed piece-by-piece and relocated to different locations within the city.

‘Saunas are places that fascinate. when riksbyggen asked us to interpret kiruna, we felt it was natural to explore a space that unites and encourages conversation,’ comments artists mats bigert and lars bergström. ‘saunas are sacrosanct places where you can discuss all manner of things - from the big to the small.’

The project continues bigert & bergström’s exploration with humanity’s relationship to climate, nature, energy and technology. on this occasion, the solar egg stands as a sculptural symbol that prompts thoughts of rebirth and an incubator that nurtures conversation and exchanges of ideas.

Consisting of 69 separate pieces, the installation can be taken down and moved to different locations

Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström from designboom on Vimeo.


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all images © jean-baptiste béranger
http://www.designboom.com/design/bigert-bergstrom-solar-egg-sauna-kiruna-sweden-05-09-2017/

Friday, 2 June 2017

Just how is Galvanised and Stainless Steel different?



Galvanised and stainless steel look exactly the same to the untrained eye, but they are in fact completely different in terms of composition, weight, strength and application. It is important to be able to know the key differences and tell them apart when choosing duct work and steel hoppers, as each type of steel is suitable for a particular use and work environment.


Galvanised Steel:
Galvanised steel is created during the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron, which prevents rusting. Some of the most common methods of creating this type of steel are by hot-dip galvanising, where parts of the steel are placed into a bath of molten zinc, and electro-galvanising, which is done by immersing steel in an electrolyte solution. Galvanised steel is covered in a rust-protective layer, which is approximately a millimetre thick.  This layering can wear off over time, and if scratched or damaged, can begin to rust.

Stainless Steel:
The manufacture of stainless steel involves a mixture of chromium and regular carbon steel. Unlike galvanized steel, stainless steel has chromium throughout, which means that it has a protective layer in place at all times. Stainless steel is an excellent material for ductwork, and any machinery or systems which have moving parts, as it is scratch resistant. Stainless steel is also non-reactive to corrosive chemicals, which is beneficial for the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Stainless steel is extremely durable, which provides a lot of cost saving benefits, it resists corrosive and harsh substances, cannot rust and is extremely strong. Unlike other materials, stainless steel remains strong and will even retain its shape in extreme heat.

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http://airmatic.co.uk/the-difference-between-galvanised-and-stainless-steel/

Friday, 21 April 2017

Flying Fish can Fly Further thanks to Stainless Steel!


At the end of March the Australian company FishPac, the only approved oxygen-sustained live seafood air fright transport system in the world, revealed its new stainless steel container, which will allow fish to travel to a greater distances while reducing mortality rate.


The new container was designed and manufactured in Melbourne, Australia and the company envisages that it will reduce the cost for shippers and will increase the distance at which live seafood can be transported.

The stainless steel version replaces the traditional ceramic container and thus solves the issue with breakage. In addition it also features a highly specialized sintered metal filtering process and works on higher pressure rating, which removes back pressure from the system. The overall effect is an expect rate of 0 to 1% mortality rate of transported seafood.

The new diffusers are being delivered to various freight operators worldwide to be tested with variety of seafood.

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http://www.wingsjournal.com/new-stainless-steel-diffuser-allows-fish-travel