Laser cutting metal is nothing new, but recently it’s becoming more and more accessible to the

Laser cutting metal is nothing new, but recently it’s becoming more and more accessible to the average hobbyist. Follow these simple guidelines to design your first laser cut metal part! In short, a laser is a focused beam of light, concentrating a lot of energy on a very small area. When this happens, material in front of a laser will burn, melt, or vaporize, making a hole. Add some CNC to that, and you get a machine that can cut or engrave very intricate parts made of wood, plastic, rubber, metal, foam, or other materials. Every material has its limitations and benefits when comes to a laser cutting. For instance, you may think that a laser can cut through anything, but that’s simply not the case. Not every material is suitable for laser cutting. That’s because every material requires a particular amount of energy to be cut. For example, the energy needed to cut through paper is a lot less than the energy needed for a 20-mm thick steel plate. Keep this in mind when buying a laser or ordering through a laser cutting service. Always check the laser’s power or at least what materials it can cut. As a reference, a 40-W laser can cut through paper, cardboard, foam, and thin ...

Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market Size, Market Competition by Company, Country, Application/Type & Forecast to 2024

Welded Wire Mesh Panel market report provides a comprehensive overview of current trends and new product development in the global Welded Wire Mesh Panel market. Featuring global and regional data and over top key players profiles, this report provides the ultimate guide to exploring opportunities in the Welded Wire Mesh Panel industry internationally. Look insights of Global Welded Wire Mesh Panel industry market research report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/113149    The overviews, SWOT analysis and strategies of each vendor in the Welded Wire Mesh Panel market provide understanding about the market forces and how those can be exploited to create future opportunities. Get sample Copy of this Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market Report at https://www.pioneerreports.com/request-sample/113149  Important application areas of Welded Wire Mesh Panel are also assessed on the basis of their performance. Market predictions along with the statistical nuances presented in the report render an insightful view of the Welded Wire Mesh Panel market. The market study on Global Welded Wire Mesh Panel Market 2018 report studies present as well as future aspects of the Welded Wire Mesh Panel...

Inside a 100-year-old brick building tucked between the Cattle Barn and the Poultry & Rabbit exhibits,

Inside a 100-year-old brick building tucked between the Cattle Barn and the Poultry & Rabbit exhibits, within hurling distance of the glittering Midway and the thick, buttery air that hangs over the boulevard of deep-fried concessions—here, 185 home cooks participating in the Indiana State Fair’s Culinary Arts competition are working the room like rock stars. They paid their $30–$50 entry fees, filled in recipe templates listing prep time and precise measurements (the noncommittal “pinch” and “dash” having been outlawed a few years back), and delivered their haul by the hatchback-full, each item balanced on the required sturdy white disposable plate or foil-covered cardboard round. Now, it’s time to bask in the sweet limelight. For these two sweltering weeks in August, their pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, yeast rolls, quick breads, jams, preserves, and candies crowd the air-conditioned Indiana Arts Building, encased in vintage glass cabinets or bagged and tagged like forensic evidence on long tables. Some of them sport first-, second-, and third-place ribbons, or the coveted purple satin Best of Show rosette like the one that—if I may be so bold—I dream of hanging on my own...

The Independent Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide features adoptable pets from various animal shelters throughout southern

The Independent Southern Utah Adoptable Pets Guide features adoptable pets from various animal shelters throughout southern Utah. Get a new pet today! Because Animals Matter is dedicated to reducing animal abuse and neglect through education. It offers fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped animals for adoption through a network of foster homes and the Because Animals Matter Center, a transition facility. It also welcomes volunteers for a variety of activities and needs foster families for animals awaiting their forever homes. Please contact Because Animals Matter at (435) 773-5209 or visit becauseanimalsmatter.com for more information. Ringo is your typical sweet, mischievous, 10-week old puppy. He’s smart, fun, loves to play. He will get into things he shouldn’t but will grow up with the proper education to be a fantastic dog. Ringo might need a refresher when he moves into a home but he does know how to use the doggy door at That BAM Place. Ringo is looking for a foster-to-adopt home with the adoption finalizing when he is neutered. He will only be placed locally in order to assure he keeps his neuter appointment. His adoption fee is $150. To find out more abo...

2 Stocks to Buy Now Ahead of the $2 Billion Infrastructure Spending Spree

The one issue both parties in Washington can agree on is infrastructure spending. Spending estimates for an infrastructure bill are as high as $2 trillion. That’s why we’re giving you the top stocks to buy now before the U.S. government allocates trillions for these major projects. Democratic leaders have recently agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump on allocating as much as $2 trillion in new spending through a bipartisan bill that calls for the rebuilding of U.S. infrastructure. Gridlock remains a reality in Congress for a variety of issues, but this infrastructure bill is an exception and could end up on the president’s desk for signature by the end of the year. This would be a monumental stimulus project, but it will also be a catalyst for infrastructure companies. But not all infrastructure stocks are worth owning. Instead, we’ve used our proprietary stock ranking tool to find stocks with the best chance of breaking out higher. And the infrastructure bill could be just the catalyst they need to juice their returns. The Money Morning Stock VQScore™ tracks and evaluates roughly 1,500 of the most profitable publicly traded companies and assigns a sco...

When that first unseasonably warm day finally comes and your gut instinct is to get outside,

When that first unseasonably warm day finally comes and your gut instinct is to get outside, hopefully you second instinct is to reach for the sunscreen. Fair warning: You’ll probably want to skip slathering on last year’s goop. Yep, sunscreen doesn’t last that long — and using it past the expiration date can put your skin at risk. “You should not use expired sunscreen because it becomes less effective,” says Raman Madan, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Huntington Hospital. “This leads to less protection, which means more sunburns, increased risk of skin cancer, and increase in sun damage.” That’s not the only thing you need to worry about. That old bottle you’ve opened dozens of times before may also harbor more bacteria, which can lead to skin breakouts, Dr. Madan says. Luckily, there’s an easy way to tell if your lotion is no good. “Sunscreen is considered by the FDA in the same way that an over-the-counter medication is, so it falls under the same requirements for labeling with expiration dates,” says Nicholas J. Golda, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist with the University of Missouri School...

Photo laser engraving is a great way to turn your pictures into personalized and functional objects.

Photo laser engraving is a great way to turn your pictures into personalized and functional objects. Bring your pictures into a new dimension with photo laser engraving! We’re always looking for excuses to play with lasers, and laser engraving is a great place to start. The basics of the process are easy to understand – laser engraving is the process of carving a design into an object using a concentrated beam of energy. The laser acts like a knife does when you whittle something but is much more precise since it’s guided by a machine instead of human hands. It also produces much less waste because of its precision. Both of these properties make laser engraving ideal for transferring photos to another surface. You don’t lose the important details that make photos the perfect records of your best moments with laser engraving. Plus, you have a huge variety of materials to choose from, including plastics, wood, glass, stone, and metals, which makes the process a popular way to create art and jewelry. It’s just a simple step up to laser engraving your photos in the same way. Lasers engraving has a lot of industrial applications, as well. It acts in the same way, as a precision carvi...

17 of the Best Ice Cream Shops in Austin: From East Austin to Downtown, here are our favorite cold, creamy treats – Food

There isn’t a day that can’t be improved with ice cream. Something restorative hides within the combination of chocolate syrup and a waffle cone, sprinkles, and a cherry on top. We’ve compiled some of our Austin favorites so that, no matter where you are, you’ll be able to find the closest spot to get your fix. The Cold Cookie is Austin’s first (and only, as far as we can tell) food truck dedicated to the fine art of ice cream sandwiches, made to order so you always get the perfect balance of crunchy chewy cookie and creamy filling. You can customize your sandwich with your preferred combo of scoop and cookie flavors, choosing from a menu that includes coffee Oreo, and cookies ‘n’ cream, as well as fresh-baked snickerdoodles, chocolate chip cookies, and more. – E.B. In recent years, thanks, in large part, to the folks at Peached Tortilla, Austin has become the land of the baroque milkshake, piled high with an absurd abundance of toppings. But this summer, we’re going back to the basics, a classic chocolate malted from Nau’s Enfield Drug, where they’ve been jerkin’ soda since 1951. Sit at the counter and pretend you’re an extra in G...

Sourcing genuine leather handbags: What you should check

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. With luxury leather goods market expected to grow in the next few years, the time is ripe for sourcing genuine leather handbags. With luxury leather goods market expected to grow in the next few years, the time is ripe for sourcing genuine leather handbags. Genuine leather handbags are part and parcel of every fashion lineup not just because of their lavish looks but also their function. The segment contributes significantly to the luxury leather goods market, which is expected to take an ascent in the next couple years. This makes luxury bags sourcing timely. But what are the factors to consider in sourcing quality genuine leather handbags? Here’s a lowdown. Material: Full-grain leather is the best material option. Because this type of genuine leather has not been sanded, buffed or snuffed, the grain is retained, imparting strength, durability and breathability. The last helps reduce moisture build-up. Over time, full-grain leather develops a patina, the soft sheen that gives leather character. Top-grain lea...

Kid Rock, Who Slut-Shamed Taylor Swift and Says He’s “Straight Out the Trailer,” Grew Up on 1.3 Million Estate

The Confederate flag-brandishing “rapper” who randomly accused Taylor Swift of sleeping her way to the top in Hollywood has been living a lie. Friday morning, country-rapper and living fedora catalogue Kid Rock took a break from selling golf apparel to tweet about Taylor Swift wanting to be in movies and sucking doorknobs. “Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period,” Rock wrote. “And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.  -Kid Rock.” The digital grunt came a day after Swift addressed her long-held and oft-criticized political silence for the first time. Swift, who appears on the cover of Vogue’s September issue, told an interviewer that she’d withheld a political endorsement in 2016 not because of her significant conservative and alt-right-leaning fan base, but because then-candidate Trump had “weaponized” the idea of the celebrity endorsement. “He was going around saying, I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you,” Swift said. “I just knew I wasn’t going to help.” The comment offended Rock, who has been vocal about his admiration for Trump and Trump-adjace...

AmazonBasics ABHT1208TC Surge Protector Tear-Down picon-graphics icon arrow stem circle

AmazonBasics may not be the first name an enthusiast thinks of when it comes to surge protection for PCs and related equipment. With the rise of online shopping, though, Amazon’s house brands are bound to garner increased exposure. I recently went shopping for surge protection for my mother’s new flat-panel televisions, and Amazon’s ABHT1208TC came up along the usual suspects. More than a year had passed since my last surge protector tear-down, so I decided to buy one for $23 CAD (~$19 USD) and find out how it stacks up against established players like APC’s SurgeArrest Performance, which costs $10-15 more and serves up a seemingly comparable feature set.MORE: APC BN650M1-CA UPS Tear-Down As is frequently the case for goods that ship directly from warehouses to consumers, the expense of colorful print on glossy paper laminated on cardboard gets skipped in favor of generic brown cardboard and a simple label to act as a seal identifying the contents.According to the label, this surge protector has 4350 joules of surge suppression, which is 1330 more than APC’s.MORE: APC BN650M1-CA UPS Tear-Down The only other item inside, other than the power bar, is its multilingual manual,...

This teacher’s viral photo proves we all have ‘baggage’ (and that’s okay)

Oklahoma middle school teacher Karen Wunderlich Loewe is going viral this week after posting about a back-to-school class activity that became one of the most emotional days a teaching career spanning two decades. “I tried a new activity called ‘The Baggage Activity’. I asked the kids what it meant to have baggage and they mostly said it was hurtful stuff you carry around on your shoulders,” she explains in her post. She had each child write down what was bothering them, crumple up their paper and throw it across the room. The crumpled papers are now hanging in a bag by her classroom door, but before the papers were put in the bag the kids each picked one up and read the message to the class. “They picked up a piece of paper and took turns reading out loud what their classmate wrote. After a student read a paper, I asked who wrote that, and if they cared to share,” Loewe wrote. She continues: “Things like suicide, parents in prison, drugs in their family, being left by their parents, death, cancer, losing pets (one said their gerbil died cause it was fat, we giggled