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  1. November 25, 2019

    Ultrasonic Cleaners Used to Clean Military Weapons



    Making sure soldiers’ guns are thoroughly cleaned is important to avoid any rust or a reduction in the gun's performance. Scrubbing their guns with equipment such as oil and brushes are now a thing of the past, and now set to be replaced by ‘deep cleaning’ machines such as Ultrasonic Cleaners.

    Soon, Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks may be kept on patrol bases so that soldiers won't have to rely on good old fashioned elbow grease when cleaning the dirt off their artillery. Trials are taking place on selected rifles and machine guns, with the Ultrasonic Cleaners possibly being rolled out to 5 regiments if they prove to be a success.

    Sgt Daniel Birks, who will be overseeing the trial, mentioned that this system would give the soldiers more time to focus on the more important aspects of their job and will help them focus more on training, as well as carrying less kit from place to place. “The Armed Forces still clean with oil and
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  2. November 15, 2019

    Wixey Remote Planer Readout Installed on a Jet Planer Model JJP-12 (Customer Images)



    Our customer overseas in the USA has sent us some great pictures of the successful install of his new Wixey Remote Planer Readout (with fractions) to his current Jet Planer Model JJP-12.

    Ideal for large planers and sanders, and measures up to 300mm (12"), the Wixey Remote Planer Readout is a kit that can be adapted to a number of woodworking machines, including planers, sanders, and combination machines. It’s an easy to install kit with simple calibration, the package will arrive with all mounting hardware, drill bits, and thread forming screws. For even easier readability, it has a large digital display which reads in inches with fractions or millimetres.

    This model is so flexible and versatile, with a little
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  3. October 29, 2019

    Eliminating Backlash on a Milling Machine Quill with a Vertical Linear Digital Scale



    There has been a fantastic article written by one of our customers who purchased the Vertical Linear Digital Scale for his milling machine to eliminate backlash.

    “On my machine, even with the spindle bearings correctly adjusted, there is around a millimetre (40 thou in imperial) of backlash, I assume this slack must be in the rack and pinion, the effect of this is that the quill clamp always needs to be slightly tightened putting additional pressure on the rack and pinion making it harder to move the quill. Failure to clamp the quill can result in a chattering cutter that can drift up and down when machining. I have seen people fit springs to hold the quill rack up against the pinion but spring rates change as
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  4. October 25, 2019

    How to Create a Sound Triggered Pumpkin – Bare Conductive



    Do you want to make an interactive pumpkin make some scary noises this Halloween? Look no further. With the help of our Bare Conductive range, you can really spook your guests this Halloween by bringing your pumpkin to life.

    Firstly, the Touch Board is a great tool for any object into an interactive MP3 player. In this blog, we’ll show you how to really bring your pumpkin to life by playing sounds or sound effects when you touch the pumpkin. To make sure the Touch Board and the Electric Paint can come in contact with

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  5. October 25, 2019

    How to Create a Sound Triggered Pumpkin – Bare Conductive



    Do you want to make an interactive pumpkin make some scary noises this Halloween? Look no further. With the help of our Bare Conductive range, you can really spook your guests this Halloween by bringing your pumpkin to life.

    Firstly, the Touch Board is a great tool for any object into an interactive MP3 player. In this blog, we’ll show you how to really bring your pumpkin to life by playing sounds or sound effects when you touch the pumpkin. To make sure the Touch Board and the Electric Paint can come in contact
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  6. October 16, 2019

    Our Ultrasonic Cleaner Features on BBC1’s The Repair Show



    As seen on Episode 24, Series 4 of The Repair Shop - Music box maestro, Stephen Kember is on hand to welcome an unusual item into the barn: a wooden bench from Switzerland, with two carved bears, proudly standing sentinel on either side of a seat that plays a tune when sat upon.

    Our Ultrasonic Cleaner features in this episode to clean the musical mechanism (called the Guvnor) which helps regulate the speed the mechanism turns. Stephen says; “This is a lovely and gentle way of shaking all of the debris out of the Guvnor and all of the congealed oil out of the bearings. It will do a lovely job and there will be no abrasion, no risk from cleaning of scrubbing, it’s just going to do its job.” As the musical mechanism is then taken out after the cleaning cycle has finished, Stephen says; “We’ve got a beautifully sparkly clean Guvnor…
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  7. October 11, 2019

    5 Things you can do with your Bare Conductive Electric Paint (50ml Jar)



    If you’re new to Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint, it’s just like any other water-based paint, except that it conducts electricity and allows you to make your projects interactive. Paint wires or sensors directly onto almost any material around you, including paper, wood, plastic and glass, then watch it come to life. Here are some quick and easy ideas on what you can do with Electric Paint.

    1. Paint a Capacitive Sensor - Turn your simple piece of paper into a capacitive sensor with Bare Conductive Electric Paint. The surface becomes conductive once the paint is applied, so when it’s connected to a small device like the Bare Conductive Touch Board, you can experiment with triggering audio and
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  8. October 04, 2019

    Using an Ultrasonic Cleaner to Create Flavoured Infusion Vodka



    Mixing drinks with ultrasonic waves is proving popular amongst modern bars and across the world as they are equipped with equipment such as our Ultrasonic Cleaners, which have their roots in the laboratory or apothecary.

    Brand Ambassador of Crystal Head Vodka, Chris Baldwin, has been working alongside Stu Bale at Crucible in London, England to create Ultrasonic flavour infusions for their vodka. Crucible is the first creative hub for drinks and has one of the best flavour labs in the UK. Chris has been developing new ideas and techniques using Ultrasonic flavour infusion, with an endless list of flavours that can be created using Ultrasonic Cleaners.

    Watch Chris demonstrate how you can create a Lemon Peel Martini using Crystal Head Vodka, lemon peel and our Ultrasonic Cleaner.
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  9. August 29, 2019

    A ‘Super’ Project Made with Reliable Crafting Tools (Customer Images)



    Super Mario is one of the most popular video games since its launch in 1983 and still to this day, it’s a favourite amongst all ages. Our customer has gone a step further and has created an amazing 3D Art Box with a Super Mario World theme, by using Allendale Craft tools.

    Using a host of different cards and precise measuring and cutting tools (as well as a very steady hand), our customer needed equipment which would be cost-effective but reliable, hence why they turned to Allendale Crafts for the best tools for the job. The finished project looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing more of this kind of craft in the near future.

    The tools used for this project from Allendale Crafts were:

    • ModelCraft 28mm Rotary Cutter
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  10. July 29, 2019

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Using Baty Profile Projectors



    The world of F1 is the pinnacle of technology in sport, which is why the best equipment and most precise measuring tools are used across all F1 teams.

    In a video posted by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, it shows Valtteri Bottas being shown around PETRONAS University of Technology in Brackley, including a demo of the Baty SM350 Vertical Profile Projector. Precision and accuracy is an extremely high priority when working with the engineering of a Formula 1 car, hence why Baty Profile Projectors such as the one mentioned can be found in workshops such as those in the PETRONAS University of Technology. You can find the full video
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