Factory tours add memories to a vacation — or a staycation | Travel

When added to a vacation itinerary, a behind-the-scene factory visit just might become the most memorable experience of a trip, especially if you are familiar with the product. A surprising number of manufacturers offer factory tours, and product size does not matter. Tours exist for the production of tea packets at Celestial Seasonings to the manufacture of mammoth machinery like giant John Deere harvesters. If food is involved, there might be free samples, and sometimes in unlimited quantities. At the Jelly Belly tour, for example, visitors are welcome to consume as many of the 45-plus favors as their own belly can handle. Sometimes you’ll find a factory store that has discounted prices, and frequently there’s a museum chronicling the history of the product. Wherever you travel, it is likely there is a tour within reasonable driving distance, and depending on your interest, the tour may even be worth a several hour detour. Always call before visiting a factory to take a tour. Reservations may be required, and often tours are not offered on weekends when the factory may not be operating. To get you started and into a factory, here are four examples of factory tours in St. Loui...

The cornice brake was indeed a thing of beauty. This restored one is currently on display

The cornice brake was indeed a thing of beauty. This restored one is currently on display at JMT USA in Salt Lake City. Question: Why is a press brake called a press brake? Why not a sheet metal bender or a metal former? Does it have to do with the old flywheel on mechanical brakes? The flywheel had a brake, like that on a car, allowing me to stop the motion of the ram before the forming of the sheet or plate began, or to slow the ram’s speed during forming. A press brake amounted to a press with a brake on it. I’ve had the privilege of spending a few years with one, and for many years I thought that was why the machine’s name is what it is, but I’m not sure that’s correct. It certainly doesn’t sound right, considering the word “brake” has been used to describe sheet metal bending long before powered machines came along. And press break can’t be correct, because nothing is broken or shattered. Answer: Having pondered the subject for many years myself, I decided to do some research. In doing so I have the answer and a bit of history to relay as well. Let’s begin with how sheet metal initially was shaped and the tools that were used to accomplish the task. Before machines came alo...

Rockley Electronics is a silicon photonics start-up that recently raised $52m in a funding round, bringing

Rockley Electronics is a silicon photonics start-up that recently raised $52m in a funding round, bringing its total to $165m. With all this investor interest, it was time to find out exactly what the company is offering, so Electronics Weekly spoke to its founder and CEO Andrew Rickman – and industry veteran with some history in photonics. In 1988, Rickman founded pioneering silicon photonics firm Bookham Technology – which still exists and is now called ‘Oclaro’ – and he was also chairman of Kotura – yet again a silicon photonics company, that is now part of Mellanox. Having almost the entire chip industry built around it, and being transparent to a range of infra-red wavelengths, makes silicon an attractive photonic substrate – clad it in silicon dioxide, for example, and it can form waveguides. However, making such structures efficient, work over temperature and tolerate process variation is tough – and III-V sub-components have to be added to a silicon device if light emission is required, and some way has to be found to attach optical fibres, and….  … it all gets very complicated. What is unique about Rockley, Rickman told Electronics Weekly, is that it has a complete proc...

China Industrial Pipe Wall Bracket Rust Oil Free Pipe fitting on Global Sources

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. Path: All Categories >> Hardware >> Sanitary Ware & Plumbing >> Plumbing Supplies >> Malleable iron fittings – Update me on new products View latest products We’ve sent a confirmation e-mail to XXX@gmail.com. Click on the link in the e-mail to activate and start receiving free alerts when new products are posted! Take the next step in your sourcing journey with Global Sources. From now until December 31, 2019, for every US$100 worth of sample orders you make on GlobalSources.com, you’ll receive a US$20 Amazon.com Gift Card*, our way of helping you towards your next million-dollar product. Any third-party trademarks or images shown here are for reference purposes only. We are not authorized to sell any items bearing such trademarks. Note: Not all certifying agents offer online lookup, and some have a lag time for posting new certificates. If you are unable to find a certificate online, contact the certification agency or supplier for further verification. Address: Floor 2, Building ...

Buffalo Rising is a nationally recognized website that delivers highly influential content and advertising that is

Buffalo Rising is a nationally recognized website that delivers highly influential content and advertising that is relevant to people living in and around Buffalo, NY. Our readers trust us to serve as one of their primary sources of local information, allowing you to reach targeted customers who are already engaged in relevant content related to your business. The Reading Park at Downtown’s Central Library is officially underway. Crews are busy busting up some concrete, adding walking paths, creating placemaking elements, and turning a typically dead Buffalo corner into an urbanist’s dream. Once complete, there will be public art, a stage for a range of performances, green space, a poetry garden, and a variety of other functional amenities. Along with the addition of the Reading Park, the library grounds are getting some significant updates, including brand new LED lighting that will uplight the facade of the building. The LEDs will be color controlled, and will create a dramatic focal point on the library campus. The grounds are also benefitting from plantings that attract the pollinators – butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Anne Conable, the Manager of Community Engagement ...

Downe Primary School chooses Anti Trap Bow Top fencing for safe playground environment

Ideal for boundary security, our focus is to offer a selection of systems which Deter, Detect, Delay and Deny unauthorised access Provides ideal solution for a wide variety of high security perimeter and access control applications We offer a variety of solutions in timber and steel for school, playground and play area applications Designed to match our Anti Trap Bow Top Fencing, conforming to all current play area safety guidelines. Security Toppings that increase levels of security against intrusion, damage, acts of vandalism or terrorism Highly effective alternatives to metal fencing when used to provide protection and access control around electrical equipment Constructed from 250mm wire double skinned mesh with clamp bars added and anti tamper security fixings. ’358′ mesh panels are welded on both faces, with reinforced tubular vertical bars, horizontal rails and concertina barbed tape topping. The highest possible security rating for fencing. Can withstand serious attempts at forced entry with battery powered tools. ’358′ Securi-Mesh® clad on both sides with reinforced tubular vertical bars, horizontal rails and concertina barbed tape topping. High...

How to Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Tune Bike Disc Brakes – A Comprehensive Guide

Some all mountain monster trucks like this Orange Alpine 6 stop with 200mm rotors and 4-piston calipers front and rear. Enduro and downhill racers demand maximum performance from their braking systems and need them in peak shape on race day. All photos: Gerow. Properly adjusted and tuned disc brakes will allow you to ride faster. You can rail corners and unseen terrain with more speed when you have the confidence that your brakes will slow and stop your bike quickly. If you need convincing, check out one of these videos on proper braking. Hydraulic brakes require far less tinkering and maintenance than their cable-actuated cousins, allowing you to shred more than you wrench. That stated, even the best hydro stoppers occasionally need a pad swap, bleed, de-squeak, plunger adjustment, or power improvement. Below we will outline the elements of proper lever placement, share some of the common issues folks encounter with their braking systems, along with their possible solutions, and suggest ways riders can increase brake power. Trusty ol’ cable-actuated brakes are great for some uses and come with a separate full-length list of issues. We will stick to hydraulic brakes below. This...

Cape May, Montauk and other beach towns to visit after Labor Day

Take in the beautiful Victorian style houses in the seaside ctown of Cape May, New Jersey. Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto/Aneese Labor Day doesn’t have to mark the end of your beach-bound weekend getaways. Even if the beaches aren’t open for swimming, as long as the temperature is moderate you can still take a stroll on the sand and dip your toes in the ocean. And beyond the sea, there’s plenty to do and see in many Northeast coastal cities. Here are a few of our faves. What to do: Climb the 199 stairs to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse (215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point; weather permitting, open until January; $10 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and veterans, active military free), and enjoy a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. Bike to Sunset Beach to pick up “diamond” quartz pebbles and see the famous sunken concrete ship S.S. Atlantus. Spend an afternoon wine tasting; options include the family-owned Cape May Winery (711 Town Bank Rd., capemaywinery.com), with a hopping Friday happy hour, and the 50-acre Willow Creek Farm & Winery (160-168 Stevens St., West Cape May, willowcreekwinerycapemay.com) with a farm-to-table menu. Or grab a growl...

Upgrade Your Car With a Multi-USB 12V Phone Charger Today • Gear Patrol

Each issue of Gear Patrol Magazine is a deep dive into product culture. Inside, you’ll find seasonal buying guides, rich maker profiles and long-form dispatches from the front lines of product design. The stunningly designed Gear Patrol Magazine is ready for your coffee table. Quarterly. $39 By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy and to receive email correspondence from us. These days, pretty much every new car or truck comes equipped with a USB port or two. (Or, in the case of, say, the Chrysler Pacifica, nine.) But no matter how many ports your ride may have, there may come a day when you need more — like, say, when you’re on a road trip with four tech-savvy, device-obsessed friends, at which point you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that you also have a USB charger socket plugged into the 12-volt outlet. (Another way those come in handy, by the way? When you want to recharge your phone fast, as those cigarette lighter ports draw more amps than a large percentage of the integrated USB chargers.) While you might well have a cheap one of these you picked up at a gas station kicking around your junk drawer, why not take advantage of Amazon’s gre...

Fix sheets on purlins at maximum centres of 61cm. Corrugation end lap: 17cm Corrugation side lap:

Fix sheets on purlins at maximum centres of 61cm. Corrugation end lap: 17cm Corrugation side lap: One Nails per sheet: 20 Fix sheets on purlins at maximum centres of 45cm. Corrugation end lap: 20cm Corrugation side lap: One Nails per sheet: 25 Sheets must be laid on fully supporting roof deck. Corrugation end lap: 30cm Corrugation side lap: Two Nails per sheet: 20 Start alternate courses of sheets with a half width sheet; this forms a broken bond sheet pattern, thus avoiding a 4 ply sheet thickness build up at the corners of sheets. Position and fix an additional purlin at the ridge to take ridge fixings. The sheets should be laid to ridge apex to ensure sufficient weathering cover is provided. Check the deck is at least 20mm thick to accept nails. If thinner you can either apply battens, or boarding as detailed above, or substitute nails with screws. Fix by nailing through washer assemble and top of the sheet corrugation into the purlin below. The nail will penetrate the purlin by nominally 20mm. Complete the fixing by clipping the integral cap onto washer body to create a weather-tight seal to the roof. Alternatively, substitute nail with 65mm exterior screw. Length of screw ...

Adam Sandler Sparkles in the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems

There’s a karmic power to the titular stones of Uncut Gems, Josh and Benny Safdie’s startling whirligig of a character study. And the movie knows it. Why else would a chaotic Adam Sandler film about the New York diamond district open in the Welo opal mines of Ethiopia, zeroing in on the distraught face and open wounds of an injured black miner? Not that there isn’t precedent for this sort of thing: see films like Blood Diamond, with their flattering liberal awareness and ostensibly political style. In that case, though, the art is merely a venue for bearing witness to colonial destruction at a safe remove, a posture meant to stoke only the most obvious, helpless anger. Uncut Gems is another kind of movie altogether—a great one, for starters. And again, it announces this difference in its opening minutes: with a close-up on gorgeous black opals that transports us, Magic School Bus-style, from the mines of the their origin to the similarly cavernous innards of Howard Ratner (Sandler). Howard, the Jewish diamond dealer whose fate, we soon learn, is bound up with that of the stones, is in the middle of a colonoscopy when we meet him. The moment affords at least one obvious meaning: ...

The Camera app on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro has been significantly redesigned. Apple has

The Camera app on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro has been significantly redesigned. Apple has added new features like Night mode and QuickTake video, but also reworked the layout of the Camera app in the process. Some controls have been removed, most have been moved to a new location, as well as some new settings. Here’s a full breakdown of what’s new in the iPhone 11 Camera app and how to use it. The old Camera app continues to exist on iOS 13 for all other iPhone models. The revamped Camera is available exclusively on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Whilst at first glance the design is familiar, it doesn’t take long to realise the new Camera has a surprising amount of depth. For starters, visually, there are now new controls at the top of the screen, a triangle disclosure indicator, a redesigned flip camera icon, a new zoom control, and the image data from the ultra-wide camera is blended into the transparent toolbar areas around the main viewfinder. Let’s dig in to some different actions. The camera zoom control has been changed on the iPhone 11 Camera. If you have an iPhone 11, there will be two buttons: .5x and 1x. .5x is the new ultra-wide camera and 1x is...

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