Semi-Precious Stone Earrings–A Fresh Alternative

Color in jewelry enhances a wardrobe, but if you don’t want to wear costume jewelry–or if you cannot wear it due to metal sensitivities–consider fashion jewelry.  And not just fashion jewelry–handmade fashion jewelry with natural elements.

Fashion jewelry?  Quality jewelry made with components that are sterling silver, gold, or gold-filled.  Natural elements?  Yes, natural elements–semi-precious stones, nuts, seeds–with an endless variety.

Have you sworn not to wear costume jewelry?  Are you a little skeptical about the quality of jewelry that is handmade or jewelry that is not classified as fine jewelry?  Let me introduce you to some beautiful, semi-precious stones that will give you something to think about when it comes to quality fashion jewelry.

Semi-precious stone earrings are just one option of components for jewelry that is natural.  The colors and shapes of semi-precious stones are endless.

Are you looking for pink accessories?  Pink rhodonite stone earrings are absolutely lovely.  Rhodonite is a beautiful pink stone (Rhodon is Greek for rose) that appears to have black veins running through it.  The rhodonite stone is feminine yet very durable, and it comes in a variety of shapes.   You will find quality handmade rhodonite earrings available with sterling silver or gold-filled ear wires.

Or perhaps you want beautiful earrings for your black cocktail dress. Consider handmade rainbow obsidian earrings.  Rainbow obsidian is black–a by-product of lava.  This beautiful stone shows flashes of black, blue and green–casting off a beautiful iridescence in the light; hence it’s name: rainbow obsidian.  Rainbow obsidian handmade earrings and cocktail hour make a perfect match.

Are you casually dressed in red?  Have ever seen handmade red sponge coral earrings? Sponge coral is porous like a sponge.  If you really like the natural, organic look, you’ll love sponge coral earrings.  When they are handmade, these casual but classy earrings can be found in sterling silver and gold-filled ear wires.

Blue lapis.  Blue lapis stone earrings are a favorite with women who like semi-precious stone jewelry.  Whether you’re dressing up or down, these vibrant blue earrings will gorgeously accessorize your wardrobe.

The beauty of natural stones far surpasses anything that costume jewelry has to offer.  Expand your jewelry collection, but don’t leave nature out this time.  Consider quality, handmade jewelry with natural elements.  If you’re uncomfortable, ease into it with semi-precious stones.  You won’t regret the move.

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Type of Castings

Different Types Of Casting To Suite Your Casting Necessity

There are different processes that can be used in creating complex shapes of metals parts and one procedure is through casting. Casting is a manufacturing method wherein a liquid material is transfer

red into a mold, usually following a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify afterwards. It has been used even in the past and one example or type of casting is die-casting.

The die casting method is a process of forcing molten metal under high pressure into mold cavities similar to permanent mold casting. It best suites the purpose of making small to medium sized parts fashioned with good and precise details. By-products of this method are furnished with fine exterior finish and dimensional accurateness. Most materials used in this method are metals such as zinc die casting, copper, and aluminium die casting and magnesium die casting.

Another form of casting which is considered to be the most popular and simplest type is sand casting. It is a technique that has been used for many centuries now. Sand casting is a process of forming a mold out of a sand mixture through pouring a casting liquid into a desired shape. This type of casting allows manufacturers to create large number of products in such a small range of production expenses. Most metals are caste depending in the type of sand used for the molds in this method.

An additional process that can be also used is Plastic molding. It is a manufacturing technique in making parts from both thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials for production. It includes plastic injection molding wherein molten plastic is injected at high pressure into a mold, which is the opposite from the product’s actual shape. Example by-products of this method are bottle caps and outdoor furniture.

Moreover, a further technique is cold forming. It is also known as cold forging. Cold forming is a manufacturing procedure in which a metal is shaped at an ambient temperature to produce metal components in a definite shape. The techniques usually involved in this procedure are bending, cold drawing, cold heading, coining extrusion, thread rolling and others.

Some benefits of cold forming are enhancements in the component properties of the product because the grain structure of the material is being elongated during the formation process wherein it is forced to follow the structure and as a result its’ strength is increased. Another benefit of cold forming is that the aesthetic finish of the components gives out a brighter facade and formed with a consistent high tolerance. These somehow reduce the necessity of complex finishing and polishing.

These are only some of the different kinds of casting. Other types of casting aside from die-casting, cold forming and sand casting of metals are plaster casting, shell molding, investment casting, permanent mold casting, centrifugal casting, continuous casting and casting of plaster, concrete, or plastic resin. Each type of technique has specific and unique routine that allows you to produce superior outcome and high-quality by-products to best suite all your casting needs for your manufacturing use.

Aluminium Casting

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Metal Casting

What Is Casting?

Metal casting is an ancient technique that has a variety of applications and purposes. Civilizations from the dawn of time to present day have used metal working as a way of creating artistic, religious, and practical items. The process of metal casting involves melting metals at high temperatures and using molds to then shape the metal into new items. The furnaces used in metal casting helped pave the way for the Industrial Revolution, without which the course of history would be dramatically different. Metal casting is just one form of metal working that has seen a recent surge in popularity as resources are becoming more affordable and communities are springing up to share information, ideas, and projects. Read more

Die Casting Process

The characteristic of die casting

Pressure casting or casting, is a molten gold poured into the pressure chamber, to the high speed filling steel mold cavity, and the alloy liquid under pressure solidification and casting method. Die casting is distinguished from other casting method is mainly characterized by the high pressure and high speed. Metal liquid is under pressure to fill the cavity, and at higher pressure solidification under common pressure, 15 to 100MPa. The liquid metal to the high speed filling cavity, usually in the 10 – 50 meters / second, some still can exceed 80 m / s, ( through the gate into the cavity of the line speed gate speed ), thus the filling time is very short, about 0.01 – 0.2 seconds ( must be considered casting size different ) can fill the cavity. Die casting machine, die casting alloy and die casting is a casting production of the three elements, are indispensable. Read more

Casting Mold Technology

There are three main forms of Casting Mold failure

1 thermal fatigue crack damage failure

Thermal fatigue cracking failure of die casting production, mold repeatedly stimulated cooling and heating effect, the molding surface and internal deformation are involved, and the repeated cycles of thermal stress, leading to tissue structure of two injury and loss of toughness, causing cracks appeared, and continue to expand, once a crack expanding, and molten metal liquid impact, coupled with repeated mechanical stress crack accelerated expansion. Therefore, on one hand casting mold must be fully preheat starting. In addition, in the production of the die casting die in must be kept in a certain temperature range, so as to avoid the early cracking. At the same time, to ensure the mold production and manufacturing of internal no problem. Because of the practical production, the majority of the ineffectiveness of the die thermal fatigue cracking. Read more

Alloy Die Casting

Aluminum Alloy Die Casting Alloy 380 is the most common of the aluminum die casting alloys. It offers the best combination of casting and product properties. It is used for a wide variety of products such as garden equipment, chassis for electronic equipment, engine brackets, housings for automotive alternators, starters and water pumps, home appliances, furniture, office eqipment hand tools and power tools. Alloys 383 and 384 are alternatives to 380 that are specified when very intricate components require improved die filling characteristics and improved resistance to hot cracking. Alloy 360 offers high corrosion resistance and superior strength at elevated temperatures than 380. Other properties are essentially equivalent. Alloy 413 offers the best die fill characteristics making it Read more

Aluminum Die Casting

Aluminum Die Casting Description:
Aluminum Die Casting, Die casting is similar to Permanent mold castings except that the metal is injected into the mold under high pressure of 10-210Mpa (1,450-30,500) psi . This results in a more uniform part, generally good surface finish and good dimensional accuracy, as good as 0.2 % of casting dimension. For many parts, post-machining can be totally eliminated, or very light machining may be required to bring dimensions to size. die casting,aluminum casting can be done using a cold chamber or hot chamber process. Read more

Aluminum Motorcycle Parts

One of the best reasons to get an aluminum motorcycle hitch carrier is because they are so reasonably priced. Compared to a standard trailer, they are much more affordable and do the same job. As long as you only need to carry one motorcycle, you simply don’t need a large trailer. A hitch carrier provides plenty of room at a fraction of the price.

You may be wondering-why Aluminum Casting? While there are other types of materials available in hitch carriers, there are many reasons to choose an aluminum motorcycle hitch carrier. Aluminum is just as strong as other types of metal. But it is also much lighter than almost any metal available today. That means you won’t be wasting gas towing the hitch carrier, you’ll only be towing your bike. Aluminum won’t add extra weight to your car, truck or SUV. Read more

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Motorcycle trailer hitches & Motorcycle trailer haulers – Information & Resources

Are you looking for information about motorcycle trailer hitches, trailers and trailer accessories? If so, welcome to our informational website! Whether you are planning to tour the country or world on your bike, or just want to be able to cart groceries home on your motorcycle, we can help you find the right motorcycle hitch and trailer for you. Then check out our section on trailer accessories to make sure you are up to the safety standards and ready to roll.

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