Category: Technology

A beginner’s guide to sheet metal bending

Posted on: August 28, 2020

Bending is a common method of sheet metal fabrication. These methods enable metal to be transformed from flat sheets into products – particularly those with an angular shape. Image Credit Bending essentially forces the metal into a permanent new shape. The force applied to the material must be greater than the yield strength of the material. Each operation requires a different amount of tonnage. Thicker materials require more force whilst lighter ones such as aluminium…

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Top Reasons to Add a Chatbot to Your Website

Posted on: August 26, 2020

It’s well known that nowadays all companies that want to succeed must make sure that they have a website. What seems to be appreciated less is the fact that companies need to continue investing in and updating their websites to keep them appealing to customers. Why not embrace the latest in recent technology and invest in a chatbot for your website? Image Credit Both new and existing businesses could benefit from embracing chatbots on their…

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The TV licence. Why?

Posted on: August 10, 2020

When you tell any of our American cousins that you have to own a licence to have a television they look astounded. To them it’s just like owning a phone or a fridge. However, to us we have the TV licence. The pure and simple truth is if you have a television you have to have one, even if you don’t watch the BBC. The TV licence is essentially a pay per view of the…

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The changing face of modern architecture

Posted on: June 29, 2020

After the first world war there was a move to try something new in architecture. The old ways of empire such as Doric and Ionic columns were becoming outdated and it was time for a change. The Art Deco movement was the first to gain some traction. It featured a move towards windows at the front and a rounded frontage. Rather than show the brick work a rendering of cement was blasted onto the front…

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How to Start Recycling

Posted on: May 29, 2020

We are all aware now of the effect that pollution and waste is having on our planet. From social media to our televisions, it is everywhere. During the Covid-19 lockdowns, all across the world, wildlife is getting the chance to flourish and reclaim waterways and land, due to the lack of human intervention. This video shows jellyfish swimming through the now clear waters of the Venice canals. It shows us all the impact that we…

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What is a Brise Soleil?

Posted on: May 13, 2020

A Brise Soleil such as the ones available from https://alusystems.uk/ are a form of solar shading that uses horizontal and vertical blades from differing materials such as aluminium and wood to alter the amount of sunlight that enters a building. They are particularly useful for buildings that have a large amount of glass in them that become suntraps during the summer months. Employees can struggle in extremes of heat and it can even lead to…

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Why your website must be mobile friendly

Why Your Website Must Be Mobile Friendly

Posted on: September 25, 2019

As mobile phones have become more sophisticated they’ve taken on more functions. No longer just for phone calls and text messages many people now run much of their lives via their mobile, using it as diary, camera, address book, entertainment centre and more. And of course they’re used to access the internet. According to the UK’s telecoms watchdog Ofcom smartphones have now replaced laptops as the nation’s most popular device for accessing the web. What…

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