A prototype—a conceptual model of an idea for a new product—can be made from virtually any

A prototype—a conceptual model of an idea for a new product—can be made from virtually any material via numerous tools, materials and processes. In product development, prototyping often entails the latest technological means to produce a result that closely approximates the intended end product. You don’t need all of the latest gadgets in order to build a solid prototyping workspace; all it takes is wisely choosing the right tools for you. Here are some simple and not-so-simple tools, materials and processes (some of these overlap, such as 3D printers and their process): It takes up a lot of space, but the handyman’s best friend is a prototyping fixture due to its ability to cut through thick material such as wood. (Many inventors use plywood because it’s so inexpensive.) With a simple switch of the blade, a table saw can also be used on metals for creating tube frames or other metal-based prototypes. It will easily zoom through PVC pipe, another commonly used material for proof-of-concept prototypes. If you want to max out the prototyping potential of your table saw, see if you can outfit it with a kit that turns it into a table router. Another versatile cutting tool, a laser ...

Families can be transient during summer, moving from one relative to the next, sharing a meal

Families can be transient during summer, moving from one relative to the next, sharing a meal and some stories from the good old days. I like having people to stay, but because we live in a small house all we’ve been able to offer in the way of a guest room is a couple of squabs on the lounge floor. When I was in my 20s, dossing down seemed just fine, but now I’m in my 40s, this is beginning to seem a little inadequate. I had a cousin stay last year and he had just ridden the Wellington to Auckland Cycle Classic, so I did feel a bit bad that I’d managed to give him his least salubrious lodgings. Coinciding with my desire to provide a comfortable stay for my guests, I had materials left over from the deck I’d just finished. So I’ve vacated my office (which is in a garage we lined a few years ago) to turn it into guest lodgings. The first thing I did, after I cleared it out, was construct a bed. Because I’ve used decking, it’s a slat bed. I used the squabs as a guide for size, which means I’ve essentially joined two single beds together. I thought that was logical when I started, but as it turns out, that makes for a massive bed. So ...

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While it’s true that the key to health and beauty is sleeping the correct amount of hours and having a restful sleep, you should keep in mind that a critical part of achieving this is your pillow. It ensures that you keep our spinal cord straight, that you relax and release tension to relieve the day’s stress and enjoy a restful night’s sleep without interruption. But, can you believe that while you sleep, your pillow might release toxic gases? You should know that some manufacturers of memory foam pillows use a foaming process that can generate toxic gases, and to save costs they skip the process of tempering, which makes sure the chemicals that are harmful to your health are evaporated away. This very important step makes producing these specialist pillows take longer and also increases their cost. So, when it comes to buying new pillows, you should be sure to do your research and make sure that the manufacturer is one that puts the health of the consumer first. When choosing a pillow you should keep in mind that it is not so much the shape that matters as much as the material that it is made out of both inside and out. The best idea is to select a quality, natural pillow tha...

Replacing a shower drain isn’t usually a difficult task, but it always pays to be prepared

Replacing a shower drain isn’t usually a difficult task, but it always pays to be prepared for complications before you start the job, especially as every project is different. While it should take just a couple of hours to replace a drain in a preformed shower base, you’ll want to allow yourself additional time and a flexible toolbox. “As the age of the shower increases, so does the likelihood of problems during installation,” says Daniel O’Brian, the technical expert for leading online plumbing retailer SupplyHouse.com. Over time, older metal drains can corrode, making them very difficult to remove, and you can even run into problems with installations in newer showers if access to the drain is restricted. No matter what challenges you face, the following tips will help the project go a little more easily. The majority of shower drainpipes are two inches in diameter, but if you have two-inch drains and you run into a three-inch drainpipe, you’ll be making another trip to the plumbing supply store. “Always check with local codes,” O’Brian suggests. “The larger drain size minimizes the chance of a shower overflowing.” And if you keep a supply of size-adaptable shower drains on h...

be quiet! presents high-end power supplies, airflow-focused PC chassis and two new CPU coolers in Las Vegas

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007*, presents a whole suite of new products this week in Las Vegas. Dark Power Pro 12 aims to reclaim the crown as one of the best-performing power supplies on the market, while the company enters new territory with Pure Base 500DX, a high-airflow variant of the popular Pure Base 500 with addressable RGB LED lighting. On top of that, the Shadow Rock 3 and Pure Rock 2 CPU coolers offer significant improvements over their predecessors. Dark Power Pro 12: Cutting-edge technology and performance Dark Power Pro 12 is the first be quiet! power supply with 80 PLUS Titanium certification and up to 94.9 percent efficiency. On top of its high efficiency rating, Dark Power Pro 12 features fully digital power regulation and is the first power supply unit from be quiet! to use this technology. A patented frameless Silent Wings 135mm fan and funnel-shaped air intake make sure its high-end components are kept cool and operate virtually inaudibly. The power supply comes in a full high-quality aluminum case, includes single-sleeved cables and a 10-year warranty. Dark Power Pro 12 with 1200 and 1500 watts are scheduled for a lau...

Are you having trouble looking for the best ATV dust mask? Although this is an important

Are you having trouble looking for the best ATV dust mask? Although this is an important piece of equipment for those who like to partake in extreme outdoor activities, finding the right dust mask is not as easy as most people want it to be. You must be discerning when shopping for this kind of gear. Your health will be at risk after all. When it comes to shopping for good ATV dust masks, there are many factors you should take into consideration. It is not required that the dust mask you get has high marks on all the factors. However, they have to be at least present. If you need help on your quest for the best kind of ATV dust mask that you can use on your outdoor adventures, you might want to consult with the following buying guide and recommendations. The thing that I liked about this ATV riding dust mask is that it utilizes an activated carbon filter that does not just filter out large dust particles but also prevents microscopic organisms that might pose a threat to the wearer’s health. Aside from dust, I like that this mask can also be used to block out vehicle exhaust. This means you can use it for motorcycling or even during daily commutes in case you are someone who is ...

Killer chargers, travel adaptors and power banks listed on Amazon, Ebay, Aliexpress and Wish

We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here. New Which? research has uncovered dozens of dangerous USB chargers, travel adapters and power banks listed for sale on AliExpress, Amazon Marketplace, eBay and Wish that could cause fires, give electrical shocks and potentially harm or even kill consumers. In a new investigation, more than three quarters of the 35 products from ‘unknown brands’ – those our experts didn’t recognise – that we purchased from online marketplaces, failed our electrical safety tests. If you have one in your home, it could prove to be deadly. We found: Our video illustrates just how difficult it can be to tell an unbranded or unknown brand charger from the official authorised product. We tested 11 USB chargers that appeared to be very similar to a genuine Apple charger and claimed to work with Apple devices. They were all either unbranded or came from unknown brands, and we bought them all from AliExpress, Amazon Marketplace, eBay and Wish. Eight of eleven lookalike brands failed sta...

Globe Style Silent Check Valves Market Trends, Key Players, Overview, Competitive Breakdown and Regional Forecast by 2025

”Globe Style Silent Check Valves Market” 2019-2025 research report is an in-depth analysis of the latest trends, market size, status, upcoming technologies, industry drivers, challenges with key company profiles and strategies of players. The objective of the report is to present a complete assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and forecasts with a suitable set of assumptions and methodology. Request Exclusive Free Sample PDF Of This Report At https://www.upmarketresearch.com/home/requested_sample/57360 The worldwide market for Globe Style Silent Check Valves is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly xx% over the next five years, will reach xx million US$ in 2025, from xx million US$ in 2019, according to a new study. Furthermore, the global Globe Style Silent Check Valves report delivers a complete outlook of the market while explaining changing market dynamics, deployments, value chain and market dynamic forces, and restraining factors of the Globe Style Silent Check Valves Industry. The report offerings SWOT analysis for Globe Style Silent Check Valves Market segments. This report covers all the necessary information required to reco...

It’s usually one of the last things we keep an eye on due to the ‘out

It’s usually one of the last things we keep an eye on due to the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mind-set, but a leaky, broken, or damaged roof can be a costly and timely expense to UK homeowners. Roofing experts, Roof Stores, have found that the British public really aren’t very pro-active when it comes down to inspecting their roofs, with over half (57.4%) admitting they’d never inspected theirs. Not only this, but around the same number said they’d never checked either their attic for leaks (56.9%) or have never cleared out their gutters (50.5%). Roof systems can deteriorate from normal wear, severe weather conditions (e.g. wind and snow loads) building movement (e.g. settlement, material contraction/expansion) and even improper design, so it’s vital that you inspect your roof regularly in order to identify any issues that have developed or may soon occur. Regular inspections of your roof will lead to early detection of problems. We advise that you perform annual formal visual roof inspections when your roof is free of snow and materials, and informal inspections after any severe weather conditions occur. If you do not conduct regular inspections on your roof, ...

Canadian forward Veleno suspended one game for head butt against Russia

Canada’s humiliating loss to Russia just keeps getting worse. Veteran forward Joe Veleno will miss Monday’s critical World Junior Championship showdown with Germany after being suspended one game for what the International Ice Hockey Federation’s disciplinary panel deemed to be a head butt during a second period altercation with Russian defenceman Daniil Misyul in Saturday’s 6-0 defeat. Canada’s Joe Veleno takes a break during the team’s practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Dec. 29, 2019, in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS Veteran forward Joe Veleno will miss Monday’s critical World Junior Championship showdown with Germany after being suspended one game for what the International Ice Hockey Federation’s disciplinary panel deemed to be a headbutt during a second period altercation with Russian defenceman Daniil Misyul in Saturday’s 6-0 defeat. That decision came down a day after Canadian captain Barrett Hayton issued an apology for wearing his helmet during the Russian national anthem following the game. Veleno, who is Canada’s ice time leader so far and one of five returning skaters on the team, was not penalized on the pla...

THE HANDLE, which varies in length according to the height of its user, and in some

THE HANDLE, which varies in length according to the height of its user, and in some cases is made by that user to his or her specifications, is like most of the other parts of the tool in that it has a name and thus a character of its own. I call it the snath, as do most of us in the UK, though variations include the snathe, the snaithe, the snead, and the sned. Onto the snath are attached two hand grips, adjusted for the height of the user. On the bottom of the snath is a small hole, a rubberized protector, and a metal D-ring with two hex sockets. Into this little assemblage slides the tang of the blade. This thin crescent of steel is the fulcrum of the whole tool. From the genus blade fans out a number of ever-evolving species, each seeking out and colonizing new niches. My collection includes a number of grass blades of varying styles—a Luxor, a Profisense, an Austrian, and a new, elegant Concari Felice blade that I’ve not even tried yet—whose lengths vary between sixty and eighty-five centimeters. I also have a couple of ditch blades (which, despite the name, are not used for mowing ditches in particular, but are all-purpose cutting tools that can manage anything from fine g...

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