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Many consider press brake tooling a minor accessory in metal forming when in fact the opposite is true. Although press brakes have evolved into multiaxes, high-precision machines with self-stabilizing features, the tooling is all that ever actually touches the part during bending (see Figure 1). The line has blurred between RFA, New Standard, European, and American standard tooling. Many features needed for high-performance bending have migrated to all the various tooling types. Regardless of which tooling and clamping style you choose, be sure it meets at least a few minimum requirements. High precision. The tools should be manufactured to tolerances within the 0.0004-inch range. This is critical to achieve part accuracy without shimming or other tweaks during setup. Segmented sections. These allow you to build various lengths out of several precut pieces. Small pieces are safer and easier to handle too. Self-retaining installation. You should be able to load the tools with the ram up. The toolholding system should hold multiple pieces in place until the clamping pressure is applied (see Figure 2). Self-seating. As clamping pressure is applied, the punches are mechanically pul...

Kauai’s jail is getting upgrades, but it won’t solve the overcrowding

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Kauai Community Correctional Center (KCCC) is different from the other Hawaii jails: It doesn’t have a guard tower, and it sits alongside a busy road, Kuhio Highway, with no fence separating it from the Highway, just a ditch. Old FEMA trailers from Hurricane Iniki are the first housing units from the road. The trailers have been converted into cabins for work furlough inmates. While we were there during a Department of Public Safety sanctioned tour, some of the inmates mingled through an open area, walking past us, and waiving. Others were in the rec area, walking around a small court. Some did handstands, others were singing out loud as music played. And a few more of the men were seen working on the farm, digging the ground surrounding the okra and mountain apple trees that have never fruited. The women have their own farm on a different side of the facility with cabbage, lettuce and tomatoes. Both farms were wiped out during the historic floods last year. Anything on the ground had to be replanted with new soil brought in. The farms are also open and easily accessible to the parking lot and street, but the corrections officers say ...

Excitable Edgar sells out at John Lewis in Norwich | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News

Exciteable Edgar soft toys from the John Lewis Christmas advert have sold out in Norwich Credit: Archant The department store’s advert was released on Thursday, but the plush toy of Edgar, priced at £15, has already sold out at the Norwich branch in All Saints Green. A sign next to the merchandise stand, which also includes children’s wellies and pyjamas, says: “We have currently sold out of Excitable Edgar. READ MORE: ‘Best hot chocolate for miles’ – Why the Polar Express train is this year’s must-do Christmas experience A member of staff said they are expecting new stock on Monday morning, but couldn’t confirm due to high demand for the toy across all stores. Waitrose at the Eaton Centre had a fresh order on Sunday morning and a customer reported around 20 in stock at 10am. Beer Bottle Cooler Bag The advert tells the story of the adorable green dragon Excitable Edgar who can’t control his fire-breathing and is alienated by the residents in his snowy hometown. However, thanks to the help of a little girl he wins the hearts of them by lighting their Christmas pudding. Cosmetic Bag, Storage Bag – V-FOX,https://www.v-foxc...

Traditionally men do not wear makeup, but that’s why we have beards! Warm, stylish, and versatile,

Traditionally men do not wear makeup, but that’s why we have beards! Warm, stylish, and versatile, it’s no wonder beards are back in style. But like any other part of your body, you get what you put in. Caring for your facial hair is best done with a good razor that fits your needs. This razor shaves close and smooth and offers everything you’d expect from a double edge and then some. The grip is great and feels well-balanced. Less than $20 but handles and feels like a razor at a much higher price point. WEISHI edges out the competition by upping the quality for the price. No list of razors is complete without an entry by Gillette so here is the best they have. Five precision blades, lubrication, and a flex ball for pristine mobility during the shave. This is a great option for trimming around the nose and other hard-to-reach places. Simply put, everyone needs a stockpile of cheap disposable single blades. They will never be the number one option, but they get the job done and can be bought in quantity for practically nothing. BIC’s Sensitive single blades get the nod over the competition because they are just a tad bit kinder to the skin. A great wet shaver for a first ti...

The Genius Sleep Aid Thousands Of Amazon Reviewers Swear By

For those who struggle to fall asleep easily (I’m with you), there are a lot of products out there that claim to help. From a weighted blanket that reduces nighttime restlessness, to a white noise machine that drowns out distracting sounds, the sleep science industry is big and wide. But, there aren’t many products that have thousands of reviews testifying to how well they work. This genius sleep aid supplement is one of them. Made with a small dose of melatonin blended with amino acids and other herbs, these capsules claim to reduce anxiety, promote sleep, and even leave you feeling fresher and more alert when you wake up for the day. And, while any supplement will boast some lofty claims, reviewers say these check out. Over 3,000 Amazon reviewers have weighed in with many of them saying these supplements helped improve the quality of sleep, curb nighttime anxiety and stress, and even allowed them to wake up more refreshed. Bonus: Not only are they vegan, but these supplements are also made without any GMOs (genetically modified organisms). [Editors note: If you regularly have trouble sleeping, it could be a sign of a larger medical issue and you should talk to your...

Best February Birthstone Jewelry: Top 20 Perfect Amethyst Pieces

February is the perfect month to buy Amethyst jewelry. Not only is amethyst the February birthstone, it’s a stone of faithful, loving energy and elightenment. Since February is also Valentine’s month, what better time to buy yourself or the loves of your life a perfect amethyst gift? This stone is also known to amplify feelings of serenity and spiritual insight. If you’ve got a lady who was born in February, a piece of birthstone jewelry is always a welcome surprise. What’s even more surprising is that, while amethyst is considered a semi-precious gem, it’s incredibly affordable. Sure you can add diamonds and gold to the mix, but even then, amethyst jewelry is reasonably priced, compared to many other gems. Now we don’t want to leave February birthday men off the jewelry list, but the choices are a bit more limited. There is, however a nice selection of amethyst rings for men, and they might love that for a special occasion gift. Another cool fact to share about amethyst jewelry is that this year, Pantone (the world’s foremost authority on trending colors) has named Ultra Violet the 2018 color of the year. Since clothing, decor and jewelry colors factor into that choice, along w...

Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge, it’s possible to find a dependable blender

Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge, it’s possible to find a dependable blender that will get the job done. The best blenders for the money all share a few key qualities: sharp blades, durable materials, and a powerful motor. But all of those specifications can be hard to keep straight, which is why I did the research for you and put together a list of the top blenders on Amazon. Generally, you’ll want to find a blender that has enough capacity. If you’re looking to make smoothies for yourself to take on-the-go, you’ll want a single-serve blender that comes with a secure lid. If you are looking to prep items for the whole family or like to entertain, you’ll want to find a blender with a larger jar. My picks below range in capacity from 1.75 cups to a whopping 8 cups. As the price point gets higher, blenders will typically offer more power (measured in wattage), as well as more features, more speed levels, and tougher materials. Some of the cheaper options go as low as 175 watts, while the more high-end models can offer as much as 1,200 watts of power. The higher the power, the easier it will be to crush ice and frozen fruits. When...

There came a man, well versed in guile, to my father’s house with a necklace of

There came a man, well versed in guile, to my father’s house with a necklace of gold, and with amber beads was it strung between. This the maidens in the hall, and my honored mother were handling, and were gazing on it, and were offering him their price… Wandering around the medieval core of Riga, capital of Latvia, one comes upon stall after stall, set up Indian-style by the side of the road, selling Baltic amber. Fair-weather apparitions, they pop up with the sun and disappear on rainy days. Rosaries, key-rings, bracelets, wire plants with amber leaves, teething necklaces, one is seduced by the choice and the rich colours that promise a fiery piece of the sun on a cold, windy morning. Are they genuine or made of plastic? The regular brick-and-mortar shops offer reassurance. There, amber, considered to bring good luck and good health, is almost like resinous gold in terms of price. Some of the boutiques have giant, egg-sized beads of amber strung into necklaces that cost several lakhs at the very least. The older the amber and the more perfectly round the bead, the higher the price, I learn. But the asymmetrical chunks used as single pendants have a charm of their own. I was sh...