Hyperloop One to debut in UAE

Hyperloop One, the firm who have carried and developed the brain-child of tech-innovator Elon Musk, has signed a deal with the Dubai’s head of transport. On the 8th November, the company announced that it’s highly likely the very first version of the futuristic transport system will connect Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
In a promotional video, the company claimed that the journey between the two cities which traditionally takes about 1 and a half hours, will take just 12 minutes inside the Hyperloop. The high-speed transportation system would use electric propulsion to accelerate a passenger or cargo pod through a low-pressure tube at speeds of up to 700mph. The vehicle would levitate above the track, which is likely to be built on stilts above the ground.
Hyperloop One, which hosted its Dubai announcement at the top of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – has signed a feasibility deal with the emirate’s roads and transportation agency. The firm has said they will explore the feasibility of testing the technology at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port, where they hope a successful testing period will lead to further confidence from the city and countries officials.

It is important to note that due to the extreme innovation behind the Hyperloop, it’s still very much in the preliminary stages and therefore, the details revealed were very limited and it’s likely to be a considerable amount of time till we see this system get anywhere near public use.

Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum

Today Shanghai Metal Corporation brings you to the Big Apple where Italian architect Renzo Piano has recently announced the completion of the project that will host the new Whitney Museum of American Art. The building is “an asymmetric steel and concrete assembly in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District” (dezeen.com). As reported by the Telegraph: in the latest years, the area has undergone considerable transformation: it “has been cleaned up, if not wholly sanitized.” (telegraph.co.uk). The new building designed by Piano ,in collaboration with New York practice Copper Robertson, fits perfectly this renewal plan. Indeed, the district, “formerly a deserted industrial area, is now the place of fashion and art, of technological start-ups and of the trendiest meeting places.” (living.corriere.it)

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Talking about the structure of the museum located along the Hudson River, the Whitney features indoor and outdoor galleries – 50,000+ square feet of indoor galleries + 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space on a series of rooftops (from nycedc.com). Moreover, “most impressive is the fifth floor’s showstopping 18,000-square-foot space, the largest column-free museum gallery in New York City”(from architecturaldigest.com). Finally, from the glass-doors and the numerous terraces, visitors can enjoy an amazing view of New York and the river.

As Piano said “a successful building always tells a story. You have to be able to produce rich narrative. An architect needs a good story to start with…and a good pen to write it” (form living.corriere.it) And at Shanghai Metal Corporation we really like this story!

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Do not  forget that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection metals such as steel which can be use for various applications. Check out our stainless steel products. We guarantee high quality and competitive prices.Feel free to contact us for further information. We have English-speaking staff who will be more than glad to help you.

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The Dumpster Project – Leaving in a Container

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Have you ever heard of ‘the Dumpster Project’? It is a project created by environmental studies professor and dean at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, Dr. Jeff Wilson. On February 4, 2015, Professor Wilson has moved to a dumpster container where he plans to stay for about one year. In his words, the Dumpster Project is ‘an experiment to test the absolute limit if you can be happy and healthy in a very small space’. Not only. According to the project website the purpose of this experiment is to experience an eco-friendly lifestyle that could bring benefits to a planet where the population is steadily increasing and living space decreases more and more year after year. In this regard, while the average dimensions of an American home are about 2,480 square feet, minster Wilson’s brand new house is 33 square feet big.

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It is true that Professor Wilson will be living in a container for a year, but what is also true is that this container is modern and fully furnished. Indeed, it features solar panels to generate electricity, high efficiency toilets, a weather station, air conditioning, a sloping roof, locks and a mailbox. Of course, Wilson is not suggesting everyone to live this way, but it is proving that it is possible to live in smaller spaces. Moreover, through the Dumpster Project, his main goal is to encourage debates on sustainable way of living.

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You don’t need to be so radical. Living in a container house can be much more comfortable and unique than you ever thought. At SMC we also deal with container houses. Visit our website and do not hesitate to make contact us.

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Recreate your recreational areas!

Refresh your mind after a long day and relax in a beautiful, luxurious patio  made from our wood plastic composite deck (WPC deck). At SMC, we  offer a great deal of building systems to suit your needs. Our version of WPC deck is particularly beneficial because it has featured characteristics of both wood and plastic, making it highly durable.

Enjoy a not only lovely looking patio but also, but also reap the benefits of low maintenance work, and less energy towards cleaning. Our wood plastic allows you to just wipe the floor, as opposed to pure wood which needs varnishing.  We save you the trouble!

We offer durable, less hassle flooring solution for your patios, children’s playground,  pool side and other outdoor areas; as well as indoor facilities such as restaurants, halls, etc. WPC decks are great, you don’t have to worry about wood rotting like the natural one would, thus making it more sustainable.

Our WPC deck’s combined features of plastic and wood enables it to have the enhanced look of wood, and gives you liberty to have less worries about varnishing ,or worrying about the wood changing colour or getting damaged  for instance when it rains or children spill liquids on it . Worry not about those spills ruining the floor!

For your more intimate ,indoor events, our WPC deck building system comes handy as a dance floor, for gyms, halls, theatres and other recreational areas that need operational open space.

Compliment your outdoor areas with our WPC deck paired with artificial grass  and flaunt your attractive, soothing and calming environment created from our best suited products. Save water with our artificial grass, and enjoy the eco-friendly features of the WPC deck.  Cut down maintenance costs and save your energy with SMC! Save the planet and have less trees cut down for your lovely floor, at SMC we care about the earth.

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Crazy Ideas for Christmas Trees

December has officially started and we are a step closer to one of the calmest and most magic holidays of the year. Everywhere you go you can hear Christmas carols, you have the feeling that people are nicer than usually, they help each other more. Even despite all that stress related to shopping for Christmas gifts for your family and friends you have joy and happiness in your heart.

Christmas tree is a must during this holiday time. People have been trying to be more creative every year, change the colour of decorations, decorate it with handmade Christmas decorations, use unusual tree lights. But! Is there any reason why to chop down a tree just for few Christmas days when there is plenty of materials around us?  Christmas trees can be made out of unique recycled or recyclable material that can look more awesome than a regular one. Although most of them is hard to insert into your house, but worth it to see and you can get some inspiration for your city.

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Every Christmas tree has a steel tree stand and Shanghai Metal Corporation as a leading manufacturer of metals in China can provide for you high-quality steel, carbon steel strip or galvanized steel used in many applications. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will help you to find the most suitable product for you. Download a new application by scanning QR code below and follow us on Social Media platforms to learn more about us.

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Construction Made Easy

A lot of people often get disgruntled at the thought of beginning a new project of building a structure such as a house or warehouse for instance, because it usually takes a long time to get such structures up. Well, at SMC we offer state of the art building systems which allows a lot of businesses operating in the construction industry to breathe easy,as they can enjoy shortened construction duration, as well as great, durable and versatile buildings. Steel building system is particularly useful in mega structures such as bridges and high-rise buildings as it is very strong, firm and sturdy, therefore making it resistant; and also enables flexible designs.

Learn more about our building systems here.

With the fast paced growth of the real estate industry, we see more and more of unique and spectacular structures coming up, as people try to be more innovative and creative in  creating their dream homes. Steel homes are unique, cost efficient, easy -to-set-up structures.

Not only are steel structures eye catching, they are also easy to set up because unlike brick-built structures, big chunks of steel are used to set up on side of a structure for instance, hence is easier and faster to get the material on-site; as opposed to bricks which are brought on-site one by one, thus it can greatly reduce the time taken to set up a built structure.

These structures are every architect’s dream, as they are a gateway to their limitless creativity; and these unique structures usually encompass very intricate architectural designs. At SMC we offer steel grating, which can be used for steel building, steel floors and other building structures of your desire. Our steel grating used on floors can enhance resistance and enable the flooring to withstand heavy loads, unlike floor tiles which are susceptible to cracks when heavy loads are placed on them. For this reason steel flooring is perfect for warehouses! Again, steel is an affordable, cost efficient flooring solution, and gives your structure a one-of-a-kind feel. Steel is also more durable, easy to clean, and thus sustainable. Incorporate steel in your home, and warehouse. With SMC, great savings can be made with using steel building systems!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Machine of Happiness

ball-globe-beaversIn this modern, chaotic, busy world everyone is looking for a happiness. We all prefer different things but  what, I am sure, will work for everyone is a candy. When I was a child, I always wonder how would be lovely to live with a Willy Wonka in a chocolate fabric and enjoy every moment by eating chocolate and chewing a gum.  But have you ever think how  this really works, what is  a machine which brings you happiness – the machine of happiness…

Let’s start with Candy Packaging Machine

candy packaging machineCandy packaging machine or also known as Vertical Packing Machine, basically applied for the packing of granular, strip-shaped, slice-shaped fixed materials, such as various puffed food, shrimp, peanuts., popcorn, rice, chocolate and sunflower seeds.

  Hard Candy die-forming machine

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Which is designed based on the foreign advanced technology and the international processing method. New generation equipment which is special for die-forming hard candy Various types of hard candies, fruit candies and candies with jam or powder centers.

 Lollipop Packaging Machine

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Ball-shaped lollipop packing machine is the necessary equipment for packing ball-shaped lollipop in large, middle-sized and small food factories. It’s not only reduces lot of labors for packing, but also improving the candy sanitation standard and packing quality, greatly improving the production efficiency of the company.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers  customers a wide list of food machine. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will help you to choose the most suitable product for you. Download an application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Creative Ways of Using Copper

Copper – a nice colored metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity is used in many industries, by architects, artists. designers, sculptors but also by common people in every day life, you can even make a new world record with copper or hover over copper.

Copper in your house

Kitchen is one of the rooms in our house or apartment where you spend some time preparing favourite meals. Copper cookware and design copper bowls can not only serve you well while cooking but when you don’t use it, you can decorate your home with it. Copper plates can be a nice wall arrangement, copper pots are great planters, large copper kettles can hold your fresh flowers or you can make some copper pot lamp!

In living room decorated with copper you can enjoy your icy vodka cocktail in copper mug. Why copper mug?

1. copper mugs have been used for drinking since ever

2. copper mugs can offer you chilled drinks as this metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature of any drink

3. it just looks cool

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Copper in architecture

Copper doesn’t have to make just cents. Architects use it quite often for creating spectacular copper architecture. Many of the architects use copper because it can age naturally and after some time it will rust to green and merge with a natural landscape. Copper is bright, reflective and has many practical benefits. Sometimes it can add a “retro-futuristic” copper style to your house.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation provides various types of copper for whatever your application is. We offer copper clad, copper sheets and plates, copper fittings and others. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking stuff will guide you further. Download our new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Sources : copper.org, inhabitat.com, dezeen.com, archdaily.com, wikipedia.org, trendhunter.com, pinterest, googleimages

The Wonder of Aluminium Foil

What is so wonderful about aluminium foil ? You might think that its utility is quite limited and that it is most commonly used to wrap-up or store your food, or sometimes to remove manicure gel. Well, if that is the case, let us show you how aluminium foil can make your daily activity so much easier. Over 40 new uses has been discovered ! In the next section, we have chosen for you the most helpful ones and categorized them into 3 types of house activities. Let’s check them out.

1. Cooking

The ideal pie crust


Do you often avoid to eat the edges of your pie because it is too burnt ? Here’s the solution for you : keep them from over-cooking by covering that side with aluminium foil.

Create any form of cake pans


Making it can be a bit tricky but you can create any form and it’s cheap. Check out this blog and you’ll see that a complicated form, such as a camel-shaped is possible !

Recover the crispy part of your leftover foods

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You’re always disappointed when you eat your leftover pizza because it is no longer crispy. Rejoice ! This video will show you a trick with an aluminium foil that will heal that delicious crispiness of your pizza.

2. Cleaning

Bring back the shiny part of your items

 
You can easily polish your silver items easily by using aluminium foil, hot water, baking soda and salt. Check this blog to see how.
You can also wipe off the rust from metal just by using aluminium foil and water.

Take off the stubbornly sticky food

 
Just ball-up some aluminium foil to scrub off the stain and your cooking pots are as good as new.

3. Technology

Boost the heat

 
Improve your heat radiator, free of charge, by making your own heat reflectors using aluminium foil (with the shiny side of the foil facing out). The heat waves will be reflected by the foil into the room instead of being absorbed by the wall behind the radiator.
You can also gain time in ironing by putting a long aluminium foil on your ironing board. By doing this, you’ll be able to iron both the front and the back of the clothe at the same time.

Small-size battery for every device


Now you don’t need to worry about the size of your battery compartment anymore ! Just fold a small size of aluminium foil to fill the void.

As you can see, aluminium foil has more utilities than you thought ! And the list isn’t finished yet : you can sharpen your scissors with it, lifeomove easily your furniture and many more. Check out this article to see other uses of it. Shanghai Metal Corporation is a leader in manufacturing aluminium foils, household aluminum foils, aluminum foil containers, etc. Visit our website to discover various types of aluminium product or send us your inquiry if you need further information. Follow us on social media to have a better look on our products.

    

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Ayu P.//SMC editor

 

A Cheap Way to Create Drinking-Water from Contaminated Water

Providing a safe drinking-water is still one of the major concerns in most of developing countries. Water purification methods exist, but they are expensive and therefore, not easily accessible for many people. In ancient time, people in India believe that drinking water stored in a copper vessel gives benefits for your health. According to the Hindu traditional medicine, Ayuverda, copper is believed to possess anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, making it perfectly fit for the drinking purpose. But is there any scientific evidence that support this believe? Let us find out.

A recent study (2012) has evaluated the effect of copper vessel on a contaminated drinking water by storing it in a copper vessel for 16 hours. The result  was satisfying and showed that copper vessel can be use as a cheaper solution for especially developing countries to have a more easy access to drinking-water. One of the best part about this material is that it never becomes stale and can store water for long periods of time.

The benefit of copper doesn’t stop here ! Copper is an essential nutrient for our body and have diverse roles in biological electron and oxygen transportation. It can be found in several food such as beef, oyster, lobster, cocoa, black pepper, nuts, sunflower seeds, avocados, etc. Taking water stored in a copper vessel can help you to supply your daily requirement of copper.

If you’re interested in getting this copper vessel, Shanghai Metal Corporation produces slitting, edging, and oscillate winding to fit your specific copper requirements. To find out more, please check out our website or send us your inquiry. We have English speaking staff that will guide you to find your wanted product with the best quality and price. Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media to get news about our product and company.

    

Ayu P.//SMC editor