L’évolution des réfrigérateurs

L’ancêtre du réfrigérateur moderne est sans nul doute le modèle Monitor Top de General Electric commercialisé en 1927. Pesant plus de 275 livres d’acier, cette bête en acier propulsa l’industrie de la refrigeration domestique vers ses premiers sommets. Ce modèle fut rapidement accompagné d’une extension faite de stainless steel qui permettait la congélation d’aliment. L’acier stainless permettait entre-autre d’éviter la rouille et l’usure du fuselage.

Durant les années 1950, l’industrie du réfrigérateur visa davantage la classe moyenne. Le modèle Northstar fut emblématique de son époque. Pesant plus de 350 livres, ce réfrigérateur était composé d’acier stainless. Il fut également le réfrigérateur qui amorça la tendance decorative des réfrigérateur. Les femmes au foyer pouvaient maintenant choisir la couleur de leur mobilier de cuisine. La tendance vers le recouvrement d’acier inoxidable débuta à cette époque.

Après quelques décennies, arriva les nouveaux modèles des années 1980s. Nouvelle époque, nouveau design. Capitalisant moins sur l’image de fiabilité et de fierté nationale que représentait l’acier, les nouveaux modèles des années 1980 misaient d’avantage sur l’efficacité énergétique et utilitaire. On peut voir ici un des modèles fer de lance de l’époque : un réfrigérateur de marque Fisher and Paykel.

Aujourd’hui les réfrigérateur ne sont plus uniquement des outils de cuisines, mais églament des éléments de decoration. Les modèles aux portes françaises, avec machines à glace ou même fonctionnant à l’aide d’internet ne saissent de repousser les limites de l’imagination.  De leurs humbles et frustes débuts, les réfrigérateurs ont su travers les époques poussés  par l’esprit innovateurs de leurs concepteurs.

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Source : http://www.realestate.com.au     https://books.google.com

Nicolas D.//SMC Editor

Russian Biker Enforces Extreme Environmentalism

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Today reports that a Russian vigilante on a motorbike is grabbing trash thrown by drivers and tossing it back into their cars. Litterer’s beware as this Russian biker is on the case. This video is quickly going viral on YouTube, so don’t miss out, the clip can be viewed here.

$11.5 billion is spent every year to clean up litter, and an estimated 9 billion tones of litter is dropped per year, so this mystery vigilante is saving the taxpayer too.

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Shanghai metal likes to think they contribute due to their commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes, and their production of the stainless steel used in motorbike parts. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Sources: StatisticBrain, Today

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Bobby Pin DIY – If You Haven’t Already Lost Them

These items are the most lost item next to pens and lighters. So if you are lucky enough to still have a few of these, why not check some cool DIY you can get up to?

Necklace

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Bookmark

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Pick a Lock (check out are locks as easy to pick as in the movies? for more)

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Earrings

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Finger Protector

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Speaking of, Shanghai Metal manufactures bobby pins using carbon steel strip tape. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Sources: Buzzfeed

Siobhan R.// SMC Editor

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Are Smart Watches The New Smart Phone?

Remember back to when you played as a child: talking into your wristwatch communicator Knight Rider style. Now these fantasies have been realized in the new wearable computing innovation.smartwatch1

A torrent of new smart watches from small startup companies, including Pebble and MegaWatch, hit the market in 2013, and big companies have arrived as well: Sony, Samsung, LG, and Qualcomm all offer smart watches. Rumor has it that Apple will be joining the crowd later this year. And Google recently launched a new operating system, called Android Wear, that’s designed specifically for wearable-technology devices. LG, Samsung, and Motorola, among others, are making smart watches that run on this new OS. 

But, are mainstream consumers ready for smart watches? According to a Parks Associates survey released in June of this year, just 4 percent of U.S. broadband households say they are very likely to purchase a smart watch in the next 12 months.

Most of the watches on the market today are what you might call “fashionably challenged” – they simply aren’t attractive enough to entice the masses. Moreover, Buzzfeed reports that lefties have been left out of the design, with humorous revisions to the current models proposed.

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Motorola has bucked this trend, and has gone high class with a stainless steel casing and Horween leather bands, bringing a level of style other leather and cheaper metal options the other manufacturers had yet to try.

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If you would like see stainless steel design from its inception, Shanghai Metal Corporation manufactures the stainless steel used for designer items like watches. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website,, WordPress, LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21 and Tradekey.

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木制用品和不锈钢用品

不锈钢自诞生以来,凭借其焊接性优良,耐腐蚀,耐热,而价格相对低廉,迅速占领大量家用生活品的市场。诸如厨房用具中的锅碗瓢盆;清洁用具中的消毒柜,水槽;公共设施中的放置自行车的固定物,雕塑。甚至在一些装饰用品上,不锈钢制的用品也越来越普遍。SMC公司开发的不锈钢制的多功能商务卡就是一款集个性,新颖,实用于一体的新型产品。可以说,不锈钢制品正在向不同类型的商品中扩张。

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不锈钢的扩张毫无疑问占据了一些本该是木制用品所占据的市场。比如筷子,勺子这样的家庭用品。

两种材料的筷子与勺子各有各的优势。不锈钢制品不容易发霉,易于清洁,但用起来太滑,手感不是很好。木制筷子用起来手感较好,容易操作,而且具有一定的抗菌作用,但是用久了容易发黑,雨天容易发霉。外型上,木制筷子会显得稍微上档次一些,而且会附加一定的文化或者其他属性。

像上述的这种比较一样,木制用品和不锈钢用品在很多领域,市场中都有一些碰撞。除了消费者偏好的影响,不同地区的文化与习惯也往往是一种潜在的决定因素。比如说,诸如中国,日本,韩国等等的东南亚国家的文化中,筷子或者勺子都习惯于用木制产品,而且作为文化的一部分不停的继承。西方的刀叉则一直沿用金属器具,也不会习惯木制用品。在考虑开发一片市场时,做的决策必须要和当地的文化,意识形态联系起来,否则可能事倍功半。

不锈钢的过度普遍有时难免会给人带来一种廉价,不是很高档次的印象。在一些特定产品的开发中,如何扭转这张印象可能比较重要。除了这种商品本身的功能性,附加一些诸如文化,时尚,历史背景等等要素可能会产生效果。

Aikawa Z.//SMC Editor

Работа Уралвагонзавода и Caterpillar по созданию совместного предприятия не будет продолжена из-за санкций США

 

 

 

 

Работа Уралвагонзавода и Caterpillar по созданию совместного предприятия не будет продолжена из-за санкций США в отношении УВЗ, сообщает ИТАР-ТАСС.

“Проект пострадает, если санкции будут продолжены. Мы на холде (от англ. hold — «держать») стоим, потому что мы должны были его реализовать на прошлой неделе, но из-за того что ввели санкции, все в стопоре.” – Олег Сиенко, генеральный директор УВЗ.

Речь идет об очередном пакете документов по созданию совместного предприятия с Caterpillar, который планировали подписать еще на прошлой неделе. По словам Сиенко, в августе должны были «привезти два локомотива под сертификацию, их надо было сейчас начинать грузить — эта ситуация остановлена».

Сейчас УВЗ ждет от американских партнеров информацию, как они видят дальнейшую реализацию проекта и, скорее всего, получат ее в начале августа.

Напомним, США ввели дополнительные санкции против России из-за ситуации на Украине. В отношении УВЗ вместе с другими предприятиями российской оборонки ввели блокирующие санкции, которые предусматривают полное прекращение с ними каких-либо контактов со стороны США и замораживание их активов в американских банках.

Локомотивостроительное подразделение Caterpillar — Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) и Уралвагонзавод в 2013 году подписали протокол о намерениях, касающийся разработки и производства магистральных локомотивов в РФ. Предполагалось, что СП создадут на базе Челябинского тракторного завода, входящего в УВЗ. Не менее половины всей продукции будет производиться в России: например, рамы, кабины и элементы управления для нового локомотива.

Egor T.//SMC Editor

Traditional Business Norm Still Powerful In Digital Age

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In the era of social media and interconnectivity of people through smartphones, it is easy to think you are always connected or can easily reach others through the internet. However, a website address or a person’s LinkedIn account is easily lost in translation if a person does not have something tangible to remind them to reconnect after the meeting. Regardless of the all technology in everyday life, there is still a need for adding a personal touch, such as a business card, to your networking strategy.

In today’s day and age many professionals are bombarded with emails and many are left unread.  Business cards can be a creative and tangible reminder of the connection created.  So why not make your brand stand out with a premium stainless steel business card? When meeting in person, networking with business cards is an affordable approach to reconnecting in the future after your initial meeting.


A business card attracts attention and showcase personality.


The creative stainless steel design portrays more than just your contact details but also adds a persona to the company brand. With highly saturated markets that are hard to penetrate you must ensure that you stand out from your competitors. Don’t follow the crowd strive to be modern, sharp and elite.

The powerful team at Shanghai Metal Corporation has the technology and resources to help make this idea reality.  Act now and contact us for further information and start seeing the results.

Citation: Notes on Design . (2014). Sessions. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from Why Business Cards Still Matter in the Digital Age: http://www.sessions.edu/notes-on-design/why-business-cards-still-matter-in-the-digital-age

Ashley G. // Editor SMC

Seamless Versus Welded Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel pipes and tubes are strong and sturdy, making them suitable for pressure applications. Many water, chemical, pulp, oil, gas, petrochemical, energy, and paper industries depend on Stainless Steel pipes and tubes. Initially, all Stainless Steel tubular products were seamless. Now, there are many choices in the market.

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a Seamless Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipe by Shanghai Metal Corporation

For instance, welded pipes and tubes are popular in the market because of its many advantages. Using welded tubes and pipes is more cost effective than the seamless alternative. In addition, welded pipes and tubes have a narrower tolerance for wall thickness and better concentricity. Welded pipes and tubes can be created with a larger diameter and longer length. Unlike seamless pipes and tubes, the surface of welded pipes and tubes can be checked prior to being made. In general, welded pipes and tubes are more available both from distributors and mill production companies. Consequently, welded pipes and tubes are able to be delivered faster and cheaper.

welded pipes by Shanghai Metal Corporation
welded pipes by Shanghai Metal Corporation

In contrast, seamless pipes and tubes are still widely used. You can get a wider variety if you purchase seamless pipes and tubes. Seamless tubes are produced in highly specialized grades. There may be some heavy wall sizes that are too thick to form to the required diameter. Thus, the material cannot be made through welding. You will need to rely on seamless pipes and tubes, which are commonly available with very thick walls. Compared to welded pipes and tubes, the seamless alternative may have the advantage of having a heat-affected zone. Some argue that seamless pipes and tubes resist corrosion better than welded pipes and tubes. Furthermore, seamless pipes and tubes have a more homogeneous grain structure compared to the welded alternative.

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An example of a thick, seamless tube

Whether you prefer welded or seamless, the two products generally complement each other. In fact, most places utilize both. Even if the pipe or tube is welded or seamless, they are likely to be connected with circumferential welds to each other, fittings and flanges. Take into considerations the advantages of utilizing welded tubes and pipes and the advantages of utilizing seamless tubes and pipes before selecting the best material for a specific application.

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Style with Stainless Steel

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Stainless Steel has been a very popular finish in private and commercial kitchens. Many homes utilize Stainless Steel in appliances including the refrigerators, microwaves, ovens, etc. Now, Stainless Steel is finding its way onto more surfaces than just in appliances.

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More often, home buyers will come across Stainless Steel sheets onto the walls in kitchens and other rooms. In fact, Stainless Steel has been very popular for its attractive surface. Many choose to use Stainless Steel for its easy to clean exterior and its hygienic surface. Food preparation is a lot easier with Stainless Steel as it is less likely to harbor bacteria when cleaned than other surfaces.   Since its surface is highly attractive to many consumers, more and more individuals are styling their homes and business with Stainless Steel!

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If you are going to use Stainless Steel to your surfaces, let Shanghai Metal Corporation teach you how!

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You must close the breakers that are providing you electricity. After you turn off you’re your breakers, place an non contact electrical tester against the toggle switches. Also, place a noncontact electrical tester against any electrical outlets on the wall after that you wish to cover with Stainless Steel. The tester will light up and sound an alarm if electricity is still present. If the tester shows the sign of the presence of electricity, make sure to turn off the switches and outlets.

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An example of a non contact electrical tester

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Clear away the screws that are holding any target wall plates to toggle the switches and electrical outlets. Afterwards, take away the wall plates from the wall. You should leave the toggle switches and electrical outlets connected to the wall.

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SMC suggests to spray a grease-cutting cleaner onto your target wall. Clean the surface of the wall with a sponge, scrub brush, or towels. Remove excess cleaner from the wall with paper towels.

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Utilize an 80-grit sandpaper to remove any bumps and imperfections on the wall. Keep sanding the wall until the surface of the wall is flat. This is important because the Stainless Steel sheets must adhere to the surface and sanded surface will help increase glue adhesion.

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80-grit sandpaper

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With a caulk gun, pull back the push rod above the handle. The push rod should lock in place. Make sure to add at least a 10-ounce tube of silicone adhesive caulk into the gun. When you are done, pull the trigger to secure the tube.

 

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caulk gun

 

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Use utility shears to remove the tip from the tube of caulk. If you want a larger opening on the end of the caulk tube, then cut the tip further back. Place a Phillips screwdriver into the tip and push the end of the screwdriver through the caulk tube to allow the caulk to flow from the tube.

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Add a liberal amount of silicone adhesive around the perimeter of the wall. Apply more silicone in a zigzag pattern within the perimeter. Make sure you have enough tubes of silicone adhesive caulk for your wall. For reference, a 10-ounce tube of silicone adhesive caulk is necessary for every 20 linear feet of Stainless Steel.

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A caulk guide created by Lowes

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Make sure to hold the Stainless Steel sheet at an angle. The bottom of the Stainless Steel sheet must rest against the bottom of the wall. Any cutouts in the Stainless Steel sheet should line up with any items that are permanently installed in the wall, which includes toggle switches and electrical outlets.

Stainless Steel Sheets by Shanghai Metal Corporation
Stainless Steel Sheets by Shanghai Metal Corporation

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Slant the Stainless Steel sheet toward the wall until the whole Stainless Steel sheet is against the wall. You may slide the sheet into position once it is against the wall if it is off a bit since there is a leeway time before the adhesive sets.

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Stainless Steel used on walls

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Tape the Stainless Steel sheet into place with several pieces of duct tape until the adhesive has set.

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Replace the electrical outlet and toggle switch covers. You can now turn on the circuit breakers.

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Circuit Breaker

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Make sure to not touch the wall for at least 24 hours. You should leave the tape on the Stainless Steel sheets for at least a whole day. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity may increase drying times so try to adjust accordingly.

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Shanghai Metal corporation is a proud supplier of high quality Stainless Steel sheets that can be used for walls in your homes and businesses. These are also perfect for elevators and styling your kitchen.

 

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Stainless Steel, the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Stainless Steel comes in a variety of alloys and other product forms. Stainless Steel products will survive even when they are placed in the harshest conditions. For example, Stainless Steel does not need any added products to protect it from corrosion. It also has fire resistance properties that are helpful for the construction of buildings, roads, and tunnels.

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Recently, more and more tunnels utilize Stainless Steel. Making use of Stainless Steel is an innovative strategy that helps improve the safety of the tunnels that do employ Stainless Steel for its structure. Many tunnels are built to pass through rocks or mountains. Other tunnels are built under rivers, lakes, oceans, and other bodies of water.

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Tunnels usually go through a wide variety of conditions daily including surviving through a great range of temperature and high levels of corrosive chemicals. Corrosive chemicals can come from emissions and de-icing salts. Emissions can include many different types of particles including mineral dust deposits, water soluble chlorides, abraded rubber tire fragments, black soot, etc.

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Soot coming out of a vehicle

Since tunnels go through so much, tunnel engineers have chose to rely upon Stainless Steel. To minimize maintenance and heighten durability, operators of numerous tunnels have intelligently chosen Stainless Steel grades that work best for the tunnel’s environment. For instance, some tunnels are built with Stainless Steel that has a slightest molybdenum content of 6% in order to prevent the failure of fixings.

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Other ways that tunnel engineers depend on Stainless Steel are using them for fire doors, barriers, and reinforcements. Also, they rely on Stainless Steel for failure-proof fixings, which are necessary for attaching lighting, fire-fighting equipment, ventilations, etc. Some tunnels use covers of ventilation made from Stainless Steel. These covers are usually subjected to high levels of corrosive atmospheric gases. Furthermore, since Stainless Steel is a strong fire resistant metal, many tunnels have used the material to support fixed fire fighting systems.

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Stainless Steel Ventilation

For instance, the Kehu Tunnel in Helsinki, Finland employs a fixed fire fighting system which comprises of five rows of 16 mm diameter Stainless Steel piping and spray nozzles. In case a fire erupts in the tunnel, the high-pressure system produces a fine water mist that will quench tunnel fires.

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Kehu Tunnel’s Fire Fighting System

As one may realize, Stainless Steel is a very powerful and useful material. Stainless Steel is versatile because of its strength, its corrosion resistance properties, and fi re resistance characteristics. Stainless Steel has been able to increase the safety, to reduce damage, and to prevent many disruptions or closings of tunnels.

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