Should Your Next Project Be in MDF?

June 6th, 2018|

Written by Jay Pearson Thickness, durability, and stainability—they all lead to sustainability. Medium density fiberboard (MDF) can give you almost all of those. A purist might vow to never use MDF, but there are a [...]

Slideology 201: How to Read a Data Sheet

May 30th, 2018|

Every pair of Accuride slides comes with a data sheet. What does it include? Slide dimensions? Check. Types of applications? Check. Directions on how to install? Check that box, too. A data sheet does all [...]

Belt Sander Racing (Yes, It DOES Exist!)

April 18th, 2018|

People race many things: lawn mowers, chickens, and even bathtubs. You can add belt sanders to that category. There are whole leagues dedicated to this unique sport. Like automotive races, these events host multiple classes. Those [...]

Sliding Into a Robotic Frontier

April 16th, 2018|

We’ve seen plenty of innovative uses for ball-bearing slides. But James Post and his class may have set a new bar. "James Post is an engineer for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, handling instrumentation in [...]

What is Drawer Rack and How Do I Fix It?

April 9th, 2018|

Have you ever had to jerk open a drawer that wouldn’t open smoothly? Odds are you have experienced drawer rack—easily one of most common problems people have with drawers, storage racks, pull-out shelves and trays, [...]

Flipper & Pocket Doors: What’s the Difference?

March 26th, 2018|

Once relegated to storing console televisions and video cassettes, flipper and pocket doors have made a resurgence in space-saving designs. If you haven’t considered or may be totally unfamiliar with, these types of entries, you [...]

Always Moving Forward (on Hyper-Rail!)

March 16th, 2018|

Few things move like a maglev—the “Concorde of rail.” In case you’re unfamiliar, a maglev (short for magnetic levitation) is a type of train suspended and propelled by magnetic force. Combined with an aerodynamic shape, [...]