Stainless Steel Chess

Stainless Steel Chess At Graphskill we are a cerebral lot, and love nothing better than a game of chess to keep the mind sharp. Our old plastic “travel” set was getting a bit tired, so Martin thought of a great idea. Use some of our stainless steel components as the pieces, and it looks fabulous.   “C” bolts and dome nuts as pawns, maclow clips as rooks, U-bolts as kings and queens, hexagon bolts and Read more…

Graphskill’s Commitment to Staff Welfare and the Environment

 Graphskill’s Commitment to Staff Welfare and the Environment Ever aware of the welfare of their staff, Graphskill have installed a bicycle shelter so that the workforce can cycle to work. In doing so, not only do they get great exercise, but also play their part in saving the environment by cutting down on CO2 emissions from their cars and motorbikes  

A brand new website

Graphskill Ltd are pleased to announce a brand new website – our fourth! Website number 1 – is our main “static / traditional” website : www.graphskill.com – all about us and our history Website number 2 – is our main ecommerce site : www.graphskill.com from where you can purchase most of our products from U-bolts to D-shackles, from washers to bolts, from fish tape to exhaust pipe clamps and pipe support systems. It is all here Read more…

Frustrated with choosing the correct U-bolt?

Frustrated with choosing the correct U-bolt? Trying to determine the correct size u-bolt for your application can be a daunting task. Part of this is to do with old pipework engineering speak. U-bolts are traditionally used to clamp pipes into place. Pipes are tubes and engineers who design pipe systems are wholly concentrated on the inside of the tube – because from there they can determine how much fluid or gas can flow through the Read more…

UK Manufacturing – Loud and Proud

Anyone involved with UK manufacturing knows that we should stand tall, be loud and proud, of our achievements, history and future. Manufacturing has had a hard time, but the amount of world leading innovation out there is staggering – and we should let the world know. It can be very difficult in the age of Google getting your websites, blogs & stores seen. Which is why Graphskill are proud to Sponsor a new website directory Read more…

Knobs – so to speak

Louise is a crafty lass, she makes glass handles/knobs for draws and small units and she uses our M4 threaded bar to help She said “I will melt glass on to a sleeve which is screwed on to the handle and shape it and once its been kiln fired unscrew the rod and put a handle screw on instead ” And what fabulous looking handles she makes :   You can check out her wares Read more…

Foam pipe pigs – Pipe Purge Dam

We have recently been making some foam pipe purge dams Pipe purge dams are basically a foam pipe cleaning pig with an addition. The addtion is a metal tube (either copper or stainless steel) So, what are they for? Well they are used when welding pipes. A standard foam pig is inserted into one end of the pipe and a purge dam in the other end. They are then manoeuvred so that they are sitting either side of the Read more…

The Pi Shop – filling for the Raspberry Pi

The Pi Shop – filling for the Raspberry Pi. What a fantastic idea. Small bare bones computer, ideally for school use. What is a Raspberry Pi (RPi)? It’s a computer. It can do almost anything any other computer can do: Office-type stuff: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations etc. Programming-type stuff: you can write your own programs on it. Control stuff: you can control things like robots – anything with flashing lights, sensors and motors – RPi Read more…

Graphskill U-bolts are being used in a research project at Coventry University

Details: Author: Shaun Hutchinson Project: Tactile, Show and Hide Interface Design & Visual Distraction Institution: Industrial Design Department, School of Art & Design, Coventry University The research objective is to design and evaluate a Tactile Show And Hide Interface (TSAHI) to gain an in-depth original understanding about the impact it has on driver visual attention. Hence the research question is: “Does a TSAHI effect a driver‟s visual attention – and if so, how?”. The results Read more…

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