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 Website updated

www.graphskill.com New Graphskill.com website Our main website – www.graphskill.com has been migrated to a new internet host – uk2.net During the move, we decided to update the site and base it on a WordPress installation making it easier to maintain Please do take a look and let us know what you think

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…

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…

New line: Stainless Steel Universal Exhaust Pipe clamps

We were recently asked if we manufactured exhaust pipe clamps in Stainless Steel. We already supplied in the more standard Bright Zinc Plated variety. It sounded intriguing. There are obvious benefits of course, not least of which is the longevity compared to BZP So we went ahead and made some, and they look great We have a range of sizes from 32 mm – 101 mm pipe OD They are now starting to get some Read more…

Graphskill – Branching out?

Well, perhaps not but we are starting to offer a larger range of products via our on-line stores. Items that we use anyway, but perhaps described in a way that makes them more useful for the general public We are now selling: Exhaust pipe clamps. Basically a Bright Zinc Plated or stainless steel u-bolt, with a holder that can be used as a universal exhaust pipe clamp. They come in a range of sizes, from Read more…

Graphskill Ltd Documents Management System

Going to our new “Documents and Brochures” page you will see this new message: Please click to visit our on-line document management system where you will find: Material test certificates Welding Certificates Material Specification data Trade account applications forms Simply click this button, then choose Log In As Guest You can then click to go to our brand new Document Management system where you can log in as guest On-line document management systems is a Read more…

The fascinating world of Bolt Science

Should I use a washer under the bolt head? What kind of washer? Flat? Spring / lock? Taper? Should I use a lock nut? Should the lock nut be another full sized nut, or a half nut or a specialised self locking nut? Lots of questions arise when trying to decide how to assemble your nuts, bolts and washers, apart from what materials and sizes to use. The questions are quite straightforward, but perhaps the Read more…