How manufacturers can use social media effectively

Social media marketing is purely for business to consumer (B2C) sectors, isn’t it? Surely it can’t be put to use in manufacturing? Well, think again; social media is a fantastic tool for manufacturers when used correctly. Similarly, there is a … Read more

How Apple use CNC machining to develop their products

They may be struggling to hold onto their crown as the world’s most valuable company, but Apple can still legitimately claim to be one of the most admired when it comes to design. What is often overlooked, however, is just … Read more

This is what makes stainless steel our favourite metal

Stainless steel is everywhere and is a type of metal familiar to nearly everyone. Whether it be your wristwatch, cutlery or avant-garde coffee table, stainless steel has probably already played an important role in your life today. We’re big fans … Read more

Automation – Is it good or bad?

The question has been around for years – is the always increasing amount of automation throughout the entire manufacturing industry a good or a bad thing? This is a debate that has been rumbling on since the industrial revolution, and … Read more

Hoverboards, and other unusual modes of transport.

The human race is always coming up with weird and wonderful new ways of getting about. Just look at cars – every year, one car manufacturer or another will come out with a concept car that wouldn’t look out of … Read more

Uses of Brass

We use brass in quite a few of our products here at Kingpin Manufacturing. Primarily, we use it as a material in both our locknut and washer manufacturing process. We admire many qualities about it, but we aren’t the only … Read more

Oil rigs – How do they work?

Kingpin supply a lot of earth tags to a lot of companies. From tiny ones for small electrical set ups, to huge ones for heavy industry. But perhaps none are bigger than the ones we can supply to offshore oil … Read more

A guide to CNC Machining

The art of 3D printing has become something of a cultural phenomenon in recent years. The technology is fairly new to the consumer market, having being put to use almost solely in the manufacturing world until just a few years … Read more

The many meanings of cable

Kingpin are quite well accustomed to cables. As we build components for cable glands every day, we know the ins and outs of the industry quite well. But for the uninformed, you may now be thinking “When you say cable, … Read more

The World’s Longest Cables

It is fair to say that we here at Kingpin Manufacturing know quite a lot about cables. While we don’t produce them, all of our items work in tandem with cable glands, which help secure cables, electrical or otherwise, in … Read more