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Expansion Joints

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Monday, June 20, 2016/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(Quoted from Marshall Atkinson at atkinsontshirt.com. Full article here.)
In construction, shrewd builders deploy a technique called expansion joints to allow for unpredictable change.  They are commonly found in sidewalks, buildings, roads, railroad tracks, ships, bridges, and other structures.
The reason expansion joints are needed is that sometimes there are vibrations, heat differences, or even movement in things.  Before expansion joint gaps were introduced into these structures, solid unmovable objects would often crack under stress or pressure.
Really strong things became fragile.
People and companies need their own set of expansion joints too.  In a production setting, allowing for the vibration of unpredictability can help keep things on schedule. You plan for the chaos.
Who doesn’t want to reduce their stress?

Click here to read the full article from Marshall Atkinson!


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