The 1991 GMC Jimmy SLE – The Car I NEVER Should Have Bought

The 1991 GMC Jimmy was a throwback to a better time. The design, originally introduced in the 1973 model year, was all truck and its square, upright design spoke volumes about American strength and power. Over the years, the design gradually evolved and towards the end of its product run even gained small touches of luxury. Don’t be misled by the soft velour seats and carpeted floors, though, under the skin the truck was still all business. It was a serious rig for serious men and it required a seriously big wallet to fill its seriously big fuel tank. I didn’t know it then, but I was in serious trouble the minute it hit the driveway. The Jimmy, resplendent in its two-tone grey paint and rolling on raised white letter tires and aluminum rims that look suspiciously close to a set of Centerline Racing wheels, is the “car” I never should have bought. Despite the fact that I was making almost weekly trips to visit my girlfriend on the other side of the state, 5 hours and a high mountain pass away, it was more vehicle than I needed. Still, my off-road adventure in my tiny Geo Metro had left me aware of the perils involved in the trip, especially in mid winter, and earnestly believed...

SPE Automotive Division names Automotive Innovation Awards finalists : CompositesWorld

The winners will be announced on Nov. 6, 2019 during the 49th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.  SMC/LMC rear trunk components, a finalist for the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Source | SPE Automotive The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Troy, Mich., U.S.) has announced the finalists for its 49thannual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Nominations were first subjected to a pre-qualification review and then were presented before a panel of industry experts on Sept. 26-27, 2019. That panel sent forward the category finalists to the Blue Ribbon judging round, which was held Oct. 4, 2019. Category and Grand Award winners selected during the Blue Ribbon judging round will be announced on Nov. 6, 2019 during the 49th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.  Description: Additive Manufacturing was used to produce a single tooling insert (lifter) that replaced two conventionally machined lifters to mold an injection molded sunglass stowage bin. That enabled design changes to produce a deeper pocket with a heavier undercut that still could be molded without hotspots, warpage or demolding issues and without needing to switch to a m...

These High Tech Work Shoes Look Like Sneakers But Protect Like Boots Share to Facebook Tweet This Copy Link Share via Email

Americans spend an estimated $20 billion on sneakers annually. Clearly, the light, comfortable, stylish footwear is extremely popular. But as popular as they may be, sneakers don’t offer much in the way of protection for your feet, which means they make less than ideal work shoes for anyone doing intense physical labor or handling heavy objects. However, thanks to the durable, high-tech design of Indestructible Shoes, that’s all about to change. Traditionally, consumers shopping for shoes have been forced to sacrifice style and comfort for protection and durability, or vice versa. But thanks to Indestructible Shoes, that trade off is now a thing of the past. The company makes shoes that look and feel like stylish everyday sneakers, but protect your feet like heavy duty work boots. Thanks to their advanced design and high tech materials, their shoes have all the safety features you’d expect from a work boot, including steel toes, skid-proof grips, shock-absorption technology, anti-puncture heels, electric shock insulation, and ultra durable materials. But unlike boots, they’re also light, flexible, breathable, comfortable, and stylish. So if you’re looking for a shoe that offers ...

Interplast Company LTD., a primary member of Harwal Group, is a leading manufacturer of innovative products

Interplast Company LTD., a primary member of Harwal Group, is a leading manufacturer of innovative products for the construction industry that include electrical cable management systems, wiring accessories, low voltage components, architectural claddings, window and door systems, fences, garden storage sheds and many more. Interplast Electrical Products Division was established in the year 1985 to manufacture PVC conduits, trucking and fittings popularly known as Cable Management System (CMS) under the brand name DECODUCT. The state-of-art manufacturing facility in Dubai Investment Park today can extrude over 35,000 MT of UPVC resin and over 2,500 MT of injection products per annum making it the largest manufacturing facility in our region. DECODUCT is the most comprehensive and ASTA U.K. quality certified CMS range catering to all British Standard markets. An exhaustive CMS product range includes: - Wide range of trunkings and accessories such as DADO/perimeter/compartment trunking, skirting trunking, coving trunking and mini/maxi trunking ranges starting for 12mm to 150mm widths used for general purpose surface wiring applications. Interplast Electrical Products Division has ...

Costco is known as a low-price leader, but as the big-box and warehouse store landscape becomes

Costco is known as a low-price leader, but as the big-box and warehouse store landscape becomes more and more competitive, it’s getting harder to find unbeatable deals. Despite this, Costco still has some major purchasing power, which helps it keep costs way low. These 25 things on the list are items that you should always buy at Costco if you’re looking to save. Costco is one of the top organic grocers in the country, and members flock to the warehouse store to save money on quality organic groceries. “Oftentimes, people think that organic eating is well out of their budget,” said Kathlena Rails, founder of the website The Allergy Chef. “However, what many people may not know is that Costco, through their Kirkland Signature brand, has made organic eating very affordable.” She is a fan of many Kirkland-brand organic products, including the peanut butter. Kirkland brand organic peanut butter is just $11.99 for two 28-ounce jars, which comes out to about 22 cents an ounce. Compare that price to about 25 cents an ounce for Target’s Simply Balanced brand. Amazon sells a few brands of organic peanut butter that are less expensive, but most of them contain sugar. The Kirkland brand co...

Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: the best Mac for most people

Apple’s MacBook Air has skilled some excessive peaks and valleys over the previous decade: the second-generation design launched in 2010 was, for years, the usual by which all midsize laptops had been judged. The Air was Apple’s hottest Mac and probably the greatest and hottest laptops ever made. That historical past, and the power of the Air model, meant that folks simply saved shopping for the MacBook Air, at the same time as Apple let it fall far behind the remainder of its laptops. It was bizarre: at one level, Apple overtly identified that the bottom mannequin 13-inch MacBook Professional was a more sensible choice than the Air during a keynote, and other people nonetheless purchased the Air as an alternative. Ultimately, the cussed recognition of the Air and a renewed dedication to the Mac led Apple to utterly redesign the MacBook Air round a Retina Show in 2018. However Apple additionally gave it one in every of its troubled butterfly keyboards, which developed a repute for unreliability and a worse repute for expensive fixes. When Apple up to date the brand new Air final yr, it caught with that butterfly keyboard, which meant that there was nonetheless a query mark hangi...

Home networking explained, part 3: Taking control of your wires

Editors’ note: This post is part of a regularly updated series. For the other parts, check out the related stories below. All home networks start with a network cable. Even if you plan on using all wireless clients, in most cases you will still need at least one cable to connect the wireless router and the broadband modem. A typical home network needs more than that because chances are you also want to connect a few Ethernet-ready devices to the router. Knowing how to make your own networking cable is an important, handy skill for a few reasons. First, network cables that you buy at the store are generally grossly overpriced: a 7-foot-long cable can run you $20, almost $3 per foot. Secondly, it’s hard to find a ready-made cable that’s just the perfect length; most of the time it’s either too long or too short. When you make your own, the cable will be exactly the length you want, and if it’s not, well, you can make another one or adjust it. You can also make other hardware parts for the network, including network wall ports and patch panels. As you will see after reading this post, this is a skill that’s not only easy to learn, but it doesn...

6 Emerging Handbag Designers Changing Things Up In 2020

For those who follow the fashion cycle, there’s a thrill that comes with wearing an outfit that no one else has tried yet. But it only takes one piece to make an outfit feel ahead of the curve: a new handbag from an emerging designer. Without having to do a whole lot of lift, you can invest in a single piece — one you’ll get much more use out of than you would a dress, or even a pair of shoes. While you can’t deny the lasting power of a classic Chanel Boy bag or Hérmes Birkin, there’s an entire new generation of emerging bag designers that hold their own sort of sartorial power. Flick through any street style gallery (or your Instagram feed) and you’ll see it: carrying a bag from one of these cool new brands makes a statement. What makes this next generation of bag designers particularly interesting is their penchant for bold shapes and unconventional designs. Medea’s revision of the traditional shopping bag is an easy example: it takes the familiar, and makes it feel new. Know now that in 2020, a classic bag is second to one you haven’t seen before. v We only include products that have been independently selected by The Zoe Report’s editorial...