About The Author

Author: Ronan Ye

After graduating from University, I started working as a project manager for a rapid prototyping company called Rapman in 2006, where I had my first opportunity to learn about the manufacturing process and gain valuable practical experience.

After some time, I was invited to join a foreign-owned rapid prototyping company in Zhongshan as their second employee. We eagerly ventured into the business world and became one of the best companies in China. However, eventually, I felt that I had reached the ceiling of what I could learn working there and decided I needed a new challenge.

That’s why in 2010, I started 3ERP with the goal of providing excellent quality, a wide range of services, fast turnaround time, and affordable prices. This approach helped us win the trust of all of our customers who kept coming back to us with new projects, which helped ensure the consistent growth of the company.

At 3ERP, we have two rules: 1) Quality is always the top priority and 2) try to do things right the first time. Because of that, 3ERP probably has the strictest quality control team in the world; they have the authority to reject any parts while also knowing how to identify the ones that are good enough to pass any test. We never compromise on quality and tolerance, unless compromise makes sense and is agreed to by the customers, which is why our complaint rate remains under 1%.

Being in this business for over 14 years and personally handling thousands of projects has helped me build up the knowledge and experience in all methods of rapid manufacturing. Today, I can confidently provide the best solution for our customers for all project types. In the meantime, I try to pass on my experience to our project managing team, helping them make the right decisions on new projects.

 

What is CNC Milling and How Does it Work: Everything You Need to Know

Saturday June 25, 2022

CNC milling is one of the most impressive technological advances of this century. Although most people are more familiar with 3D printing as a way to produce precise physical prints, CNC milling has been around for longer and is still widely used today. From its wide range of applications in the electronics industry to its […] Read More

How Much Do Injection Molding Costs and How to Estimate It?

Thursday June 16, 2022

‘What is the cost of injection molding?’ is a commonly asked question by people who are wondering about adopting this technology. Injection molding is a very popular manufacturing process nowadays, used for the creation of several parts and components. As such, learning about injection molding costs is vital before considering this process for your manufacturing […] Read More

Polyurethane casting design tips

Wednesday March 2, 2022

3ERP’s polyurethane casting service lets you make small batches of plastic parts at a much lower cost than injection molding. These high-quality prototypes have a great surface finish and can provide a pathway to mass produced molded parts. Many product designers are, however, unfamiliar with polyurethane casting, which requires a unique set of design considerations […] Read More

What is ‘machinability’ and how is it measured?

Saturday January 22, 2022

The manufacturing process of machining is a versatile and effective means of cutting metal and plastic. It can create very fine details with tight tolerances, and it is highly cost-effective for making prototypes and small batches of parts. However, machining doesn’t work equally well for all materials. Because the process uses a powerful rotating cutting […] Read More

3D printing composite materials: An introductory guide

Tuesday December 28, 2021

Additive manufacturing can be used with a wide range of materials, from high-performance thermoplastics like PEEK to aerospace-ready metals like titanium. Sometimes, however, engineers want to combine the properties of two different materials, and one of the best ways to do this is by using composites. Used in processes like FDM and SLS (as well […] Read More

Custom golf divot tools: A great way to personalize your next round

Friday June 17, 2022

Maintaining the condition of the putting green is essential to a successful round of golf. Custom golf divot tools, made using 3D printing of CNC machining, are a great way to improve your putting game while personalizing the golfing experience. Few sports are as dependent on the condition of the playing field as golf. In […] Read More

Understanding die casting

Sunday April 3, 2022

From engine blocks to door handles, die casting is a fast, accurate, and repeatable metal production technique suitable for large or small parts. Die casting parts have an excellent surface finish, and the process is compatible with a range of non-ferrous metals. Because of the high startup costs associated with die casting, the process is […] Read More

Why 2D drawing are important when ordering parts from a manufacturer

Tuesday February 15, 2022

Digital 3D files have changed the way engineers work with manufacturers. Engineers can now design a part using CAD software, send the digital file to a manufacturer, and have the manufacturer make the part directly from the file using digital manufacturing techniques like CNC machining. But although digital files have made manufacturing faster and simpler, […] Read More

Sinker EDM vs wire EDM: Main differences and applications

Friday January 14, 2022

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a non-conventional subtractive manufacturing process that excels at cutting through very hard materials. Unlike ordinary machining, EDM can cut through metals without making contact. It does this by creating an electrical spark that erodes material from the metal workpiece. EDM isn’t suitable for all applications, but it is an essential […] Read More

Vertical milling & horizontal milling explained

Tuesday December 14, 2021

Milling is a machining process in which rotary cutters remove material from a workpiece. It is one of the most important forms of machining, along with turning. Milling can be carried out manually, but these days CNC mills — controlled by computer instructions — are prominent. Importantly, CNC mills can be oriented in two ways: […] Read More

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