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.

 

Sheet metal bending

Wednesday September 22, 2021

Bending — sometimes called flanging or press braking — is one of the most important and widely used techniques in sheet metal fabrication.  Sheet metal bending allows manufacturers to turn a straight piece of sheet metal into an angled component, and this can be much more cost-effective than welding or affixing two separate pieces together. […] Read More

What is galvanization and how can it improve metal parts?

Wednesday September 1, 2021

Galvanization is a process for adding a coating of zinc to the surface of steel or iron. Since the zinc acts as a sacrificial coating, it protects the steel or iron underneath and can therefore extend the lifespan of metal parts. But galvanization is a complex process that can be carried out in several ways. […] Read More

What are heat sinks and how are they made?

Wednesday August 11, 2021

Electronic devices like personal computers generate heat as they are operated. Electricity runs through the various wires and components of the device, encountering resistance as it goes, and this resistance generates heat, rapidly elevating the temperature of the device. Left unchecked, this heat can have disastrous consequences for the device: components like the central processing […] Read More

Different types of fasteners used in manufacturing: Screws, bolts & beyond

Saturday July 31, 2021

Fasteners play a crucial role in part design, manufacturing, and assembly. These little pieces of hardware are simple and inexpensive, but without them we would struggle to make many important things: furniture, architectural structures, computers, flooring, vehicles, and much more. The role of a fastener is to mechanically join two or more components together. You […] Read More

Elastomeric parts: injection molding silicone vs 3D printing flexible materials

Monday June 21, 2021

From industrial gaskets to the soles of your shoes, elastomeric parts are both ubiquitous and unique. Made from elastomers, a group of rubber-like polymers, these flexible, stretchy, and shock-absorbing components are easy to make — and can be produced in several ways. One of the ways to produce elastomeric parts is injection molding. Not the […] Read More

Guide to making sheet metal brackets

Friday September 3, 2021

What is a bracket? In short, a bracket is an intermediate component used to fix one thing (like a shelf) to another (like a wall). It may be thought of a kind of fastener, but this is somewhat misleading: actual fasteners like screws are used to connect the bracket to the other parts. In addition […] Read More

How dimensionally accurate are 3D printed parts?

Saturday August 21, 2021

How accurate is 3D printing? The answer to that question depends on many factors, such as the type of 3D printing technology, the quality of the model of 3D printer, the 3D printing material, the complexity and practicality of the design, and the user-defined printing parameters. Because 3D printers depend on a myriad of moving […] Read More

What are jigs and fixtures?

Tuesday August 3, 2021

For those who dabble in manufacturing or prototyping, terms “jig” and “fixture” appear frequently, especially when talking about machining — a subtractive manufacturing process for plastic and metal parts. But what are jigs and fixtures, what are jigs and fixtures used for, and why are jigs and fixtures so important? Although often grouped together, these […] Read More

The complete guide to 3D printing

Thursday July 22, 2021

3D printing is a digital prototyping and production technology that fabricates plastic or metal parts one layer at a time. It is also known as additive manufacturing because material is gradually added to build the part, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing processes — such as CNC machining, laser cutting, plasma cutting, water jet, stamping etc. […] Read More

Flow Through the Details of China’s Plastic Injection Molding Process

Saturday June 19, 2021

Being adopted for fabricating plastic parts and for a huge range of products, Plastic Injection molding is a common manufacturing process. This method is utilized in manufacturing parts that vary in complexity, size, and application, and in this process, there is the utilization of a machine called an injection molding machine along with a mold […] Read More

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