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5 ways to improve your sheet metal parts

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Sheet metal fabrication is a handy set of manufacturing processes used to create parts from flat pieces of metal. Sheet metal comes in a range of materials and thicknesses, and can be used to create parts like appliances, enclosures, brackets, panels and chassis. For those new to sheet metal fabrication, the process can seem daunting. […] Read More

Decreasing Shrinkage in Metal Die-Casting

Sunday January 13, 2019

About the author Ronan Ye Follow @Ronan_Ye Other Articles You Might Enjoy: Types of Materials To Use In The Diverse Method Of Vacuum Casting Five Ways to Improve Aluminum Die Casting Part Quality The Use of Laser Cutting in Sheet Metal Prototyping   Read More

Designing Parts for Injection Molding: 6 Things to Consider

Thursday December 13, 2018

Injection molding is an important manufacturing process used to make car parts, packaging, toys and many other products. During the injection molding process, a molten material — often a thermoplastic — is injected into a mold cavity. When the materials cools down, it can be removed from the mold as a finished product. Using this […] Read More

Engineers Should Learn Machining Skills — Here’s Why

Tuesday November 20, 2018

Both engineers and machinists play an instrumental role in the production process. The engineer designs a product, and the machinist — while attempting to follow the engineer’s precise instructions — turns a piece of metal or other material into the intended product. In an ideal world, this should be a smooth operation: engineers are required […] Read More

10 Tips for Cutting Costs on Your CNC Machining Parts

Saturday November 3, 2018

Several things can affect the cost of CNC Machining parts, including materials, design, finishes, quantity, and turnaround time. Typically, the most important is how much time it takes to machine your parts. This can influence cost even more than the cost of materials, setup time, or finishing type. Machining time is directly affected by the […] Read More

Various Aluminum Alloy for Manufacturing

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Aluminum is one of the most used metals in the world, along with iron, tin and copper. It’s a cornerstone of so many goods and industrial applications, and it’s easy to see why. It’s lightweight with a density far lower than a lot of its counter parts. It’s durable and a great conductor for both […] Read More

4 Ways 3D Printing is Bringing Sustainable Materials to Construction

Tuesday December 25, 2018

Construction printing has seen a lot of great initiatives in the past few years, from 3D printing drones to massive cable driven, infinite-build machines. However, taking construction to the next level isn’t solely about improving the hardware but also the input materials. It’s no secret that the construction industry can be wasteful, being one of […] Read More

Things to consider when developing medical devices

Tuesday December 4, 2018

Creating a medical device is an enticing prospect. Although competitive, the medical device market can be extremely lucrative, with innovative devices capable of making millions for their creators. Needless to say, such devices can also save lives. But designing a medical device takes a lot of effort. There are more considerations, potential pitfalls and stringent […] Read More

Improving the Machinability of Aluminum

Monday November 12, 2018

The machine-friendliness of aluminum has made it the number one metal for machining. Its material properties make it easy to mill, drill, cut and punch, while aluminum machined parts can be strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing. All in all, aluminum is the most machinable metal on the market.   Despite this, aluminum is far from […] Read More

How 3D Printing & CNC Machining Prototypes Make the Fastest Cars Faster

Thursday September 13, 2018

The Hennessey Venom GT just hit 270 MPH on a runway. The Koenigsegg One:1 thinks that’s cute. And that’s because it should be able to hit 280 MPH. Oh, and it can go around corners like mad. Welcome to the new king of speed and a fast (no pun) look at the technology used to make these cars break new […] Read More