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Welcome to 3ERP's blog, where we share information, tips and things we've learned from our years in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry.

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

Everything you need to know about metal casting

Monday June 14, 2021

Metal casting, a metalworking process involving liquid metal and a mold, has existed for thousands of years. Over its history, metal casting has been used to make everything from swords to wind turbines, and today it is one of the most valuable and versatile methods for making high-quality metal parts. This guide looks at the […] Read More

Top 4 tips to Find Out the Best Company for Excellent CNC Machining Services in China

Friday May 14, 2021

Do you have a business that needs to supply end products to the customers? Do you need exceptional CNC turned parts for your customers? You need to consider a reliable and highly experienced company to obtain a regular supply of the parts. A professional company can give you the best CNC machining services in China. […] 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

Plastic Injection Molding: Technology for Today’s Need

Saturday June 19, 2021

Mold or Molding is not a new concept. Origination is quite old. With the pace of age and civilization, so many innovations have been added to this concept and process. In simple terms, mold is a hollow container usually used to give a particular shape to a molten or hot liquid material. When the liquid […] Read More

Machining Teflon/PTFE: Tips, advantages & applications

Tuesday May 18, 2021

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), most commonly known by the brand name Teflon, is a synthetic fluoropolymer thermoplastic that can be used for a range of applications, from non-stick frying pans to medical devices. Resistant to chemicals and stable even at high temperatures, Teflon is a popular material for many specific applications, despite its so-so mechanical properties. As is the case […] Read More

Top 5 Advantages of Custom CNC Machining Services You can Expect

Friday May 14, 2021

In the manufacturing field, Custom CNC Machining services are one of the most important parts. It is the procedure of eliminating material with high-speed precision machines by using different cutting tools. It offers different techniques to produce products and you can choose the best method according to your next project’s need. The CNC custom machining […] Read More