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.


CNC Machining vs Manual Machining Process featured image
Saturday January 28, 2023

CNC machining has become the central pillar of modern manufacturing processes. Most industries rely on this technology to handle the needs of multiple stages of production. From prototyping to mass production, CNC machining can do it all. However, many professionals wonder how this technology fares against other alternatives. One of the most queried comparisons is […]

Multiaxis Machining: Definition & Different Types of Machines featured image
Saturday January 28, 2023

CNC machines are the powerhouse of all modern manufacturing processes. CNC machines fit everywhere, from precision parts of prototypes to high-volume manufacturing models. This is why these machines have evolved into many different types to suit particular application requirements. Multiaxis CNC machines have become the preferred option among the many different types. They can manufacture […]

A Complete Guide to Standard Machining Tolerances featured image
Saturday January 28, 2023

Standard machining tolerances are an important parameter to consider regardless of the product you are manufacturing. In this day and age, most consumer goods demand consistency on a micro-scale. Therefore, manufacturers often go through the various types of manufacturing processes and compare them while keeping the machining tolerances as a major factor. To understand the […]

What is On-Demand Manufacturing and How Does it Work? featured image
Thursday November 17, 2022

Manufacturing is a centuries-old industry. However, on-demand manufacturing (or manufacturing on-demand model) is quite a recent phenomenon. Even in this short time, on-demand manufacturing is becoming a fastly adopted model in industries and replacing traditional manufacturing processes in many regards. Due to the growing popularity of on-demand manufacturing, professionals in the manufacturing industry often question […]

Applications of CNC Machining Process – 23 Industries that Utilize The Technology featured image
Thursday October 13, 2022

CNC machining is nothing short of a miracle for manufacturers, providing high-speed manufacturing with complete automation and ultra-high precision. The countless benefits of the CNC machining process have made it applicable in many manufacturing industries. This article will answer the question: what are the different applications of CNC machining technology in various industries? What is CNC Machining? […]

What Are The 11 Main Types of CNC machines? featured image
Tuesday October 4, 2022

CNC milling machines and Computer Numerical Control machining was the main pillar on which Industry 3.0 developed. CNC technology provides the opportunity for manufacturing processes that can meet astronomical production figures. Due to the vast benefits of CNC technology, it finds applications in almost every manufacturing industry regardless of scale. Manufacturers are always looking for […]

How Much Does CNC Milling Cost – Tips to Reduce Your Expenses? featured image
Wednesday August 17, 2022

Milling has been the favorite manufacturing process for metalworkers since the 1800s. What has changed significantly is the way that it is done. A hundred years ago, milling required a lot of manual labor. But now Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technologies do most of the work. Generally speaking, once the tooling is set up, CNC […]

What is Precision Machining? featured image
Monday August 15, 2022

Our world is surrounded by complex technology evolving at a rapid rate. In everyday life, we see a lot of intricate parts, such as gears and components inside machinery, which makes one wonder what goes into manufacturing them. Well, for most of these products and to the question of how they are made, the answer […]

14 Benefits of CNC Machining and CNC Milling featured image
Thursday July 21, 2022

Over the years, there have been many advances in manufacturing processes. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has led to one of these – CNC machining and milling. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC machines perform computer numerical control machining, a precision manufacturing process involving core-programmed computer software. The manufacturing industry, especially, benefits from CNC machining. […]

Online Manufacturing Platforms VS Traditional Manufacturing Companies: Are Online AI Quotation Systems Smart Enough? featured image
Thursday July 14, 2022

Online manufacturing platforms are the most popular places to order rapid prototypes and production parts, you just have to upload your 3D CAD files, fill in the information about material, quantity, and surface finish, and you will have the quotation in seconds. If you are happy with the price, you can order straight away. Online […]

Anatomy of a plastic injection molding machine: Hopper, screw, clamping unit & more featured image
Thursday July 7, 2022

Injection molding is the go-to manufacturing process for the mass manufacture of plastic parts. Central to the molding process is the plastic injection molding machine, a large piece of machinery that consists of two parts, an injection unit and a clamping unit. The injection molding process is fast, accurate, highly repeatable, and extremely cost-effective in […]

Custom golf divot tools: A great way to personalize your next round featured image
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 […]

How Much Do Injection Molding Costs and How to Estimate It? featured image
Thursday June 16, 2022

What is the cost of injection molding? This is a commonly asked question by people wondering about adopting this technology. Injection molding is a popular manufacturing process for creating many parts and components. As such, learning about the costs of producing an injection molded part is vital before considering this process for your manufacturing operation. This […]

Understanding die casting featured image
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 […]

Polyurethane casting design tips featured image
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 […]

Why 2D drawing are important when ordering parts from a manufacturer featured image
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, […]

What is ‘machinability’ and how is it measured? featured image
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 […]

Sinker EDM vs wire EDM: Main differences and applications featured image
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 […]

3D printing composite materials: An introductory guide featured image
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 […]

Die casting materials & when to use them featured image
Wednesday December 8, 2021

Die casting is a highly accurate and efficient metal manufacturing process for industrial, commercial, and consumer goods. With tooling that lasts a very long time, die casting is suitable for the manufacturing of complex metal parts, offering great value when it comes to mass production. Several metals can make suitable die casting materials. These are […]

12 plastic fabrication methods & when they are used featured image
Friday November 26, 2021

Plastic fabrication is essential to most industries. From polystyrene food packaging to industrial components made from engineering-grade PEEK, plastic fabrication contributes hugely to life as we know it. Without the ability to make plastic parts, we would need to develop radically new systems of production. But plastic fabrication comprises many different methods. Injection molding, plastic […]

Aerospace CNC machining: Lightweight titanium parts and more featured image
Tuesday November 9, 2021

The global aerospace industry is a hotbed of design and manufacturing innovation, with millions and millions of complex metal parts produced yearly. An important tool at the aerospace industry’s disposal is CNC machining. Aerospace machining leads to advanced aircraft parts made from lightweight metals like titanium and aluminum, while machining is also a valuable prototyping […]

The complete guide to machined parts featured image
Friday October 29, 2021

Machined parts are everywhere, and it’s easy to see why: CNC machining is suitable for a range of metals and plastics, and machined parts can be fabricated quickly and affordably with no tooling required. With 3ERP, you can get machined parts and prototypes at fair prices with short lead times, and we have experience working […]

6 reasons to choose machined parts over molded featured image
Wednesday September 29, 2021

Machined parts are everywhere, and it’s easy to see why: CNC machining is suitable for a range of metals and plastics, and machined parts can be fabricated quickly and affordably with no tooling required. With 3ERP, you can get machined parts and prototypes at fair prices with short lead times, and we have experience working […]

Sheet metal bending featured image
Wednesday September 22, 2021

Bending — sometimes called flanging or press braking — is one of the most important and widely used techniques in high-precision 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 […]

Guide to making sheet metal brackets featured image
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 […]

What is galvanization and how can it improve metal parts? featured image
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. […]

How dimensionally accurate are 3D printed parts? featured image
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 […]

What are heat sinks and how are they made? featured image
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 […]

What are jigs and fixtures? featured image
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 […]

Different types of fasteners used in manufacturing: Screws, bolts & beyond featured image
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 […]

The complete guide to 3D printing featured image
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. […]

Elastomeric parts: injection molding silicone vs 3D printing flexible materials featured image
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 […]

Flow Through the Details of China’s Plastic Injection Molding Process featured image
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 […]

Plastic Injection Molding: Technology for Today’s Need featured image
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 […]

Everything you need to know about metal casting featured image
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 […]

Machining Teflon/PTFE: Tips, advantages & applications featured image
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 one of the popular CNC machining and milling materials for many specific applications, despite its so-so […]

Top 4 tips to Find Out the Best Company for Excellent CNC Machining Services in China featured image
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. […]

Top 5 Advantages of 5-axis CNC Machining Services You can Expect featured image
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 […]

Hiring Precision CNC Machining in China- It Ensures a Great Deal featured image
Thursday May 13, 2021

In order to get the exact quantity and quality of products, you need a professional manufacturing company. An efficient manufacturing team ensures the smooth functioning of other businesses by utilizing various sorts of advanced techniques. When we talk about CNC Machining (Computer Numerical Control), it is also one of the most important parts of the […]

Ready to outsource CNC machining services to China? Read this first. featured image
Thursday April 22, 2021

With the promise of low costs and fast turnaround times, Chinese CNC machining services are a popular choice for companies looking to outsource their machining needs. In fact, carrying out CNC machining in China is a vital step for many product developers, since few other countries can match China for cost and efficiency. That being […]

The Effective Prototype Tooling Process Makes Easier to Market Your Products Quickly featured image
Friday April 16, 2021

Do you want to market your products quickly? You must consider rapid prototyping to achieve your goals. Among various rapid prototyping methods, Prototype Tooling is the best way to get the job done What is Prototype Tooling? Prototype Tooling is also known as Rapid tooling or soft tooling. According to a basic concept, it is […]

The Process of Plastic Injection Mold Making & How the Cost Will Vary featured image
Monday April 12, 2021

Plastic Injection molding is the most adaptable of all injection molding techniques. This technique is heavily used to produce different sorts of parts from car parts to surgical applications. The involvement of different types of plastic resins and additives in this process enhances its flexibility for designers and engineers. It is the best option for […]

5 Major Questions for Consideration while Deciding on a Professional Mold Supplier featured image
Friday April 9, 2021

In order to get the best Mold Making Supplies, you need to find a reliable and highly professional mold maker. A company should able to offer a complete line of mold-making products to meet client’s expectations. They should incorporate a broad range of mold-making materials to achieve any need or specific application. 5 frequently asked […]

How to make transparent and translucent parts featured image
Tuesday April 6, 2021

Clear parts and prototypes have a huge variety of applications. Fortunately, they’re also fairly easy to make, with a wide range of materials and prototyping technologies at your disposal. This article goes over the basics of transparent and translucent parts: why you might need them, what materials you can use, which manufacturing technologies are available, […]

How grain size and direction affects sheet metal parts featured image
Thursday March 25, 2021

Sheet metal fabrication, the practice of manipulating flat pieces of metal into new shapes, is a practical and low-cost solution for making parts like brackets, enclosures, and kitchen equipment. It is one of the most efficient ways to make very large, simple products that don’t have highly detailed features. However, engineering successful sheet metal parts […]

Machining PEEK: Tips, advantages & applications featured image
Thursday March 18, 2021

PEEK is a popular thermoplastic polymer found in objects as diverse as medical implants and electrical cable insulation. The plastic has excellent mechanical properties and a high level of resistance to corrosive substances, making it highly desirable for manufacturers across the world. Despite being regularly used for injection molding and 3D printing, PEEK has a […]

Top 5 Distinctiveness of an Expert and Leading Mold Maker Team featured image
Wednesday March 17, 2021

Typically, a mold is a negative impression of the item you want to cast and a professional Mold Maker can do it properly. A mold can able to capture every surface detail of the object. It produces amazing parts according to the client’s needs and specifications. When it comes to developing molds, it needs a […]

Key Considerations Need To Be Focused Before Endeavoring In Injection Molding In China featured image
Saturday March 13, 2021

Why do use Injection Molding? Injection Molding is typically a manufacturing process for making a large number volume of products and it is hugely used in mass-production processes. It can able to produce the same products thousands or even millions of times in series. There are different benefits customers can reap from this process. Alongside […]

Different Stages of Plastic Injection Molding Process that Create Efficient Products featured image
Wednesday March 10, 2021

Plastic Injection Molding is the procedure in which melted plastic injects into a mold cavity. This is a professionally done process to eject the required shaped plastic parts once the plastic has cooled. This is the most convenient manufacturing method to produce a mass number of products and prototyping. With the advent of technology, the […]

Machining Delrin: Tips, advantages & applications featured image
Monday March 8, 2021

From cars to consumer electronics to kitchenware, Delrin is just about everywhere: the high-strength thermoplastic makes great consumer products and is favored by machinists for its good material properties and high machinability. This article goes over the basics of machining Delrin: what Delrin is, the benefits of machining Delrin, the limitations of machining Delrin, common […]

Everything you need to know about technical drawings featured image
Saturday March 6, 2021

Technical drawings (and the process of drafting) are a means of conveying information between engineers and manufacturers. Technical drawings usually complement digital CAD files, providing extra information that can’t easily be conveyed by a part’s shape alone. In the world of prototyping and manufacturing, we typically deal with a certain subtype of technical drawings known […]

5 common mistakes to avoid when injection molding featured image
Thursday March 4, 2021

Like any manufacturing process, injection molding has its advantages and disadvantages. Some parts are easier to mold than others, and things can quickly go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing. For novices experimenting with their first injection molded parts — or even for experienced engineers who usually go with other processes — it’s […]

The basics of plastic extrusion: process, materials, applications featured image
Saturday February 27, 2021

Along with injection molding, plastic extrusion is one of the most widely used manufacturing processes for the forming of plastics, and the most widely used for thermoplastics. It is used to create objects with a continuous profile such as pipes, tubing, and door profiles. Thermoplastic extrusion in its current form has existed for almost a […]

6 types of injection molding gate & when to use them featured image
Wednesday February 24, 2021

As the connecting zone between runners and the mold cavity, gates play a vitally important role in the process of injection molding. Gates — both their style and where they are placed — can affect overall cycle times, the cost of tooling, and the cosmetic finish of a molded part. Because of this, it is […]

Applications of 3D printing in dentistry featured image
Saturday February 20, 2021

Thanks to advances in resin 3D printing technologies, additive manufacturing is becoming a staple technology in the field of dentistry — both in dental practices via “chair-side” 3D printing and in off-site dental laboratories for more demanding print jobs. Dental practices and laboratories can today use 3D printers for a wide variety of applications, from […]

The Best China Mold Maker for Making Molds at Affordable Prices featured image
Friday February 19, 2021

Mold Maker for Automotive Mold Making Services – When it comes to making different sorts of products, it requires different sorts of molds accordingly. And the material used in Mold Making Services depends upon the product that is going to be made. Hence, we can state that the molds play a significant role in this […]

Efficient Rapid Injection Molding China Process Helps to Meet Your Production Needs featured image
Tuesday February 16, 2021

Rapid Injection Molding is precisely defining its name as this process ensures speed and quality during manufacturing. However, it is one of the most convenient, popular, and cost-effective manufacturing processes for critical design during molding procedure and widely appreciated by various industries. All you just need to find out the best source that would meet […]

CNC Machining Services Ensures Precision in More Complex Parts featured image
Monday February 15, 2021

CNC Machining Services for Intricate Parts The demand for CNC Machining Services in the market has remained at the same place. All you just need to hire the best manufacturing team to get the best deal. What is CNC Machining? CNC Machining is typically a subtractive manufacturing process that is epically intended for producing parts […]

How 3D printed tooling can shape the future of prototyping featured image
Saturday February 6, 2021

When we discuss the role of 3D printing in the manufacturing world, we often consider the ways in which additive manufacturing could eventually replace traditional techniques. In fact, many developers of AM hardware effectively market their machinery as a direct replacement for things like CNC machines or injection molding systems. But 3D printing can also […]

Things You Should Know About Plastic Injection Molding featured image
Saturday January 30, 2021

How Does Plastic Injection Molding Work? Typically the Plastic Injection Molding process involves aluminum mold that does not require cooling channels. A professional manufacturer can efficiently produce high-quality parts as per clients’ concerns. In this process, the hot melted resin shot into the mold cavity through the gates and hence converted into molded parts. Once […]

Most Frequently Asked Questions about Plastic Injection Mold Making Services featured image
Friday January 29, 2021

Plastic Injection Mold Making is a specialized process that can produce parts precisely and accurately. This process is highly efficient, simple, and cost-effective. Most of the companies are using this technique to meet their clients’ demand in the market. Plastic injection molding has been known as a dependable, deep-rooted manufacturing procedure for many years. All […]

7 situations where EDM is better than conventional machining featured image
Wednesday January 27, 2021

Electrical discharge machining (EDM), sometimes called “spark machining,” is one of the most useful and unique tools in the machinist’s arsenal. Instead of deploying a sharp cutting tool, the process uses sparks to cut through material, opening up new manufacturing possibilities. But it’s not always easy to identify when EDM should be used. In fact, […]

Know About Mold Making Services featured image
Wednesday January 27, 2021

Plastic molding products can be identified everywhere, for instance, jars, protective caps, plastic tubes, grips, accessories, kitchen utensils, and so on. Plastic is typically a synthetically produced non-metallic compound that can be involved in making various sorts of products effectively to meet client’s demands. Looking to hire a plastic mold maker? You can easily find […]

The best materials for food-safe prototypes featured image
Monday January 18, 2021

Many products are designed to interact with food in some way or another. Items like containers, packaging, cans and bottles, kitchen utensils, machinery, and appliances can all make direct or indirect contact with edible goods, which are then consumed. It’s important to know what your food is made from, but it’s equally important to know […]

How to make a prototype featured image
Tuesday January 12, 2021

When developing a product, making a physical prototype can help you with research, testing, financing, and much more. And thanks to rapid prototyping service providers like 3ERP, it’s easy to make an affordable prototype in a short timeframe. However, some companies delay prototyping simply because they don’t know where to start; they don’t know which […]

A Professional Plastic Injection Mold manufacturer for the Best Deal featured image
Friday December 18, 2020

What is Plastic injection molding? In the Plastic injection molding process, usually molten plastic injected into a mold to produce exceptional quality of plastic parts plates, plaques, signs, and product branding elements. After injecting molten plastic, it gets cools and solidifies to yield a wide range of plastic parts from the Plastic Injection Mold. When […]

The best materials for your medical prototypes featured image
Thursday December 17, 2020

Prototyping is an important part of the development and commercialization of medical devices. Most medical products have to meet strict safety requirements, so it is important to iterate a variety of prototypes for R&D and testing in order to make a safe and functional end-use part. Different medical prototypes require different materials. The choice between […]

Efficient and cost-effective Plastic Injection Molding Services featured image
Saturday December 12, 2020

In simple words, injection molding is a manufacturing process that is used to inject molten material. When the molten metal is injected into the mold, the outcome will be your required parts. Plastic Injection Molding is specially intended for the production of plastic parts. Different projects require different sorts of parts and they vary with […]

5 ways to make your metal parts corrosion resistant featured image
Friday December 11, 2020

In certain conditions, even the strongest metal parts can suffer from corrosion, which occurs when metals react with their environment. Corrosion turns the surface of the metal part into a metal oxide, hydroxide, or sulfide. Any metal can suffer from some degree of corrosion, though some react under different circumstances than others. Importantly though, corrosion […]

Top 5 Tips to Select a Professional Manufacturing Team for Prototype Molding Services featured image
Tuesday December 8, 2020

Prototype molding- what it is? When we talk about Prototype Molding, it is specifically intended to produce prototypes rapidly and small to medium series of plastic parts. In a nutshell, we can say this is the most convenient method to produce samples, prototypes, and small series rapidly in an inexpensive way. To get the best […]

Looking for professional product design: Everything you need to know featured image
Friday December 4, 2020

Here at 3ERP, we often receive Requests for Quotation (RfQs) where the customer has a passionate vision for a product but lacks the technical skills to create a digital 3D design that is suitable for production. Unfortunately, if the customer cannot submit a usable 3D design — or at least create a technical drawing that […]

CNC Machining for Titanium – Tips & Things to Consider featured image
Tuesday November 24, 2020

With its excellent strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to corrosion, titanium is one of the most useful and popular metals for industrial engineers, architects, and consumer product designers. It is named after the Titans of Ancient Greek mythology, after all, and it usually lives up to its name. Titanium has desirable material properties, and it is […]

A guide to sheet metal fabrication processes: cutting, bending & beyond featured image
Tuesday November 17, 2020

Sheet metal fabrication is a valuable prototyping and production method for making robust functional parts like panels, brackets, and enclosures. However, unlike other manufacturing techniques, sheet metal fabrication actually comprises many different processes, all of which manipulate the sheet metal in different ways. These different processes may involve cutting the sheet metal, shaping it, or […]

Injection Molding Prototypes- The Most Convenient and Inexpensive Solution featured image
Friday November 13, 2020

Plastic Injection Molding Plastic Injection Molding is a molding process whereby a heat-softened plastic material is injected into a comparatively cool cavity to give an article a required form. It is widely used by many manufacturers to make desired parts from a plastic material. Molten plastic injects into a mold under high pressure to yield […]

The Effective Performance of Rapid Injection Molding featured image
Wednesday November 11, 2020

Injection Molding After the invention, Injection Molding has turned into a multibillion-dollar industry. This process makes it possible to manufacture many durable consumer and industrial items cheaper than everything else. It produces around 32% of plastics by weight. When we talk about the machine of injection molding, it is made up of various components such […]

Rapid Tooling Service and Its Effective Applications featured image
Saturday November 7, 2020

What is Rapid Tooling? Rapid Tooling is an advanced method that involves the practice of Rapid Prototyping techniques and conventional tooling to yield a mold quickly. This technique is specially intended to streamline the mold structure for low cost within a deadline. Most often this is used in the field of rapid injection molding when […]

Urethane casting: materials, colors, transparency & common applications featured image
Wednesday October 28, 2020

Urethane casting is a low-cost molding process for the fabrication of rigid or rubber-like plastic parts. Suitable for prototypes and certain end-use parts, urethane casting does not require costly hard tooling, instead using silicone molds to make a limited number of castings.  Customers have several options when it comes to urethane casting. In addition to […]

How to Optimise Designs For Metal Fabrication Projects featured image
Thursday October 15, 2020

Metal fabrication projects are a delicate process due to a number of factors, but the most daunting is building the actual practical version of the design and bringing it to life. Even if you’re outsourcing to a 3rd party fabrication service provider with a lot of experience, things can go wrong. Getting the most of […]

The Entire Process of Mold Making featured image
Tuesday October 13, 2020

When we talk about mold, it is simply a negative impression that you want to cast as per your requirement. It can capture each detail of an object right down to the slightest indentation. Plastic injection molds are usually made from toughened or pre-hardened steel, aluminum, or copper alloy. When we talk about the most […]