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Prototyping and Short-Run Production with Die Casting

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Intro A lot of customers have approached us in the past looking for advice when it comes to prototyping their ideas or servicing their initial demand quantities. Most people will immediately suggest 3D printers or CNC machining, but die casting…

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Which Is Better, a 3-Axis, 4-Axis, or 5-Axis CNC Machine?

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Intro When you’re designing a part, you have to consider which machine will run the part. This entails learning about the different CNC machines on the market. If you’ve done some research, you’ve probably heard machines referred to by how…

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Collins Aerospace recognized Rapid Axis as an Outstanding Supplier

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Collins Aerospace has recognized Rapid Axis as an Outstanding Supplier. A statement provided by Collins highlights why they selected Rapid Axis as one of nine suppliers receiving recognition for Outstanding Supplier Performance 2022: “Rapid Axis has been critical to Collins…

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All About Injection Molding in the Medical Industry

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Intro Injection molding is a commonly used style of manufacturing. It’s a great way to create low-cost units at high throughputs. In a highly competitive environment, this method can help a lot. This leads us to the topic of today’s…

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The Different Types of Steel and Why They Matter

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Intro If you’re in the market for a fabricated part that uses steel, there are a few things you need to understand. For starters, there are different types of steels, and they’re very different from one another. In this guide,…

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All About Metal Finishes

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Intro The finish of your part can completely change its function, aesthetics, and feasibility. There are even OSHA and federal requirements that might force you to use a certain finish. In other cases, a finish can help your part be…

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Common Plastic Injection Molding Materials

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Intro As you might already know, injection molding is one of the best ways to mass-produce parts at affordable prices. It’s common to have per-unit costs of just a few cents for products that you can sell for dollars. In…

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Common Injection Molding Terms Explained: Multi-Cavity, Family, Inserts, and More 

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Intro The world of injection molding has a lot of different phrases that might make no sense to the everyday customer. Shops use phrases like multi-cavity, family molds, MUD inserts, and mold inserts — but, what do they mean?  In…

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All About Aluminum: Their Grades, Uses, and Qualities

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Intro As an engineer, you probably understand how important material selection is. Our team noticed that there’s a lot of confusion when it comes to aluminum alloys. In this guide, we’ll put together a quick cheat sheet to tell you…

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The 6 Benefits of CNC Turned Parts

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Intro When it comes to making small, intricate parts in medium volumes and high precision, it’s hard to overlook the power of a CNC turning machine. For CNC turned parts, it’s possible to get the best possible results at the…

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