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What is Alodine, Chem Film, or Chromate Conversion Coating?

By admin-ra|

A lot of different industries use Alodine coatings for a number of applications. However, there’s a lot of confusion between an Alodine, chem film, and chromate conversion coating. To help clear things up, our coatings experts put together this piece.…

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The Difference Between 3, 4, and 5-Axis Machining

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CNC machining is an accurate and streamlined way to traditionally machine complicated parts. Did you know that some CNC machines are even more accurate and can handle more complex parts than others? It all boils down to how many axes…

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1936 Morgan Super Sport Restoration

By Lance Leatham|

As an ambitious teenager in 1970s England, Terry Leary purchased and sold the car of his dreams - a 1936 Morgan Super Sport. A few decades, careers, and countries later, Terry has reunited with his dream car and painstakingly restored…

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8 Benefits of 3D Printing

By Lance Leatham|

Product development and prototypes are commonly handled in three different ways. Subtractive manufacturing - a person or CNC machine continuously cuts material away from a solid piece, such as metal. Injection molding - heated material is injected into a mold…

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An Engineers Guide to CNC Machining

By Lance Leatham|

CNC Machining is a common process to produce complex parts. Whether you’re a manufacturing, mechanical or design engineer, you’ll often rely on CNC Machining to develop and manufacture a part. This guide is meant to help you understand the process…

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A Guide to the Materials Used in Metal Fabrication

By Jenneca Sparks-Childress|

Metal fabrication is defined as the process of creating and building metal structures from raw metal materials. It involves cutting, shaping, bending, and molding metallic material into the desired final product. Metal-fabrication processes include everything from heavy machinery and equipment…

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How Much Do Injection Molds Cost?

By Jenneca Sparks-Childress|

Injection molding is a manufacturing process of injecting molten plastic materials into a mold and then cooling and solidifying them to create molded products. It is ideal for mass production of products with complex shapes and a huge part in…

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Injection Molding vs 3D Printing: Which One is Better?

By Jenneca Sparks-Childress|

Injection Molding  Injection molding is a manufacturing process that involves the production of parts by injecting molten plastic into a mold cavity. The mold creates an exact replica of the product to be mass-produced. It is the most commonly used…

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Rapid Axis Has Parts In Space

By Lance Leatham|

It’s not every day we get the chance to work with brilliant students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When MIT STAR Labs recently approached us with a world-changing project that fights climate change and launches satellites into space, we…

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Environmental Sustainability

By Lance Leatham|

Carbon footprint and environmental sustainability are more than just buzz words around our shop. We devote our organization towards a healthier environment. It isn’t a tricky decision. We’re a team full of avid campers, hikers, sport fishers, and overall, we’re passionate…

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