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6 Myths About Selecting the Right Material for Your CNC Machined Part

By Lance Leatham|

Intro Material selection is a huge consideration to make for every design. Even with the importance of this decision, many designers hold onto myths that could waste time and money. To dispel some myths, we put together a list of…

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5 Ways You’re Overengineering Your CNC Parts

By Lance Leatham|

Intro Whenever an engineer puts together a technical drawing package for an outside machine shop, there’s a risk of overengineering. Something that looks perfectly reasonable on the drafting table can destroy your budget when it comes to CNC machining a…

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Introduction to Urethane Casting

By admin-ra|

Intro Urethane casting might be the perfect solution to your company’s problem. When it comes to affordable, fast, customizable products made in medium quantities, many people choose urethane casting. In this piece, we’ll explain what urethane casting is. We’ll include…

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All About the Durometer Shore Hardness Scale

By admin-ra|

Intro There has been a lot of confusion when it comes to the durometer Shore hardness scale over the years. Some people think it’s a measure of how flexible a part is, and people don’t understand how important the topic…

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

By Lance Leatham|

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

By Lance Leatham|

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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