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How to Inspect Precision Machined Parts

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Intro After machining a precision part, inspection is a critical step. It ensures that each part is dimensionally perfect and that your customer gets a part that works. Since tolerances are so tight, a simple scale or tape measure won’t…

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The 8 Pros and Cons of Injection Molding

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Intro As you probably know, injection molding is a great way to mass-produce a part. This is the preferred way to manufacture consumer items like toothbrushes, remotes, and phone cases. There are a lot of pros and cons to using…

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All About Precision CNC Boring and How it Works

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Intro Don’t let the name fool you, CNC boring is a very interesting topic. In this post, we’ll be discussing everything about precision CNC boring, how it works, and why it matters to you. When it comes to fabricating precision…

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How to Design Cutouts Near a Bent Piece

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Intro Creating a cutout near a bend on a piece of sheet metal is a big red flag for a design. If a machinist follows the print, you’ll likely receive a part that doesn’t have the rigidity you need in…

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Introduction to CNC Turning: Everything You Need to Know

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Intro CNC turning is one of the best ways to make custom parts out of cylindrical bar stock. You might be wondering what CNC turning is, how it works, why people use it, and how it can benefit you. Not…

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The 9 Most Popular Finishes for Machined Parts

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Intro After your precision machined part is fabricated, it can go through a “finishing” process. This adds certain functionality to your part. There are a lot of finishing options to pick from, but the following 9 are the most popular…

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5 Benefits of 5-Axis CNC Machining

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Intro If you’ve seen someone operate a 5-axis CNC machine, you’ve probably been pretty impressed. Not only is it impressive to watch, but it’s also a great asset to have on the floor of your machine shop. In this piece,…

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Sheet Metal Manufacturing Costs

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Intro There are a lot of ways to make a sheet metal piece very expensive. The worst part is that you might not even realize you’re making one of these common mistakes until you get a crazy-high quote from a…

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How CNC Machining Changed Industry

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Intro Since the first introduction of CNC machining, multiple industries and applications have radically changed. Even today, we see shifts as CNC machinery becomes more advanced and tackles new challenges. To say that CNCs changed the industry is underselling exactly…

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Describing the Common Metal Fabrication Methods

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Intro Metal fabrication is the process of taking stock metal pieces and turning them into production items. Anything made from metal has gone through a metal fabrication method. There are actually a lot of different ways to make something out…

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