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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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Client Case Study – Electric Vehicle

By Lance Leatham|

Client Major electric vehicle manufacturer providing delivery and consumer end vehicles.  Objective Rapid manufacturing of electronics enclosures for 3 electric vehicles. Timeframe Required project delivery within 3 weeks.  Job Scope The client hired us to find a solution and to…

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A Guide To Metal Finishing Types

By admin-ra|

For thousands of years, humans have relied on goods manufactured from metal. Our everyday lives have been and still are shaped by metal. The way we eat, sleep, and even the way we breathe is enhanced by or enabled by…

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Rapid Axis Partners with NASA on Expedited Europa Clipper Project

By admin-ra|

It was expedited sheet metal fabrication at it’s finest when Rapid Axis was asked by a NASA department head to assist in an emergency order of engine covers for NASA’s Europa Clipper propulsion units. Project lead time was of paramount…

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Machining and Sheet Metal; Still King in Aerospace & Defense Production

By Benjamin Carlson|

By Ben Carlson The aerospace industry has big plans for defense and space exploration and is continuing to promote long-term investment in the industry. Machining and sheet metal needs are still active in the sector, and Rapid Axis is at…

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