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  • Forehand Welding vs Backhand Welding: What’s the Difference?

    Forehand Welding vs Backhand Welding: What’s the Difference?

    • November 12, 2019

    Welding is an essential fabrication process used in the manufacturing and commercial construction industries to join multiple objects. As you may know, it involves heating the respective objects, thereby causing them to melt. As the objects begin to cool, they fuse together to create a secure connection. While all welding processes are performed by melting

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  • Comparing the 3 Main Perforation Processes

    Comparing the 3 Main Perforation Processes

    • November 8, 2019

    Perforation is a manufacturing process that involves scoring a workpiece or object with multiple holes. As shown in the left-hand photo, it’s typically performed on solid materials, resulting in a collection of many small holes. When a workpiece of object is perforated, it’s scored with these holes. Perforation offers a variety of benefits. Among other

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  • What Is Diamond Turning?

    What Is Diamond Turning?

    • November 7, 2019

    Turning is a machining process used in the manufacturing industry to remove material from a workpiece using a stationary cutting tool. it’s typically performed using a lathe. Once secured to the lathe, the workpiece will rotate. The cutting tool will then press against the rotating workpiece to cut and remove some of its material. Diamond

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  • How Injection Molding Is Performed

    How Injection Molding Is Performed

    • November 6, 2019

    With origins dating back to the 1800s, injection molding is an age-old manufacturing process that’s used to create a variety of components and parts. Also known as plastic injection molding, it lives up to its namesake by injecting plastic into a mold cavity. The raw plastic typically comes in the form of pellets that, when

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  • Did You Know? How Steel Is Made From Iron

    • November 4, 2019

    Steel is one of the world’s most versatile materials. Defined as an alloy of iron and carbon, it’s both strong and durable. Furthermore, over two-thirds of all steel produced in North America is recycled annually, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. To make steel, however, metalworking companies must perform several steps involving the

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  • Exploring the Different Types of Grinding Machines

    Exploring the Different Types of Grinding Machines

    • November 1, 2019

    Not to be confused with a milling machine, a grinding machine is a heavy-duty machine that’s used to remove material from the surface of a workpiece. While milling machines feature a rotating cutting tool that’s placed against a stationary workpiece, a grinding machine features a rotating grinding wheel, which is also placed against a stationary

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