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  • Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    • February 6, 2019

    If you are looking for a list of spectacular manufacturing failures, where products fail to perform as intended, that is not this story (although I would bet at least one of these listed failures happened in every one of those spectacular mistakes). Rather, these are walk around rules for people who might find themselves on

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  • 5 Fast Facts About Metal Injection Molding

    5 Fast Facts About Metal Injection Molding

    • April 20, 2019

    Metal injection molding is used to create a variety of small, complex products and components. Like other injection molding processes, it involves injecting heated material into a mold to form a new object in the same shape as the mold. While most other injection molding processes use rubber, plastic or similar nonmetals, metal injection molding

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  • Face Milling vs Peripheral Milling: What’s the Difference?

    • April 19, 2019

    Milling operations can be classified as either face or peripheral, depending on where exactly the workpiece is cut. Both types involve the use of a rotating cutting tool, known as a milling cutter, to remove material from a workpiece. As the milling cutter rotates, it presses against the surface of the workpiece, essentially grinding away

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  • Comparing the Different Types of Casters

    Comparing the Different Types of Casters

    • April 18, 2019

    A caster is more than just a wheel; it’s a versatile rolling device that includes a wheel as a well as a mounting frame. As shown in the image to the left, casters contain a single wheel housed within a frame. They are frequently used on the bottom of chairs, workbenches and heavy machinery, allowing

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  • An Overview of the Metal Fabrication Process Shearing

    An Overview of the Metal Fabrication Process Shearing

    • April 16, 2019

    Shearing is a metal fabrication process that’s used to trim and remove unwanted material from sheet metal. It involves the use of a machine or tool, such as a bench shear, to slice through sheet metal with extreme precision. Shearing doesn’t require the use of heat — sheet metal is typically sheared while cold or

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  • What Is Drawing in Metalworking?

    What Is Drawing in Metalworking?

    • April 15, 2019

    Drawing is a common metalworking process performed by manufacturing companies. It’s able to extend the length of metal by pulling and stretching the metal. It’s called “drawing” because the machine “draws” the metal towards it. As the metal stretches, it becomes longer and thinner. Once the desired shape has been achieved, the metal is removed

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