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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

  • How Threading is Created on Fasteners

    How Threading is Created on Fasteners

    • May 18, 2019

    Fasteners offer a simple and effective way to temporarily join two more objects. But regardless of how they are used, many fasteners rely on threading to perform their intended function. Threading allows male fasteners and female fasteners to connect to each other using rotational force. As a result, linear force alone isn’t enough to separate

  • 4 Benefits of Anodized Aluminum

    4 Benefits of Anodized Aluminum

    • May 17, 2019

    Anodized aluminum has been around for nearly a century, with some of the first documented uses of the processed metal occurring in the early 1920s when it was used to protect seaplanes from saltwater-related degradation. Since then, it’s been used in countless other applications. When compared to standard aluminum, though, anodized aluminum offers several noteworthy

  • What Are ‘Chips’ In Manufacturing?

    What Are ‘Chips’ In Manufacturing?

    • May 16, 2019

    Also known as swarf, chips are a common byproduct of many manufacturing processes. Whether a manufacturing company is cutting, turning, knurling or sanding a workpiece, it will probably produce chips. But what are these chips exactly, and what purpose (if any) do they serve? Overview of Chips The term “chips,” when used in the context

  • How Calendaring Improves the Properties of Rubber

    • May 14, 2019

    Calendaring is a finishing process used in the manufacturing industry to create high-performance rubber, as well as other materials, for use in products such as gaskets, seals and O-rings. Rather than using standard rubber to produce products such as these, manufacturing companies often use calendared rubber. Both standard rubber and calendared rubber still consist of

  • Lathe vs Milling Machine: What’s the Difference?

    Lathe vs Milling Machine: What’s the Difference?

    • May 11, 2019

    Lathes and milling machines are two essential machines used in the manufacturing industry. While both involve the use of a cutting tool to remove material from a workpiece in the form of swarf (chips), they aren’t necessarily the same. Both lathes and milling machines have their own unique functions and purpose. So, what’s the difference

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