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  • What Is Electropolishing?

    What Is Electropolishing?0

    It’s not uncommon for metal objects to feature a chemically treated surface. Electropolishing is one such process that uses both chemicals as well as electricity to treat the surface of metal objects. Also known as anodic or electrolytic polishing, it’s used by manufacturers to create a smooth surface on metal objects. Unless you’re familiar with

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

    Face Milling vs Peripheral Milling: What’s the Difference?0

    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

  • Comparing the Different Types of Casters

    Comparing the Different Types of Casters0

    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

  • An Overview of the Metal Fabrication Process Shearing

    An Overview of the Metal Fabrication Process Shearing0

    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

  • What Is Drawing in Metalworking?

    What Is Drawing in Metalworking?0

    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

  • What Is Full-Mold Casting?

    What Is Full-Mold Casting?0

    Sand casting and lost foam are two common types of evaporative-pattern casting. Also known as sand molding casting, sand casting is characterized by the use of a sand-based mold, whereas lost-foam casting is characterized by the use of a foam-based mold. In both processes, molten metal is poured into the mold, after which the newly

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