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  • An Introduction to Gaskets and How They Work

    An Introduction to Gaskets and How They Work0

    Not all machines consist of a single part. Many machines have dozens or even hundreds of parts. To prevent leaks around the surfaces where these parts meet, gaskets are used. Gaskets create a sealed mating surface between two or more parts. Once installed, they seal the parts together so that any gases or fluids flowing

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  • What Is Abrasive Jet Machining and How Does It Work?

    What Is Abrasive Jet Machining and How Does It Work?0

    Manufacturing companies use a variety of processes to remove unwanted material from workpieces. Some of these processes are relatively simple, such as cutting and drilling. Others, however, are more complex. Abrasive jet machining falls under the latter category. It involves blasting a workpiece with highly abrasive particles to remove unwanted and excess material. To learn

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  • 5 Fast Facts About Milling Machines

    5 Fast Facts About Milling Machines0

    Not to be confused with a lathe, milling machine is a type of manufacturing machine that uses a rotary cutting tool to remove material from a stationary workpiece. Milling machines can perform a variety of material-removing processes, including cutting, drilling, shaping and more. During operation, they press a rotary cutting tool against a stationary workpiece,

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  • What Is Press Joining in Manufacturing?

    What Is Press Joining in Manufacturing?0

    Sheet metal is used in a variety of manufacturing applications. Consisting of large and thin pieces of metal — usually steel,aluminum, brass, tin or copper — it serves as the foundation for many consumer and commercial products. Some manufacturing companies, however, use multiple pieces of sheet metal for a single application. To secure the pieces

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  • Steel vs Aluminum vs Brass Sheet Metal: What’s the Difference?

    Steel vs Aluminum vs Brass Sheet Metal: What’s the Difference?0

    Consisting of flat sheets of metal — typically hot or cold rolled — sheet metal is used extensively in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing companies cut and reshape it to build various products. There are three primary types of sheet metal, however, including steel, aluminum and brass. While they all offer a strong base material for

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  • Turning vs Milling: What’s the Difference?

    Turning vs Milling: What’s the Difference?0

    Manufacturing companies use dozens of machining processes to create products out of raw or semi-formed materials, some of the most common of which include turning and milling. Like other machining processes, they both require the use of a machine. With turning and milling, a machine is used to remove material from a workpiece, thereby changing

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