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  • Polyurethane vs Rubber: What’s the Difference?

    Polyurethane vs Rubber: What’s the Difference?0

    Polyurethane and rubber are two common materials used in the manufacturing industry. From bushings and gaskets to tires and boots, you’ll find a variety of products made of these materials. But polyurethane isn’t the same as rubber. While both materials offer a high level of elasticity and protection from water ingress, though, they aren’t necessarily

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  • 5 Fast Facts About Metal Injection Molding

    5 Fast Facts About Metal Injection Molding0

    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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  • 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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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Compression Molding

    The Beginner’s Guide to Compression Molding0

    Compression molding is a molding process that’s characterized by the use of a heated mold that’s exposed to pressure. Like other molding processes, it involves placing a material, typically plastic or a similar polymer, in a mold cavity. After the material has hardened, it’s removed from the mold cavity. Compression molding is unique, however, because

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