Comparing the 3 Main Perforation Processes

Perforation is a manufacturing process that involves scoring a workpiece or object with multiple holes. As shown in the left-hand photo, it’s typically performed on solid materials, resulting in a collection of many small holes. When a workpiece of object … Read More

What Is Diamond Turning?

Turning is a machining process used in the manufacturing industry to remove material from a workpiece using a stationary cutting tool. It’s typically performed using a lathe. Once secured to the lathe, the workpiece will rotate. The cutting tool will … Read More

How Injection Molding Is Performed

With origins dating back to the 1800s, injection molding is an age-old manufacturing process that’s used to create a variety of components and parts. Also known as plastic injection molding, it lives up to its namesake by injecting plastic into … Read More

3 Factors to consider before using nylon fasteners

One type of hardware that has been gaining popularity over the past decades is the nylon fastener. These fasteners do not only offer a high amount of insulation but resist corrosion as well. But before using these products, some important … Read More

Did You Know? How Steel Is Made From Iron

Steel is one of the world’s most versatile materials. Defined as an alloy of iron and carbon, it’s both strong and durable. Furthermore, over two-thirds of all steel produced in North America is recycled annually, according to the American Iron … Read More

Exploring the Different Types of Grinding Machines

Not to be confused with a milling machine, a grinding machine is a heavy-duty machine that’s used to remove material from the surface of a workpiece. While milling machines feature a rotating cutting tool that’s placed against a stationary workpiece, … Read More

The Cold Hard Truth About Cryorolling

In metalworking, rolling refers to the use of two or more heavy-duty rollers to compress metal stock. The metal stock is fed through the rollers to achieve a lower profile and uniform thickness (among other things). Not all rolling processes … Read More