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  • Iron vs Steel: What’s the Difference?

    Iron vs Steel: What’s the Difference?

    • November 27, 2019

    Steel and iron are two of the most common materials used in the manufacturing industry. They are used to make a wide range of products and components. While iron and steel look similar, though, they are two unique materials with their own respective characteristics and qualities. What Is Iron? Iron is a lustrous and ductile

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  • What Is Ultrasonic Machining?

    What Is Ultrasonic Machining?

    • November 26, 2019

    Have you heard of ultrasonic machining? Also known as ultrasonic vibration machining, it’s a manufacturing process that’s used to remove material from a workpiece through the use of high-frequency vibrations combined with particles. An ultrasonic tool essentially creates many small vibrations that, over time, remove material from the workpiece with which it’s used. To learn

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  • 5 Fun Facts About Chromium

    5 Fun Facts About Chromium

    • November 22, 2019

    Chromium is one of 91 metal elements on the periodic table. Featuring a lustrous chrome appearance, it’s used in a variety of applications. Motorcycles, for example, often feature chromium-coated components, whereas silverware may feature a similar type of chromium plating. These are just a few common applications for Chromium. To learn more about this lustrous

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  • What Is Non-Expendable Mold Casting?

    What Is Non-Expendable Mold Casting?

    • November 21, 2019

    Casting is a metalworking process that involves pouring molten metal into a mold cavity. As the molten metal cools, it changes from a liquid to a solid state, at which point the newly created object — known as a casting — can be removed. While there are nearly a dozen different types of casting processes,

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  • Cut vs Wire Nails: What’s the Difference?

    Cut vs Wire Nails: What’s the Difference?

    • November 20, 2019

    Characterized by a long and slender body and a flattened head, nails are used to fasten multiple objects together. As the nail is driven through the objects, the flattened head creates pressure that holds the objects together. Even if you’re familiar with the basic mechanics of nails, though, you might be surprised to learn that

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  • The 7 Machining Processes Supported By Lathes

    The 7 Machining Processes Supported By Lathes

    • November 18, 2019

    Lathes are used extensively in the manufacturing industry to remove material from a workpiece. Whether it’s made of wood or metal, most workpieces can be altered using a lathe. The workpiece is attached to the lathe, after which it rotates against a stationary cutting tool. Using these mechanics, lathes support a variety of machining processes.

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