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  • What Are Neodymium Magnets?

    What Are Neodymium Magnets?

    • August 3, 2019

    Also known simply as a neo magnet, a neodymium magnet is a type of rare-earth magnet that’s comprised of neodymium, iron and boron. Although there are other rare-earth magnets — including samarium cobalt — neodymium is by far the most common. They create a stronger magnetic field, allowing for a superior level of performance. Even

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  • What Is the Manufacturing Process Thermoforming?

    What Is the Manufacturing Process Thermoforming?

    • August 2, 2019

    Thermoforming is a manufacturing process that’s used to create plastic products out of heated plastic. It involves thin sheets of plastic at a precise temperature — just enough to make the plastic pliable but not melt it — after which it’s fed through a machine containing a mold. Although it sounds like a complex process,

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  • What Is Investment Casting?

    What Is Investment Casting?

    • August 1, 2019

    Casting processes are used extensively in the manufacturing industry to produce products and components in complex shapes. Although there are different types of casting processes, most involve pouring a liquid material, such as molten metal or heated plastic, into the center of a hollow mold. After the liquid material has cooled, it’s extracted from the

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  • The 4 Types of Cast Iron

    The 4 Types of Cast Iron

    • July 30, 2019

    Consisting of iron with more than 2% carbon, cast iron is a versatile metal that’s used in a wide range of consumer and commercial applications. It’s been around since the 5th century B.C., during which cast iron was used to make weapons as well as agriculture products. Since then, it’s become an increasingly common type

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  • How Does Compression Molding Work?

    How Does Compression Molding Work?

    • July 26, 2019

    Compression molding is a molding process that involves the use of a heated and pressurized plastic polymer material to create three-dimensional objects. From rubber boots and shoes to automotive fenders and spoilers, it’s become a common process in the manufacturing industry. However, compression molding differs from other molding processes by relying on pressure to completely

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  • 6 Fun Facts About Nails

    6 Fun Facts About Nails

    • July 25, 2019

    Nails are a common fastener used in construction and woodworking applications. Consisting of a long and narrow piece of solid metal with a pointed tip and flattened head, they are used to secure two or more objects together. Even if you don’t use nails on a regular basis, you’re probably familiar with this otherwise common

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