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

    What Is Abrasive Jet Machining and How Does It Work?

    • September 9, 2020

    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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  • Additive Manufacturing vs Subtractive Manufacturing

    Additive Manufacturing vs Subtractive Manufacturing

    • September 7, 2020

    Manufacturing processes can often be classified as either additive or subtractive. In both types of processes, companies build objects from materials. Materials can include plastics, thermoplastics, iron, steel, carbon and more. While both additive and subtractive manufacturing processes are used to build objects from materials, though, they aren’t the same. So, what’s the difference between

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  • 5 Benefits of Electropolishing in Metalworking

    5 Benefits of Electropolishing in Metalworking

    • September 4, 2020

    Also known as electrochemical polishing, electropolishing is a metalworking process that’s used to remove excess or unwanted material from the surface of a metal workpiece. It involves bathing a metal workpiece in a tub of electrolytes that’s connected to a direct current (DC) power supply. The surface of the metal workpiece is then oxidized, which

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  • What Is a ‘Road’ In 3D Printing?

    What Is a ‘Road’ In 3D Printing?

    • September 3, 2020

    3D printing is a complex manufacturing process that uses a machine, known as a 3D printer, to build three-dimensional objects from raw material. 3D printers take the raw material and deposit it onto a print bed, slowly building the object layer by layer. When researching 3D printers, however, you’ll encounter some otherwise confusing terms, one

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  • Why 3D Printing Is on the Rise

    Why 3D Printing Is on the Rise

    • September 2, 2020

    There’s no denying the fact that 3D printing is on the rise. Research shows that global sales for 3D printers have increased by approximately 80% over the past few years. This isn’t expected to change anytime soon, either. On the contrary, both businesses and consumers will continue to buy 3D printers at an ever-increasing rate.

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  • How 3D Printers Build Metal Objects

    How 3D Printers Build Metal Objects

    • August 31, 2020

    3D printers aren’t restricted to the use of plastics or thermoplastics. While most fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers do, in fact, build objects using these materials, others are capable of building objects with raw metal. Being that metal is obviously harder and stronger than plastic, you might be wondering how they work. After all,

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