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  • What Is Strand Casting in Manufacturing?

    • March 25, 2020

    Manufacturing companies often rely on molds and die to create custom-sized and -shaped objects out of raw metal. Known as casting, it’s used in the production of countless consumer and business products. There are several types of casting used in the manufacturing industry, though, one of which is strand casting. So, what is strand casting

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  • How JIS Screws Differ From Phillips Head Screws

    How JIS Screws Differ From Phillips Head Screws

    • March 20, 2020

    Not all screws use a traditional Phillips head. While Phillips screws are the most common, there are other types of screws used in the manufacturing of products, including JIS. An initialism for Japanese Industrial Standard, JIS screws are commonly used in electronics, as well as other products, that are manufactured in Japan. Unless you’re familiar

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  • Turning vs Milling: What’s the Difference?

    Turning vs Milling: What’s the Difference?

    • March 19, 2020

    Manufacturing companies use dozens of machining processes to create products out of raw or semi-formed materials, some of the most common of which include turning and milling. Like other machining processes, they both require the use of a machine. With turning and milling, a machine is used to remove material from a workpiece, thereby changing

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  • What Is a Clotter Pin?

    What Is a Clotter Pin?

    • March 18, 2020

    It’s not uncommon for bolts to loosen over time. If a bolt is attached to a machine, for instance, the vibrations produced by the machine may cause it to come out. There are ways to secure bolts in place, however, including the use of a clutter pin. But what exactly is a clotter pin? The

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  • Forging vs Forming in Metalworking: What’s the Difference?

    Forging vs Forming in Metalworking: What’s the Difference?

    • March 17, 2020

    Forging and forming are two common types of metalworking processes. They both involve the manipulation of metal to achieve a different size and/or shape. From iron and steel to aluminum, bronze and more, countless metals and alloys support these two metalworking processes. Forging and forming aren’t the same, however. They each use a different method

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  • What Is Superfinishing in Metalworking?

    What Is Superfinishing in Metalworking?

    • March 12, 2020

    Also known as micromachining and short-stroke honing, superfinishing is an advanced metalworking process that’s designed to create a more refined finish on metal workpieces. Like other finishing processes, it involves the removal of material. Superfinishing removes the top layer of material on a workpiece’s surface to create a more refined finish that’s characterized by a

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