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  • Comparing the Different Types of Machine Presses

    Comparing the Different Types of Machine Presses

    • January 1, 2020

    Also known as a forming press, a machine press is a heavy-duty industrial machine that uses pressure to resize or reshape a workpiece. It’s operated a worker, known as a toolsetter, who’s responsible for securing the workpiece in place and engaging the press. Machine presses are capable of performing a wide variety of machining processes.

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  • 6 Facts About Laser Engraving

    6 Facts About Laser Engraving

    • December 27, 2019

    From jewelry and keychains to cutting boards and clothes, countless products support laser engraving. As the name suggests, laser engraving involves the use of lasers to engrave the surface with a custom design. It doesn’t require ink, paint or pigments. Instead, it leverages the heat-generating properties of lasers. Below are six fun facts about laser

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  • Manufacturing vs Production: How These Processes Differ

    Manufacturing vs Production: How These Processes Differ

    • December 27, 2019

    Many people assume that manufacturing and production are the same. As a result, the terms are used interchangeably when referring to business-related creation processes. While manufacturing and production have similar fundamentals, though, they are two unique processes. So, what’s the difference between manufacturing and production exactly? What Is Manufacturing? Manufacturing is a multi-step process that

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  • Die Cutting: A Crash Course on This Fabrication Process

    Die Cutting: A Crash Course on This Fabrication Process

    • December 26, 2019

    Die cutting is a manufacturing-related fabrication process that involves the use of a machine to manipulate the size and shape of stock materials. It’s called “die cutting” because it requires the use of a die. The stock material, such as sheet metal, is compressed against a die using a punch. As the stock material is

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  • What Is Rotational Molding?

    What Is Rotational Molding?

    • December 23, 2019

    Also known as rotocasting, rotational molding is a molding process used to create hollow objects in custom shapes and sizes. While plastic injection molding is highly effective at producing solid objects in custom shapes and sizes, it doesn’t work well for hollow objects. As a result, some manufacturing companies use rotational molding for applications such

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  • What Is Chrome Plating?

    What Is Chrome Plating?

    • December 20, 2019

    Also known as chromium plating, chrome plating is a finishing process that involves the application of chromium onto the surface of a metal workpiece or object. From wheels to doorknobs and cutlery and vases, it’s used for in a variety of manufacturing applications The Basics of Chrome Plating How does chrome plating work exactly? It’s

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