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  • What Is Electropolishing?

    What Is Electropolishing?

    • April 23, 2019

    It’s not uncommon for metal objects to feature a chemically treated surface. Electropolishing is one such process that uses both chemicals as well as electricity to treat the surface of metal objects. Also known as anodic or electrolytic polishing, it’s used by manufacturers to create a smooth surface on metal objects. Unless you’re familiar with

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  • 5 Fast Facts About Metal Injection Molding

    5 Fast Facts About Metal Injection Molding

    • April 20, 2019

    Metal injection molding is used to create a variety of small, complex products and components. Like other injection molding processes, it involves injecting heated material into a mold to form a new object in the same shape as the mold. While most other injection molding processes use rubber, plastic or similar nonmetals, metal injection molding

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  • Face Milling vs Peripheral Milling: What’s the Difference?

    Face Milling vs Peripheral Milling: What’s the Difference?

    • April 19, 2019

    Milling operations can be classified as either face or peripheral, depending on where exactly the workpiece is cut. Both types involve the use of a rotating cutting tool, known as a milling cutter, to remove material from a workpiece. As the milling cutter rotates, it presses against the surface of the workpiece, essentially grinding away

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  • Comparing the Different Types of Casters

    Comparing the Different Types of Casters

    • April 18, 2019

    A caster is more than just a wheel; it’s a versatile rolling device that includes a wheel as a well as a mounting frame. As shown in the image to the left, casters contain a single wheel housed within a frame. They are frequently used on the bottom of chairs, workbenches and heavy machinery, allowing

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  • An Overview of the Metal Fabrication Process Shearing

    An Overview of the Metal Fabrication Process Shearing

    • April 16, 2019

    Shearing is a metal fabrication process that’s used to trim and remove unwanted material from sheet metal. It involves the use of a machine or tool, such as a bench shear, to slice through sheet metal with extreme precision. Shearing doesn’t require the use of heat — sheet metal is typically sheared while cold or

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