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  • 5 Fast Facts About Water Jet Cutting

    5 Fast Facts About Water Jet Cutting

    • March 20, 2019

    Not all cutting processes involve the application of a sharp cutting tool or blade to selectively remove sections of a workpiece. Water jet cutting, for example, relies on a controlled stream of pressurized water. When applied to a workpiece, the pressurized water literally blasts away sections of material. It’s a highly effective and precise cutting

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  • What Is Punching in the Manufacturing Industry?

    What Is Punching in the Manufacturing Industry?

    • March 19, 2019

    Punching is a metalworking process that’s used extensively in the manufacturing industry. It’s called “punching” because it involves punching a hole through a workpiece. It can be performed either by hand or using a machine, the latter of which is preferred as it’s able to forcefully drive holes through thick, hard metals. To learn more

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  • How Living Hinges Differ From Conventional Hinges

    How Living Hinges Differ From Conventional Hinges

    • March 16, 2019

    The term is “living hinge” is somewhat of a misnomer because neither it nor any other hinge is actually alive. Hinges are inanimate objects made of various materials, and living hinges are no exception. So, what is a living hinge exactly, and how do they differ from conventional hinges? What Is a Living Hinge? A

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  • What Is Knurling? Here’s What You Should Know

    What Is Knurling? Here’s What You Should Know

    • March 15, 2019

    In manufacturing, knurling is a finishing process used to create any combination of horizontal, vertical or crossing lines on the surface of a workpiece. For example, if a manufacturing company wants to add a diamond-patterned texture to a product — or a component of a product — it may use knurling. Knurling can be performed

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  • The 3 Primary Types of Threaded Fasteners

    The 3 Primary Types of Threaded Fasteners

    • March 13, 2019

    Fasteners are the mechanical components used to temporarily join two or more objects. While there are other ways to join objects — welding, brazing, adhesives, crimping, etc. — fasteners are often preferred because they can be easily removed. Threaded fasteners are particularly effective at joining multiple objects due to their threaded design. Featuring either internal

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