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  • Comparing the Different Types of Bearings

    Comparing the Different Types of Bearings

    • February 26, 2019

    A bearing is a common machinery component that’s used to regulate the motion and reduce the friction of a moving part. It restricts relative movement to reduce the load placed on the part and the machine. In fact, the word “bearing” is a combination of the words “to bear,” reflecting the component’s ability to bear

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  • Exploring the Different Laser Cutting Processes

    Exploring the Different Laser Cutting Processes

    • February 23, 2019

    Invented in the mid-1960s, laser cutting is a type of material cutting process that involves the use of hot, high-powered lasers to cut through metal or other materials with extreme precision. The term “laser” stands for ” Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation,” which essentially means light with radiation. Laser cutting can be performed

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  • The Beginner’s Guide to Metal Stamping

    The Beginner’s Guide to Metal Stamping

    • February 21, 2019

    Not to be confused with metal fabrication, metal stamping is a metalworking process that involves the use of an industrial machine to deform a flat sheet of metal into a specific shape. Using pressure, the machine compresses the sheet metal against a die surface. This changes the shape of the sheet metal to reflect that

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  • 7 Fast Facts About Aluminum

    7 Fast Facts About Aluminum

    • February 20, 2019

    From soda cans and ladders to electrical wiring and airplane fuselages, countless products are made of aluminum. Along with steel, it’s become one of the world’s most widely used metals. While you’ve almost certainly used a product containing this metal below, we’ve compiled a list of seven facts about aluminum that may surprise you. #1)

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  • What Is Metal Spinning?

    What Is Metal Spinning?

    • February 19, 2019

    Also known as metal turning, metal spinning is a type of metalworking process that involves the use of a rotating machine — typically a CNC lathe — to deform metal over a pre-shaped mold. Unlike with other metal turning processes, however, it doesn’t strip away or otherwise remove any of the metal material. Rather, metal

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