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  • 7 Fast Facts About Aluminum

    7 Fast Facts About Aluminum0

    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)

  • What is Contract Manufacturing?

    What is Contract Manufacturing?0

    One of the most misunderstood segments of manufacturing involves the use of a third-party to manage the relationship between an end user and the folks who actually make the parts. With the advent of the world market, realizing lowest manufacturing cost of goods for resale has taken on a number of challenges, not the least

  • Evaporative-Pattern Casting 101: What You Should Know

    Evaporative-Pattern Casting 101: What You Should Know0

    Along with sand molding, plaster molding and shell molding, evaporative-pattern casting is a common casting process used in the metalworking industry. Statistics show that it accounts for up to 29% of all aluminum casting performed in the United States. But evaporative-pattern casting differs from conventional casting processes, and it’s important to understand how it works.

  • Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing0

    If you are looking for a list of spectacular manufacturing failures, where products fail to perform as intended, that is not this story (although I would bet at least one of these listed failures happened in every one of those spectacular mistakes). Rather, these are walk around rules for people who might find themselves on

  • 6 Things to Consider When Choosing Leveling Mounts

    6 Things to Consider When Choosing Leveling Mounts0

    Also known as a leveling foot or leveling pad, a leveling mount is a machinery device that’s used to level the object or machine which on which it’s installed. They feature an adjustable height, allowing users to control the height at which the machine or object rests off the floor. If you look at your

  • What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Ball Screws?

    What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Ball Screws?0

    Originally known as an antifriction nut, a ball screw is a mechanical device that’s used to convert rotational motion into linear motion. They feature a long threaded shaft with ball bearings to withstand significant stress and weight, all while minimizing friction. A typical ball screw, as shown to the left, has both a screw and