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Tips for Machining with Tight Tolerances

If your part design requires tight-tolerance machining, plating can make or break your design. It’s important that you choose a machining shop who does their own plating or works with a high-quality plating vendor. While the overall process may take longer, you’re bound to get better results. Here’s an overview of tight-tolerance machining and why […]

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How Do I Know If I’m Overengineering?

When you’re trying to design a part, you might find yourself overengineering it. Of course, you want to ensure precision and usability, but overengineering can increase time and labor costs when you’re machining different parts. Here are some machining tips to help make your engineering experience easier—and help you know when to stop: Consider the […]

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What You Should Know About the Advances in Multi-Axis Machining

Computerized numerical control (CNC) is a manufacturing process that utilizes pre-programmed software to control the movement of production equipment. From the medical field to the aerospace industry, many different industries use CNC software and related machinery to accurately and efficiently create vital components. As technology advances, CNC systems and the machines they control also advance […]

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Do You Need 5- or 9-Axis Machining?

Every industry experiences regular technological advances, and that’s particularly true in the computerized numerical control (CNC) manufacturing world. Today, making precision machine and auto components is relatively easy thanks to 5- and 9-axis machining equipment. Multi-axis machining centers are capable of performing precise milling maneuvers without the hassle of making multiple setup adjustments for the […]

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How Does Plastic Machining Work?

Due to the nature of the material, plastic machining is more of a tenuous process than metal machining. Plastic is usually a softer material and is more prone to bending, cracking, warping and losing its structural integrity than most metals. Despite that, computer numerical control (CNC) plastic machining can still be performed safely and capably […]

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