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  • Aiming for BattleBots – Case Study

    Aiming for BattleBots – Case Study

    Last year, we were presented the opportunity to put our manufacturing quality to the ultimate test. And I’m not talking about the ultimate tensile strength test. A team getting ready […]

  • Tibor Kadar Joins Fractory as CFO

    Tibor Kadar Joins Fractory as CFO

    We are happy to announce that Tibor Kadar has joined the Fractory team full-time in the role of CFO. Tibor has extensive experience in the financial field, having worked for […]

  • Circularity (GD&T) Explained

    Circularity (GD&T) Explained

    The geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) standards in ASME Y14.5-2018 define five main types of controls for various part features. These are form, location, orientation, profile and runout. The form […]

  • What is Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)?

    What is Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)?

    Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is a type of manufacturing method that uses computer software and automatable machinery to create products with a high degree of accuracy and precision. Modern machines and […]

  • Flatness (GD&T) Explained

    Flatness (GD&T) Explained

    The fourteen types of geometric tolerances in GD&T are divided into 5 main types of control. These are form, location, orientation, profile, and runout. Form controls determine the shape of […]

  • 5S System in Lean Manufacturing

    5S System in Lean Manufacturing

    5S is a set of principles that, when applied in the workplace, can drastically improve the productivity and efficiency of the entire setup. It is a lean manufacturing tool that […]

  • Sustainability in Manufacturing – Survey Results

    Sustainability in Manufacturing – Survey Results

    We recently conducted a survey among our customers from the engineering sector to get a bigger picture of the industry‚Äôs views on sustainability. We carried out the survey to clarify […]

  • Straightness (GD&T) Explained

    Straightness (GD&T) Explained

    ASME Y14.5 2009 GD&T Standards lists out 14 types of geometric tolerances. These 14 tolerances are bunched up into five different groups based on the type of control they offer. […]

  • The Importance of Design in Industrial Engineering – Case Study

    The Importance of Design in Industrial Engineering – Case Study

    Cambridge Industrial Design is an engineering company that offers a full service from design to production. We have been helping them with the latter part of their process, in the […]

  • Aluminium Anodising

    Aluminium Anodising

    Aluminium is the second most widely used metal in the world. Engineers prefer aluminium for its light weight, corrosion resistance and reasonable price. However, untreated aluminium has low wear resistance. […]

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