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  • The Most Extreme Customer – Case Study

    The Most Extreme Customer – Case Study

    Looking around our customer pool, there are a lot of industrial clients. But from time to time, we see something very different. Which is why we contacted William Stephenson, a […]

  • Case Study – JLC Group

    Case Study – JLC Group

    We contacted one of our customers, JLC Group, to enquire about the ways to satisfy the needs and requirements of sectors known for their high demands. And to learn about […]

  • How Plasma Cutting Works? Advantages & Disadvantages

    How Plasma Cutting Works? Advantages & Disadvantages

    Metal cutting can be categorised into two – mechanical and thermal cutting. Plasma cutting is a thermal cutting method where ionised gas is used for cutting the metal. It is […]

  • All About Sheet Metal – Materials, Standard Sizes & Forming Processes

    All About Sheet Metal – Materials, Standard Sizes & Forming Processes

    Sheet metal is the basis of all engineering today. We can see it everywhere – from cars and machinery to house facades and furniture. To utilise sheet metal to its […]

  • Circular Runout Explained

    Circular Runout 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. […]

  • Horizontal vs Vertical Milling

    Horizontal vs Vertical Milling

    Milling refers to the removal of workpiece material by rotary cutters. Grooving, boring, drilling, etc. can all be used to manufacture parts with the desired finish. The introduction of CNC […]

  • Metal Extrusion

    Metal Extrusion

    Both stock material and custom metal parts come in a very wide range of cross-sections. Metal extrusion is one of the ways used to create these seamless tubes or intricate […]

  • New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

    New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

    Another year has passed, making room for 2021. As usual, this means it’s time for us to reflect on the past year and bring out some of the things we […]

  • Powder Coating – Choosing Gloss & Texture

    Powder Coating – Choosing Gloss & Texture

    Powder coating is one of the most common ways of surface treatment in the metal fabrication industry. It gives the part or product a nice aesthetic finish that also protects […]

  • Poka-Yoke in Manufacturing

    Poka-Yoke in Manufacturing

    Most competitive studies have found that 70-100% of manufacturing incidents are due to human error. It can happen with the most well-trained and experienced person. There are many reasons for […]

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