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  • Cold Welding Explained

    Cold Welding Explained

    Cold welding is a solid-state welding process that requires little or no heat to join two or more metal surfaces together. The first scientific evidence of cold welding was recorded […]

  • Profile of a Surface (GD&T) Explained

    Profile of a Surface (GD&T) Explained

    GD&T consists of 14 geometrical tolerances that can be applied to any part feature to control them. These tolerances are described in detail in ASME Y14.5-2009. Many of these 14 […]

  • Fibre Lasers – Working Principles, Applications & More

    Fibre Lasers – Working Principles, Applications & More

    Lasers have been around for a long time but their use in commercial applications is quite recent. It took engineers a while to strengthen laser capabilities to a point where […]

  • MIG Welding Explained

    MIG Welding Explained

    MIG welding is an arc welding process that joins two metals together using a consumable wire electrode. As the wire strikes the welding arc, the welding area is protected by […]

  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

    Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

    In the past few decades, research into design thinking has engendered a new wave of methodologies in product design and manufacturing processes. These methodologies have saved billions in product development […]

  • TIG Welding Explained

    TIG Welding Explained

    TIG welding is a stable arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode and an inert gas in the welding arc to create high-quality welds. It became a groundbreaking […]

  • Parallelism (GD&T) Explained

    Parallelism (GD&T) Explained

    ASME Y14.5-2009 divides tolerances in GD&T into 14 different types. Each tolerance controls the characteristics of features to guarantee near-perfect fabrication and assembly of machine components. These 14 tolerances are […]

  • Design for Sustainability

    Design for Sustainability

    Design for Sustainability is an offset of the Design for X (Design for Excellence) philosophy. DFX encompasses a wide range of methodologies to improve product design and manufacturing processes. The […]

  • Symmetry (GD&T) Explained

    Symmetry (GD&T) Explained

    The 2009 edition of ASME Section Y14.5 defines 14 geometric tolerances in GD&T. The manufacturing industry uses these tolerances to convey manufacturing intent from the designers to the manufacturers. GD&T […]

  • Fractory Now Offers Welding

    Fractory Now Offers Welding

    We are glad to announce that Fractory now offers welding as a service (click the link for more precise info). Our capabilities include MIG/MAG, TIG, spot and robot welding as […]

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