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  • 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 […]

  • True Position (GD&T)

    True Position (GD&T)

    We know that manufactured products can never match their theoretical drawings perfectly. The actual size varies from the intended design. The goal of GD&T is to hold this variation within […]

  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

    Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

    Engineers use CAD software to design all the necessary parts and components for the project. In the digital realm, it is easy to attain perfection. In real life, manufacturing is […]

  • Guide to CNC Machining Tolerances

    Guide to CNC Machining Tolerances

    Computer Numerical Control (popularly known as CNC) machining refers to the use of computer programming and electromechanical devices to automate metal parts (and nonmetals) machining as needed. A CNC machine […]

  • Topology Optimisation

    Topology Optimisation

    In recent years, many computer-aided methods have been developed to find the most optimum design for a problem. These intelligent techniques have allowed engineers to create designs that were beyond […]

  • Case Study: Meet Our Manufacturing Partner

    Case Study: Meet Our Manufacturing Partner

    Have you ever wondered who actually does the manufacturing when you order parts from us? Probably so. Which is why we contacted one of the 25+ manufacturers who takes care […]

  • TIG Welding Stainless Steel

    TIG Welding Stainless Steel

    Note: This is a guest post by Gregory Sanders from He is a welding enthusiast who shares his insights into the world of welding on his website. As a […]

  • Serial Production with Fractory

    Serial Production with Fractory

    Serial production is one of the most common types of mass production, whereby similar or identical parts are produced in batches. After the batch is done, the next one may […]

  • CNC Machine Shop

    CNC Machine Shop

    Want to know how to identify a good machine shop? We have some pointers regarding the must-haves for any service provider and how to recognise a service for ordering machined […]

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