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  • Types of Metal – Pure Metals, Alloys & Their Applications

    Types of Metal – Pure Metals, Alloys & Their Applications

    Metals and advances in manufacturing processes gave us the industrial revolution. This lead to an exponential growth of human civilisation bringing us where we are today. Today, different types of […]

  • Cost Reduction in Manufacturing – How to Save £10,000 per Engineer?

    Cost Reduction in Manufacturing – How to Save £10,000 per Engineer?

    What if I told you that you can save at least £10,000 per engineer annually? We’ll show you the maths behind it in this article. Manufacturing cost reduction is usually […]

  • Xometry, Fractory and Laserhub – a Comparison

    Xometry, Fractory and Laserhub – a Comparison

    We decided to compare our on-demand manufacturing platform to a few of our competitors. You may notice that the list of competitors is pretty short. While there’s quite a few […]

  • Copper Alloys – Brass, Bronze and Cupronickels

    Copper Alloys – Brass, Bronze and Cupronickels

    Copper alloys have great material properties useful for many applications. Pure copper, however, has been one of the most important metals for the last 6000 years. Comparing it to other […]

  • Statistics: Common Problems in Manufacturing Industry

    Statistics: Common Problems in Manufacturing Industry

    We carried out a survey directed at people using manufacturing as a service. The objective was to see the manufacturing industry’s pain-points from a customer’s view. We’ll take a look […]

  • Instant Bending Prices Online

    Instant Bending Prices Online

    Finally the day has arrived! Automated quotes for our metal bending service are now live. All you have to do is upload a .STEP file of your sheet metal part […]

  • Sales Engineers for Big Order Support and a Designer

    Sales Engineers for Big Order Support and a Designer

    Fractory has added another 3 members to the team. We are constantly looking to improve our services. This encompasses technical support and user experience. Therefore, 2 more sales engineers have […]

  • Best Free CAD Software in 2019

    Best Free CAD Software in 2019

    Free CAD software is what you’re looking for? Not everyone has access to professional modelling tools. But napkin scribbles won’t do it for manufacturing purposes. If you cannot find a […]

  • Cost Engineering Should Include Every Engineer

    Cost Engineering Should Include Every Engineer

    For a regular engineer, the most sure-fire way to actually know the price of a project is through fucking up. After the client gives negative feedback, your boss asks you […]

  • Aluminium Laser Cutting

    Aluminium Laser Cutting

    Aluminium laser cutting is essential for cutting complex shapes while maintaining great quality. Many manufacturers don’t perform such jobs because of the difficulty level. Providing excellent quality requires know-how and […]

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