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Stainless Steel Sheet
CNC Machining
Michael

Basic Metal Terminology

In order to communicate with your metal supplier most effectively, and more importantly, in order to choose the material best suited for your particular applications, you need to understand some basic engineering terms used in most metal catalogs. Stress Stress is usually expressed in pounds per square inch (psi). It represents the load in pounds

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Aluminum Mold Tooling 1
Plastic Injection Molding
Michael

The Basic Concepts of Plastic Injection Molds

Injection molding is a process by which plastic pellets are melted using heat and shear in an extruder and injected, at high pressure and flow, into an injection mold to form the part. It is one of the most productive and cost-effective means of producing a high-quality product. While this process seems straightforward, it is

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Plastic Injection Molding
Plastic Injection Molding
Michael

An Introduction to Plastic Injection Molding

The designer should always decide whether using injection molding is the best approach to mold the item before moving further with it. Have other approaches or product designs that employ different production techniques and utilize the same, comparable, or different materials—or materials that would allow for a similar final result, or even one of higher

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Sheet Metal Automotive Application
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Michael

Sheet metal fabrication involves all aspects of life, and the application fields are broad

Sheet metal fabrication refers to processing metal materials, such as metal plates, into parts or components by cutting, stamping, forming, and other methods. Sheet metal processing technology can meet the production and processing needs of standard parts and mechanical parts in various industries such as factories, warehouses, and exhibition halls. Generally, steel plates, aluminum plates, and

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Flammability testing UL 94
CNC Machining
Michael

UL 94 Standard & Flame-Retardant Prototyping Materials

RpProto offers all materials meeting UL94V0 standards for rapid prototyping and production for CNC machining (ABS and PC), vacuum casting (Hei-cast 8260) and injection molding. UL94 materials allow machined or thermoplastic molded plastic parts to pass real-world testing as they can be used in environments containing flammable products. UL 94 rating is the most commonly

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pantone colors
Surface Finishing
Michael

Pantone Colors

We offer these color options for painting, powder coating, silk screening, etc. Pantone® Colors Chart Pantone 100 Pantone 101 Pantone 102 Pantone 103 Pantone 104 Pantone 105 Pantone 106 Pantone 107 Pantone 108 Pantone 109 Pantone 110 Pantone 111 Pantone 112 Pantone 113 Pantone 114 Pantone 115 Pantone 116 Pantone 117 Pantone 118 Pantone 119

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Sheet Metal Materials
Uncategorized
Michael

Standard Sheet Metal Gauge Thickness Chart

A sheet metal gauge (sometimes spelt “gauge”) specifies the typical thickness of sheet metal for a particular material. Lower gauge numbers mean thicker metal sheets, whereas higher gauge numbers indicate thinner metal sheets. The numbers are irrelevant to standard measures such as inches or millimetres since they are independent of existing systems. The normal sheet

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Sheet Metal Cutting
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Michael

Common Mistakes When Designing Sheet Metal Parts

When manufacturing sheet metal parts, manufacturers devote much effort to fixing mistakes. Many of such mistakes are the result of poor design. 3D or 2D  CAD Drawings do not always convert well into real products. Well-designed drawings may save you a lot of time and money while increasing the efficiency of the metal fabrication process for the service provider.

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Aluminium die casting process
Uncategorized
Michael

Aluminium Die Casting: A Complete Guide

Aluminum die casting is a manufacturing process to make complex, precise, defined, smooth, and textured-surfaced aluminum parts with a thin wall section. It is a popular option for automotive, telecom, and products. Also, it is often used to manufacture lighting, hydraulic and electrical components. It was accomplished by using high-pressure equipment to force molten aluminium into a mold

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CNC Plastic Machining Milling
CNC Machining
Michael

CNC Machining for Rapid Prototyping

CNC Machining and Rapid Prototyping Prototyping, also known as prototype manufacturing, is the process where a manufacturer creates a small batch of products from digital design drawings. Manufacturers can use these functional prototypes to find flaws in the design and fix them before producing large numbers of parts. Companies can also use prototypes to participate

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