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Design for Manufacturing Tips for Precision Machining: 4 Features to Avoid

When developing a part or product for precision machining, it’s important to consider how your design will translate onto the shop floor. Manufacturability issues can increase a project’s cost and lead time, and it’s best to get ahead of any potential roadblocks during the design phase.   Our cost-saving Design for Assembly (DFA) tips have helped […]

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Timeline for Contract Manufacturing Services

Time is always of the essence in manufacturing. There are so many moving parts involved in bringing a product from concept to completion—and plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong and timelines to get delayed.  It certainly doesn’t help that the manufacturing industry is uncharacteristically volatile at the moment. Global supply chain disruptions and […]

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How to Successfully Supply Materials for Precision Machining

Many manufacturing customers assume that supplying their own materials will save them money on precision machining services.  But unless you already have the material in stock or are using a proprietary or custom-made material, it’s best to let your contract manufacturing partner manage material orders. This option minimizes back and forth and is often more […]

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The Value of Submitting a 2D Drawing with Your Quote

There’s no doubt that STEP files—the standard file format used for 3D CAD models—have been a game-changer for manufacturing. Engineers (including the ones on our team!) often default to STEP files because the generic file format is compatible with most systems. Manufacturers appreciate receiving these files because, unlike other 3D file formats containing multiple configurations […]

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When to Bring a Contract Manufacturer into Your Product Development Process

As an engineering-based manufacturing company, we’re honored to help many small to medium sized businesses transform their ideas into tangible products. Our product development services offer customers across all industries a viable path forward for new and exciting innovations. If you’re a product developer thinking about reaching out to us for these services, you may […]

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Turnkey Contract Manufacturing: from Concept to Completion

Product designers usually have a clear vision of how they want a product to look and function. But if they don’t have a strong engineering background, they can face difficulties navigating the numerous steps that must take place between product concept and finished product. Partnering with a contract manufacturer early on in the design process […]

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5 Considerations for Ceramic Machining Applications

According to the American Ceramic Society, the oldest known ceramic artifact is dated as early as 28,000 BCE. Indeed, humans have been manufacturing and using ceramics since ancient times. Ceramic applications have evolved substantially over the last 30,000 years. These days, the material is used in everything from bricks for building houses, to kitchen knives, […]

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7 Design Tips for Injection Molding

Are you considering injection molding for your next project? Injection molding, which consists of injecting molten material into a mold and allowing it to harden, is an excellent solution for high-volume or mass-produced quantities of identical parts.  While the upfront cost of tooling for injection molding is more expensive than conventional machining, an initial investment […]

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24 Ways to Reduce Costs for Assemblies

Businesses that rely on manufacturing to make parts and products have faced immense challenges over the last year, from global supply chain shortages to rising costs of raw materials. While it’s encouraging to see America reopening, many of these challenges aren’t going away anytime soon. As businesses ramp up production again, there’s an increasing demand […]

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