The Inside Dope on Dopants and Wire Recrystallization
Dopants raise the recrystallization temperature of tungsten wire and other wires, giving non-sag properties to tungsten light bulb filaments and other products.
5 Interesting Facts About Tungsten
Tungsten, also known as wolfram or volfram, has a high melting point and other interesting properties that are useful in many industries and products.
How Do Tolerances Really Stack Up?
When designing a part, remember that different tolerances may require different processes, and not all processes can produce results to the same tolerance.
How to Avoid the Issues of Non-Standard Material Size
In material sourcing for the production of precision parts, avoiding non-standard material sizes can help to control costs and optimize for manufacturability.
Profile of a Line vs. Profile of a Surface
With profile of a line vs. profile of a surface, the former controls variation at specified cross sections while the latter controls the entire feature surface.
5 Things You Should Be Including in Your Request for Cutting Quote
There are 5 key areas that should never be left blank when filling out your request for cutting quote. Do you know what they are?
A Complete Guide to the Cutting Quote That Will Totally Change Your Pricing
A fully complete RFQ tells a story about the buyer, the company, and the end product and its use — information we can use to provide the right quote (and the right price).
A Case Study in Precision Cutoff vs. Stamping
Learn how precision cut off and stamping compare in achieving distortion-free flatness, a sharp edge, and the precise exterior diameter needed for a spacing ring.
7 Steps to Ensuring Your Measured Results Are In Spec
Learn 7 simple rules to help ensure that calibrated measuring yields accurate and consistent results for your small parts manufacturing.
Small Diameter Tubing: How to Pick The Best ID Inspection Method
For measuring and inspecting the ID of small parts tubing, pin gages or optical measurement systems help ensure that small tubing will meet specifications.
How Multiple Tolerances Can Create Conflict
When a single part has multiple tolerances that conflict, the tighter, more challenging tolerance must guide production and ultimately drives the part’s cost.
Avoiding the Risks of Standard to Metric Tolerance Chart Conversion
With a metric tolerance chart, you need to account for the upper and lower tolerance spec limits when converting between standard and metric measurements.
Your Tight Tolerance Could Be Seriously Affecting Part Cost
Learn about the role that tight tolerance plays in optimizing for manufacturability, and how to specify tolerances to ensure part quality and control costs.
Key Parameters for Choosing a 2-Axis Precision Cutting Method
Learn the key parameters for choosing a method of 2-axis precision cut off of metal parts based on part type, material type, and part dimensions.
The Allure of Laser Cutting
While laser cutting can produce a small kerf and tight tolerances, other precision cutting methods may be preferable for 2-axis cutoff of small metal parts.
Metal Shearing Process Pros & Cons
The metal shearing process can be quick and inexpensive for cutting some simply shaped parts, but it has disadvantages including burrs and end deformation.
Resistance Welding Electrodes for Your Application
Get answers to common questions about dissimilar metals regarding high and low conductivity electrodes and friction stir in the construction of an electrode.
Electrode Properties in Resistance Spot Welding: Why They Matter
Choosing the right resistance spot welding electrode for an application depends on understanding critical properties of the different electrode materials.
Resistance Spot Welding Electrodes: Understanding the Variables
Learn about the variables to consider when choosing the best resistance welding electrode material for specific resistance spot welding applications.
Choosing the Right Resistance Welding Electrodes for Hybrid Vehicle Battery Packs
When choosing a resistance welding electrode for any application, a thorough understanding of material properties helps to avoid production line issues.