How to Overcome Material Surface Imperfections [Video]
Any surface will have flaws under the right magnification. In this video we explain the inherent challenges with blanket requests and how to overcome them.
The Myths of Plastic vs Metal Tubing for Medical Devices [VIDEO]
Thousands of resin compounds have been developed to expand the design options for tubing in medical devices. Yet, there are number of myths. Learn why plastic may not be a better choice to metal tubing in medical applications.
Minimizing the Effects of Heat on the Measurement of Metal Parts [VIDEO]
Learn why manufacturers, designers, and engineers need to keep metal expansion from heat in mind when they create part specifications and decide how precise the part’s dimensions need to be.
Quality Control in the Manufacture of Metal Parts [VIDEO]
Learn the vital components of an effective quality control program and its role in ensuring metal parts meet their requirements for design and function.
The Allure of Laser Cutting [VIDEO]
How does laser cutting compare with other precision metal cutting methods? Watch this video to learn some of the pros and cons of this metal cutting method.
The Sampling Plan In Quality Control [VIDEO]
As important as inspections are, 100% inspection requires time and cost without a guarantee of 100% compliance. See what a sampling plan is and how it solves this challenge.
How to Avoid Last-Minute Surface Finish Issues [VIDEO]
Surface finish requirements are just some of the details critical to completing an RFQ that will help you optimize for manufacturability.
Your Tight Tolerance Could be Seriously Affecting Part Cost [VIDEO]
It may be tempting to assume that a very tight tolerance should be your default choice. But, when they aren’t essential, it could increase your costs needlessly.
Top 5 Challenges in CNC Metal Machining [VIDEO]
While CNC machining can produce an array of complex, precision metal components, there are some challenges to the process you need to be aware of.
Steps to Ensuring Your Measured Results are In Spec [VIDEO]
Unfortunately, consistent results aren’t always guaranteed. Learn what you can do to ensure calibrated measuring yields accurate results.
Fascinating Facts About Eddy Current Testing [VIDEO]
Eddy current testing is an important method of nondestructive testing. See what you may not have known about the process.
Secrets to Choosing a New Contract Partner [VIDEO]
How do you qualify a new sourcing partner and ensure an efficient and problem free experience? Considering these points will help you make a decision you can feel confident about.
RFQ Tips That Will Help You Get Exactly What You Need [VIDEO]
With these RFQ tips, you can not only speed up the quote process, but also ensure you get the part you want and a cost estimate that is as accurate as possible.
Interesting Facts You Should Know About Tungsten [VIDEO]
Over time, we’ve developed a special appreciation for tungsten and what it can do. Learn some interesting facts you may not have known.
Fundamentals of Centerless Grinding [VIDEO]
The centerless grinding process is ideal for finishing small cylindrical metal parts that require a tight tolerance and high-volume production. Learn some of the fundamentals of this process.
What is lapping? [VIDEO]
What is lapping? In the right hands, this little-known process can produce parts with highly polished ends, tight length tolerances, and extraordinary flatness.