Properties and Applications of Tungsten Wire
While the most familiar use of tungsten (incandescent light bulbs) continues to fade, the unique range of properties continue to make tungsten wire irreplaceable for a number of products and applications.
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.
Precision CNC Machining
Learn about the advantages of precision CNC machining in the manufacture of small, complex parts requiring tight tolerances, smooth finishes, and repeatability.
Machining vs. Cutting Metal Tubing for Precision Applications
Metal Cutting’s methods for cutting metal tubing, such as thin wall steel tubing for medical devices, are unique compared with machining and laser metal cutting.
Swiss Machining of Medical Electrodes Made from MP35N®
Learn why precision CNC Swiss machining is used in the production of medical electrodes made from MP35N® for electrical signal delivery devices.
Precision Metal Cutting for 2-Axis Cutoff
Different precision metal cutting options vary in characteristics and appropriate applications, making the choice not quite so easy. This guide will help.
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.
Quality Control in the Manufacture of Metal Parts
Learn the vital components of an effective quality control program and its role in ensuring that metal parts meet their requirements for design and function.
Tungsten Uses Then and Now
In comparing common tungsten uses in 2007 and today, it is clear that tungsten remains one of the most widely used and beneficial of the refractory metals.
Swiss Machining of Custom Bushings for Medical Devices
Custom bushings that are Swiss machined for use in catheters and other medical devices allow the devices to function at a high RPM while resisting wear.
Swiss Machining of Bone Screws and Anchors
Precision CNC Swiss machining is often used to produce bone screws and anchors with the features needed for a wide range of orthopedic and dental applications.
What Is Calibration Tolerance?
The key to calibration tolerance is understanding both what a device is capable of doing and the tolerance to which the device has been calibrated.
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.
Precision Metal Grinding
Precision metal grinding is often the best way to remove small amounts of material and achieve the right finish or tight tolerance dimensions on part surfaces.
Optimizing for Manufacturability in Small Parts Sourcing
Learn how to optimize for manufacturability through a unified approach to product design and the creation of a thorough and detailed request for quote (RFQ).
4 Critical Steps to Overcoming Material Surface Imperfections
Specifying the magnification level and details of how a material surface must be examined helps to ensure that parts will pass inspection and meet your needs.
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.
Deflection and Precision in CNC Swiss Machining
Learn how the guide bushing and other features of modern CNC Swiss screw machines eliminate deflection to improve efficiency, consistency, and accuracy.
Automatic Lathe Cutting Pros & Cons
While an automatic lathe can do simple 2-axis cutoff of metal rods and tubes, it is designed for more complex, multi-step machining operations.
Swiss Machining of Pull Rings for Medical Devices
Pull rings for medical devices can be cut from 304 grade stainless steel tube or Swiss machined to provide specialty features and use other materials.