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  • Precision CNC Machining

    Precision CNC Machining vs. Standard Machining

    Back in the day, standard machining was the only contract manufacturing and prototypes to production manufacturing process available.  Computer numerical control (a.k.a. CNC) has revolutionized the machine shop industry.  Today’s precision CNC machining equipment allows parts and projects to be produced faster and more efficiently …

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    Precision CNC Machining: What Affects the Cost?

    Part Two We are continuing our series on the aspects that influence the cost of a precision CNC machining project.  The bottom line is always something to consider with any contract manufacturing or prototypes to production manufacturing job.  There are various factors that can affect …

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    Costs Associated with Precision CNC Machining

    Part One We are sometimes asked about how precision CNC machining services are priced. There are many factors that influence the cost of laser engraving, laser cutting, milling turning, close tolerance machining, small part machining, etc. Let’s take a closer look: Design Prototypes to production …

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  • AS 9100 certified machine

    A Closer Look at Precision CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing

    We are continuing our series on the differences between precision CNC machining and 3D printing.  When it comes to contract manufacturing, prototypes to production manufacturing, small part machining, close tolerance machining or any other machine shop service, it is important to understand the advantages and …

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    Precision CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing: A Closer Look

    As the popularity of 3D printing is on the rise, we are often asked by customers to describe the differences between precision CNC machining and 3D printing.  While both CNC machining and 3D printing rely on computer-aided design (CAD) software, there are some distinct and …

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    Fun Tidbits About Precision CNC Machining

    Many of our articles deal with the “technical” aspects of machine shop operations such as contract manufacturing, prototypes to production manufacturing, close tolerance machining, small part machining, laser cutting, laser engraving and milling turning.  While this is all valuable information, we thought it would be …

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    Metals and Precision CNC Machining

    Part Three We are continuing our series on common metals used in precision CNC machining processes such as laser cutting, laser engraving, laser etching, milling turning, small part machining and close tolerance machining. Previous articles discussed aluminum, copper, magnesium and flat metals.  We will now …

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    Precision CNC Machining and Metals

    Part Two Metals play a significant role in many precision CNC machining processes, including milling turning, laser cutting, laser engraving, laser etching, close tolerance machining and small part machining. We are continuing our series on common metals used in a machine shop environment.  Our previous …

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    Metals Used in Precision CNC Machining

    Part One Metals play a significant role in precision CNC machining processes used to create a variety of both industrial and everyday products.  Some of the precision CNC machining operations that incorporate metal include milling turning, laser cutting, laser engraving, laser etching, small part machining …

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  • AS 9100 certified machine shop

    The CNC Machinist

    Part Two As we previously discussed, the CNC machinist plays an important role in any machine shop operation.  This is especially true for precision CNC machining operations such as JW Machine.  We are not only an AS 9100 certified machine shop, but we are also …

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