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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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    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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    Milling Turning – Why is Automation Critical?

    CNC Machining is redefining the prototypes to production manufacturer industry. Milling turning centers are pushing the limits of materials and processes far beyond what was imagined a decade ago. CNC milling turning automation is constantly improving the prototypes to production manufacturer process. Let’s take a …

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    Featured Service – General Machine Shop Services

    Machine Shop History The blacksmith was the backbone of the Industrial Revolution. The ability to shape and form metal into better, stronger and more reliable tools and machinery greatly increased production of all goods from textiles to steam engines. During the Second Industrial Revolution, the …

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    What is a Prototypes to Production Manufacturer?

    Often, we hear of a family member, friend or coworker who has a great idea for a very innovative product, but they have no idea how or where to start the process.  There are literally thousands of possibilities.  Do I hire a lawyer, patent attorney, …

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    Milling Turning – What is the difference?

    Machine shop experts often get asked questions about various methods they use as a prototypes to production manufacturer.  It helps the client get a better understanding of the complexity of what they are asking for when they have a basic understanding of what milling turning …

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