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sheet metal gauge

An Overview of Sheet Metal Gauge Chart

Sheet metal is one of the common building materials used in construction, metalworking, and even home repair projects. Since sheet metal comes in various material types, they also vary in thickness. The thickness of sheet metal is expressed in “gauge”. Understanding the sheet metal gauge chart is critical to determining the metal thickness required for …

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Tolerances in CNC Machining

Basic Guide of Tolerances in CNC Machining

In CNC machining, high-precision CNC equipment can achieve very high levels of accuracy. Still, the CNC machined part’s dimensions cannot fully meet the theoretical values because of the different materials, designs, and machining processes. So the dimensions that meet the manufacturing standards should have a reasonable range of variation. That’s the tolerances in CNC machining.  …

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Different Aluminum Anodizing Color

Anodized Aluminum Colors: Knowing Anodizing Color Matching

An appropriate surface finish to the product is essential after the manufacturing process. Many manufacturers choose anodizing as one of the ideal surface finish processes. Anodizing is an electrochemical technique that imparts a decorative, durable, and corrosion-resistant finish to a metal surface. Anodizing provides a micro-thin aluminum oxide layer completely bonded to the aluminum substrate. …

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Bead Blasting Parts

Bead Blasting Overview

Bead blasting is a flexible and multi-purpose surface finish process. It involves applying tiny glass beads under high pressure to remove surface deposits without destroying the surface. Bead blasting makes parts clean, smooth, and more aesthetically appealing. A bead blast finish can clean the surface of your part and improve its overall look by generating …

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chrome plating parts

The Basic Guide of Chrome Plating

Chrome plating is a process that involves electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer is resistant to corrosion, easy to clean, or increases surface hardness. The excellent properties of the chrome layer make it play an essential role in the electroplating industry. When applied to metal parts, chrome plating …

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Engineering Drawing Basics and Tips for Beginners

Engineering drawings are a collection of standardized language, symbols, and graphic patterns to convey all the information needed to manufacture a product or part. It is the universal “engineering technology language” in the world. Correctly creating and reading engineering drawings is an essential ability for engineering technicians. Engineering drawing is critical for effectively expressing your …

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galvanizing parts

Everything You Need to Know About Galvanizing

Galvanizing is the process of applying a zinc coating to the surface of steel or iron. It is currently the world’s most popular and cost-effective steel surface treatment process.  Galvanized metal can be used for building frameworks, ladders, metal benches, balconies, and fire escapes to ensure a longer lifespan and adequate corrosion and damage resistance. …

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CNC Machined Metal Parts Cleaning

A Basic Guide to Manufactured Parts Cleaning: Importance And Methods

The manufacturing process is dirty and involves numerous pollutants. Cleaning parts can remove all types of remaining surface dirt, including casting sand, iron filings, rust, abrasives, oil, dust, etc. Because the cleanliness of parts after cleaning will directly impact the assembly quality and service life of construction machinery, parts cleaning is a vital part of …

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Sheet metal stamping parts

Overview of Sheet Metal Stamping

Metal stamping is one of the most cost-effective, highly efficient, precisely repeatable, and widely used sheet metal fabrication processes. It provides rapid turnaround, high quality, and minimal cost in metal product manufacturing. Metal stamping creates many metal parts, which have contributed significantly to various industrial applications, including automobiles, machinery, electronics, home appliances, tools, etc. This …

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Aluminum Anodized Parts Anodizing

Anodized Aluminum Parts Basics: Process, Benefits, Design Tips, And Applications   

Anodizing is one of the most common surface finishes, as it protects against corrosion, improves aesthetic qualities, and resists scratching. Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process to thicken the oxide layer on the metal’s surface. Because this oxide layer occurs naturally on aluminum alloys, anodizing is most commonly applied to aluminum and aluminum alloy surfaces. …

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