Going Steady With Highly Engineered Machine Parts

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high technology metal working. Making complex metal parts with a CNC turning machine

Top 8 tips for designing complex metal parts When your social media status for your manufactured products is “It’s Complicated”, you know you need a parts manufacturer who can handle the multiple facets of machining complex metal parts. Engineering highly machined parts requires careful consideration of design, material selection, and manufacturability to ensure optimal performance… Read more »

How is CNC Swiss Machining useful in firearms parts manufacturing?

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A wall of firearms as illustration for firearms parts manufacturing article

Accuracy and precision are the cornerstones of a quality firearm. Reliability in a weapon is clear when a pistol or rifle fires true. Firearms must be dependable, durable, and accurate. When a weapon’s finished parts have defects, the entire firearm is defective and unreliable. Though precise machining is essential for any device, craftsmanship or lack… Read more »

CNC Swiss Screw Machining is Ideal for Small Parts Manufacturing

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Small parts manufacturing (small threaded parts) with CNC Swiss Screw Machining

There are several reasons why Swiss screw machining is an excellent choice when manufacturing smaller parts. Producing small machined parts requires experienced machining as there are additional considerations to produce accurate pieces. CNC Swiss screw machining, also known as Swiss turning or Swiss-style machining, is a precision machining process particularly well-suited for producing small, intricate,… Read more »

5 Ways Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) Benefits Manufacturers

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The last thing manufacturers want to think about when making complex products with many intricate parts is how they will manage the inventory required to build their final assemblies. Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) becomes an essential benefit when producing complex machine assemblies. For decades machine shops have offered managed inventory to simplify the manufacturing and assembly… Read more »

Keys to Streamline Parts Supply Chain

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Four Ways to Enhance the Supply Chain for Precision Machined Components   Having a machine shop supplier that consistently delivers precision machined CNC Swiss lathe turned and milled components when required at competitive prices is key to a high-functioning organization. But how does an organization best integrate systematic practices into its processes for an efficient… Read more »

Six Benefits of Using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Posted & filed under Aerospace, Automotive, Choosing a Parts Supplier, CNC Horizontal Milling, CNC Lathe Machining, CNC Swiss Screw Machining, CNC Vertical Milling, Improving Operations, Medical Equipment, Metrology, Tools & Technologies.

coordinate measuring machine (cmm) for precise manufacturing

What are some benefits of using a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) ? Machining complex CNC Swiss screw machine turned parts and CNC vertical and horizontal milled parts to tighter tolerances improves as manufacturing technology advances. Computerized processing and metrology allow for more complex parts and faster manufacturing. When contract manufacturing job shops are required to… Read more »

Five Advantages of Swiss-Style Machining

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Image of Swiss-style machining focusing on the tail operation

There are no shortcuts when using CNC Swiss-screw machines for manufacturing complex parts. Planning every step is essential to ensure quality is part of the process. This extra up-front work is ultimately worth the time and effort. Below are five advantages of machining with a Swiss style machine.   Advantages of Swiss-Style Machining Speed &… Read more »

Machined Parts: Four Ways to Reduce Costs

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Reducing Parts Costs

Smart and profitable businesses continually look for ways to: lower the cost of doing business, improve product quality and reduce defects, all while increasing efficiency and reducing waste. If 2020 has you considering ways to reduce costs and improve manufacturing profitability, it is time to consider the cost of your machined parts. Process, Materials, Equipment,… Read more »

Counterfeit Parts Pose Increasing Problem for Manufacturers

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Every manufacturer relies on quality parts and components to build the products they take to market. Industry-specific manufacturing standards, such as AS9100D  for aerospace machined parts, mean there are added critical requirements for parts as well as the processes used to make them. Counterfeit or inauthentic parts and components are becoming an increasing problem for… Read more »

Addressing FOD Issues in Precision Machined Parts

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The term FOD refers to a topic that is a significant concern in many manufacturing sectors, including aerospace parts machining. Depending on the context, the acronym can refer to Foreign Object Debris, Foreign Object Damage, as well as Foreign Object Detection. The National Aerospace FOD Prevention Inc. (NAFPI), offers the following definitions: Foreign Object Debris… Read more »