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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).
9 Tips for Avoiding Last-Minute Surface Finish Issues
Surface finish requirements are among the details that are critical to creating a complete RFQ that will help to optimize for manufacturability.
Precision Metal Cutting for 2-Axis Cutoff: How to Achieve the Best Results for Your Close Tolerance Small Metal Parts
There are many variables to consider when deciding on a 2-axis cutoff method for your precision part. This definitive guide will help you make the right choice for your specifications.
Flatness Tolerance in GD&T
Surface flatness is an indicator of all points along a surface lying in the same plane, with the highest and lowest points within the flatness tolerance range.
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.
8 Things to Know About ISO 9000
Adherence to ISO 9000 standards by an organization demonstrates to customers that it is committed to implementing best practices for quality management.
Heat Expansion of Metals and the Summertime Blues
Utilizing a controlled environment helps to minimize the effects of heat expansion and other temperature issues on the measurement of metal parts.
Your Tight Tolerance Could be Seriously Affecting Part Cost
It may be tempting to assume that a very tight tolerance should be your default choice. But, when they aren't essential, it could increase your costs needlessly.
Seven Secrets to Choosing A New Contract Partner
Finding a supplier who can deliver quality and on-time service can be tough, especially when it comes to the medical device and other heavily regulated industries. This guide makes it simple.
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.
Secrets to Choosing a New Contract Partner
How do you qualify a new sourcing partner and ensure an efficient and problem free experience? Considering these points will help you make a decision you can feel confident about.
5 Things You Need to Know About OD/ID Concentricity
Because verifying concentricity is time-consuming and costly, try to use other applicable GD&T symbols in place of concentricity in tubing drawings and designs.
Measuring the Perpendicularity of Small Metal Parts
When measuring the perpendicularity of small metal parts, consider the effects of a part’s diameter, length, straightness, and manufacturing method.
Avoiding the Risks of Standard to Metric Tolerance Chart Conversion
With a metric tolerance chart, you need to account for the upper and lower tolerance spec limits when converting between standard and metric measurements.
RFQ Tips That Will Help You Get Exactly What You Need
With these RFQ tips, you can not only speed up the quote process, but also ensure you get the part you want and a cost estimate that is as accurate as possible.
FAQs on Swiss Screw Machining
Trying to meet your next complex design challenge, looking to shorten device time-to-market with screw machine parts, or considering adding Swiss CNC Machining to your process plan this guide can help
Precision Metal Grinding: The Finishing Touch for Small Metal Parts
Precision metal grinding is the often best way to remove small amounts of material and achieve the right finish or tight tolerance dimensions on part surfaces.
Applications for Precision Flat Lapping Services
Precision flat lapping and other lapping techniques can be used for small parts requiring tight control of surface finish, flatness, thickness, and parallelism.
Fundamentals of Double Disk Grinding
Double disk grinding provides dimensional accuracy for metal part applications that require tight tolerances, parallelism, flatness, and thickness control.
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