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  • Your Tight Tolerance Could Be Seriously Affecting Part Cost

    Your Tight Tolerance Could Be Seriously Affecting Part Cost

    Distinguishing the critically tight tolerances helps ensure part performance, avoid unnecessary expense, reduce waste, and improve cost of quality.

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  • Find Out How Default Tolerances Can Lead to a Blame Game

    Find Out How Default Tolerances Can Lead to a Blame Game

    When there is a single part with conflicting tolerance, the tighter, more challenging tolerance must guide production and ultimately drives the part’s cost.

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  • A Complete Guide to the Cutting Quote That Will Totally Change Your Pricing

    A Complete Guide to the Cutting Quote That Will Totally Change Your Pricing

    A fully complete RFQ tells a story about the buyer, the company, and the end product and its use — information we can use to provide the right quote (and the right price).

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  • 5 Things You Should Be Including in Your Request for Cutting Quote

    5 Things You Should Be Including in Your Request for Cutting Quote

    There are 5 key areas that should never be left blank when filling out an RFQ. Do you know what they are?

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  • GD&T Tolerances in Parts Manufacturing

    GD&T Tolerances in Parts Manufacturing

    GD&T tolerances provide manufacturing guidance that must balance the need to make a part functional with the need to produce the part cost-effectively.

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  • Circularity Tolerance in Small Metal Parts

    Circularity Tolerance in Small Metal Parts

    Circularity tolerance based on diameter helps to control roundness and ensure that small precision metal parts fit properly, move smoothly, and wear evenly.

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  • How to Avoid the Issues of Non-Standard Material Size

    How to Avoid the Issues of Non-Standard Material Size

    Designing parts to use standard size materials whenever possible will help to control costs, streamline manufacturing, and avoid sourcing issues.

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  • How to Specify Stainless Steel for Medical Device Tubing: Part 1 of 2

    How to Specify Stainless Steel for Medical Device Tubing: Part 1 of 2

    When specifying stainless steel for medical device tubing, the first step is to choose the proper grade of material for the specific application.

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  • How to Specify Stainless Steel for Medical Device Tubing: Part 2 of 2

    How to Specify Stainless Steel for Medical Device Tubing: Part 2 of 2

    When specifying stainless steel for medical device tubing, it is critical to consider the end use to decide how tight the tubing tolerances must be.

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  • 3 Things That Make Precision Metals Precise

    3 Things That Make Precision Metals Precise

    Depending on the application, the term precision can pertain to a number of characteristics. What, then, is important to consider about precision metals for your product or manufacturing need?

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