Which Prototype Manufacturing Method Should I Use?

Finding the right prototype manufacturing method is important to be sure your prototype provides the right critical attributes for verification. Pre-compliance testing of prototype parts may include checking geometric dimensions as well as form, fit, function, surface options and specific customer validation criteria. While some companies offer 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, to … Continue reading Which Prototype Manufacturing Method Should I Use?

Machine Tolerability in Precision CNC Machining

Precision CNC machining complex parts within tight tolerance specifications requires many factors to seamlessly come together. Tolerance refers to the range allowed for your part measurements to deviate from design specifications. Precision machining often requires parts to be machined within one thousandths of an inch (+/-.001”) to meet design requirements. This is thinner than the … Continue reading Machine Tolerability in Precision CNC Machining

How to Design a Part for Moldability & Manufacturability

Designing a part for moldability and manufacturability is a complex process with many factors to consider to obtain a finished, quality product. Designing for manufacturing, or DFM, is a common term used by many industrial engineers. Although, in the plastic injection molding industry, DFM can mean designing for moldability. While these two terms are sometimes … Continue reading How to Design a Part for Moldability & Manufacturability

QT Manufacturing Now Offers Cryogenic Deflashing of Plastic Parts

We all know quality parts are dependent upon a quality injection mold, but even for experienced precision injection molders there are those certain projects that require re-working molded product. In some cases, molds are sent to us from customers who are moving tools for various reasons, which may include dissatisfaction with the current molder over … Continue reading QT Manufacturing Now Offers Cryogenic Deflashing of Plastic Parts

The Difference Between 3D Printing and CNC Machining

Manufacturers must continually analyze and choose between production technologies with the increased demand for complex, engineered products and faster production lead times. When comparing methods for part production, it is beneficial to recognize the differences between 3D printing, also called Additive Manufacturing, and CNC Machining from a precision CNC machine shop. Each method has benefits, … Continue reading The Difference Between 3D Printing and CNC Machining

Top 5 Advantages of CNC Production Machining

CNC production machining provides computer numerically controlled production as opposed to manual operation of machinery and equipment. CNC machines have replaced traditional lathes, mills, grinders, routers and other manufacturing equipment requiring manual labor for operation. Precision CNC machine shops provide many advantages to both the machine shop and the customer with production operations, which are … Continue reading Top 5 Advantages of CNC Production Machining