Domestic Manufacturing Solutions for Successful Reshoring

Reshoring is the term used to describe bringing manufacturing and services back to the United States from other countries. Increasing domestic manufacturing helps to balance the trade deficits, provides more manufacturing jobs to U.S. workers thus reducing unemployment and helps to foster a skilled workforce. Reshoring also provides many benefits to OEMs and manufacturing companies … Continue reading Domestic Manufacturing Solutions for Successful Reshoring

Unique Considerations for Aerospace Mold Design and Manufacture

Injection mold makers and molders follow a detailed process when designing a tool for any plastic injection mold. When constructing molds for the aerospace industry, however, there are unique considerations that require careful planning to meet part specifications with consistent repeatability. Working with an injection molder that is AS9100 rev D certified is important as … Continue reading Unique Considerations for Aerospace Mold Design and Manufacture

Custom Injection Molding Thermoplastic Engineering Resins

Thermoplastic resins are used in custom injection molding applications and are categorized by family and type, falling into three main categories: commodity resins, engineering and high performance resins. Commodity resins are found in many mass produced products and are fairly simple to work with. Engineering and high performance resins provide improved strength and resistance to … Continue reading Custom Injection Molding Thermoplastic Engineering Resins

ITAR-Compliant Suppliers Are Vital to Aerospace and Defense

International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ITAR, is an important export control law in the U.S., designed to control access to defense-related technology. ITAR is critical in the aerospace and defense industries to ensure important military technology does not fall into the wrong hands. It is critical aerospace and defense contractors follow all ITAR regulations meticulously … Continue reading ITAR-Compliant Suppliers Are Vital to Aerospace and Defense

Precision Machining Solutions from Prototype to High Volume

Precision machining provides manufacturing solutions to countless industries. Just look around, and you’ll see machined parts in automobiles, computers, smart phones, medical equipment, aircraft engines, military and defense equipment and more. CNC machined parts are made of durable steel, titanium, aluminum and even plastic, manufactured with high precision and repeatability. There is a lot of … Continue reading Precision Machining Solutions from Prototype to High Volume

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