5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Manufacturing

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A new face of manufacturing is emerging right before our eyes. This fast-growing industry is evolving at warp speed, thanks to advances in mission-critical sectors like aerospace, defense, and medtech – and it’s bringing incredible careers along with it. If you’re searching for a new opportunity to showcase and develop your technical talents and skills, […]

What is the Difference Between Wire and Ram EDM?

Manufacturing wire EDM machine against dark background

While the early concept of electrical discharge machining (EDM) dates back to the 18th century, modern EDM began in the 1960s with the emergence of the first wire electrode machines. Since then, EDM technologies have continually evolved to allow skilled craftspeople to machine precise and complex shapes that would otherwise be difficult to produce with […]

How to Navigate Defense Manufacturing Project Challenges

Do your manufacturing challenges have you feeling like you're facing an unsurmountable climb? These six tips can help.

When managing a manufacturing project in any industry, challenges are unwelcome visitors that can put a damper on your schedule and budget. But, when you’re managing a manufacturing project for the defense industry, there’s a lot more at stake. With so much riding on the line, the pressure’s on to get it right.  In a […]

Is Your Defense Part Material Too Difficult to Manufacture?

Does your defense manufacturing challenge feel like an unsolvable puzzle? We can help.

Tight tolerances, thin walls, complex configurations, and visibly perfect finishes are among the chief defense manufacturing challenges. Still, nothing can ground a project liftoff faster than a difficult-to-manufacture part material. While straightforward materials like aluminum and stainless steel generally pose few complications, dozens of other exotic alloys can create significant obstacles on the production floor, […]

The Antidote to the Problem of Manufacturing Tiny Defense Parts

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As defense components become smaller and more intricate, manufacturing challenges are on the rise. Without an effective production strategy, complex assembly configurations can trigger project delays and increased costs with a cascading effect downstream. If your tiny parts are causing big problems on the production floor, we’d like to introduce you to the antidote that […]

5 Types of Metrology Inspection Equipment for Maximum Accuracy & Precision

A coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is one of the 5 types of metrology equipment discussed in this post.

As we in the manufacturing sphere all know, accuracy describes how closely a part conforms to a tolerance within a specified dimensional range. The closer a part conforms to your standards, the better your results. Ultra-precision component manufacturing levels up the notion of accuracy with the ability to hold diameter size, roundness, and cylindricity to […]

Why DFM is Critical for Manufacturing Accurate and Cost-Effective Components

Design for manufacturing

We jumped at the chance to machine ultra-precision components for a brand-new transcranial doppler (TCD) technology that reveals cerebral blood flow data in real-time. We knew it could change the game for patients and providers when diagnosing, surveying, and monitoring stroke and other blood flow disorders. In discussing the project with our high-tech medical equipment […]

How a Single-Source Space Manufacturer Can Streamline Your Supply Chain

Single-Source Space-Manufacturer

As space exploration evolves, components have become increasingly complex. As a result, some companies choose to manage multiple manufacturing vendors with varying specialties to stay competitive. However, this practice can lead to hidden costs that compromise the success of your project. In this article, we’ll outline three of these unintended consequences and explain how a […]

Going Deeper into Space Depends on Pushing What’s Possible in Manufacturing

view of starry/nebula sky in North Dakota

Beginning with the first artificial satellite in 1957, space exploration has long been important to humankind. The desire to go deeper into space has only grown with the emergence of NewSpace, the global industry of innovative aerospace companies developing commercial spaceflight technologies allowing civilians access to space. With the incredible advances over the last six […]

Join Us for the Liberty Bots Robo-lution 2022!

Liberty Bots Robo-lution 2022!

We’re thrilled to announce the re-launch of Liberty Bots Robo-lution 2022 on Sunday, April 24, at Montgomery Community College. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this highly anticipated STEM program and National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) sponsored event is back for a second year! With mentoring help from local manufacturers, seven […]