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 […]

What to Consider When Evaluating a Space Component Manufacturer

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The space manufacturing field is skyrocketing as parts continually elevate in complexity and precision with the persistent emergence of new technologies. It’s no wonder, then, that sourcing a new space manufacturer is becoming increasingly crucial to the future of space exploration. The right partner will have what it takes to produce your ultra-precision components with […]

3 Tips for Expediting the Mass Spectrometry R&D Process

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According to a recent global opportunity analysis and industry forecast, the mass spectrometry market is projected to experience measurable growth from 2021 to 2030, with North America accounting for the highest share. Advances in technology, increased private funding, and more government grants for R&D are a few factors fueling this market growth. However, the inherent […]

How We Pulled Off a Near-Impossible Aerospace Manufacturing Feat

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We were instantly intrigued when our high-end motor manufacturing customer asked us to produce components for highly confidential defense motors. First, they explained that the tightly controlled tolerances prevented them from manufacturing these aeronautic parts in-house. Then, they revealed that more than 60 other component manufacturers had either refused or tried and failed to produce […]

How 5-Axis CNC Machining Can Produce More Powerful Race Engines

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When 23-year-old rookie Austin Cindric ran a thrilling race to win the 2022 Daytona 500 in a wild finish, he debuted the new, highly anticipated NASCAR Next Gen race car. While the engine features the same pushrod V8 engines as outgoing NASCAR cars, one critical aspect changed: power. After a chorus of calls for more […]

How We’re Rising to Meet the Future of Aerospace Component Manufacturing

SpaceX launch at Cape Canaveral - aerospace

  Aerospace manufacturing flourished from 2004 to 2018 with continuous production rates and new program introductions. Then, the 2019 Boeing 737 Max grounding and the 2020 global pandemic emergence socked a one-two punch to the then-thriving industry, forcing a historic 70% drop in passenger demand between 2019 to 2020, the largest-ever year-over-year dip. Having endured […]