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10 Most Common Injection Moulding Defects: Causes and Solutions

Learn the 10 most common injection moulding defects, their severity, root causes, and solutions to prevent them.
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What is Design For Manufacturing (DFM)?

Successful Design For Manufacturing (DFM) should minimize cost while retaining – or even increasing – the performance of a part…
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Manufacturing Rubber and Flexible Parts: What Are My Options?

Find out what your options are for manufacturing flexible, rubber-like, elastomeric parts.
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Is Switching Your Metal Part to Plastic Viable?

Why consider making a switch from to plastic and is it viable for your project?
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What Material Should I Choose for For My Injection Moulding Design?

Learn how to choose the best material for your plastic injection moulding design.
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Most Common Types of Gates For Injection Moulding

Learn about the 7 most commonly used gates for injection moulding, and how to choose a gate type and placement…
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How to choose a metal for CNC machining?

Unsure about which metal to use for your project? Learn which CNC metals and alloys are best suited for your…
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Aluminium series 1000 to 8000 used in CNC machining

A Guide to CNC Aluminium: Which Grade to Use and Why?

Aluminium comes in a number of different grades (from 1000 to 8000 series), which can be challenging to navigate. Learn…
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How to Convert STEP Files to STL Format

Learn how to convert STEP files to STL, and vice versa, using professional CAD softwares and free online converters.
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Top 10 Key Benefits and Uses of CNC Machining

Explore the top 10 benefits and applications of CNC machining across different industries.
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Machining bridge tooling for plastic injection moulding

Bridge Tooling Guide: When to Use It

Learn what bridge tooling is, how it compares to production tooling and when to use it.
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Colour Anodising Aluminium: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Learn what colour and cannot be anodised, how colour is applied and more.
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Metal Injection Moulding: Disadvantages and Advantages

Five main pros and cons of using MIM for your project.
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advantages of metal 3d printing and what it can be used for

What Can You Do with Metal 3D Printing?

Metal 3D Printing can be used to solve a range of engineering challenges. Learn how you can use the process…
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insert moulding vs overmoulding process overview

Insert Moulding vs Overmoulding

We've listed several scenarios in which it's better to choose overmoulding over insert moulding and vice versa.
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Precision CNC machining acrylic parts

Acrylic CNC Machining

Acrylic (PMMA) is a popular material for CNC machining because it can be easily fabricated and shaped to dimension.
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