Tag: manufacturing processes

shot blasting machine

A Guide to Shot Blasting / Shot Peening

Shot peening (also known as shot blasting) is a surface conditioning process carried out after various manufacturing processes. In simple terms it increases/improves the surface

Composite Spraying

Composite spraying is an open-mould composite manufacturing process which makes use of a manually controlled spray gun to spray a chopped fibre with catalysed resin

Swaging: Rotary and Extrusion

Swaging is a process that belongs to the forging class of manufacturing processes, where the dimensions of the work piece is changed using dies which

blow moulding

Blow Moulding

Blow moulding is a permanent mould process used for the manufacturing of hollow plastic parts. The process can be divided into two main types: extrusion

Rapid prototyping

Rapid Prototyping Basics

For those in the design world, the idea of rapid prototyping is not a new concept; prototypes of every new design must be produced to

Metal Forging

Metal forging is the oldest metal forming process which produces parts by the process of metal deformation. The forging process is classified into two different

Design guide for CNC Milling

CNC milling is the most common fabrication method for professional prototyping, scaling well into the low- to mid-volume levels and sometimes higher. As with any

Electro-discharge machining (EDM)

Electro-discharge machining (EDM)

Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM) is machining with sparks. The work-piece is held in a jig submerged in a dielectric fluid such as kerosene. A power supply

laser beam machining

Laser Beam Machining (LBM)

Laser Beam Machining: A coherent beam of monochromatic light is focused on the workpiece causing material removal by vaporisation. Machines are generally CAD/CAM compatible, with

Ultrasonic machining (USM)

The tool, which is a negative of the workpiece, is vibrated at around 20KHz with and amplitude of between 0.013mm and 0.1mm in abrasive slurry

Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)

Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)

Plasma Arc Cutting is a metal cutting process that uses a high temperature stream of ionised gas through a water-cooled nozzle at very high velocity.

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