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Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)

We use graphite electrodes to EDM shapes into steel. Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a manufacturing process where a desired shape is obtained by using electrical discharges (sparks). Material is removed from the work piece by a series of rapidly recurring current discharges between two...

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Machined New Split Nuts with a Buttress Thread

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Machined New Split Nuts with a Buttress Thread

We machined a new Split Nuts with a buttress thread for a customer’s press in these photos. A split nut is a nut that is split lengthwise into two pieces. This allows the nut, when open, to move along the screw without the screw turning...

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Has the oil and gas industry rebounded?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Has the oil and gas industry rebounded?

In early 2015, we wrote a small blog piece on the impacts the Texas machining business was experiencing due to plummeting oil prices. Subsequently there were thousands of oil workers laid off and many industries took hits with some of them even going out of...

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Plastic Injection Mold Process

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Plastic Injection Mold Process

This is a plastic injection mold in process at our shop and this particular mold makes a ‘male cleat’. Lowrance Machine (a moldmaker) primarily sells products to companies that are in the rubber and plastics industries. ...

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T-Seal Molds Produced by Lowrance Machine

Thursday, July 12, 2018

T-Seal Molds Produced by Lowrance Machine

T-Seal Molds produced by Lowrance Machine. Lowrance Machine has manufactured hundreds of T-Seal molds. These molds produce an elastomer seal (a T-seal) that is usable in standard O-ring grooves. T-seals were originally developed to preserve advantages of O-rings in dynamic fluid power applications while ending two of their most serious...

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Sinker EDM: What’s Possible with Electrical Discharge Machining?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sinker EDM: What’s Possible with Electrical Discharge Machining?

  Electrical discharge machining, which is also known as spark machining, is a process that involves removing particles from metal by utilizing electrical discharges that form between an electrode and a piece of metal. This method of reshaping metal melts and vaporizes metal chips and washes...

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Texas Oil Is Booming

Monday, April 03, 2017

Texas Oil Is Booming

Texas likes to do things big, and our oil industry is no exception. Like other oil-producing states, Texas was impacted when the downturn hit the oil and gas industry. Now, as we head into 2017, the oil market is booming once again. One common measurement of...

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ISO 9001: What Does it Mean and Why It Helps You

Friday, February 17, 2017

ISO 9001: What Does it Mean and Why It Helps You

Do you want to show your customers that your company means business and that you are doing everything in your power to provide them with quality products and services that will meet their needs? Then you are...

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