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Two-Cavity Phenolic Mold

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Two-Cavity Phenolic Mold

Our team recently completed a Two-Cavity Phenolic Mold that makes a component of a composite frac (fracturing) plug. Frac plugs are drillable composite tools that are created to allow for the zonal isolation of materials in situations where multi-stage drilling and stimulation is performed. Composite ...

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Does My Project Need a CNC Milling or a CNC Lathe Machine?

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Does My Project Need a CNC Milling or a CNC Lathe Machine?

Do you need to produce high-quality parts for a project that you’re working on for your company? If so, you’ll have the option of using either CNC milling machines or CNC lathe machines to get the job done. Both are capable of creating the parts...

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What Does Nitriding Steel Entail?

Friday, November 09, 2018

What Does Nitriding Steel Entail?

  Nitriding is a heat-treating process that’s often used on steel to make it significantly stronger. It’s done by heating a piece of steel up in a furnace and then injecting ammonia into the mix, which results in nitrogen atoms dissolving over...

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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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The Benefits of Reverse Engineering

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Benefits of Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is a process that involves taking an existing part and figuring out exactly how it was made for the purpose of either duplicating it or finding ways in which to make it better. There are many advantages to using reverse engineering when producing...

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An Overview of Sinker EDM Machining

Friday, September 28, 2018

An Overview of Sinker EDM Machining

There are numerous processes to choose from when machining parts. One of the most effective and accurate methods is called sinker EDM or electrical discharge machining. It relies on the use of an electrically charged electrode that is configured with a specific...

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