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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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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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Cavity Molds

Friday, August 10, 2018

Cavity Molds

We recently completed a 16 cavity mold for an oil industry customer. This multi-cavity mold will produce a Frac Plug which delivers speed, durability, and cost-efficiency in one tight package. The plug's shorter length makes it a formidable competitor and the slip design reduces the...

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Wiper Seal Molds

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wiper Seal Molds

We recently completed several new wiper seal molds which are installed in the sealing configurations of hydraulic cylinders to prevent contaminants such as dirt, dust and moisture from entering the cylinder as they retract back into the...

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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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Parison Rod - Industrial Repair

Friday, June 29, 2018

Parison Rod - Industrial Repair

  Last week we were notified by a customer in Missouri that a large parison rod that is part of a blow molding machine snapped/broke during production. This caused a major problem for our customer as it completely stopped production for this product. The size of...

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