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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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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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Split Shaft Seals

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Split Shaft Seals

We manufacture aluminum shaft seals and labyrinth seals that can be found in critical power generation equipment all over the world. The shaft seals featured here serve as a pressurized oil seal that is composed of several...

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Swab Cups

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Swab Cups

  These are swab cups out of molds we produced. They are offered in various designs to meet many well conditions seen in the oil and gas industry. The swab cup is a rubber part on a special rod which forms a seal between the swab...

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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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Oil Prices in a Spin Following OPEC Deal

Monday, December 05, 2016

Oil Prices in a Spin Following OPEC Deal

  What in the world is going on with oil prices right now? That’s what many industry analysts are asking in light of a deal that was struck by OPEC recently. According to the terms of that deal, OPEC members have decided to cut the production...

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What Does Trump’s Election Forecast for Oil?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What Does Trump’s Election Forecast for Oil?

  Now that Donald Trump has been elected to be the next president of the United States of America, there are many people who work within the natural gas and oil industry who are excited to see what the future might hold for them. Oil prices have...

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Efficiency Is Driving Oil Industry Forward

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Efficiency Is Driving Oil Industry Forward

  The price of crude oil has dropped dramatically over the course of the last decade. Back in 2008, a barrel of oil cost more than $150, but in recent years, the cost has plummeted, and has been between $40 and $50 per barrel for the...

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Oil Rises Above $50 Riding Promise of OPEC Deal

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oil Rises Above $50 Riding Promise of OPEC Deal

It has been a roller coaster ride for everyone involved with or invested in the oil industry this year. Oil prices have dropped as low as $27 per barrel earlier this year, about one-fourth of the price...

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