What is Laser Welding and How Does it Work?

Laser welding is the method of using a high-powered laser beam to melt and bond materials such as metals or thermoplastics to create a weld. Thin materials can be welded with lasers because it uses such a concentrated heat source. The concentrated heat source enables thin materials to experience a high welding speed of meters […]

What is Arc Welding?

Contents1 Arc Welding Definition and Process Types2 How Does it Work?3 What are the Different Types of Arc Welding?4 Consumable Electrode Methods4.1 Metal Insert Gas Welding (MIG) and Metal Active Gas Welding (MAG)4.2 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)4.3 Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)4.4 Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)4.5 Electro-Slag Welding (ESW)4.6 Arc Stud Welding (SW)5 Non-consumable Electrode […]

What is Spot Welding?

Spot welding is a type of electric resistance weld that uses resistance to weld two or more metal sheets together using pressure and heat to the weld part. The spot welding process uses two copper alloy electrodes to focus the welding current into a small area and hold the sheets together. This process involves pressure […]

What is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)?

Contents1 Methods and Definition2 Non-Destructive Testing Methods2.1 Acoustic Emission Testing (AE)2.2 Electromagnetic Testing (ET)2.3 Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)2.4 Laser Testing Methods (LM)2.5 Leak Testing (LT)2.6 Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)2.7 Microwave Testing2.8 Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)2.9 Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)2.10 Neutron Radiographic Testing (NR)2.11 Radiographic Testing (RT)2.12 Thermal/Infrared Testing (IRT)2.13 Ultrasonic Testing (UT)3 What is the […]

What is Welding? Processes, Definitions and Types of Welds

Contents1 Definition, Processes, and Types of Welds2 How Does Welding Work?2.1 Joining Metals2.2 Joining Plastics2.3 Joining Wood3 Common Joint Configurations3.1 Butt Joint3.2 T Joint3.3 Corner Joint3.4 Edge Joint3.5 Cruciform Joint3.6 Lap Joint4 Types of Welding Joints4.1 Welds Based on Configuration4.2 Welds Based on Penetration4.3 Welds Based on Accessibility5 Features of Completed Welds6 Energy Sources6.1 Arc […]

What is Additive Manufacturing? Definition and Processes

Additive manufacturing (AM) is also known as 3D printing. It is a transformational approach to industrial production that uses a computer-controlled process to generate three-dimensional objects through the process of adding materials layer-by-layer. Contents1 How Does Additive Manufacturing Work?2 Additive Manufacturing Process2.1 Binder Jetting2.2 Directed Energy Deposition2.3 Material Extrusion2.4 Powder Bed Fusion2.5 Sheet Lamination2.6 Vat […]

What is Rapid Prototyping? – Definitions, Methods & The Advantages 

Rapid prototyping is a fast design process that involves an idea, prototyping, and testing of a physical part, model, or building using a 3D computer-aided design (CAD). The building of the part, model, or assembly is typically accomplished through additive manufacturing which is also known as 3D printing. Additive manufacturing describes the technology that is […]

Designing for Sheet Metal Fabrication: The Complete Guide

Contents1 Why Sheet Metal?2 How is Sheet Metal Being Used?3 Sheet Metal Fabrication Techniques3.1 Cold forming processes:4 A Brief History of Sheet Metal5 What Types of Sheet Metal Are There?5.1 Popular Sheet Metal Materials: Why Sheet Metal? Sheet metal can be used for a wide variety of applications. Sheet metal can be extremely advantageous depending […]

5 Things to Know About Part Tolerances for CNC Machining

Enrich your knowledge about tolerances for CNC machining, through learning about implications when tightening the range and the ways your existing tolerance range relies on various factors. 1. Tolerances are the allowable range for a dimension, usually expressed as “+/-’’. The designer determines this based on the fit, form, and function of the part. If […]

Selecting a Rapid Prototyping Process: Rapid Prototyping Methods

The key to making your product stand out amongst the rest and having a competitive advantage through utilizing quick prototyping to produce parts to check and make sure the components fit and work as they should. This will help you beat your competition by getting your design to market quicker. Depending on the outcome of […]