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Polycarbonate vs. Acrylic: Their Difference

Polycarbonate and acrylic are commonly used in place of glass for various applications, as they have a similar appearance and are transparent. However, it can be challenging for users to decide which material to use. While both these two plastics … Read more

Blue and dark polymers

PVC vs. Acrylic Plastic: Their Difference

The prevalence of plastics is ubiquitous in our daily lives. Two types of transparent plastics frequently utilized for laminates are Acrylic (PMMA) and PVC. When deciding between the two, how do they differ, and which is the best choice? This … Read more

Machinist Tools for A CNC Machine Shop

Essential Machinist Tools for A CNC Machine Shop

Having a set of machinist tools is essential for any machinist, fabricator, or technician involved in manufacturing. However, with a plethora of tools on the market, it’s crucial to select the most effective and efficient ones for optimal productivity. Thus, … Read more

CNC spindle

Understanding CNC Spindle

CNC machines, such as lathes, mills, and routers, are comprised of several distinct parts. Among them, the spindle is a critical component that significantly affects the performance of the machine, ensuring that parts are produced accurately. Therefore, before deciding on … Read more

Lathe cutting tools

Lathe Cutting Tools for CNC Turning: Types, Geometry, and Features

Lathe cutting tools are instrumental in producing turned parts with a lathe machine and shaping materials to the desired form, making them a crucial aspect of CNC machining. To maximize the advantages of these tools, it is essential to understand … Read more

Roughing vs Finishing In CNC Machining

Roughing and Finishing In CNC Machining

CNC machining is a process of manufacturing by subtraction. It involves the gradual removal of material from a solid workpiece to create a desired three-dimensional outcome. The subtractive procedures used in CNC machining include milling, turning, boring, grooving, and drilling. … Read more

Horizontal vs Vertical Milling

Horizontal vs Vertical Milling

The use of a milling machine enables the cutting and production of specific parts or components for a project, without the need to add materials as in additive manufacturing. This is achieved by the CNC milling machine through the process … Read more


3D vs 2D CAD Drawing in CNC Machining

Back in the day, designers had limited tools at their disposal such as paper and pencils to create part drawings. However, the introduction and implementation of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software revolutionized the design and production processes of the manufacturing industry. … Read more

Stainless Steel vs Titanium in CNC Machining

Titanium vs Stainless Steel in CNC Machining

CNC machining is a manufacturing process that is highly compatible with a wide variety of metal materials. Among these materials, stainless steel and titanium are two of the most commonly used when creating custom parts or prototypes. Both of these … Read more

Thread tap

Machining Threads

Threading parts is an essential element in metalwork. Manufacturers should not overlook the importance of using machining thread in their operations. There is a wide variety of connectors and fittings available in the global market, making it increasingly difficult to … Read more

Helix Angles

Understanding Helix Angles

One of the main components that influence the performance of machining operations is the helix angle. This angle determines the angle of the blade when cutting into the material on the spindle’s rotation. A larger helix angle creates smoother transitions … Read more

CNC laser cutter

CNC Engraving

CNC engraving is a subtractive manufacturing process that uses a rotating cutting tool to precisely remove material from a workpiece, creating a desired shape or design. It is highly accurate and efficient, allowing for repeatable and precise results. CNC engraving … Read more

CNC Turning Neoprene Rubber Grades

Grade Colour Temperature (°C) Shore Hardness Standard Black -40 to +100 81°A (±5) Other grades or plastics for your custom machined rubber parts are available upon request.

CNC Turning FKM Rubber Grades

Grade Colour Temperature (°C) Shore Hardness FDA, EU1935/2004 & EU10/2011 Approved Brown -25 to +220 85°A (±5) FDA & EU1935/2004 Approved White -25 to +210 84°A (±5) Standard Black -20 to +220 80°A (±5) Soft Black -25 to +220 74°A … Read more

CNC Turning Silicone Rubber

CNC Turning Silicone Rubber Grades

Grade Colour Temperature (°C) Shore Hardness FDA & EU1935/2004 Approved White -60 to +210 84°A (±5) FDA & EU1935/2004 Approved Blue -60 to +210 84°A (±5) FDA & EU1935/2004 Approved Red -60 to +210 83°A (±5) FDA & EU1935/2004 Approved … Read more

CNC Turning EPDM Rubber

CNC Turning EPDM Rubber Grades

Grade Colour Temperature (°C) Shore Hardness Standard Black -45 to +135 87°A (±5) WRAS Approved Black -50 to +135 97°A (±5) FDA & EU1935/2004 Approved White -55 to +135 88°A (±5) Soft Black -53 to +135 76°A (±5) Soft, FDA … Read more

CNC Turning Nitrile Rubber

CNC Turning Nitrile Rubber Grades

Grade Colour Temperature (°C) Shore Hardness Standard Black -35 to +110 85°A (±5) Hard Black -30 to +110 90°A (±5) FDA & EU1935/2004 Approved White -30 to +105 88°A (±5) Soft Black -35 to +110 73°A (±5) Low Temperature Black … Read more

CNC Turning Polyurethane

CNC Turning Polyurethane Grades – Hydrolysis Resistant

Grade Colour Temperature (°C) Shore Hardness FDA Approved* Red -30 to +115 94°A (±3) Standard Green -30 to +115 94°A (±3) Low Temperature Dark Blue -50 to +115 94°A (±3) Hard Dark Red -30 to +110 58°D (±3) Lubricated Black … Read more

CNC machining part

How Much Does CNC Machining Cost

CNC machining is one of the top-notch technologies in the manufacturing sector. In the past, milling was the most preferable manufacturing process when talking about metalworking. However, in the past few decades, CNC machining has taken its place. There are … Read more

CNC Machining Feeds and Speeds

CNC Machining Feeds and Speeds: What Should You Know

Feeds and speeds are important parameters in CNC machining that directly affect the product quality, accuracy, and surface finish, as well as machining efficiency and tool life. But what factors affect these parameters, and how do you determine the optimum … Read more

Lock nuts for car wheels

A Basic Guide to Lock Nut

Threaded fastener connections can be loosened due to shock and vibration. This is because friction, bolt stretching, and compression between the threads of the two pieces are not enough to hold them together. To counteract this, lock nuts have been … Read more

CNC wood router

A Guide to CNC Wood Router

CNC wood routers play a significant role in woodworking jobs as they provide precision and accuracy in the fabrication of a wide range of materials and components. They are used to create detailed components, 3D shapes, and intricate designs by … Read more

Bolt grades

A Guide to Different Bolt Grades & Bolt Grades Chart

Bolts, also referred to as fasteners, are the components used to hold two objects tightly together. They come in a broad variety of different grades related to tensile strength. When selecting the exact bolt for an application, there are certain … Read more

Plastic Gauge Thickness

Plastic Gauge Thickness Chart

When it comes to working with plastic CNC machining or materials, the thickness of the plastic is an important factor to consider. If you are not sure how to convert plastic film thickness gauge measuring units, such as Mil, MM, … Read more

CNC lathe drilling

Drill and Tape Sizes Reference for CNC Machined Parts

Drilling is the process of creating a hole, while tapping is the technique applied to cut threads within the hole, so tap drills and tapping tools are commonly used to in turn to make CNC parts with threaded holes. When … Read more

CNC fixture

A Guide to CNC Fixtures & Best 10 Types of CNC Machine Fixtures

CNC machining is a process of using computerized tools to shape and form materials into desired parts and components. It requires precision and accuracy, which is why it’s important to use the right fixtures or clamps for CNC machining. CNC … Read more

The surface roughness measuring machine.

A Guide to Surface Finish and Surface Roughness Chart

It is essential to understand the surface roughness chart and the significance it has on the performance and longevity of the product. Too much roughness can cause excessive friction, leading to breaks and corrosion which will ultimately damage the material. … Read more

5 Axis Pyramid Risers-2

5-Axis Pyramid Riser

Runsom 5-Axis Pyramid Riser enables users to increase the productivity of 5-axis machining centers. The angled faces allow for multi-part loading while still offering the increased part access required on a 5-axis machining center. The flexible design combines a couple … Read more

5 Axis Subplates-2

5-Axis Subplate

Runsom 5-Axis Subplate system mounts to machine table with center bore and do not include mounting holes, allowing users to quickly and accurately locate and exchange fixtures. Features & Specifications: Custom sizes and configurations are available on request.

Dovetail vise-2

5-Axis Vises

Our 5-axis vise series include the 5-axis dovetail vise, 5-axis block dovetail vise, and self-centering vise. And if you require customized configurations and sizes, please feel free to reach out to us or get an instant quote. 5-Axis Dovetail Vise … Read more

engineering drawing symbols

Abbreviations and Symbols for Engineering Drawing & CNC Machining

Engineering drawing abbreviations are a set of standardized symbols and abbreviations used on engineering drawings to represent common terms and phrases. The symbols and abbreviations represent various components, processes, and measurements used in engineering design. Abbreviations are used to reduce … Read more

A Basic Guide to Large CNC Machining

Micromachining requires a high level of skill and expertise, not excepting CNC machining of large components that need specialized equipment large enough to process large-scale productions. However, large CNC machining may not be a straightforward process. There are lots of things to consider … Read more

Wood Properties for CNC Machining

A Basic Guide to Wood Properties for CNC Machining

CNC machining can be used to manufacture a wide range of products, including those made from wood. In CNC machining wood, a block of wood is placed into a CNC machine, and a tool (such as a router or a … Read more

drilling machines

10 Different Types of Drilling Machines

The drilling machine is indispensable equipment in the machine shop whose importance is equal to the lathes. This type of machine has high versatility, primarily designed for drilling holes and many other operations with the proper tools. Let’s learn about … Read more

Overmold materials

A Guide to Overmolding Process and Overmold Material Compatibility

Overmolding is a manufacturing process that involves the injection molding of one material over another. Since the materials engaged in overmolding must bond together, the plastics must be compatible with each other. Material compatibility stems from chemical compatibility, which is … Read more

The Top 12 Steels for CNC Machining

There are many alloy steels to consider for your project, but to help you make the right choice, we have compiled the top 12 steels available for CNC machining. These common steels listed in the table below all show moderate … Read more

bolt size chart

Bolts Size Chart

Bolts are an important fastener, often assembled together with nuts. Using bolts with the correct size is critical to the work of various equipment and machines. Here, we’ll see a complete bolt guide that covers bolt definitions, types, size, and … Read more

metal strength

Metal Strength Chart

The strength of a metal is an important factor in determining its suitability for a particular application. Stronger metals can be used in structural applications, such as in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure, where they are subjected … Read more

metal rivet

Rivet and Eyelet Lengths Chart

Rivet size refers to the diameter of the shank, or body, of a rivet. Rivets are fasteners that are used to join two or more pieces of material together by inserting a smooth, cylindrical shaft through holes in the materials … Read more

How Machine Screws Work

How Machine Screws Work: The Essence of the Subject

What is the very first thing that springs to mind when you think about fasteners? Most likely, it’s a screw. They have become a universal symbol for fasteners due to their distinctive helical ridges. The outside threading on screws helps them … Read more

CNC machining copper

Summary of Two Main Grades of Copper

Mechanical Property Copper C110 Copper C101 Ultimate tensile strength 220 – 230 MPa 310 – 380 MPa Yield strength 69 – 140 MPa 185 – 340 MPa Young’s modulus(modulus of elasticity) 115 – 120 GPa 125 – 135 GPa Elongation … Read more

5 axis CNC machining

The Difference between Simultaneous 5-Axis and 3+2 Axis Machining

The X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis have been used in traditional machining for well over a century. This method of material removal is still widely used in the milling industry. It is often regarded as the most efficient. Nevertheless, machinists have … Read more

sheet metal

Sheet Metal Gauge Chart

Sheet metal gauge charts typically lists the gauge size and the corresponding thickness of the sheet metal in inches or millimeters. They are often used by fabricators, manufacturers, and engineers when specifying the size of sheet metal for a project. … Read more


Nail Size Chart

Standard nail sizes refer to the dimensions of nails, including their length and diameter. The size of a nail is typically expressed in inches or millimeters and is determined by the specific application and the materials being fastened. In the … Read more

screw thread

Screw Thread Sizes Chart

Thread size refers to the diameter and pitch (distance between threads) of a screw thread. In the metric system, the thread size is specified by the combination of the thread’s diameter (in millimeters) and pitch (in millimeters). For example, a … Read more

thermoplastics vs thermosets

Difference Between Thermoset & Thermoplastic

Thermoplastics and Thermosets are two major kinds of polymers used in plastic injection molding, both of which are indispensable in the production of several commonplace items. The definitions and advantages of these two categories of materials will help you choose the … Read more

Swiss Screw Machines

Types, Benefits, and Applications of a Swiss Screw Machine

An automated lathe machine is what is known as a Swiss Screw machine. It is capable of producing large-volume precision-turned components in a precise and efficient manner. In this post, we will discuss the many benefits that it offers in … Read more

chamfer vs fillet

Fillet vs. Chamfer: What You Need to Know

Most people consider the geometric distinction between a fillet and a chamfer when making this comparison. However, the two terms are not so easily defined. What Is the Chamfer? A chamfer is an angled or sloping corner or edge often … Read more

Threaded Holes vs. Tapped Holes

It’s important to keep the need for fasteners in mind while developing mechanical assemblies. It is normal practice to utilize fasteners such as screws and bolts to affix complementary parts together. Such fasteners often need a preexisting hole between the two … Read more

CNC laser cutter

CNC Laser Cutter: What You Need to Know

The laser CNC cutting machine, aka laser CNC engraving machine, being a high-precision CNC machine, is sure to soar with the advancements in technology. Increases in production capacity and workshop automation have resulted from the advent of laser CNC automation. … Read more

G-Code and M-Code Used in CNC Machining

An Overview of G-Code and M-Code Used in CNC Machining

CNC machines, which employ computer numerical control, are among the most precise and popular machining tools available today. They use computer programs such as G-code and M-codes to manufacture components without human intervention. The CNC cutting tools are moved in response … Read more

CNC machine tool

CNC Machine Tools: Types, Materials, and Selection Tips

CNC machines are very adaptable pieces of machinery. A major part of this versatility may be attributed to the wide variety of cutting tools that can be used with these machines. There is a cutter for every operation, ranging from … Read more

CNC milling vs CNC turning

The Distinctive Characteristics of CNC Milling and Turning

Milling and turning with a CNC machine could seem precisely the same to someone unfamiliar with the process. After all, they seem to be extremely similar procedures and produce outputs that are comparable to one another. However, suppose you are … Read more

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Boot Covers

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Leveler Strength Single Joint

Leveler Strength Single

Leveler Strength Single Joints designed by Runsom are ideal for extreme torque applications with improved mechanical properties and manufacturing processes, making an increase in the strength and working life of these joints. Similar to the high-strength series, they have a … Read more

Cross-type needle bearing joints

Cross-Type Needle-Bearing, Stainless

Cross-type needle-bearing stainless steel joints are high-precision universal joints used in sanitary or corrosive environments. They retain minimal backlash over extended periods. They feature roller bearings to lower friction and extend lifespan in continuous operations and high RPM. Features Specifications … Read more

CNC machining tolerance

CNC Machining Tolerances: Common Types and Factors to Consider

The degrees of accuracy that may be achieved with CNC machines are exceedingly high. Certain machines have the capability of achieving accuracies of up to +/-0.0025mm. Milling a component on a CNC machine at the highest accuracy requires a significant … Read more

Types of Rivets

Different Types of Rivets and Their Applications

Rivets are among the most traditional types of fasteners that are found in mechanical applications. Rivets are distinguished from other fastening components due to their tenacity and durability. A large variety of rivets are available, each created for a particular … Read more

Types of mechanical gears

A Guide to Different Types of Mechanical Gears

Gears are essential components of engines; they are mechanical devices that provide a shift in the torque and speed of machines. There are several gears, each of which has its unique set of needs and standards. These criteria and specifications … Read more

Large Vs. Small CNC Machining

Large Vs. Small CNC Machining

The conventional manufacturing method known as computer numerical control (CNC) machining involves using high-velocity cutting tools controlled by a computer to remove material from a rigid workpiece to expose a completed item. As a result of the high degree of … Read more

Selection from six grades of steel for CNC machining

Summary of Six Main Grades of Steel

Mechanical Property 1018 4130 4140 1045 1215 4340 Tensile Strength, Yield (MPa) 310 460 655 450 415 470 Shear Modulus (GPa) 78 80 80 60 80 74 Elongation at Break (%) 20 21.5 25.7 12 10 22 Hardness (Brinell) 131 … Read more

Differences between 3-, 4-, and 5-Axis CNC Machining

Differences between 3-, 4-, and 5-Axis CNC Machining

When it comes to manufacturing products using CNC machining, there is a great deal to understand about the axes used in CNC machining. This is due to their significance and the fact that most contemporary CNC machines often use 3-, … Read more

Types of Machine Pins

Guide to Machine Pins, Pin Fasteners, and Industrial Pins

Machine pins are available in a wide variety of configurations and are often used in various applications. Pin fasteners perform the same functions as other types of fastening devices in some circumstances, such as assembling two components. Still, the unique … Read more

Double Acting Ring-Handle Pin

Double Acting Ring-Handle Pin

These pins, also known as ring-grip locking push-pull quick-release pins, are activated when you pull the ring or push the button to release the spring-retained ball. Use them in holes as close to the diameter as possible, but not larger than the diameter at the height … Read more

Heavy Duty T-Handle Pin

Heavy Duty T&L-Handle Pin

These all-stainless steel pins, also known as ground handling pins, provide additional corrosion resistance and impact resistance. A T-or L-handle makes them easy to grip. For a more secure hold than standard quick-release pins, they lock in place until you … Read more

Ring-Handle Pin

Ring-Handle Pin

These all-stainless steel pins, also known as R-Type marine pins, withstand corrosive environments and are passivated for better protection against oxidation and corrosion. The smaller width and extra height make the button more accessible in tight spaces. For a more … Read more

Recessed Button Handle Pin

Recessed Button Handle Pin

These all-stainless steel pins, also known as M-Type Marine Pins, withstand corrosive environments and are passivated for better protection against oxidation and corrosion. The recessed button keeps the pin from accidentally falling off. For a more secure hold than standard … Read more

L-Handle Pin

L-Handle Pin

When there’s not enough room for a T-handle, the L-handle saves space but still makes these pins easy to grip. For a more secure hold than standard quick-release pins, these pins lock in place until you press the button to … Read more

T-Handle Pin

T-Handle Pin

For a more secure hold than standard quick-release pins, these pins lock in place until you press the button, which releases the spring-retained ball. T-handles make them easy to grip. Use them in holes as close to the diameter as … Read more

Different Types of Casting Process

A Guide to Types of Casting Process

There has been a rise in the number of industrial needs and applications, which has led to a rise in the demand for sophisticated and high-quality products. Thankfully, casting processes may be broken down into various subcategories, each of which … Read more

cnc machining Vacuum System

Description Cnc machining for vacuum coating chamber, thin-film vacuum chamber, large vacuum chambers, semiconductor, solar photovoltaic, touch panel industry precision machining needs of large equipment and components. vacuum valves will function reliably in applications ranging from semiconductor production system with … Read more

CNC machining motorcycle parts

Motorcycle Parts Machining: Precision CNC Machined Components

CNC machining technology is quickly becoming the focal point of many different production processes around the globe as a direct result of its many benefits over other methods. Additionally, the industries that manufacture motorcycles have gotten on board with this … Read more

CNC machining titanium

Titanium CNC Machining Tips

Due to its low weight, high durability, and high strength, titanium is a material utilized in a wide variety of applications across sectors, including automotive, aerospace, marine, and military. Because of the metal’s unparalleled hardness and strength, it is consistently ranked as … Read more

RF Connector

RF Connector RP TNC Male to RP SMA Female Coaxial Adapter SMA to TNC Type:RF Coaxial Adapter Conversion Type:BNC T type Function:Conversion and prolong Connector 01: RP TNC Male Connector 02: RP SMA Female Impedance: 50 ohm

The Explanation of CNC Milling

How to Find a Reliable Chinese CNC Machining Service

China has become a major participant in CNC machining thanks to its status as a global manufacturing leader. These days, China is home to many CNC machine shops and rapid prototyping services catering to the domestic and international industrial sectors. … Read more

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Brass CNC Machining

What Should You Know About CNC Machining Brass Parts

Are you looking for a material that excels in mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, malleability, conductivity, and even sound absorption? Then it would be best to look at brass. This unique metal combines all those desirable qualities in a single, versatile … Read more

Selection from three grades of titanium for CNC machining

Summary of Three Main Grades of Titanium

Mechanical Property Titanium Grade 1 Titanium Grade 2 Titanium Grade 5 | 3.7164 | Ti6Al4V Ultimate tensile strength 240 MPa 344 – 420 MPa 950 MPa Yield strength 170 – 310 MPa 275 – 410 MPa 880 MPa Young’s modulus(modulus … Read more

Adjustable attenuator

China cnc machining for adjustable attenuator 0~30db FCUPC FCAPC SCAPC SCUPC ST LC FM female-male ftth variable SM attenuator Description SC FC LC ST MU Adjustablefiber optic attenuator factory priceAdjustableoptical attenuatoras aoptical passive device,used for OCS,asDebugging light power performance,Debugging fiber … Read more

Differences Between CNC Swiss and CNC Machinery

Differences Between CNC Swiss and CNC Machinery

CNC Swiss and Standard CNC machinery each offer a number of distinct advantages and differences when it comes to the production of precision components. Each category of the machine can make sophisticated components with high levels of accuracy and productivity … Read more