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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 Gauge Chart

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

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

Thread Sizes Chart

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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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

Swiss Machined High-precision Optical Components

Overview of CNC Machining for Optical Precision Components

Over the last ten years, the optical communication business has seen remarkable expansion. It is anticipated that the market size will exceed $37.6 billion by the year 2028, having already been estimated at $18.7 billion in 2020 alone. CNC machining … Read more

Optical Precision Machining

Overview of Optical Precision Machining and What You Need to Know

The precision machining of optical components has embraced an altogether new era as a direct result of the rising complexity and intricate nature of optical components. The procedures detailed in spherical optics have been important in developing non-complex optical components. … Read more

Sheet metal welding

A Guide to Cutting, Bending, and Other Options for Sheet Metal Fabrication

Fabricating components out of sheet metal is a good process for prototyping and production. It may be used to make sturdy, functional pieces like panels, mounts, and enclosures. On the other hand, unlike other production methods, sheet metal manufacture consists … Read more

Sheet metal punching

Sheet Metal Fabrication: An Introduction and Guide to Fundamental Concepts

It is fundamental to have a solid understanding of the technology’s foundations before deciding whether or not to use a new manufacturing method. That is to say, you need to get acquainted with what it is, how it operates, and … Read more

CNC Machining Application for Hydro Power

What You Need to Know About CNC Machining for the Energy Industry

The energy sector comprises the production of components for both renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and the sourcing of both types of energy for energy production. These components might be turbine blades, brackets for attaching solar panels, or something entirely in … Read more

CNC machining for medical components

Applications of CNC Machining in the Medical Parts Industry

The field of medicine is often recognized as one that has very few opportunities for errors. When producing medical parts or components, this regulation is also applicable. It is because the sector deals with human life; even little mistakes may … Read more

CNC machining auto parts

CNC Machining Applications in the Automotive Industry

Cars or automobiles have been around since the 19th century. Their arrival altered the course of civilization by making quick personal conveyance available to huge portions of the population, spawning a new working population and ushering in a new facet … Read more

Ceramics CNC Machining and Turning

Ceramics CNC Machining and Turning

Machining ceramics, a material extensively used in daily things ranging from clocks and knives to bricks and pottery, can be a terrific method for a company to increase its materials range. Machining them may be a valuable activity that offers … Read more

Difference between Polypropylene and Nylon

UV-Resistant Plastics: Difference between Polypropylene and Nylon

UV-resistant plastics should be used wherever possible while producing plastic goods intended for use in the open air. Along the same lines, find out more about plastics resistant to UV rays here, as well as the distinctions between polypropylene and … Read more


CNC Plastic Machining: What Is It, Creating Prototypes, Operations, Materials

What is CNC Plastic Machining? It is necessary to understand what “CNC” means to appreciate the depth of knowledge we possess in CNC plastic machining. “CNC” refers to “computer numerical control,” a kind of machining in which a pre-programmed computer … Read more

Main Grades of Stainless Steel Available at Runsom

Summary of Six Main Grades of Stainless Steel

303 304 316 416 17-4PH 15-5 Ultimate tensile strength 528 – 639 MPa 480 – 620 MPa 480 – 620 MPa 741 – 1400 MPa 896 – 990 MPa 890 – 1490 MPa Elongation at break 35 – 55 % … Read more

What is a CNC machine shop?

CNC machine shop: The master’s guide

CNC machine shop can be considered the new normal of the manufacturing industry. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, factories across the manufacturing industry have been in constant evolution, letting us see factories moving from a great number of … Read more

Anatomy of A 3D Printer

Anatomy of A 3D Printer and Getting Started With 3D Printing

3D printing, often known as additive manufacturing, is a manufacturing method of creating parts by growing them from raw materials. In subtractive manufacturing, such as CNC machining, the bulk material is sliced or shaped to its final shape through forming … Read more

Selection from four grades of brass for CNC machining

Summary of Four Main Grades of Brass

Mechanical Property C230 C260 C360 C353 Tensile strength 40-85.6 ksi 62 kpsi 58 kpsi 49-85 kpsi Modulus of Elasticity 15,900 ksi 16,000 ksi 14,000 ksi   15,200 ksi Elongation at break 5% 23% 53% 52 % Hardness(per Rockwell scale) B77 B77 B35 B65 … Read more

Selection from six grades of aluminum for CNC machining

Summary of Six Main Grades of Aluminum

Mechanical Property 6061 6082 6063 7075 2024 5052 Ultimate tensile strength 310 MPa 140-340 MPa 110-300 MPa 434-580 MPa 200-540 MPa 190-320 MPa Elongation at break 17% 6.3-18% 12 % 10-15% 14-20% 2-22% Modulus of elasticity 68.9 GPa 69-71 GPa … Read more

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Comparison of different prototyping processes

Process CNC Machining 3D Printing Injection Molding Die Casting Sheet Metal Advantages •Tight tolerance•High quality •Complex geometry•High resistance •Scalability •High repeatability •Near-net final shapes Mass production of thin, complexly shaped products •Make XL parts easily•Wide range of forming processes Disadvantages •Raw … Read more

5 Axis CNC Impeller Machining

All You Need To Know About 5-Axis CNC Machining

The machining industry is one of the promptly evolving industries that keep on securing the capability of meeting modern production demands. With the continued advancement in technology, the need for complex parts has emerged more than ever before. Due to … Read more

Passivation of Stainless Steel

Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts

Often, there are some questions frequently asked by machine shops and manufacturers of various part materials, including stainless steel, titanium, and tantalum. These incorporate questions such as “what is passivation,” “how does passivation work,” and “how to passivate stainless steel … Read more

Benefits of Using Electrophoretic Painting

What You Need To Know About Electrophoretic Painting

Electrophoretic painting, or e-coating as it may be referred to, is an advanced and sophisticated process that is used for the application of a semi-transparent and anti-corrosive layer as a coating on specific types of metals. But the difference between … Read more

Benefits of Gold Plating

Guide to Gold Plating

For many centuries, it has been observed that gold has been in use in many applications, whether it remains for decorating purposes, functional benefits, or industrial applications. As the world grew more connected, the benefits of gold plating have been … Read more

Powder Coating Part

Everything about Powder Coating

If you’re troubled with liquid paint’s durability and short lifespan, powder coating is the ideal alternative and solution for you. However, careful pretreatment and an electrostatic charge used to adhere the pigmented coating onto a surface are necessary for the … Read more

The Role of Nickel Plating

Nickel plating is the electrolytic deposit of nickel coating onto a substrate. Nickel plating is a one-of-a-kind mix that works for both wear and corrosion resistance. It is also used for hardness, lubricity, and magnetic purposes. Other than that, it … Read more

Plating on Titanium

An Ultimate Guide to Plating on Titanium

Usually, electroless nickel processing makes it excellent at achieving a good bond to the titanium, making it widely used to coat titanium as an initial coating. Although not used as the initial layers for metalizing on top of titanium, copper, … Read more

Here We Discuss Everything about Silver Plating

Silver is used frequently for electroplating as it provides unique properties, which differ from most other metals used for electroplating. Numerous people and industries have been using silver for centuries, and it has a good reason why. Silver provides better … Read more

Surface Roughness Parameters for CNC Machining

Surface Roughness Parameters for CNC Machining

Computer Numerical Control or CNC Machining is a subtractive manufacturing technique that uses CNC machines to produce complex geometries with highly precise tolerances. This manufacturing process usually involves the use of a computer-controlled work tool to remove material from the … Read more

CNC Milling Machine

Milling Process – Definition Milling, a subtractive manufacturing process, is the use of cutting machining tools to perform material removal from a workpiece to form complex geometric patterns. The workpiece usually fixed on a movable worktable is fed into the … Read more

Bead Blasted

Bead blasted is one of the many different processes currently used to provide the desired surface finish on a metal part. Metal manufacturing has evolved a lot since the first industrial revolution, and across this evolution many technologies have been … Read more

As Machined

Many times, manufactured parts require additional processing such as surface finishing treatments to get the desired result. Some surface finishing treatments will add a kind of coating to cover the visible lines resulting from cutting the material with a machine … Read more

A guide to surface finish

A Guide to Surface Finish

Surface Finish – Definition In manufacturing processes, a design engineer ensures the quality of the manufactured part by using three important parameters. Dimensions Tolerances Surface Finish These parameters are critical to the function of the manufactured part. In this article, … Read more

Aluminum CNC Machining Advantages

An Overview of Aluminum Machining Advantages and Processes

The machining process is a subtractive procedure in which excess material is removed from a given workpiece to achieve the desired shape for a part or product. The process is highly versatile as one can work with it using several … Read more