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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Table of Contents Surface Finish – DefinitionTexture LaySurface RoughnessSurface WavinessSurface Finish – UnitsAverage Roughness, Ra:Maximum Roughness Depth, Rmax:Mean Roughness, Rz:Root Mean Square, RMS:Conversion:Surface Finish – Machining Processes: Surface Finish – Symbols and Callouts:ISO Surface Finish Standard 1302:ASME Surface Finish Standard: … Read more

What You Need To Know About Machining Anodized Aluminum Parts

The process of aluminum anodizing proves to be a highly durable post-treatment method. It is the case since it enhances the appearance and performance of the anodized aluminum part. Besides, the process also helps better bond the primer and glue. … Read more

Chromate Conversion Coating

Chromate Conversion Coating (also commonly referred to as Chemical Film, Chem Film, Alodine or Iridite) converts the surface properties of the substrate (typically aluminum or magnesium) as compared to plating which applies a coating onto the surface of the substrate. … Read more

Heat Treatment Process

Table of Contents Heat Treatment Process – ExplanationHeat Treatment Process – WorkingHeat Treatment Process – StagesI. Heating:II. Soaking:III. Cooling:Heat Treatment Process – TechniquesHeat Treatment Process – Specifications Heat Treatment Process – Explanation The mechanical properties of a metal or an … Read more

Top 6 CNC Programming Software for Different Skill Levels

CNC machines are referred to as computerized numerically controlled machines that operate with recommended CNC programming software. Mainly, CNC software is responsible for creating instructions and program codes that CNC machines or mills use to get the task done. Most … Read more

3D-Printed Plastic Molds versus Conventional Aluminum Tooling

Industrial 3D printing has an overwhelming impact on different industries from diverse perspectives. The quick availability of rapid prototypes, parts with usually not manufacturable or expensive designs, and material advancements have also become possible with industrial 3D printing. Apart from … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Metal Surface Engineering Technology

In engineering, it is widely accepted that all parts are influenced by the environment. The surface of the components contact with the environment directly. The surface of metal often falls prey to corrosion, abrasion, oxidation, and erosion, result to the … Read more

Different Types of Mold Polishing Methods

Polishing has been pivotal in increasing the aesthetics of metalwork. Apart from this, it also adds the ability to the metal to withstand harsh circumstances. Meanwhile, polishing remains instrumental in figuring out the shape of the mold and the final … Read more

SLA Introduction

Table of Contents What is SLAHow SLA WorkSLA CharacteristicsPrinting machine parameterSupport structureCurlingLayer AdhesionCommon SLA MaterialsPost ProcessingSLA Benefits & LimitationsSLA Benefits:SLA Limitations: What is SLA SLA is abbreviation of Stereolithography, which is an additive manufacturing process belong to  Vat Photopolymerization family. In SLA … Read more

FDM Introduction

Table of Contents What is FDMHow FDM WorkCharacteristic of FDMFDM ParameterWarpingLayer AdhesionSupport StructureInfill & Shell ThicknessFDM Common MaterialsPost ProcessingFDM Benefits & LimitationsFDM Benefits:FDM Limitations: What is FDM FDM is abbreviation of Fused Deposition Modeling, which is an additive manufacturing process belong to … Read more

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SLS Introduction

Table of Contents What is SLSHow SLS WorkCharacteristic of SLSSLS machine parameterLayer adhesionShrinkage & WarpingOversinteringPowder removalCommon SLS MaterialPost ProcessingSLS Benefits & LimitationsSLS Benefits:SLS limitations: What is SLS SLS is abbreviation of Selective Laser Sintering, which is an additive manufacturing process belong to … Read more

DMLS Introduction

Table of Contents What is DMLSHow DMLS WorkDMLS CharacteristicsDMLS printer parametersLayer AdhesionSupport structure & Part orientationHollow sections & Lightweight structureCommon DMLS MaterialsPost ProcessingDMLS Benefits & LimitationsDMLS Benefits:DMLS Limitations: What is DMLS DMLS is abbreviation of Direct Metal Laser Sintering, which is a … Read more

MJF Introduction

Table of Contents What is MJFHow MJF workMJF CharacteristicsPrinting machine parametersMulti-material & Full-color printingSupport structuresMatte & GlossyCommon MJF MaterialsMJF Benefits & LimitationsMJF Benefits:MJF Limitations: What is MJF MJF is abbreviation of MultiJet Fusion, its operation is similar fashion to 2D printers. The … Read more

Chemical Machining

IntroductionNon-traditional manufacturing processes is defined as a group of processes that remove excess material by various techniques involving mechanical, thermal, electrical or chemical energy or combinations of these energies but do not use a sharp cutting tools as it needs … Read more

Aluminum Alloy 6061 Technical Data

Alloy Description Generally selected where welding or brazing is required or for its high corrosion resistance in all tempers. Formability is excellent in O temper and good in the T4 temper. Machining is more difficult when compared to the other machining alloys. … Read more

5-Axis CNC Machining

Runsom provides advanced 5-axis CNC machining for customers in worldwide, which encourage our machining capacity significantly with various shapes and sizes. Once your project need CNC service, there is no doubt 5-axis CNC machining will be the most suitable solution for … Read more

Select Perfect CNC material

CNC machining is able to manufacture products of any metal or plastic. Its wide application of available materials make perfect selection is a challenge process. We will compare compare the most CNC materials in terms of mechanical and thermal properties, cost … Read more

CNC Machining Introduction

CNC machining is widely applied for subtractive manufacturing process. In CNC machining, raw materials are removed form solid materials stocks by various cutting tools, in order to create final parts with designed geometries in CAD files. These CNC materials include … Read more

Surface Finishes for CNC Machining

CNC machining is an cost-effective way of tight tolerance parts production with fine geometries details form various metal or plastic materials. In CNC machining process, minor tool marks will be left on visible surface, this need post-processing and finishing methods to … Read more

Heat Treatment for CNC Machined Parts

Heat treatment is applied to most metal alloys, in order to improve key physical properties like hardness, strength and machinability drastically. These improvement due to materials micro-structure modifications and surface chemical composition. These treatment including heating alloys at extreme temperatures … Read more

Technical Drawing for CNC Machining

Modern CNC machining system is able to interpret parts geometry directly form 3D CAD design files. Although Technical drawings is not necessary for quotation request, it is still very important and widely used in industry, in order to improve communication of technical … Read more

Rapid Prototyping Tips

Rapid prototyping can help you test the appearance, quality and performance of your design. You can diversify material selections and evaluate your potential market without having a major investment in time and money. Once you are satisfied with the prototype and … Read more

Aircraft Design: Horizons Expansion (Part II)

In this article we are about to discuss about the flow of a modern aircraft design cycle and use an example of how to use the services of a prototype manufacturer for the prototype testing. An excess of computational power use … Read more

Injection Molding Materials

Injection molding is suitable for a wide range of plastics. As in Runsom, we provide various materials with key characteristics for your special injection molding projects. In addition, we also serve you with standard surface finishes for different injection molded parts. … Read more

You are worth collecting the causes and precautions for six common defects of the casting!

Table of Contents I.Gas porosity (blowholes, choke holes and air pockets)Features:Precautions:II. Shrinkage void (Shrinkage porosity)Features:Causes:Precautions:III. Slag hole (flux slag or metallic oxide slag inclusion)Features:Causes:Precautions:IV. Crack (hot cracks and cold cracks)Features:Precautions:V. Cold shut (poor fusion)Features:Causes:Precautions:VI. Sand holeFeatures:Causes:Precautions: I.Gas porosity (blowholes, choke … Read more

Conversion Coatings for Metal and Plastic Parts

No matter who it is, they don’t want to find that their products have uneven and dirty corrosion layer when designing and creating products.But we all know that metals will rust when espoused to the natural environment. Even though this … Read more

Post Processing for SLS Parts

Table of Contents IntroductionStandard FinishMedia Tumbled & Vibro PolishDyeingSpray Paint & LacqueringWater-tightnessMetal Coating Introduction SLS parts have high accuracy and good strength, which is always applied for functional parts. However, in reason of the nature powder based fusion in SLS, SLS parts normally have a … Read more

Post Processing for FDM Parts

FDM is most suitable for cost-effective prototypes with short leading time. As layer lines always present on FDM parts, post processing are applied to get a smooth surface. This process can also increase strength and mitigate anisotropic behavior of FDM parts. … Read more

Post Processing for SLA Parts

SLA is able to produce very fine details and features as small as 0.3 mm. This technology always produce very small parts, and require orientation at an angle. This need support structures to attache on the parts surface, leave marks on surface and … Read more

Support in 3D Printing

In 3D printing process, all parts are produced layer by layer. In reason of 3D technology specifics and 3D parts complexity, support structures are required. Once we consider which technology to apply, it is critical to consider support structures with final … Read more

SLA Material

Table of Contents IntroductionSLA Materials OverviewAdvantages:Disadvantages:Standard SLA ResinsStandard ResinClear resinEngineering SLA ResinsTough resin (ABS-like)Durable resin (PP-like)Heat resistant resinRubber-like resinCeramic filled resinDental & Medical SLA ResinsCustom medical resin (Class I bio-compatible)Dental bio-compatible resin(Class IIa bio-compatible)Castable SLA ResinsCastable resin for jewelry Introduction Stereo-lithography (SLA) is … Read more

Binder Jetting Introduction

Table of Contents What is Binder JettingHow Binder Jetting WorkBinder Jetting CharacteristicsPrinting machine parameterFull-color Binder JettingMetal Binder JettingInfiltration & sinteringMetal Binder Jetting characteristicsBinder Jetting MaterialsBinder Jetting Benefits & LimitationsBinder Jetting Benefits:Binder Jetting Limitations: What is Binder Jetting Binder Jetting is a professional additive … Read more

Why Would That Be a Color Distinction Between Drills?

Hole processing is an integral part of mechanical process that accounts for around 1/5 of its total CNC machining process, while drilling accounts for 30% of the entire process. When it comes to the purchase of the bit of drill, there … Read more

Different Types of Surface Treatment Techniques

Texture has an overwhelming impact on the product’s physical appearance; since different will be the texture, changed will be the appearance and feeling of that product. Along the same lines, let us have a look at fifteen texture implementation or … Read more