• 2024.6.13

    The density of a material is critical in CNC machining and engineering, to save you time for searching and converting densities of different materials, below we showcase a material density chart with four units. Why Is Density Important in Engineering and Machining? – Material selection: density affects the selection of material in engineering, which is crucial for ensuring the performance, safety, and cost-effectiveness of a product or component.– Structural integrity: denser materials are generally stronger and more rigid than less dense materials, making them more suitabl......

  • 2024.6.11

    Which Plasma Cutter Should You Choose? The Lotos LTP5000D, YESWELDER MP200, Eastwood Versa Cut 60, PrimeWeld CUT50D, or the Hypertherm Powermax? Plasma cutting technology has significantly evolved, offering a variety of machines ranging from budget-friendly options to high-end units. In this guide, we’ll explore the best affordable plasma cutters available on the market today. This list is based on our opinions, extensive research, and customer reviews. We’ve evaluated the quality, features, and value of each plasma cutting machine to help you make the best choice. To......

  • 2024.6.7

    The Nitronic 60 has become a popular choice in industries such as aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, medical devices, and other sectors due to its unique properties and performance under challenging conditions. This article will provide a comprehensive introduction to Nitronic 60 stainless steel material, including its chemical composition, properties (hardness, density, machinability, yield strength, etc.), equivalent, CNC machining, applications, and comparisons with 316 and other stainless steel materials. What is Nitronic 60 Material? Nitronic 60, known by UNS S21800, is......

  • 2024.6.6

    This list contains five of the cheapest and best laser engravers to get in 2024 for people who want to seek budget laser cutters under 500 dollars. Top 5 Best Laser Engravers & Cutters 2024 Under $500 Among massive laser engravers, these may be not the best performers but represent top picks within cheap products, here we introduce the 5 best budget laser engraving & cutting machines from lower prices to higher prices. 1. TTS55 Pro Laser Engraver The cheapest laser engraver 2024 on this list is going to be TTS-55 PRO, which is powerful and can work on various materials such as w......

  • 2024.5.30

    Vacuum plating and water plating are two distinct surface treatment technologies used across various industries. They apply different principles and techniques to achieve metal deposition on substrates. This article goes over each method’s definitions, principles, processes, advantages, disadvantages, suitable materials, and applications. Finally, a comparative analysis is presented to highlight their differences, summarized in a table, followed by guidance on choosing the appropriate coating method based on specific needs. ​ What is Vacuum Plating (Vacuum Metalizing Coa......

  • 2024.5.27

    For effective pocket hole joinery, one of the most neglected parts of the subject is perhaps the most important to successful joints – the screws that you use! In this Pocket Hole Srcew Guide, we’ll break down the sizes, length, types to give you tips for choosing the right screws for your next pocket hole project! What are Pocket Hole Screws? A pocket hole screw is a type of screw used in pocket hole joinery, which is a method of joining pieces of wood together. It is designed to create a strong and secure connection between two pieces of wood without the need for......

  • 2024.5.27

    When a flat or slightly concave surface is required with a screw head sits flush in the material being fastened, countersinking is often used, which also prevents the heads from being prone to snagging on items. What is a countersink hole? What size of countersink bit to use? Understand the types and use of countersink drill bits and check out the countersink size chart for holes/bits. What Is a Countersink Hole? A countersink hole is usually tapered or angled on the surface side to allow the screw/bolt head to sit flush or below the surface. The chamfered edges lead into the straight-wa......

  • GD&T MMC: Definition, Formula, Calculation, Bonus Tolerance, Uses, MMC vs LMC
    2024.5.23

    Maximum Material Condition (MMC) is a useful modifier in GD&T that can help reduce manufacturing costs while still ensuring part functionality. By understanding what MMC means, how to calculate it, and how it can be applied to GD&T controls like position or profile, we can optimize part functionality while achieving more economical manufacturing. In this article, we will demystify MMC by covering its definition, symbol, formulas for calculation, and applications. Learning about MMC takes us one step further in mastering the world of GD&T. GD&T MMC – Maximum Mate......