• 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......

  • 2024.5.22

    Plastics (Resins) expand and contract in volume with changes in temperature and pressure. This article discusses the molding shrinkage rate related to the design of injection molds and molding conditions, and the shrinkage rates of major crystalline and amorphous plastics. Injection Molding Shrinkage Overview – Plastic Mold Shrinkage Chart, Formula, Calculation In the injection molding of thermoplastic plastics, the desired dimensions of molded products can be obtained by utilizing the molding shrinkage phenomenon. Molding shrinkage refers to the phenomenon where the vol......

  • 2024.5.20

    The proper size of a pilot hole is necessary to confirm the drilling process, how do you know what size pilot hole to drill? In this article, we’ll focus on the pilot hole size chart for wood/lag screws and how to determine how big they should be. Further Read: NPS Thread Dimensions Chart What Is a Pilot Hole? A pilot hole is a small hole that is drilled into a material like wood or metal before a larger hole or screw is inserted. What is a pile hole used for? The main purpose of a pilot hole is to provide a starting point and guide for the screw or larger hole and ensure that it is ins......

  • 2024.5.15

    Which brands are known for producing CNC equipment? To select the most appropriate machine tool, today we’ll go over the best 7 CNC machines to buy in 2024, with features, advantages, applications, prices, and more details. Best CNC Machines 2024: Top 7 CNC Routers (Machines) to Buy for Beginners and Pros This list will present top CNC routers and machines at different budget levels while still offering decent performance and reliability. 1. MYSWEETY CNC Pro Engraver MachineOne of the best CNC machines in 2024, it is popular among hobbyists and small-scale engraving projects, with easy ......