BDE Manufacturing Technologies Blog

What are the Important Manufacturing Processes Followed in Different Industries?

Manufacturing is an important factor in success and progress in various industries. However, these manufacturing needs aren’t the same in every industry. There are several manufacturing techniques for an industry. This means a customer may get confused about the appropriate selection. This post enlightens about important manufacturing techniques followed in different industries. Understanding Different Manufacturing Processes in Aerospace Industry Aerospace industry demands precision. Any... Read more

Understanding Accuracy, Precision, & Tolerance of CNC Machining

There are certain technical terms that we use, however, do not know their exact meaning, or why are they used. Consider CNC machining. There are so many technical terms associated with the specifications and capabilities of the CNC machining. Do you know the meaning of each and every term? Probably yes, probably not, right? While buying CNC machining service from a service provider, you must have heard or read some terms like accuracy, tolerance, precision, and so on. What do these terms... Read more

Urethane Castings – Things You Should Know About Them

Most of us know that casting is a manufacturing process in which a molten material is poured into a mold to acquire the desired shape. Upon solidifying, the part is removed from the mold. This part is also referred to as a casting. Various materials can be used in the casting process to create different parts. Out of several materials used, urethane is one. Urethane castings are mostly used in case of low volume production requirements. So, what is special about these urethane castings? Why do... Read more

Top 6 Most Important Considerations before Hiring a Machine Shop

A machine shop is a place where different types of machine tools and cutting tools are used for machining. However, placing an order for products with a machine shop is an intricate process. When you plan to buy products or parts from any machine shop, you should be very alert and take into account certain things. If you overlook it, you may end up investing in the incorrect part. You must be thinking what are the important considerations to make, before purchasing services from a machine shop?... Read more

BDE Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

This year, BDE Manufacturing Technologies (BDE) celebrated the Manufacturing Day by opening its doors to local high school students. These students are enrolled in pre-engineering and machine tool courses. Are you interested to know about the importance of the Manufacturing Day? Or the highlights of celebration at BDE? If yes, this post will enlighten you about the same. An Introduction to the Manufacturing DayVarious studies suggest that more than 80% of Americans favor manufacturing over... Read more

Why Does Made in USA Matters?

Today, American customers are slowly warming up to the idea of "Made in the USA" concept. What does it mean? From 1940's through 1960's, America was a lead player in the manufacturing sector. In 1960's, only 10% of goods were imported into America. Over the years, American manufacturing industry has seen drastic changes. Today, almost half of the goods in America are imported from third world countries. The manufacturing sector in America has seen a gradual decline, since 1970’s. This is... Read more

How Advanced Milling and Turning Technologies May Aid Your Organization?

Milling and turning operations were always in demand, since the beginning of metalworking. Earlier, they were performed using two separate machines. However, today, these tasks are performed through a single multitasking equipment. What is turning and milling technology? How a single milling and turning equipment can add value to your current metal working project? How to implement milling and turning for your organizational benefits? Read the post below to know the answers. A Brief... Read more

Why Electrical Discharge Machining are Popular over Other Techniques?

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a controlled metal-removal process, having two electrodes (one being the work piece) separated by a dielectric liquid that is used to remove metal by means of electric spark erosion. The electric spark is used as a cutting tool to cut the work piece to produce the finished part of desired shape. This is followed by a pulsating electric charge of high frequency, which removes tiny pieces of metal from the work piece at a controlled rate. Read this post to... Read more

Design for Manufacturability Guidelines – Part 2

Design for Manufacturability, commonly abbreviated as DFM is the term synonymous with the design of products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture. In the previous post, we have discussed tips for DFM of sheet metal. In this post, we will discuss tolerance, and quick tips for designing other features. Tips for Design for Manufacturability The following tips will help ensure maximum precision during the sheet metal design1. Curls: The curls are the hollow or circular rolls that are... Read more

Design for Manufacturability Guidelines – Part 1

Today, very often we hear the term "sheet metal", which is nothing but metal rolled into thin sheets. Various products, such as automobile bodies, furnaces, gutters, roofing, and air conditioners are created using sheet metal. These products are created by punching, cutting, bending, or stamping sheet metal. When compared to some other machining processes, creating sheet metal parts is easier. However, there are various important design-for-manufacturability issues to consider. This post... Read more

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