BDE Manufacturing Technologies Blog

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

5 Tips for Sheet Metal Design

Sheet metals are used in countless everyday objects including cars, planes, building roofs, for equestrian purposes, and more. This suggests that sheet metal has become a backbone of the modern day applications. The reliability of a product depends on the quality of sheet metal used. This means the sheet designer needs to follow a set of design strategies that will help produce accurate metal sheet parts. What are these design strategies? Read below to know more. 5 Useful Sheet Metal Design... Read more

What Makes 5 Axis CNC Machining so Advantageous?

The term “5 axis” usually refers to the ability of a CNC machine to move a tool in five directions. In 5 axis machines, the centers are capable of rotating on two additional axes, namely A and B. With the help of 5 axis machining technique, it becomes easier to move a tool or a part along 5 different axes at the same time. This technique is of great help for machining complex parts. Thus, this technique is greatly used in aerospace applications. This post discusses advantages of 5 axis CNC... Read more

5 Reasons of Using Precision CNC Machines

Do you know that a wide range of daily used objects are produced by CNC machines? The machining technique is known as CNC machining. Precision CNC machining is a procedure that employs advanced software such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). With the help of this method, various tools and equipment can be manufactured with a high level of precision. Why is precision machining so crucial today? What are its advantages? This post will explain the reasons for... Read more

Defining Parameters for CNC Turning Machines

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) is the advanced industrial equipment pre-programmed to meet different machining requirements. These machines produce a precise output based on the specifications of the work piece. There are various kinds of CNC machines used today. One of them is CNC turning machines, which are used to produce cylindrical parts. In these machines, a work piece keeps on rotating, and the cutting tool moves in a linear fashion. In this blog, we will discuss the cutting parameters... Read more

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