Sand Casting vs. Investment Casting: Manufacturers Offer Pointers

investment castings Engine PartsNot all casting is the same. As one of the oldest manufacturing techniques, the casting process involves pouring liquefied material—like metal or plastic—into a mold. The material hardens in the mold and the finished piece undergoes different treatments. Because each type of casting process has its own benefits, customers often ask investment casting manufacturers about the difference between sand casting and investment casting, also known as the lost wax process. Knowing the difference between the two can help you choose the best technique for your application. Continue reading

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The Automotive Die Stamping Process

Automotive Die Stamping The All-New Range Rover | Manufacturing ShotsAutomotive die stamping is a metalworking process in which a machine punches, coins, bends and manipulates metal in an automatic feeding system. Automotive die stampings help streamline the manufacturing process and ensure precision and quality. Parts that use an automotive die include fenders and hoods. By knowing how the process works, you can better determine if die stamping is right for your application. Continue reading

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BLDC Motor Manufacturers Discuss Ensuring Motor Quality

BLDC Motor Manufacturers The RacingBoat Manufacture:engineWhen something goes awry during the manufacturing process, it can hurt your bottom line and affect your company’s reputation. Brushless DC motor manufacturers agree that the best ways to ensure a high-quality motor is to contract the right factories and audit the manufacturing process. Hands-on involvement with the BLDC motor manufacturers you choose is not just cost-effective, but it can help prevent delays
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BLDC Motors: Costs Competitive with High-Grade Brush Motors [Infographic]

Our latest infographic examines how BLDC motors should be compared with high-grade DC brush motors and not less expensive commodity brush-type motors with shorter lives. When you consider the direct costs of a motor in addition to the savings in other parts of a system, BLDC motors can definitely compete with the costs of high-grade brush motors.  For little or no price premium, motor life increases, efficiency improves, the motor runs cooler, and gearboxes and encoders may be eliminated.

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BLDC Motors & Their Use in Motion Control Systems

BLDC MotorsThe challenge in many motion control systems doesn’t always stem from the sensor. Instead, the mechanical interface’s design can produce reliability problems. For this reason, companies often turn to brushless DC motor manufacturers for their motion control applications because of the advantages offered over brushed motors. Continue reading

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AC & DC Gear Motors: Gear Types & Limitations

AC & DC Gear MotorsEven though they all consist of speed reducers and motors in an assembly, DC and AC gear motors aren’t all the same. They come in a range of sizes and the speed reducers use different types of gears based on their application. By knowing the different types of gears used in AC and DC gear motors, you can have a better idea about the best kind to use in your application. Continue reading

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Investment Casting Manufacturers Talk Production Advantages

Investment Casting ManufacturersInvestment casting is a proven metal-forming technique that ancient civilizations developed. Today, investment casting manufacturers make molds to produce items like jewelry, vehicle and aircraft parts, medical equipment and turbine blades. Thanks to technologies like 3D printers, it’s possible to do investment casting for large and complex objects. Continue reading

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Motor Maintenance: Caring for Commutators and Brushes

Commutators and BrushesTo prevent costly motor problems and unnecessary downtime, don’t overlook the commutators and brushes when performing motor maintenance. Use the following tips to help ensure the longevity of these essential parts. Continue reading

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Automotive Die Stamping Driven by Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS)

201107120-RD-LSC-0067 die stampingThe use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in the automotive industry is on the rise, affecting how manufacturers use automotive die stampings to create Class A panels and structural parts. The new generation of AHSS calls for new die architecture, which means the industry can expect higher design- and construction-related costs. Continue reading

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Understanding Motor Components: Commutators and Brushes

commutators and brushes Daimler SP250 Engine (1963)Commutators and brushes are integral parts of motors. In a motor, the commutator is the part of the rotary electrical switch that moves. The other part of the rotary switch is a set of two or more brushes. The brushes conduct electrical currents between a rotating shaft and stationary wires. By understanding the role of commutators and brushes in motor design, you can make a more informed decision about the motor you choose for your application. Continue reading

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