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    What is a Prototype?

    What is a Prototype?

    What is a prototype?   A prototype is an initial version of a product that allows you to explore your ideas and show the intention behind a feature or the overall design concept before investing time and money into full development. A prototype can be anything...

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    What is Kerf?

    What is Kerf?

    Kerf is the width of material that is removed by a cutting process, such as CNC milling or hand-cutting with a saw. The term was originally used to describe how much wood was removed by a saw. A saw's teeth are bent to the side so that they remove more...

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    Properties of Grade 5 Titanium (Ti6Al4V or Ti 6-4)

    Properties of Grade 5 Titanium (Ti6Al4V or Ti 6-4)

    Properties of Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5):   Grade 5 Titanium is one of the most popular alloys in the titanium industry and makes up almost half of the titanium used in the world.  Commonly referred to as Ti-6AL-4V (or Ti 6-4), this designation refers to its...

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    6061 Aluminum vs 7075 Aluminum

    6061 Aluminum vs 7075 Aluminum

    What is the difference between 6061 and 7075 Aluminum grades? When deciding on a material for prototypes, structural, aerospace, and many other applications, 6061 and 7075 aluminum alloys are commonly brought up. In order to make a proper material choice we need to...

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    What is the difference between turning and milling?

    What is the difference between turning and milling?

    What is the difference between CNC Turning and CNC Milling? Turning operations are performed by rotating the workpiece and using a stationary cutting tool, and milling operations are performed by rotating the cutting tool and leaving the workpiece locked in place. CNC...

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    CNC Machining Guide

    CNC Machining Guide

    CNC machining is a broad category for a range of processes. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is the automated control of machining tools by means of a computer. A CNC machine transforms a piece of material according to instructions from a computer programmed to...

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    PartsBadger Has Landed on AS9100

    PartsBadger Has Landed on AS9100

    Your Online Machine Shop has achieved another milestone by receiving the AS9100 D Certification. To help the aerospace industry continue to innovate, PartsBadger has taken the necessary steps to improve the level of quality assurance and safety measures...

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    Design Engineer Tip: Adding Radii

    Design Engineer Tip: Adding Radii

    Design Engineer Tip: Adding Radii Does your part need to be machined to inscribe a shape within it? This process is called Profile Milling. For our example, we are looking at milling a square shape, with depth, within a cube see fig. 1 and fig. 2 examples below. Fig....

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