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Why Chemical Milling is the Right Fit for the Aerospace Industry

For the aerospace industry, chemical milling is a subtractive machining process that reduces the weight of fuselage skins to produce pocket and channel features or achieves an overall weight reduction for a more efficient aircraft. Chemical milling, or photochemical etching, is a clean, scalable option that brings unique advantages to the aerospace industry, including: Improved…

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How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Etched Foil Heating Element

As etched foil heating elements become increasingly popular among engineers who must offer advanced thermal management in applications that lack space, it is important to make the most of your metal alloy and base laminate material selection. The choice for metal alloy will depend on your manufacturing process, application needs and buying requirements. Every metal…

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The Advantages of Etched Foil Heating Elements vs. Wire Wound Elements

Manufacturers requiring localized heat for applications understand the need for dependable flexible heaters. These components can be mounted directly to equipment or other components to provide appropriate thermal transfer based on unique specifications. There are two common types: wire wound and etched foil heating elements. Etched foil heating elements have become the engineer’s choice for…

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How to Increase Flexibility with Board Level Shielding

With today’s electronic devices becoming smaller and smaller, there is a greater need for enclosures and shapes that can accommodate those market demands. Board level shielding effectively reduces or limits the effect of electromagnetic interference (EMI) while offering more flexibility as compared to traditional shielding. Design Flexibility Traditional shielding is generally square or rectangular in…

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The Advantages of Working with a Contract Metal Manufacturer

As manufacturing methods become increasingly complex and delivery deadlines increasingly tight, many companies are choosing to outsource production to a contract metal manufacturer. A contract metal manufacturer is a third-party provider that produces a component, which will be used in your final product. It’s a partnership that can bring significant benefits to your operation, including:…

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Why Choose Photochemical Etching for Bipolar Plates

As the global fuel cell market continues to rise, manufacturing companies are seeking more affordable and efficient ways to produce the bipolar and cooling plates that are essential to this technology. Fuel cells are produced by stacking these precise plates that are machined with elaborate channels to enable liquids and gasses to flow. The bipolar…

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What Is Particle Size Reduction and How Switzer Micro Screens Can Help

  Particle size reduction is the process of reducing large solids or bulk material masses into smaller uniform-sized particles. Particle size reduction is necessary for processing products, enhancing and improving a material’s performance properties, or meeting stringent processing requirements. Particle size can affect the viscosity, flow rates and stability of a given product. In high-production…

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How Exactly EMI/RFI Shielding Manages Interference

  Electromagnetic interference (EMI), also called radio-frequency interference (RFI), is a disturbance produced by an outside source that affects an electrical circuit due to electromagnetic induction, coupling or conduction.  EMI/RFI shielding is designed to protect electronic devices from malfunction by blocking unwanted external electromagnetic waves or preventing internal electromagnetic waves from emitting and interfering with…

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How to Maximize Yield in Pharmaceutical Production with PCM Micro Screens

  As an industry, pharmaceutical production is governed by strict standards to ensure medication is always safe for use and achieves its required performance. We know that drug manufacturers must implement rigorous quality control measures, such as fine particle filtration and separation processes to obtain the appropriate particle size distribution (PSD) for maximum efficacy. Micro…

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How Switzer Showed Support When the Community Needed It Most

Core Value: Community We help others succeed and celebrate their success. We respect, understand, and care for each other, the community, our vendors and our customers. Local Businesses Switzer was lucky enough to survive the difficult year of 2020. Sadly, the changes the pandemic brought effected some industries worse than others. Of these industries, restaurants…

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