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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: 5 Trends Leading the Industry

  While drones may not be a new technology, it’s only recently that their mass adoption and use has grown. Amidst this growth, the majority of opportunities have come from the commercial and civil side. In fact, according to 2016 research from Goldman Sachs, commercial and civil organizations are expected to spend $13 billion on…

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3 Situations Where Chemical Etching Is the Way to Go

  Any time you need to make a custom metal part, there’s a wide range of manufacturing methods available. The challenge can be selecting the right one that best fits your needs—including quality, cost, turnaround time and manufacturability. In many cases, chemical etching (also known as photo chemical machining) offers clear advantages over other processes.

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Why RF Shielding Is Important To Your Design

  Radio frequency interference, or RFI, takes on many forms. It could be a humming microwave that causes a Wi-Fi connection to waver, or perhaps the sounds of a cell phone transmitter traveling through the airwaves of your car stereo.

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What is Metal Etching?

  From simple parts to complex components used in modern manufacturing, a wide variety of metal parts are created through photochemical etching. A subtractive process by which small pieces are removed from sheet metal, metal etching has proven to be one of the most effective ways to produce accurate, consistent parts.

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What You Should Know About Metal Business Cards

  You’ve probably seen metal business cards in person before, from dinner parties to networking events. Hey, even Steve Wozniak has one that he famously passes around. But beyond their initial shine, there are a few things that you should know about them.

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What is a photo tool? And how is it different than hard tooling?

  Short Version: Photo tools are an essential step in the etching process. They are the means by which we transfer your design from your CAD file onto the metal.

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An Innovative Design for Wearable Medical Devices

  Electronic gadgets are quickly becoming a second skin for humans. Just like a temporary tattoo, wearable medical devices and sensors can be applied directly to the skin to monitor people’s health while they perform their daily activities.

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5 Industries Fueling the Industrial Filtration Market

  From the food we eat to the water we drink to the oil that powers our cars, most substances we use require some form of filtration. As raw materials are converted to usable goods, solids must be separated from liquids; wastes set aside; and reusable materials recycled.

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4 Industries that Can Benefit from Chemical Etching

  Chemical etching can play an important role in metal part fabrication. Lead times allow for more flexibility; tighter tolerances can be achieved; scalable volumes are made possible.

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Industrial Centrifuges: Comparing The Two Main Types

  Industrial centrifuges have a home in a variety of fields. The chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food processing industries all rely on these tools to separate heterogeneous mixtures.

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