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Switzer’s Success in The Automotive Industry

At Switzer, we supply precision crafted metal components to numerous OEMs within a variety of industries. From aerospace-to-automotive, our expertise extends from above the clouds to on the road, and we never fail to deliver the quality the project deserves. Switzer Takes the Wheel Thanks to our hard work and continuous success in the industry,…

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How EMI Shielding Techniques Are Powering the Future of EV/Hybrid Vehicles

It’s hard to remember a time where streets were void of electric and hybrid vehicles. In fact, it’s quite common these days to see plug-in stations in parking lots and hear of well-known automotive brands embracing the electric culture.

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Maintaining a Tight Tolerance for Heat Flux Gauge Masks

  In the aerospace industry, instrumentation is an important point of concern. Researchers are constantly searching for ways to design precise, reliable instruments that deliver accurate measurements.

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Enhancing the Tooling and Manufacturing of Metal Parts

  The way products are manufactured has a crucial impact on their success in the market. This is true not only of the processes behind their development but also the design and engineering of tools used for fabrication—or what’s known as tooling.

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How UAV Design Has Evolved Over the Years

  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have come a long way in recent years. Lightweight parts and sophisticated sensors are now the norm, and cutting-edge technologies once reserved for industrial and military applications are available to consumers at relatively low costs.

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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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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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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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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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