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Better Threads Lead to Better Rods

Rolled threads result in better rods with improved tensile strength, shear & fatigue resistance. Static tensile tests on parts formed through thread rolling show overall increases in strength of about 30% Fatigue strength is improved by up to 75%. Rolled threads have increased resistance to stripping because such failures are compelled to take place across, … Continue reading Better Threads Lead to Better Rods

Overcome the Fear of Nickel Superalloys

The conventional wisdom that nickel superalloys are difficult to machine, whether by cost or failure rate, is rooted in a flawed approach. Overcoming the difficulties in machining nickel based superalloys is important since they exhibit beneficial characteristics including excellent mechanical strength, resistance to thermal creep deformation, good surface stability resistance to corrosion or oxidation, and their application in extreme, typically high temperature, environments.

Maximizing Machining Relationships in Your Future Supply Chain

In the effort to reduce risk and mitigate costs associated with adding / changing suppliers of machined parts including; engineering, supply chain, or quality department time its important to have a strategy when implementing a new supplier. There are many aspects to the true “cost” of sourcing machined parts with some being easily measured while others can be hidden in rework, extra freight costs, late delivery, or the cost of lost business due to undetected poor quality.