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How Machine Vision Inspection Technology is Transforming Manufacturing

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The human eye has incredible capabilities. With 107 million photosensitive cells in each eye, we can focus on more than 50 objects per second, distinguish more than 500 shades of grey, and see nearly 3 million different colours. But in 21st-century manufacturing, even the human eye cannot provide the precision, speed, and repetition required to […]

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An Inside Look into ESI’s Metal Stamping and Manufacturing Capabilities

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Before we begin a metal stamping project with our customers, we make sure to understand how they work and how their component will work. Understanding the complete manufacturing process is important, from a part’s design and the equipment it runs on, on all the way through to delivery. That’s why we compiled a virtual tour […]

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Metal Fabrication Design Practices That Reduce Scrap

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More manufacturers are focusing on reducing scrap from production — not only is it beneficial to the environment and to the manufacturer’s bottom line, but customers also see a reduction in cost and turnaround time. Rather than selling a lot of excess scrap to a scrap dealer — which only generates about 5% of a […]

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Progressive Die vs. Transfer Die vs. Compound Die Stamping: What’s the Difference?

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Compound die, progressive die, and transfer die stamping are all processes used to stamp metal parts for applications across various markets. Because each market has different end uses that require different tolerances, designs and production sizes, manufacturers who understand each stamping method can quickly select the right partner to carry out the work for their […]

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Which Metal Finish Works Best for Your Application?

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Manufacturers turn to metal finishing solutions to provide corrosion resistance, surface hardness, or other mechanical property improvements to their metal components. Metal finishing may involve different coating techniques including electroplating, where the coating and the metal components are immersed in an electrolytic “bath.” An electric current is then applied to oxidize the metal atoms, depositing […]

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How Are Safety-Critical Automotive Parts Manufactured?

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It’s no secret that the automotive industry depends heavily on metal — especially once you look “under the hood,” where hundreds of smaller interior components are stamped and machined by manufacturers. For example, did you know that automotive metal components must be stamped or cold formed to properly restrain a car’s air bags? Or that […]

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Ask an Engineer: Metal Stamping Design

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Metal forming is a complex process that can include a number of tactics — blanking, punching, bending, and piercing, to name a few. When used effectively, these tactics allow manufacturers to produce high-quality and cost-effective metal components. However, a few factors play into this quality and efficiency, and each project varies in materials, design and […]

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Fourslide Metal Stamping Vs Traditional Power Press Stamping

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The metal stamping process was significantly improved with the introduction of the fourslide metal stamping machine. Also known as multi-slide stamping, fourslide stamping can form metal coils into intricate shapes with multiple curves and bend radii greater than 90 degrees. A fourslide metal stamping machine is essentially a horizontal stamping press with tools controlled by […]

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ESI Issued IATF 16949:2016 Certification for Automotive Manufacturing

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The International Automotive Task Force recently certified Engineering Specialties, Inc. with IATF 16949:2016, an achievement that establishes the company as an automotive leader within the manufacturing industry. The standards set forth in IATF 16949 help quality engineers and procurement managers control risk throughout the supply chain and maintain flexibility in dynamic environments. It is the […]

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The Benefits of In-House Tool and Die Design

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Are you getting started on a stamped metal part project with your OEM? If so, you’ll likely be looking for vendors who can form your part quickly, accurately, and at a cost that meets your budget. But before you even start your search, consider how the tool and die design process will affect your end […]

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