The Challenges of 3D Printing

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jul 21, 2015 2:00:00 PM

For years now we have been monitoring the progress of 3D printing, AKA additive manufacturing, as the technologies, techniques, and interest in it advance.


As industries slowly begin to embrace this new technology, we will explore some of the challenges faced with integrating this new capability.

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Topics: 3d printing, additive manufacturing


5 Advantages of 3D Printing

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jul 7, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Complex designs, mass customization, and cost effectiveness are among the benefits of this innovative technology.

3D printing has recently been capturing an unprecedented number of headlines, even though the technology has been around since the 1980s. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing can fuse layers of powdered material via a laser, and disburse melted plastic or a similar material through nozzles. The technology essentially fabricates a product layer by layer based on a design file.

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Topics: 3d printing, additive manufacturing


Ardel Engineering & Manufacturing Launches New Website & Blog

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jul 2, 2015 8:29:00 AM

Ardel Engineering invites you to check out our newly designed website and blog!

Our new website is fully responsive, meaning all site pages now automatically resize to fit the screen of any computer, tablet or mobile device. The updated website also contains a variety of new information and resources related to our company and services—designed with the goal of making your job easier.

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Topics: Ardel Engineering & Manufacturing


The Future of Manufacturing

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jun 3, 2015 8:15:00 AM

When you think about the manufacturing industry, what comes to mind?

Some people reflect on the days of the past, when the U.S. economy seemed full of countless opportunities. Others remain hopeful in imagining a future that encompasses a revival of such. 

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If you agree with the latter, you’ll be surprised to learn that the time for a manufacturing comeback is now… right now. 

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Topics: Manufacturing news


When Is Swiss Machining the Right Choice?

Posted by Mike Sterling

May 6, 2015 9:45:00 AM


Automotive, consumer electronics, and IT are among some of the most popular applications.

Swiss screw machines are a type of automated lathe capable of machining turned parts. It was invented in Switzerland to manufacture precision components, and is operated by mounting a work piece on a rotary slide. These machines are better than their counterpart, Turret screw machines, which are operated by mounting the work piece on a vertical ram and working it into the lathe.

Of the two varieties of screw machines, the Swiss variety is far better suited for machining modern precision components. Swiss screw machines themselves are designated into two types—CNC and automatic.

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Topics: Machining


ITAR Registered Machine Shop

Posted by Mike Sterling

Apr 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Ardel Engineering is an ITAR registered CNC machining shop dedicated to providing precision parts and components for military and defense technologies.

ITARITAR, or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, is a series of controls designed to restrict and regulate the export of products with defense industry applications.

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Topics: Ardel News, itar, Manufacturing Certifications


Introducing the RAM Optical SprintMVP 300

Posted by Mike Sterling

Apr 1, 2015 10:06:00 AM

To continue to provide our customers with the superior precision parts they have come to expect from us, we are consistently working toward upgrading and maintaining the latest technology available.

Ardel_About_UsUtilizing state-of-the-art equipment enables us to serve a wide range of industrial customers with the quality and close tolerance parts required for their applications.

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Topics: Ardel News


The Future of Commercial Space Flight

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 30, 2014 8:41:00 AM

There are some exciting possibilities on the horizon for commercial space flight.

Last month NASA awarded funding to Boeing and SpaceX for both companies to continue working on their “space taxis” which could carry astronauts to and from space stations.Ardel_Commercial_Space_Flight This month Boeing has reached its final commercial crew design milestone for its CST-100. This means that the company can now begin planning for full-scale flight tests article construction.

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Topics: Aerospace, Manufacturing news


Is a US-made Rocket Engine in Our Future?

Posted by Mike Sterling

Aug 28, 2014 5:13:00 AM

Recently the head of the US Air Force Space Command, Gen. William Shelton, said he believes now is the time for the United State to begin developing a new engine.

US_Defense_NewsAccording to the Defense News article he believes that a national program would be a good place to start. Currently the engine used on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle is supplied by Russia, which could cause problems with supply in the future.

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Topics: Manufacturing for the Military


Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jul 29, 2014 5:35:00 AM

Last year we wrote a blog about 3D printing in the aerospace industry, and over the past 12 months it seems we have continued to see buzz within the industry.

Additive_MfgRecently companies like GNK Aerospace and others have announced plans to research techniques for additive manufacturing.

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Topics: Manufacturing news