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Design Tips for Machining Complex Parts

Posted by Mike Sterling

Apr 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Learn about the main factors to consider when designing complex parts and the benefits of working with manufacturers in order to ensure design optimization for cost effectiveness.

Many steps go into manufacturing a complex part, which is why it is crucial to maintain a cooperative effort across all departments in order to achieve the best quality and price. We explore how to achieve this goal in our comprehensive new eBook, Cost Effective Design Tips for Machining Complex Parts.

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Topics: machining complex parts, ebook

Celebrating Twelve Years of ISO Certification

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jan 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

With all the options available for manufacturing customers in today’s business environment, it’s important to find out which companies offer industry-guaranteed best quality practices. One of the most reliable methods is ISO certification.

At Ardel Engineering, we are now in our 12th year of successfully passing annual ISO audits. These ISO audits certify that we are operating at the industry’s highest levels, allowing us to provide premium quality precision machined parts for industries that include aerospace, medical, defense, transportation, OEM food service, and more.

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Topics: ISO Certification, itar

6 Reasons to Swiss Machine Your Plastic Components

Posted by Mike Sterling

Sep 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Swiss machining your plastic components is a cost effective alternative to injection molding.

Especially when looking to make small diameter parts (< 1.25”) in small to medium productions because revisions are simpler to implement.

In the right conditions there are many advantages to use CNC Swiss Machining:

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The Future is Now: Advancements in Military Defense

Posted by Mike Sterling

Aug 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Science fiction has long given us amazing technology from ray guns to exoskeletons to combat drones.
With all of the technology that’s available today, it isn’t taking science long to catch up to science fiction. 
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Topics: future technology, military advancements, military defense

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. 


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