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The Importance of CNC Machining in the Communications Industry

Posted by Mike Sterling

Nov 2, 2018 10:08:57 AM

CNC machining refers to Computer Numerical Control, a system that uses computers to control and move a machine. Most often these milling tools are used for metalwork, but they can also make products for a variety of industries.

With the ability to craft sophisticated designs using an assortment of metals, engineers can fabricate precise communications equipment using CNC machining.

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Topics: vertical milling, horizontal milling, CNC Machining

Aluminum vs. Stainless Steel Parts for Aerospace Applications

Posted by Mike Sterling

Aug 23, 2018 4:04:31 PM

Aluminum once made up the bulk of the material used in aerospace applications. Aluminum accounts for as little as 20% of the materials used in a typical jet today, however. Composite materials, carbon-reinforced polymers, and honeycomb materials are increasingly seeing usage across the aerospace industry because of the demand for lighter-weight aircraft.

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Topics: Aerospace, stainless steel parts, aluminum parts

The Benefits of Vertical and Horizontal Milling

Posted by Mike Sterling

Jun 19, 2018 10:43:29 AM

Milling is one of the most common machining processes available. It can be used to machine a wide variety of materials such as metal, wood, and plastics, but the best milling machine for a particular project depends on the complexity and requirements of the specific design.

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Topics: Ardel Engineering & Manufacturing, vertical milling, horizontal milling

Three Tips for Finding the Right Supplier

Posted by Mike Sterling

Oct 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 In today’s marketplace, there are many options for customers in search of a machine shop. With so many supplier listings available online and across social media, making a final decision can seem daunting. Clients need a trusted method to find a reliable, efficient partner that offers guaranteed quality and cost-effective service. 

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Topics: machining complex parts

Learn the Benefits of the Proper Use of GD&T

Posted by Mike Sterling

Sep 12, 2016 9:55:31 AM

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a design approach and manufacturing mechanism that helps engineers and designers communicate how to bring a part design to life. When documented correctly using GD&T, it is possible to build a part that exactly matches its on-paper plans. 

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Topics: machining complex parts, GD&T

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