Understanding Plastic and Resin

If you're new to tabletop wargaming and modelling, you may be getting a little bit confused by the different types of plastics and resins being used to create these miniatures. Tabletop gaming has always been a relatively expensive hobby, and if you're interested in painting and converting miniatures, there are going to be added costs involved. Therefore, it makes sense to understand how different materials are made and how this affects the way you must prepare the models. [Read More]

The Benefits of Integrating Computer Aided Design and Machining Services

Computer aided design is increasingly used by the world's product designers in order to achieve ever improved results from their work. Due to the high level of accuracy that you get from computers, a number of benefits can be gained over conventional methods, such as hand drawing blueprints. When it comes to integrating product and component designs with manufacturing and fabrication processes, a computerised system makes a lot of sense due to the fewer errors that are generated. [Read More]

Steel Fabrication: What Impacts the Quality of a Laser-Cut Edge?

CNC laser cutting is a technique widely used to cut various materials, such as metal, wood, paper, leather, plastics, etc. in the manufacturing industry. This cutting process delivers highly accurate edge cuts needed to make high-quality products and maintain consistency in production. Take note, however, that merely using CNC laser cutting equipment does not guarantee high-quality products and consistency in production. Those using laser cutting equipment need to be well-versed with the ins and outs of the laser cutting process. [Read More]

The Various Types of Powder Coatings You Can Choose From

Powder coating is usually applied onto various metal products to provide protection against the elements and for decorative purposes as well. Unlike with liquid paints used in paint preparation—which require the use of a solvent to dissolve different components, such as the binder, flow modifiers and the pigment—powder coating involves the use of various powders, which are applied electrostatically and oven-baked, so they can cure under heat. Generally speaking, powder coated products tend to last much longer than painted ones. [Read More]