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Introducing Fictiv Enterprise: An Industry-First Solution Fulfilling Quality and Security Requirements for the Most Demanding Teams Launching New Products

Fictiv Enterprise delivers trusted on-demand manufacturing for large or complex organizations seeking faster, more agile supply chains with a reduced physical footprint. San Francisco, June 15, 2021 — Fictiv, the leader in high-quality manufacturing on-demand through its Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem, today unveiled Fictiv Enterprise, an industry-first digital manufacturing solution to meet the robust quality and security requirements of […]

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10 Macro Trends in Manufacturing

What is a macro trend? While a trend is a general shift toward a specific thing, a macro trend is a persistent and widespread shift on a global scale. Examples include urbanization, automation, and globalization. It’s much longer-lasting than a fad and tends to change national or global culture and practices. Policymakers and manufacturers need to […]

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The Ultimate Guide to CNC Finishing Options: How to Choose the Right One For Your Application

When talking about CNC machining finishing options, you might have heard about “as-machined”, “anodizing”, coatings, or blasting among others. But before going into detail for each option, we need to clarify two terms: “surface finish” and “surface finishing”. Sometimes they are misused, which can create confusion. Surface finish: Surfaces have characteristics produced by the manufacturing […]

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Checklist: Know When You’re Ready to Go from 3D Printing to Injection Molding

It’s not always easy, but don’t make it harder than it needs to be. Moving from 3D printing to injection molding isn’t as simple as just using your computer-aided design (CAD) file with a different piece of equipment. Because 3D printing offers greater design freedom than injection molding, you may need to modify your CAD […]

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Cutting Tools Used in CNC Machining – Choose the Right Tool for the Job

As a mechanical engineer or designer, how much time do you spend thinking about how your parts are going to be machined? Even more specifically, do you know what kinds of tools will be used to make different features or geometries? This article will be your guide to the most common tools used in CNC […]

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Introduction to Workholding Options for CNC Machining

Your CNC machining process is only as good as your workholding setup! CNC work holding methods keep your part rigidly in place and reduce the stiffness. You can also refer to work holding as fixturing. A good CNC workholding setup is key for locating the next part to be machined. Fixturing is also important for […]

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Fictiv Launches a New and Improved Injection Molding Quote Experience

We’re excited to share some great new updates to our Injection Molding quote experience on the Fictiv platform!

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What is ISO 2768? A Guide to Tolerance Standards for CNC Machining

Fabricating a product without deviations from the original design is extremely complicated. Even if you are able to get an instance comparable to your design intention, it is nearly impossible to always achieve the same exact dimensions in a batch process. That being said, you can decide how much a fabricated product can deviate from […]

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Precision CNC Machining: How Can You Make Your Parts More Precise?

When you hear precision CNC machining, what do you think about? Isn’t all CNC machining “precision?” In a sense, yes. CNC machining allows you to make a lot of very precise parts relatively quickly. However, it goes much further than that. In this article, we’ll discuss what precision CNC machining is, how you to verify […]

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2021 State of Manufacturing Finds an Industry Rapidly Accelerating Past Recovery and Towards a Digital Future

Manufacturing leaders overwhelmingly report a focus on resilience, sustainability, and speed through digital transformation.