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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.

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3D Modeling: From Fundamentals to Advanced Techniques

The computer modeling world is a vast array of techniques and programs that can serve as tools in aiding professionals to create, simulate, and visualize their designs. This article will introduce some different types of 3D modeling software and then walk through a sample workflow in Solidworks to show you what you can do with […]

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6 Industries Being Transformed by 3D Printing

3D printing has grown from $4.4 billion in 2013 to an industry bringing in a projected $21 billion in 2021. This major growth is due to the growing number of applications of this technology across industries from printing food to building colonies on Mars. Other more practical applications for 3D printing include innovations in the […]

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10 Trends Shaping the Future of Supply Chain Management

The supply chain continues to evolve rapidly, keeping pace with the breakneck technological advancements of the modern era. Though it can be difficult for supply chain managers and business leaders to stay on top of these changes, it’s crucial to do so if you want to maintain the integrity of your supply chain and see […]

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Fictiv’s Andy Sherman Named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Pros to Know

Sherman recognized among outstanding executives whose accomplishments leverage supply chains for competitive advantage. SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2021 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, today announced Andy Sherman, Fictiv VP of Manufacturing Operations, as a winner of its 2021 Pros to Know award. The award recognizes outstanding […]

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New: Easily Add Quality Inspections & Certifications to Your Fictiv Order

When you’re moving 100 miles-an-hour, juggling orders for ten critical parts to meet an important production milestone, the last thing you need is parts that don’t meet your spec.  With the latest updates to the Fictiv platform, you can now remove guesswork from the quality equation and easily add specific quality inspections and certifications to […]

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Industry and Career Resources for Promoting Diversity in Engineering

Advantages Gained from Diversity Innovation Profitability Shifting Demographics Demographics of the Engineering Industry Challenges and Barriers to Minorities in Engineering Different Types of Engineering Careers Training, Education, and Skill Development Financial Resources Scholarships and Grants Engineering Competitions Engineering Internships Associations, Networking, and Mentorship Additional Resources for Minorities and Women Interested in Engineering In the US […]

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Engineering Tips from a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Peloton

Welcome to Engineering Heroes: a series where we interview the mechanical engineers behind innovative products to uncover actionable tips, advice, and best practices to help you optimize your own mechanical design workflows. For this edition we sat down with Heidi Farrell, Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Peloton to learn about an impressive tip for collaborating on […]