Baovan Nguyenphuoc

Baovan Nguyenphuoc has over 15 years of experience in the Aerospace manufacturing industry with specialization in Lean Engineering, continuous improvement, process engineering, and metrology. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Material Science Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and eager to apply his knowledge and experience to help those in need.

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Understanding Durometer: Rubber and Plastic Hardness

Material selection is one of the most important aspects of any engineering design. Depending upon your project requirements, you may need to balance the hardness or softness of a part in order to use a specific manufacturing method or tooling, or to meet end-use requirements for cushioning or impact resistance.  When working with rubbers or […]


Non-Ferrous Metals: Ironing Out What They Are and How They Can Work for You

Metals come in all forms, with different compositions, and properties. Understanding metal families and classifications is key to knowing which metals to use in your next mechanical design. One of the most popular and useful ways to classify metals is as ferrous (iron is a primary component) and non-ferrous (iron is not a primary component) […]


Is Bead Blasting the Right Finish for Your Part?

It’s a given that you need to take your time to perfectly CNC machine a part. But what happens afterwards? Freshly machined parts are covered in machining marks and have edges so sharp that you could use them to carve your overcooked turkey at Thanksgiving dinner — but this is where bead blasting is useful! […]


What To Know About CNC Machining Different Metals

When choosing a metal for your application, there are countless options, and each has pros and cons. Material strength, ductility, toughness, fatigue resistance, hardness, and conductivity are key properties that must be considered when choosing your metal for CNC machining. And depending on the metal, your machining methods and costs can greatly differ due to […]


Keeping it Smooth: Optimizing Surface Roughness in Manufacturing

Surface roughness, also known as surface finish or surface texture, is a critical feature that can distinguish a rough looking prototype from a polished finished product. In this article, we’ll explain what surface roughness is, how it’s measured, and identify some typical finishes to showcase what can be accomplished with CNC machining, and when post-processing […]


Vapor Polishing Versus Manual Polishing Plastics: Vaporizing the Mystery

Have you dismissed the idea of CNC machining a plastic part because you’re worried about the time, dexterity, and patience required to hand-sand the part? Still, there’s something to be said for the satisfaction of a pristine surface after removing the imperfections with a piece of sandpaper. If you’re looking for ways to smooth CNC […]