Samson Olanrewaju

Samson is the Technical Applications Engineer (TAE) at Fictiv for CNC manufacturing. He has a decade of experience in the Aerospace industry as an aircraft design engineer working in R&D, design, and manufacturing of aircraft mechanical, structural, and aerodynamic components and assemblies. Samson earned his degree from the National Aerospace University (XAI) in Kharkiv, Ukraine. At Fictiv, he works with clients across various engineering industries to help optimize designs for manufacturing

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How to Accelerate New Product Introductions (NPI) With Digital Manufacturing

In today’s complex business climate, the capacity to bring new products to market quickly is central to staying ahead of the competition. New Product Introduction (NPI) is a critical process in an item’s lifecycle, and its efficiency directly impacts time-to-market and the product’s profitability. To achieve faster NPI, companies often turn to digital manufacturing, which […]

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What are Blind Holes in Engineering and Machining?

In designing and machining, holes are central when constructing and utilizing different parts. Holes fill explicit needs, from enclosures to attaching sensors or pathways to liquids. Among the various sorts of holes, an important classification is blind holes. This article explains blind holes, investigating their definition, importance in designing and machining, and applications across various […]

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Abrasive Vs Pure Waterjet Sheet Metal Cutting: Which Is Better?

Many processes may be utilized to cut sheet metal or other metal stock material. Among the most popular processes include pure and abrasive waterjet sheet metal cutting. Waterjet cutting offers g exact and proficient material-cutting capacities for industries such as aerospace. Waterjet cutting utilizes the force of a high-pressure stream of water or a combination […]

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Polyamide vs. Nylon: A Comparison Guide

Polyamide and nylon are frequently utilized interchangeably, as they belong to the same class of engineered polymers. These materials are increasingly utilized due to their excellent mechanical properties, toughness, and adaptability. Nylon is a type of polyamide polymer (polyamides encompass a large group of materials), so they cannot be utilized interchangeably. This comparison guide will […]

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Hard Coat Anodizing: Our Guide

Hard coat anodizing is a surface treatment process used to upgrade the solidness, erosion obstruction, and wear opposition of metal parts. Hard anodizing is an electrochemical cycle that makes a thick oxide layer on the outer layer of metals, giving various advantages across different enterprises. This article will dig into the subtleties of hard coat […]

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Engineering Fundamentals Refresh: Poisson’s Ratio vs Young’s Modulus

As a design engineer, you should be intimately familiar with the essential mechanical properties that quantify how materials respond to load or stress application — and Poisson’s Proportion and Young’s Modulus are two of those properties. These properties offer critical information for engineers looking to achieve robust designs that can withstand demanding environments. This article […]

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Alternatives to Chromic Acid Anodizing

One technique in modern cycles and surface modifications is a small but effective player — chromic corrosive anodizing. This finish isn’t a basic method; rather, it’s a groundbreaking metal surface transformation that upgrades toughness and prevents degradation while providing an appealing aesthetic. From aviation to consumer gadgets, chromic acid anodizing is popular for its useful […]

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Online CNC: The Manufacturing Tool You Should Be Using

In today’s manufacturing world, technology is transforming how things are made — it’s revolutionizing traditional processes, and opening new possibilities for increased efficiency, accessibility, and interconnectedness. One of these transformative tools is online CNC machining. Over the past several decades, CNC machining has been transformed by online ordering because it optimizes production and reduces costs […]

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5 Tips for Working Ergonomically as an Engineer

As an engineer, you often spend long hours in front of a computer or engaged in intricate tasks that require precision and focus. Taking care of yourself is essential for maintaining a sustainable and balanced approach to work. And creating an ergonomic workspace can significantly enhance your productivity, prevent injuries, and help promote your physical […]

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Differences Between CNC Routers vs CNC Mills

Without access to advanced manufacturing equipment and computer programming, civilization as we know it would not exist. Would we have nice things? Sure. But would we have traveled to the moon and outer space and explored the deep depths of the ocean? Likely not at the scale we are able to today. We have CNC […]

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7 Methods to Cut Costs for Low-Volume Production

In manufacturing, low-volume production comes with unique challenges for businesses looking to improve processes and reduce overall costs. Compared to high-volume production, low-volume production involves smaller batch sizes, which can lead to higher costs per unit. You may be tasked with budget control, cost-cutting, or cost-effective low-volume production as an engineer. Or, you may be […]

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An Inside Look at CNC Machining: From Raw Material to Finished Goods

CNC machining is a subtractive manufacturing technique that uses computer-controlled machines to turn raw materials into finished products. It’s a detailed and efficient process used across industries, including aerospace, automotive, and medical device manufacturing. The process starts by using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create a 2D drawing, 3D solid model, or both. This design […]

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Our Guide to Aluminum Casting

Humans have always produced tools and parts in various ways, and some of the oldest methods leverage the flexibility of metal at or near its melting temperature, such as casting and forging. Aluminum casting is a centuries-old manufacturing process that produces aluminum parts by pouring molten aluminum into a mold, then allowing it to cool […]

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Our Guide to Sulfuric Acid Anodizing

Ensuring your parts are sufficiently finished to withstand environmental conditions is a critical consideration for every product. And among the most popular methods of environmental protection is sulfuric acid anodizing. There are several types of anodizing, and the Mil-PRF-8625 specification lays out the different methods: Type I, Type II and Type III.  This article focuses […]

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Our Easy Guide to Hard Anodizing

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that deposits an oxide layer on a metallic surface to provide corrosion protection — and anodized coatings may be dyed in various colors. Hard anodizing, when compared to regular anodizing, creates a thicker, more durable, and wear-resistant aluminum oxide layer. Hard anodizing is also known as “Type III anodizing” per […]

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Your Guide to Picking the Best CNC Materials for Machining

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a modern manufacturing process that involves the use of computer software and machinery to create complex and precise parts and components. One of the most important factors that determine the quality and accuracy of CNC machining is the choice of material. Selecting the right material for CNC machining can […]

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Top 10 Design Tips for Reducing CNC Lead Times

DESIGN TIPS FOR REDUCING CNC LEAD TIMES CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a manufacturing process that uses computer-controlled machines to create precision parts from raw materials. CNC machining is widely used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, and many others where precision and quality are crucial.  And machining highly precise, high-quality components has […]

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Understanding the Finite Element Method

The Finite Element Method (FEM) is a numerical analysis technique used to obtain approximate solutions to complex engineering and mathematical problems. It involves dividing a complicated object or system into smaller, more manageable parts, known as finite elements. These elements are connected together by nodes, and the governing equations for the entire system are expressed […]

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ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS Refresh: Ductility, Strain, and Toughness

Ductility, strain, and toughness are fundamental concepts in the field of engineering, particularly in materials science and mechanical engineering. Ductility is a measure of a material’s ability to deform plastically (permanently) before fracture. In other words, it’s a measure of a material’s ability to stretch or bend without breaking. Ductile materials, such as copper and […]