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Finding the Right Secondary Operations after CNC machining, Part I: Heat Treatments

Welcome to the world of post-CNC heat treatment! Now that you’ve successfully CNC machined your parts, it’s time to give them the TLC they deserve. Don’t let those raw components go out into the world without a little extra oomph.  Once you’ve finished CNC machining your parts, your work isn’t done. Those raw components might […]


CNC Machining for Prototyping

Prototyping is the process of physically building a model or draft of an idea. As engineers, prototyping is a crucial step in the product development process whereby a solid model comes to life, and we can touch, see, and interact with it.  Historically, traditional prototyping has been a lengthy and expensive process, but modern, rapid […]

Case Study


Learn how Fictiv helps Honeywell accelerate product development


Rake Angle Guide for Machining

One of the most important factors in machining is the geometry of the cutting tool, and one component of that is the rake angle. A tool’s rake angle will affect how much material can be removed, how easily chips form and break, the horsepower required to cut, and even the tool’s life. It must be […]


Too Tight or Perfect Fit? When to Use Press Fits in Assemblies

example dowel pin interference fit table


Types of Reamer Tools Used in Machining

Reamers are finishing tools designed to enhance the precision of a pre-drilled hole while creating a smooth surface finish. Both cylindrical and tapered holes can be produced with reamers. Reamed holes are required for precision applications such as tool and die making, combustion engine parts, airframe fastener holes, and firearms. This article will describe what […]

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