Precision Metal Manufacturing Resources

Explore the processes, materials, and stories behind our successful precision metal machining.

Reduce Your Injection Mold Cycle Times with Patented Structural Mesh

Metalcraft Solutions has been awarded a patent for inventing a structural mesh that reduces injection mold cycle times. By using this patented structural mesh in their injection mold insert, one company reduced their cycle time by an estimated 45%.

Find out how this invention can increase the output of your molds.

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Use Cases for 3D Printing Medical Devices

3D printing in the medical marketplace has seen a major surge as the technology has advanced. Thanks to 3D printing, medical device engineers can print almost anything they can imagine.

Let's explore how 3D printing has changed the game for medical device manufacturing in prototyping, orthopedic products, and surgical instruments.

Additive Manufacturing: What You Need to Know About DMLS

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a manufacturing technology that significantly accelerates prototyping and product development. DMLS also makes previously unattainable geometries practical in production runs.

Learn everything you need to know about improving your manufacturing with DMLS.

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Which Materials Can Be Manufactured with CNC Machining?

Computer numerical control machining, or CNC machining, is an advanced manufacturing process that uses a computer to guide the motion of a cutting tool to remove material. This technology is used in a variety of machine tools including 3- and 5-axis mills, lathes, laser cutters, wire EDM, and others.

Uncover which materials can be manufactured with CNC machining.

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What Can Be Manufactured with Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)?

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a specific type of additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) that uses a high power, high density laser to melt and fuse metallic powders together.

Find out which materials can be manufactured with DMLS in this resource. 

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Medical Device Materials and Machining Processes Comparison Guide

Choose the right materials and machining processes for your medical devices, and you’ll get ahead of the competition.

In our free guide, you'll get an overview and comparison of the top machining processes used for medical device manufacturing, along with the most common metals and plastics used in medical device machining.

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What’s the Difference Between PH 17-4 and 300 Series Stainless Steel?

PH 17-4 and 300 series stainless steel varieties offer a range of applications and machining options. Each delivers unique benefits depending on the component needed.

In this resource, we highlight the pros and cons of each stainless steel variety, along with use cases, machining processes, and more.

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New Pressurized Flow Component Vastly Improves Fuel Pump Application

We have a reputation for creating innovative products to meet our aerospace customers’ needs and demands. Take it from this long-time Metalcraft Solutions’ customer, who trusted us to manufacture a lightweight fuel filter cap that required less downtime.

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What Are the Benefits of Using Polished Steel vs. Chrome Plating?

Many manufacturers trust traditional materials and processes because that’s “what we’ve always used” to get the job done. But alternative technologies and materials are evolving.

If you use chrome plating because “we’ve always done it that way,” it might be time to explore other options. This article offers pros and cons of chrome plating vs. stainless steel.

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Metalcraft Solutions Helped Produce a Million Face Shields for Workers

Cleveland-area manufacturers among 19 companies helping make face shields to combat coronavirus. 

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What’s Better for My Application: Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting, or Water Jetting?

Metalcraft Solutions uses laser cutting technology to process sheet metal, rubber, and plastics. Two common alternatives are plasma cutting and water jet cutting. Depending on the component size, required precision, or urgency of the order, one cutting method may be better than the other.

Uncover the difference between laser cutting, plasma cutting, and water jetting. 

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