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The X-Tiles Video Series: Anodized Aluminum and More

The X-Tiles Video Series: Anodized Aluminum and More

Watch part 5 of our video series, the X-Tiles, to help you distinguish between the most common CNC machining post-finishing, including standard and hardcoat anodize, E-Nickel plating, and chem chromate conversion coatings.

The X-Tiles Video Series: CNC Machined Metal Finishes

The X-Tiles Video Series: CNC Machined Metal Finishes

Watch part 4 of our video series, the X-Tiles, to help you distinguish between Xometry's 25+ CNC machining metal finishes—including common finishes, "clear" finishes, and conductive finishes—and choose the best finish for your project.

Video: Super-cooling Plastics for Better Precision Machining

Video: Super-cooling Plastics for Better Precision Machining

Xometry Director of Application Engineering Greg Paulsen recently spent a day at Xometry’s Quality Assurance Lab to check out the different inspection equipment. What he saw was a fascinating solution to the perils of machining plastics.

On-Demand Webinar: How to Use the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine

On-Demand Webinar: How to Use the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine

Our latest webinar details how to make the best use of our new and improved quoting engine. Join Xometry Greg in an in-depth demonstration to learn about our latest manufacturing options, engineering support resources, and engineering design resources.