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Video: How to Create a Technical Drawing for CNC Machining

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Types of Holes in Engineering

By Team Xometry
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All About Bead Blasting Your Parts

By Joel Schadegg
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Common Corrosion Resistant Metal Materials

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Difference Between a Mill and a Lathe

By Team Xometry
  3 min read
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How to Read Aluminum Alloys and Tempers

By Greg Paulsen
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Ways to Save Money on CNC Prototypes

By Greg Paulsen
  4 min read
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What is Water Jetting?

By Serena Ngoh
  4 min read
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3 Ways to Create a CAD File for a Legacy Part

By Aaron Lichtig
  2 min read
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Video: Top Ways to Save on CNC Machining

By Team Xometry
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Manufacturing with Garolite Machining

By Greg Paulsen
  5 min read
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CNC Machining Trends in 2020

By Greg Paulsen
  16 min read
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Size Limitations for CNC Machining

By Team Xometry
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Understanding Sheet Metal Tolerances

By Team Xometry
  2 min read
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The Advantages of 5-Axis CNC Machining

By Team Xometry
  3 min read
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Choosing the Right Metal Process

By Team Xometry
  3 min read
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Sheet Metal Mini-Guide

By Team Xometry
  2 min read
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What is Plasma Cutting?

By Greg Paulsen
  3 min read
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Sheet Metal Bending: The Basics

By Team Xometry
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How to Reduce CNC Machining Costs

By Aaron Lichtig
  6 min read