Applications of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Collection of 3D Printed parts made with metal additive manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing, also called metal 3D printing, produces solid objects in any shape or design from a computer blueprint. It works by stacking thin layers of metal powder and bonding them together. This method allows us to create complex metal objects with precision and flexibility. Due to its versatility, metal additive manufacturing is successfully employed in […]

The Role of PTFE Coatings in Medical Devices

PTFE Coatings

In medical devices, challenges such as friction-induced tissue damage, infection risks from microbial adherence, and blood clot formation due to bodily fluids pose significant risks to patients. To address these critical issues, the introduction of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coatings has emerged as a crucial solution. In fact, these coatings are widely used for many Medical devices […]

The Ultimate Guide to Bead Blasting: Process, Benefits and Applications

Bead-Blasting-Daintsa

Ever wondered how a smooth, uniform finish is achieved on parts? Bead blasting might just be the answer you’re looking for. This surface preparation technique can effortlessly remove stubborn rust, grime, and paint, leaving surfaces looking brand new.  This is one of the reasons why bead blasting is so popular in industries including automotive, aerospace, […]

What is Passivation and Why is it so Important?

What is Passivation

In mechanical engineering, almost every metal part or alloy is subjected to harsh conditions like moisture, high temperatures, salt spray, and much more. These conditions may also lead to corrosion or other forms of metal degradation.  So, how do these metal parts or alloys endure this tough punishment? The short answer is- surface finishing. Out […]

Different Types of Anodizing Techniques

Anodizing

Aluminium is everywhere these days, isn’t it? From the sleek frame of your car to medical equipment and even an aircraft, you can find it in different industries. All thanks to its strength and conductivity. However, due to its highly reactive nature, it could end up being weak, which is why metal finishing techniques like […]

7 Metal Finishing Techniques to Improve Product Quality

Surface Finish

Metal parts endure harsh conditions, which often lead to corrosion and wear and tear. Metal finishing is a viable solution to safeguard against these problems. In the metal finishing process, a thin layer of coating material is deposited on the metal part. These layers serve as a sacrificial coating, absorbing wear and preventing direct contact […]

Importance of DFM in Product Lifecycle

DFM in manufacturing custom parts

Want to meet tight deadlines and keep production costs in check without compromising quality? It is pretty much possible. However, you have to make sure you initially follow the right and error-free process. And that’s exactly where DFM comes into play. With DFM, you can optimize product designs for efficient manufacturing, reduce costs, and improve quality throughout production. In this article, […]

Dainsta Guide V: A Glossary of Metal Surface Finishes

Glossary

While the machine marks left on metal parts fabricated using CNC machining are visually pleasing to some, additional post-processing is desired or perhaps much required. There is a spread of finishes that one can use to feature functionality or aesthetic appeal to parts, and also the glossary below will facilitate your decision on which of […]

Dainsta Guide IV: Making a Choice between 3D Printing and CNC Machining

cnc-machining

3D printing has drilled its way into almost every industry. From automotive to fashion, it’s undoubtedly improved the way companies develop products. However, long before 3D printing revolutionized prototyping, CNC machining dominated the manufacturing world. To build a successful product, it’s important to teach yourself in these two foundational manufacturing technologies, building knowledge around the […]

5 Manufacturing Digitization Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Digitization Challenges and How to Overcome Them

AI-powered robots, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, there’s a whole world of advanced manufacturing technology and innovation just waiting to be discovered for little and medium-sized manufacturers who want to maximize their digital game. However, manufacturing digitization can present some fundamental challenges, like added cybersecurity risk. Let’s examine some of the highest challenges involved […]