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The limitations of data sheets for CNC machined component design

When it comes to CNC machining, data sheets are often relied upon by designers to guide their decision-making process. However, they do have their limitations in the context of CNC component design. Learn about these limitations and how to overcome them.

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Why is my CNC machining supplier less helpful now?

Exploring some common issues that may have arisen with your once reliable, existing CNC machining supplier. From quality and consistency concerns to communication gaps and inflexible approaches, we shed light on the signs that indicate it might be time to consider a new supplier. We delve into the reasons behind these frustrations and help you navigate the process of finding a more reliable CNC machining partner.

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Is quality really the problem?

If your machined components arrive with quality issues, this may not be simply a problem with your supplier producing components to drawing. In reality, quality issues are a symptom of a bigger problem. Find out why this occurs and ensure it doesn't happen in the future.

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The price of precision: factors that influence CNC machining costs

Under pressure to cut spending? Struggling to maintain quality standards? The increase in raw material and energy costs is pushing up the price of CNC machining, but knowing what other aspects of your project will affect price can help you to keep costs down.  

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Machining design tips for marine technology

Components for ocean technology applications need to meet two major criteria. How can you ensure your design will meet these criteria? Read more in this blog.

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How to design a custom heatsink for manufacture

If you're designing an electronic product, particularly one with a plastic housing, there's a good chance you'll need a heatsink. This blog will take you through the key design considerations to achieve the best efficiency and value for money.

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Flow measurement - an exacting science

Flow measurement is an exacting science, be it the measurement of a liquid or a gas. There are many different applications, and designs vary accordingly, but there are commonalities in their machining requirements. Read on to find out more.

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2022 - A Year in Review

2022 was a big year for Penta: our first full year in our new premises, new team members, new machines and new customers, all while continuing to deliver the exemplary service that we have become known for.

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Machining for space applications

Satellites, and all components that are destined for space travel, experience a unique set of conditions that necessitate careful design and manufacture.

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