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WayKen’s blog aims to share our hard-earned knowledge on prototype manufacturing. We hope these articles help you to optimize your product design and better understand the world of rapid prototyping. Enjoy!
Types of CNC Machines & Their Categories Explained
There are different types of CNC machines in the market today. Here are each of them, their uses, limitations, and how to choose the ideal one.
Snap Fit Joints: Types, Benefits, and Best Practices
Snap fit joints are a part of most manufacturing projects and useful in daily life. Read on to know about their types, advantages, and design tips.
Pad Printing Process: Principles, Practical Tips, and Applications
Pad printing is a specialized printing technology used by different industries to print quality images on unprintable substrates. Read on to learn more.
4140 vs 4130 Steel Selection Guide: Differences and Applications
Looking for a comparison between 4140 and 4130 steel? Both of these steel alloys are commonly used in various industries, but they have some differences.
Types of Aluminum Alloys: Understanding Different Aluminum Grades
There are different types of aluminum alloys available for various applications. Read on to learn the best aluminum grade for your project.
A Quick Guide to CNC Engraving: Types and Advantages
CNC engraving has widespread applications in the manufacturing industry. This article discusses its process, types, materials, and applications. Read more.
Complete Design Guidelines for CNC Machining
Making a design for CNC machining requires expertise. Here is everything you need to know about CNC machining design and guidelines.
Multi-Axis Machining: Different Between 3, 4, and 5-Axis CNC Machining
Looking to understand the differences between 3, 4, and 5-axis CNC machining for multi-axis machining? Read about how multi-axis CNC machining is work.
Types of Grooving Tools: How to Groove on a CNC Lathe?
Grooving is often used to create precise features in a workpiece. Get to know about grooving tools and the types of grooving operations on CNC lathes.
What is Runout: GD&T Symbol Explained
Runout error is an important consideration in manufacturing rotary components. Read to learn about its types, GD&T symbols, and measurement techniques.
Types of Fits: How to Choose a Fit for Engineering Application
Engineering fits are an essential assembly technique with widespread applications in the manufacturing industry. Read more to learn about their types.
Selecting the Right CNC Machining Materials Guide
With a wide range of metal and plastic options available, the article will give you a complete CNC materials selection guide for your projects.