How AI is Used in Manufacturing

industrial automation

Since the third industrial revolution in the mid-20th century, industrial automation has grown in leaps and bounds to where we are today. Over the last 5 or so years, especially, we’ve gone through a fourth industrial revolution of integrating machinery with the cloud for even better automation and analytics. Now, with the explosion of artificial […]

How Laser Cutting Works: The Science Behind Laser Cutting

TruLaser L5030 Cutter

Laser cutting machines revolutionized the manufacturing industry when they were developed in the 1960s and adopted by the aerospace industry in the 1970s. Today, they are used in many more industries that use precise parts with low tolerances, when traditional casting or die cutting parts won’t do. Some people might question how lasers can cut […]

The History & Process of Laser Cutting

Looking in the window of a laser cutter in action

At Edge Metalworks we love using laser cutting to provide our customers the most precise metal components for their manufacturing needs. Our laser-cutting process uses top-of-the-line technology, and our team’s attention to detail ensures that each component leaves our shop to our customers’ minute specifications with a quick turnaround. Laser cutting has opened up a […]

The Different Types of Parts Cutting

TruLaser L5030 Cutter

Sheet metal is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of manufactured goods and cut to any shape. Learn about the 3 types of parts cutting.

What are Tolerances in Manufacturing?

calipers measuring tolerance with drawings

Manufacturing tolerances, also known as engineering tolerances, are the physical specifications, such as dimensions, within which a product will be manufactured. In short, it’s the acceptable variance between the design and the actual product. You can think of tolerances like field goals in football. There is a left and right limit within which we treat […]

How to Buy Custom Laser-Cut Parts

Pallets of Laser cut metal parts

If you are new to manufacturing or an industry veteran looking to outsource an aspect of your production line, you may wonder how parts cutting works. Outsourcing a parts cutting to a parts manufacturer is a great way to save money on expensive equipment and training needed to cut your own parts. Read on to […]

The Variety of Sheet Metal Available at Edge Metalworks

steel sheet metal

Selecting your sheet metal is an integral step in the parts manufacturing process. At Edge Metalworks, we stock a variety of sheet metal you could use for your parts, each with their distinct advantages and disadvantages. Below are the most common metals we work with, so you can determine what’s best for you. If you’re […]