Category: Industry 4.0 Encyclopedia

What are Inspection Operations in Digital Manufacturing?

What is Inspection? Inspection is critical for appraising materials, items, or systems involving examination, testing, and gauging. Inspectors take measurements and make comparisons.   Laser Scanning Imperfections in manufactured...

What is Welding?

What is Welding? Welding is a process in which two or more metal, thermoplastic, or wood parts are attached to one another through the application of heat, pressure, or both. With some materials, a special process may be required in order to weld...

What is CNC Punching?

Punching is a fast and cost-effective CNC process that uses a punch press to force a tool, called the 'punch', through the workpiece to create a hole via shearing. Punching is applicable to a wide variety of materials that come in sheet form,...

What is CNC Cutting

What is CNC Cutting? Whether manual or CNC driven, cutting involves the removal of material from the workpiece using one or more tool points. Many materials can be cut through this process, but the cutting tool must be of a harder element than the...

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Powder Bed Fusion vs. Binder Jetting

Powder Bed Fusion vs. Binder Jetting

Untitled Document Powder bed fusion and binder jetting are two of the most common classes of metal 3D printing

4 Ways CNC Machining Still Beats 3D Printing

4 Ways CNC Machining Still Beats 3D Printing

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What are Inspection Operations in Digital Manufacturing?

What are Inspection Operations in Digital Manufacturing?

What is Inspection? Inspection is critical for appraising materials, items, or systems involving examination, testing, and gauging. Inspectors take

What is Welding?

What is Welding?

What is Welding? Welding is a process in which two or more metal, thermoplastic, or wood parts are attached