Key Materials Used in Precision Manufacturing

Key Materials Used in Precision Manufacturing

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Titanium can provide unparalleled resilience and resistance for some of the most demanding items and components, being relatively light yet possessing excellent strength properties.

FREMONT, CA: Precision manufacturing is one of the most significant developments in recent times. Unlike any of the other advancements, precision manufacturing can fully revolutionize how a variety of industries work to minimize costs while at the same time increasing performance, tightening tolerances, and offering a more efficient way to manufacture components.

Technology has influenced a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and medicine. As more businesses find ways to use it, precision manufacturing may become much more popular than it is today.

Wide Range of Materials

Precision manufacturing is used to manufacture both stand-alone parts and separate components of machines or goods, so it is not surprising that a wide variety of materials is required depending on the market, product specifications, and practical factors as the budget. Fortunately, technology is very versatile and allows the manufacture of parts from different materials, which is why it is used both in high-tech industries and in consumer goods development.

The Types of Materials Businesses Can Use

Stainless steel is still a popular option because it offers additional durability and resistance to various environmental factors. However, it also has pitfalls—depending on the finish, the quality of the component may be significantly changed. Furthermore, the price of production can also differ depending on the grade of the materials used. Titanium can provide unparalleled resilience and resistance for some of the most demanding items and components, being relatively light yet possessing excellent strength properties. The main downside is the high cost, as well as the additional problems that come with attempting to machine it.

Suppose one needs a lightweight alternative that is easier to handle and more affordable. In that case, firms cannot go wrong with aluminum, which is now becoming more prevalent than steel because of the many benefits it can bring. In another case, if a business opts for an established manufacturing company, technicians will ensure that the parts manufactured using aluminum are reliable, meet the strict tolerance specifications, and have the required performance capabilities. Essential and engineered plastics can also be useful, as they are easy to change and inexpensive, so they are frequently used in the manufacture of consumer parts and more high-tech fields such as medical devices aerospace.

With engineered plastics, some of the same quality steel and other more costly materials can be manufactured at a lower cost, which has made it a reasonably wide choice in a wide range of industries. Some of the other common materials in the use of precision manufacturing technology include copper, brass, and steel, to name a few.

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