Precision manufacturing and tooling have become crucial to a large number of industries, especially as these industries begin to adopt increasingly high-tech and high-precision solutions into their workflows. In some industries, precision in manufacturing can make the difference between life and death.
The increased demand for precision manufacturing has also led to an increased need for custom tooling, especially as components become more complex and application-specific. With custom tooling, industries can use CNC manufacturing to create highly specialized parts and components for their specific solutions.
How have precision manufacturing and tooling impacted some of the world’s leading industries? Read on to find out.
Precision has always been crucial to the medical industry—even before the advent of advanced technology. This trend continues today, with many modern procedures requiring high-precision medical technology and tools.
Common examples include surgical scissors, IV cannulas, biopsy tools, saw guides, and many more. In any case, the medical industry is expected to use even more precision manufacturing as therapies becoming increasingly precise.
Oil and Gas
Custom manufacturing and tooling are crucial to the oil and gas industry, especially as oil and gas reserves become increasingly difficult to locate and access. In these cases, precision manufacturing and custom tooling become the same service, where manufacturers create massive, custom-built tooling for drilling into the Earth.
Of course, the oil and gas industry uses precision manufacturing for much more than tooling—almost every mechanical device used for resource location, extraction, and storage requires some form of custom and precise manufacturing.
Kitchen appliances require several precision parts, many of which are made from either molded plastic or custom machined parts. Dishwashers, for example, require injection molding and similar methods for their spray arms, rack adjusters, and other components. All of these parts often utilize highly intricate designs, making precision manufacturing a must.
Like with other areas of technology, kitchen appliances are using increasingly small and complicated parts as they become more advanced—something which can only be accomplished through CNC manufacturing and other precise forms of manufacturing.
The aerospace industry requires unparalleled precision, especially as the aerospace industry opens to rockets and spacecraft. In these applications, high precision parts are required to reduce weight, keep fuselages airtight, and, perhaps most importantly, ensure that the vessel remains fully operational throughout its life.
While aerospace manufacturing comes with an entire slew of regulations, the procedures often involve the same CNC manufacturing and tooling and machining processes similar to those found in other industries.
Electronics require some of the most precise manufacturing methods of any industry. With fingertip-sized computer chips now containing over 30 billion transistors, electronics manufacturing requires micro- and nano-scale solutions.
Of course, electronics aren’t entirely nanoscale. Relatively larger components, such as chipboards, machined cases, buttons, and other parts all require some form of precision manufacturing and tooling. In many cases, precision manufacturing for electronics is mostly done through molded plastics and synthetic materials, as most electronics housing and user interfaces utilize these materials.
Manufacturing Solutions for All Industries
These industries are only a few that use precision manufacturing and tooling. As the world becomes increasingly high-tech, high-precision tooling and machining will become crucial to almost every industry.
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