What is Molding?
“Molding is the process of manufacturing by shaping liquid or pliable raw material using a rigid frame called a mold or matrix. This itself may have been made using a pattern or model of the final object.” “A mold or mould is a hollowed-out block that is filled with a liquid or pliable material like […]
September 2013 Two of our newer employees enrolled in the NTMA-U Online Skills Training beginning their first semester of study in early September. Training is six semesters in conjunction with hands on training on our shop floor. The course is approved by the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training and is equivalent to 21 college credits […]
The Design 2 Part Tradeshow was held on September 11th and 12th in Greenville, South Carolina. It was the largest Design and Contract Manufacturing Show in the southeastern United States this year. More than 60 suppliers exhibited. Attendance was heavy and we were there! Manufacturers nationwide rely on Design 2 Part contract manufacturing trade shows […]
North Carolina Aerospace Supplier’s Conference and trade show was held on August 15th, 2013. The goal was simple – promote and grow our aerospace industry by bringing together North Carolina buyers and suppliers. More than 250 people attended from some of the state’s and industry’s leading companies. It was a success! The event provided attendees […]
Kent Mold & Mfg is proud to announce membership in the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA). Since 1943, the NTMA has been the leading voice of the precision machining industry in the United States. Today, the National Tooling & Machining Association has nearly 2,000 members representing nearly $40 billion dollars in annual sales. Like […]
What is Machining?
What is machining? Machining is the process of forming parts by removing material. Material can be removed by many machining methods. The most common method is mechanical, using a sharp metal tool to shave away material. This is referred to as traditional machining. Traditional machining is almost entirely done with two manual machine tools, the […]
What is CNC Turning?
Traditionally the term “turning” refers to one of the most basic of machining processes. (see below for CNC turning) In this machining process a lathe spins or turns the part or work piece and removes material in chips with a stationary tool to reduce the outside diameter. While this scenario implies that the tool bit […]
What is CNC Milling?
Milling is one of the most basic of machining processes. A mill holds the part firmly in place and moves it under a sharp, spinning tool that removes unwanted material in tiny chips. Mills are primarily used to make linear cuts in a part and to create flat areas, but a mill can also make […]
What is Blow Moding?
“Blow molding is a manufacturing process by which hollow plastic parts are formed. In general, there are three main types of blow molding: extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, and injection stretch blow molding. The blow molding process begins with melting down the plastic and forming it into a parison or in the case of injection and injection […]