Get It Made Blog

The place to find the latest Get It Made news, developments and client success stories.

2
Apr
CNC Machining for the Medical Industry

When it comes to the components that are manufactured for the medical industry, accuracy is vital. This statement is true of the manufactured parts that span the entire industry. Whether it be medical equipment, biomedical implants, medical instruments such as catheters, ultrasound equipment, MRI scanners, or diagnostic equipment – you name it, high precision CNC […]

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27
Mar
How to Machine Square Corners with CNC Milling

CNC Machining is a crucial manufacturing method for the production of a wide variety of high precision parts. All manufacturing methods have certain limitations regarding what features can and can’t be produced. This guide looks at the limitation of machining inside square corners and the different options available to engineers and product designers. This guide […]

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26
Mar
What is CNC Machining?

CNC Machining is seen by many as a vital element to core processes of manufacturing. Working alongside Computer Aided Design, CNC Machining is the process of mass producing parts and materials of specific designs and dimensions, through the use of computer numerical control. That is to say, a computer directs the machine responsible for creating […]

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23
Mar
CNC Machining for the Aerospace Industry

In general, CNC Machining is trusted to mass-produce various products and parts for a wide variety of industries. Thanks to the advent of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design & Manufacture), the cost of human error is vastly reduced. CNC machines follow instructions, known as G-Code, generated by CNC programs, this allows parts to be manufactured exactly […]

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5
Mar
Choosing the Right Metal for CNC Machining

CNC milling and machining are extremely common manufacturing processes and it’s easy to see why. Compared to traditional methods, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining offers rapid production whilst also requiring minimal human input. Benefits of this include a more cost-efficient workforce but, more importantly, less room for human error. Not only are parts made swiftly […]

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26
Feb
Understanding CNC Milling – A Beginners Guide

What is CNC Milling? CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling, like other subtractive manufacturing forms, works by removing material to create a final design. The CNC Milling process involves multi-point cutting tools being controlled by a computerised programme which reads and translates machine paths. These machine paths originate from CAD/CAM software (Computer Aided Design/Manufacture) programmes which […]

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23
Jan
Formula Student & Get It Made: Racing Ahead with CNC Machining

Imperial Racing Green (IRG) have taken the opportunity to thank Get It Made for their support over the course of the 2018/19 Formula Student season in our latest blog post. The partnership is another great example of Get It Made’s close ties with student motorsport having also successfully worked closely with teams from the University […]

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19
Jan
CNC Tips and Tricks

As we evolve we learn ways to make things easier – to take up less of our time and effort. CNC machining is a perfect example of this – advancing from manually-operated factory machines requiring constant supervision and to almost autonomous appliances. Though CNC machining is a time and cost effective endeavour in itself, there […]

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19
Jan
CNC Trends of 2020

As 2019 is now gone (I know – we can’t believe it either) we are compelled to consider what trends 2020 might have in store for the CNC machining world. The development of new green, medical and robotic technologies has certainly been a worthy capacity challenge for machinists globally, with smaller batch machining and long-term […]

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14
Jan
Tidal Turbines – Another Client Success Story

Get It Made recently had great success working alongside the Tidal and Wind Energy Research Group at the University of Oxford to produce high quality CNC machined parts for their international research project. Their project, which conducted research into constructive interference effects on tidal turbines is another example of Get It Made’s close partnership with […]

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6
Oct
The What, How and Why of 5-Axis CNC Machining

CNC machines come in a range of forms with various applications and specialities. One of these models is 5 axis machining. As the name suggests, the machine has 5 axes which dictate the diversity of directions in which the tool can travel. Where many CNC machines operate with simply an X, Y and Z linear […]

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7
Sep
Additive VS Subtractive Manufacturing

  Overview Additive and subtractive manufacturing both function via CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Both forms of manufacturing can be highly accurate and used for intricate designs for various industries and uses. Both have their niches and benefits for specific aims, which we will delve into below. Additive Manufacturing The world of additive manufacturing is […]

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27
Jul
Types Of CNC Machine

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines function via pre-programmed instructions which are devised using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Once the layout is created it is converted into g-code. G-code is a CNC-legible format used to translate the CAD model into operation guidelines for a CNC machine, such as number values and co-ordinates. CNC machines are […]

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12
Jul
The History of CNC Machining

Although humans have been using tools to harness and accentuate power for 2.6 million years, the true machining development came with the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution commenced in the 18th century, and was a reformation of the manufacturing industry. With the introduction of machines, the potential production rate skyrocketed whilst the production time was […]

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29
Oct
Why NDA’s do not work in China

Asking a company to sign an NDA before sending sensitive drawings and information is common, and is recommended to protect IP and trade secrets. In the UK, Non-Disclosure Agreements or Mutual Non Disclosure Agreements are legally binding as you might expect. However, when dealing with China, sending an agreement that works in the UK does […]

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26
Sep
Shell Eco-marathon

Get It Made have manufactured some parts for Imperial College London’s entry into the Shell Eco-Marathon (Prototype, Hydrogen Class Category). Get It Made provided technical support and advice prior to manufacture, resulting in high quality, high-performance parts, fit enough to push hydrogen technology to its limits! Some of the Wheel uprights we machined are below: Get It […]

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22
Aug
Chemical Analysis of Metals

Get It Made can now provide chemical analysis of metals through an Independent 3rd Party Lab. Metals that can currently be tested include Steel, Aluminium, Copper and Iron using ICP-OES and Leco C+S and nitrogen determination. If you have a project where you need to be 100% certain that the chemical composition matches the material certificate provided by the […]

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15
Sep
Formula 1 in Schools

With the new website, we thought we would take this opportunity to reflect on a project that Get It Made was involved in, through sponsoring a student engineering project. Get It Made are passionate about supporting young talent and we have recently sponsored the Emmanuel College, Gateshead in their bid for success in the Formula […]

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4
Jan
Faster Delivery

We started a new company! – Get It Delivered. In our commitment to give our clients the best possible service, we wanted to find a way to speed up delivery of manufactured parts. We realised that there was an opportunity to shorten delivery by allowing parts to be shipped directly from our supply chain partners to […]

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