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Mechanical Material Testing

Mechanical material testing defines a material’s characteristics independent of the part’s geometry. It is an essential step in the design process to know a material’s […]

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Chemical Material Analysis

The following resource will detail the reasoning behind conducting material chemical analysis, the methods through which this analysis can be conducted, and its many benefits.  […]

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Insert Moulding Guide

What is insert moulding? Insert moulding is an injection moulding method where a part is moulded around or over another part, combining them to create […]

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Surface Roughness Explained

In this guide, Get It Made shares everything you need to know about surface finishes in manufacturing, including surface finishing types and common terminology and […]

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Surface Finish Symbols

Understanding surface finish symbols is vital in ensuring the success of any component outlined within an engineering drawing. Separate to surface roughness and its associated symbols, […]

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What is Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)?

What is the electrical discharge machining (EDM) process? Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a non-traditional form of precision machining that uses thermal energy instead of mechanical force […]

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How to Get It Made: Taking an Idea From Design to Production

Whether you are an established designer or an entrepreneur looking to turn a new idea into reality, getting parts and products manufactured can be a […]

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CNC Machining for the Medical Industry

Learn more about how CNC Machining can be utilised in the medical industry When it comes to the components manufactured for the medical industry, accuracy […]

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CNC Machining for the Robotics Industry

Get It Made produce many CNC parts for robotic applications. This month’s industry insight focuses on how CNC Machining can be used within the Robotics […]

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Stainless Steel and CNC Machining

Learn about the five main types of Stainless Steel and how to choose the correct grade for your CNC machining project. Stainless steel is an […]

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The History of CNC Machining

What does CNC stand for? CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. In essence, this refers to a computer supplying a series of numerical coordinates and […]

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CNC Machining for Green Energy

Learn more about how CNC Machining can be used in the green energy industry. Renewable energy processes are advancing rapidly, made possible by advancements in […]

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CNC Machining Design Guidelines

Learn everything there is to know about CNC machining in our CNC Machining Guide. Deciding the various manufacturing operations required with CNC machining will largely depend on the […]

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Choosing the Right Metal for CNC Machining

For a fully comprehensive guide on CNC machining, check out of CNC Machining Guide. Choosing the suitable metal for CNC Machining involves analysing various factors. Depending on the […]

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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 […]

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A Guide to 5-Axis CNC Machining

CNC machines come in a range of forms with various applications and specialities. One of these models is five-axis machining. What is 5-Axis CNC Machining? As the name […]

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What is CNC Turning?

Find out more about CNC Turning with our introductory guide. Learn more about the CNC turning process and when to use CNC turning to produce […]

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Understanding the CNC Milling Process: A Beginner’s Guide

This article will cover the basics of the CNC milling process. If you would like a learn how to design parts for CNC milling check […]

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Plastic Injection Moulding Design Guide – What You Need to Know

Learn how to design your parts for Injection Moulding with our comprehensive how-to guide. When choosing to design a product for plastic injection moulding, several considerations […]

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Gas Assisted Injection Moulding

Learn more about Gas Assisted Injection Moulding and the differences between internal and external gas-assisted injection moulding. Gas-assisted injection moulding is a specific type of injection […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]

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Common Items Made Using Plastic Injection Moulding

What is plastic injection moulding? Plastic injection moulding is a popular manufacturing process whereby plastic products can be mass-produced quickly and cost-efficiently. The process works by […]

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Choosing the Right Injection Moulding Material

How do you choose the right material for your injection moulding project? Learn more in our latest blog post! Injection Moulding is an extremely popular manufacturing […]

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Common Defects with Injection Moulding and How to Avoid Them

Learn more about common injection moulding defects and how to redesign your parts to avoid them. With its ability to produce a high volume of […]

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Round Up: Best CAD Software for CNC Machining

Not sure how to find the best CAD software? We explore the various CAD packages available in our latest article. If you’re looking to produce […]

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CNC Machining for Complex Parts

CNC machined parts can often vary in complexity. From simple planar parts to demanding, highly complex curved geometries, it’s vital to choose the correct CNC […]

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Engineers Guide to CNC Machining

Mechanical, manufacturing and design engineers often rely on CNC Machining to develop and manufacture bespoke parts. A good understanding of CNC Machining is essential for […]

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What is CNC Machining?

CNC Machining is seen by many as a vital element to the core processes of manufacturing. Working alongside Computer-Aided Design, CNC Machining is the process […]

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Thermoset vs Thermoplastic: What’s the difference?

In plastic injection moulding, there are two key classes of plastics that are readily utilised to create many popular everyday products we know and use today: Thermoplastics […]

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Draft Angles for Injection Moulding

Draft angles are a key design feature that should be one of your top priorities when designing a high-quality injection moulded part. Without sufficient draft (taper), parts […]

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Basics on Threads

This resource will touch upon all the key areas you will need to correctly define your threaded holes on your parts. It will teach you […]

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What is CNC Milling? A complete guide

CNC Milling is a specific type of CNC Machining; if you would like to find out more on CNC machining, check out our in-depth guide. Computerised controls […]

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Thermoset Injection Moulding Guide

What is thermoset injection moulding? Thermoset injection moulding takes plastic and moulds it into various shapes and forms, making them irreversibly formed and are usually stronger than […]

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Injection Moulding Surface Finishes

Unlike other machining processes, a plastic injection moulding surface finish is achieved during the injection moulding process, rather than an additional step of finishing once […]

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Process of Injection Moulding

Learn more about Injection Moulding in our guide to the process. Discover the anatomy of an Injection Moulding machine and the different types of moulding […]

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Tips to Reduce Injection Moulding Costs

Injection moulding is a manufacturing process used to produce a wide variety of everyday goods. Most mass-produced products will contain plastic injection moulded components, for […]

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How to Machine Square Corners with CNC Milling

Designing parts with square corners is a common CNC machining pitfall. Check out some great design solutions below. CNC Machining is a crucial manufacturing method for […]

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CAD File Formats for CNC Machining

In this guide, we’ll explore some of the most common CAD formats and which you should choose for CNC Machining. CAD or Computer-Aided Design is […]

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What is 5 Axis CNC Machining?

5 Axis CNC Machining is an incredibly versatile machining process that implements subtractive machining technology. Through this process, a workpiece is cut into shape using […]

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Cost Reduction Tips for CNC Machining

How much does CNC machining cost? The costs of CNC machining are highly dependent on several factors: Machining time Cost of bulk material Part design […]

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GD&T – Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

This resource will teach you everything you need to know about Dimensioning and Tolerancing for your parts. What is Dimensioning? Before a part can be […]

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Precision Machining

Precision machining is given to a subset of CNC machining where high precision is critical. The accuracy of the final part needs to be perfect […]

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Metric Thread Table – Coarse Pitch (M1-M68)

Jump to Metric Thread Table – Coarse Pitch (M1-M68) by clicking here. If you would like to find out more information on how to correctly define […]

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Metric Thread Table – Fine Pitch (M1-M28)

Jump to Metric Thread Table – Fine Pitch (M1-M28) by clicking here. If you would like to find out more information on how to correctly define […]

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Metric Thread Table – Fine Pitch (M30-M64)

Jump to Metric Thread Table – Fine Pitch (M30-M64) by clicking here. If you would like to find out more information on how to correctly […]

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Types of CNC Machine

In this article, we look at the different types of CNC Machines and their uses. CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines function via pre-programmed instructions devised […]

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