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Tamshell, Machine Shop, Plastic Machine Shop, Metal Machine Shop, Prototyping

Prototyping – Why should I Consider It?

By | Manufacturing
Are you in charge of designing a new part, but are concerned that the features or design concept will work differently than the way you designed on paper? Well you are in luck because Tamshell now offers prototyping, that way you can evaluate and test your design, as well as, clarify production costs and issues before you order large volumes. Scroll down to learn more. What is prototyping? A prototype is a preliminary model of a part, that is used...
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6 Ways to Save on CNC Machining (With Infographic)

By | CNC Machining, Manufacturing, Materials, Quality
Have you ever placed an order for CNC machined parts and thought to yourself, “Wow that’s an expensive little part?” Why is my part so expensive? As you are reviewing your cnc machined parts quote you are probably not taking into consideration that there are certain factors probably driving the cost. For instance, some materials are more expensive than others even if they have similar properties. However, material just plays one factor into the cost, whereas time plays multiple, such...
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Machine Shop, Be Aware, Choosing a Machine Shop, Plastic, Customer Service

Don’t Let a Machine Shop Do This to You

By | CNC Machining, Manufacturing, Quality
If you are laughing as hard as I was after reading this, it is probably because you can relate to this comic in one way or another. What is the Comic Saying? This humorous graphical metaphor explains the communication pitfalls that can occur from when you receive your quote, to when your part is delivered. It demonstrates how each department may interpret your requirements differently if they are unclear. Causing you to receive parts with incorrect tolerances, wrong materials, missing...
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Acetal’s Porosity Problem

By | Materials, Uncategorized
When considering acetal material for your design, it is important to understand the different properties each grade poses. Acetal Machining Grades There are two basic grades of acetal available for machining; homopolymer acetal, most commonly known as Delrin®, a registered trademark of Dupont™ (Dupont™ is the only manufacturer of homopolymer acetal resin) and copolymer acetal. Homopolymers are plastics with molecular chains containing identical DNA repeating of sequence, while copolymers contain two different DNA sequences repeating. The acetals look the same,...
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Achieve Burr-Free Parts

By | CNC Machining
Have you ever received a machined component and noticed it had raised edges or small pieces of material still remaining? This excess material is known as a burr, and it occurs during most machining processes. Tamshell Guarantees Burr-Free Parts  Choosing a machine shop who is unable to supply you burr-free parts the first time around will only cost you time and money in the long run. That is why we have a dedicated deburring department that is filled with skilled employees...
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Why Choose Tamshell As Your Machine Shop

By | About Tamshell
Finding a machine shop that fulfills your part or prototype needs at a fast pace and a fair price might seem like the only qualifications that truly matter. However, that is not necessarily true, you also need to choose a machine shop that can handle the number of challenges that may arise during a machining process. Tamshell is an I.T.A.R. registered and AS9100D certified machine shop that has the capabilities to deliver parts for a reasonable price with quick turnaround...
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Trying to Order a Large Amount of Plastic Material

By | CNC Machining
Do you have a backlog of orders that need to be fulfilled? Are you wondering, “Why isn’t ordering a machined part more like ordering a t-shirt online?”. One would think the experience ought to be similar; as the value is giving the customer consistency across the board at check-out. Well, our industry is much more complicated than an E-Commerce business, but we assure you that the order will get done. We Can Handle Large Plastic Orders We know the aerospace market...
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Plastic Machined Parts By Tamshell Corporation located in Corona, CA

What do You Expect From a Plastic Supplier

By | CNC Machining
What Do You Expect From Your Plastic Supplier? A critically important part of our effective client relations is building connections and relationships with all of our clients past or present. Tamshell’s long-term business relationships over the last 37 years are simply because we care a great deal about your experience. We know at the end of the day, you will help establish, our reputation. Hence the question; what do you want from a supplier? Please take a moment to answer the following questions: What...
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DMG MORI NLX 2500 l 700

By | CNC Machining, Manufacturing
Our Newest Machine: DMG MORI NLX 2500 l 700 We're proud to welcome our newest member DMG MORI NLX 2500 l 700 to the Tamshell Team. Capable, versatile, and outstanding at multi-tasking - our latest addition weaved its way through our machine shop, planted its feet solidly on our foundation, bolted down and ready to roll. Sophisticated Lathe One of the most sophisticated lathes ever made, the NLX 2500 runs upwards of 10,000 rpm on each rotary tool spindle, and allows...
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What Material Can Handle Summer: PEEK

By | CNC Machining
What Plastic Material Can Handle Summer The dog days are over,the kids are returning to school, and the sunburns are almost all healed up, except one plastic material can handle summer-like conditions year-round without breaking a sweat. Which plastic material is it? - you guessed it:  PEEK. PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) Material PEEK is one of the most common and popular type of engineered thermoplastic for applications requiring excellent thermal, combustion, wear, and chemical properties and is the most requested high performance...
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