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From Metal to Plastic

By | CNC Machining
Strong like Metal but its Plastic We are often asked, by new and existing customers alike, to help seek out alternate materials for current components and applications. Typically, these requests involve a requirement to reduce weight without compromising performance, and 99.9% of the time involve the desire to use a plastic material, comparable to a metal or composite material currently being used. The Switch The switch to plastics gets easier and easier with time, as technology used to create polymers which bear...
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Customer Service is Our Top Priority

By | CNC Machining
Customer Service is Important to Tamshell - We Strive for Excellence We've made some recent changes here at Tamshell to bolster our Customer Service Department. We brought in some new friendly faces, made some significant strides in our processes, moved some things around, and upgraded some of our systems - all to help us - help you even better. Future of Tamshell As we continue to look to the future, our goal is to improve RFQ turnaround, material sourcing, production lead...
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Digital Product Definition Certification

By | CNC Machining
Completing Our Digital Product Definition Certification Tamshell is closing-in on completing their DPD (Digital Product Definition) certification activities.We have been striving on become certified as it allows us to utilize 3D models more consistently, helping us to look at the whole picture of some of the parts we machine for our customers. DPD Certification also allows us the opportunity to look at more types of jobs on a streamlined scale – such as ‘prototype to production’, as well as giving us...
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Take a Tour of Tamshell

By | CNC Machining
Take a tour of Tamshell's 20,000 sq. ft. facility by watching our video. Tamshell is a plastic and soft metals CNC precision machine shop located in Corona, California. Contact us today to receive a quote or to talk to one of our material experts. Want to use a plastic material for your machined part? Contact our material experts today. REQUEST A QUOTE GO BACK TO BLOG PAGE
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New DMG Mori 5100 Vertical Mill

By | CNC Machining
DMG Mori Dura Vertical 5100 is Tamshell's newest machine On August 2015, Tamshell rolled-in a brand new DMG Mori DuraVertical 5100 Milling Center as an expansion to our current 4th & 5th axis milling capabilities. Tamshell now has 3 total DuraVertical Mills which allows us to machine complex parts out of a multitude of materials. Want to have your plastic material machined on a DMG Mori 5100 Vertical Mill? Contact our sale representatives today!  CONTACT US GO BACK TO BLOG PAGE
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Tamshell’s Tsugami Swiss CNC

By | CNC Machining
Tsugami Swiss CNC - Tamshell's Newest Machine On April 3rd, 2015 - we welcomed a new Tsugami Swiss CNC Lathe to our machine shop. Below are some pictures of the machine rolling from the truck to it's final spot in our Swiss CNC department. View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger Want to use a plastic material for your machined part? Contact our material experts today. REQUEST A...
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New HVAC System

By | CNC Machining
Tamshell Adds New HVAC In order to maintain properly controlled temperatures by AS9100 Sec. 7.4 standards, we've recently completed the installation of an entirely new HVAC system at our facility. More Energy & Airflow Our new system is more energy efficient, provides optimal airflow throughout our machining areas and offices, and helps us stay cooler during our well-known, long summer months! It also ensures the safety and stability of our plastics material stock and customers' parts being stored at our facility. For...
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Will 3D Printing Replace Machining?

By | CNC Machining
Will 3D Printing Replace Machining 3D Printing has become a hot topic around the world over the past couple of years,even though 3D Printing methodology has been in practice since the late 1980s. However, its popularity-by-name has grown so vastly lately - based on the swift advancement of technology, as well as its availability now on the consumer-level with miniature desktop 3D Printers, among others. “3D Printer” has become a household name… Although 3D Printing has some amazing features and...
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Long Beach Trade Show

By | Trade Shows
Manufacturing Trade Show - Long Beach, California Last week we took part in the Design-2-Part Manufacturing Trade Show at the Long Beach, CA Convention Center. Our booth displayed a plethora of custom made plastic and soft metal parts and components we’ve manufactured for dozens of different industries. Our Operations and Sales teams were on-site to answer questions and provide examples of our precision work to many who attended. We even had some of our existing customers come and see us...
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It’s a Material World.

By | CNC Machining
The advancement of plastic material. The advancement of polymer materials has increased ten-fold in just the last 5-10 years alone, and the adoption of these materials for use in countless applications has also dramatically increased.From advanced-engineered polymers that can withstand extreme temperatures upwards of 900°F, to reinforced polymers suited for structural or bearing and wear applications... The best options are out there for your critical requirements. Selecting Materials isn't as Easy as 1-2-3 Selecting the best materials isn't a 1-2-3...
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