Tamshell News & Machining Blog

The Journey – From Metal to Plastics

By | CNC Machining

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 to plastics gets easier and easier with time, as technology used to create polymers which bear characteristics of various metals become more robust and cost-effective….

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Service Is Our Top Priority

By | CNC Machining
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. As we continue to look to the future, our goal is to improve RFQ turnaround, material sourcing, production lead times, and stay competitive with part pricing. We value building and maintaining relationships with our...
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Embrace the Model

By | CNC Machining
We’re closing-in on completing our 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 the ability to dissect dimensions and...
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Images From Our Tsugami Swiss CNC Rolling In

By | CNC Machining
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 CNC Swiss department. View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger View Larger
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Tamshell Adds New HVAC System

By | CNC Machining
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. 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 more information about 20,000 Sq Ft, temperature controlled...
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3D Printing: Can It Replace Machining?

By | CNC 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 potential, when it comes...
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Design-2-Part, Long Beach Recap

By | Trade Shows
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 at the show! We hope to announce...
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It’s a Material World. We’re Just Living in it.

By | CNC Machining
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 the best materials isn't a 1-2-3 process, it’s more of an A to Z process. From Acrylic...
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