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Creating Quality User-Based Design With the Benefits of Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

December 21st, 2016 · No Comments

The metal stamping industry has created thousands of parts for over a hundred years, but the concept of part design has rapidly changed since the late 1970s as the development of viable rapid prototyping techniques increased each decade. Today, rapid prototyping and computer-aided design plays a vital role in the creation of most new parts. […]

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The History of Free Form Fabrication and the Application of Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

October 14th, 2016 · No Comments

During the late 60s through to the early 70s, University of Rochester engineering professor Herbert Voelcker began research that would take him on a journey to change the engineering world forever. His work with computer-controlled machines and tools and his development of a theory and algorithm for three-dimensional modeling changed the way engineering and manufacturing […]

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Working with Close Tolerances for Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments

As a precision engineering and stamping professional, Thomas Engineering Company specializes in working with extremely close tolerances to develop parts with high functioning accuracies down to exact specifications. In order to produce high-quality parts at such a tight level of precision, it’s necessary to spend significant time planning and testing each part before finalizing the […]

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Prototype Fidelity with Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

July 13th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The production of high precision parts in metal stamping requires a good deal of planning. Without the accuracy developed throughout each step of the design process, Thomas Engineering Company (TEC) engineers would be unable to produce the precision stamped parts our customers need. This kind of design process is possible thanks to our rapid prototyping […]

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Planning Ahead: The Basics of Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

July 6th, 2016 · No Comments

Thomas Engineering Company is first and foremost a precision-based manufacturer. This means that the parts we produce, which serve the electrical, medical, and automotive industry, demand the highest accuracy and quality of design to meet their functional purpose. Because the production of our parts must meet such precise standards in all cases, our engineers place […]

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Back to Basics: Materials Used for Precision Metal Stamping and Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

May 19th, 2016 · No Comments

With every distinct part, there is a specific material that will best serve the functional purpose of that part. Stamping parts out of soft, expensive gold would be counter-intuitive engineering if those parts are meant to be repeatedly put in high stress, industrial situations. Thomas Engineering Company has over 50 years of experience in producing […]

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CAD/CAM Benefits for Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

April 28th, 2016 · 3 Comments

At Thomas Engineering Company, we have been able to provide expert, quality parts production with both our precision metal stamping and rapid prototyping for the past 50 years. Our abilities in micro-miniature, miniature, medium-sized, and ultra-thin metal stampings are made possible in part because of our advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing systems (CAD/CAM) such as […]

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Quality Assurance for Parts Production and Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

April 7th, 2016 · No Comments

With many metal stamping companies operating in the Minneapolis metro area, it may be difficult to choose which company is the best to work with your needs. At Thomas Engineering Company, we hold our standards for product, material, and service quality high. We are proud to provide quality assurance for all our customers for engineering, […]

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Materials Used in TEC Rapid Prototyping in Minneapolis, MN

March 18th, 2016 · No Comments

When our clients need a part design to be finalized and processed with computer aided design (CAD) technology, our production-quality rapid prototyping services at Thomas Engineering Company offer the perfect outlet to streamline the process and eliminate handling complications with a separate company. If you need a part ready for production within a matter days, […]

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Making Your Idea A Reality: Rapid Prototyping Services in Minneapolis, MN

July 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Taking an idea and turning it into a functioning product requires a lot of trial and error and troubleshooting before ending up with the perfect design. Making that product successful also often requires investors, licenses, and insurance policies. At Thomas Engineering Company, we provide rapid prototyping services in Minneapolis, MN so you can better understand […]

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