PLA or ABS: The Value of Low-Cost Prototyping

Prototyping your product is the best way to test and modify it before you transition into the final manufacturing phases. By making a prototype at various developmental stages, you can confirm that your creation is functioning in the ways that it is supposed to. This process will also give you a working model so that you can make changes with the product in hand.

Despite the benefits of creating a prototype, it can be expensive to repeatedly machine new versions. Fortunately, PLA and ABS are very affordable materials that can help you stay within your budget while also giving you a high-quality prototype. (more…)

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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Designing for Manufacturing

Coming up with an idea for a beautifully designed product can be difficult, but actually turning that idea into something that you can hold in your hands is even more difficult than that. Designing a product for manufacturing requires close attention to detail, a considerable knowledge of manufacturing technologies, and a willingness to rethink your design on a moment’s notice.

Here are some of the most common mistakes to avoid when designing for manufacturing. Keep them in mind before you start your next project! (more…)

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How Private Label Manufacturing Can Benefit Your Business

Every business wants to find a way to differentiate itself from the competition. And when you’re a small business, standing out from the crowd is vital to capturing the attention of your target audience and seeing growth.

Where small business owners usually go wrong is in trying to manage their entire logistical operation by themselves. As they continue to scale, this becomes too overwhelming to manage, and, eventually, this can result in critical errors and a poor overall customer service experience. If this happens to you, your brand reputation will probably take a major hit.  (more…)

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Manufacturer for Your Products

Your business is growing, and now you need the help of a manufacturer to produce your products. When it comes to the decision of which company to use, make sure that you don’t rush into a relationship with a new manufacturer.

Not all manufacturers are the same. It’s important to understand what services a manufacturer specializes in so you know whether the relationship is likely to be a good fit. We get it…it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the companies competing for your business on Google. Trying to understand all of the manufacturing terminologies can leave your head spinning. (more…)

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How To Turn Your Product Idea into a Profitable Global Small Business

Do you have the perfect solution for a common problem? If so, you might be anxious to see it created (and earn you a hefty retirement fund). The problem is that the average person has no idea how to actually make the thing that they have “invented.” The best way to get such an idea off the ground is to work with designers and engineers who can turn your idea into a tangible product.

Our team at RJ Manufacturing is dedicated to helping you take your idea to the next level with computer assisted design and machining. Our experienced engineers can work with you to perfect your design. With the use of CNC machining, making adjustments for each prototype is simple and affordable. Once the prototype is as desired, the precise changes from the original design can be noted for future manufacturing. (more…)

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What Is CNC Machining, and Why Is It Preferred?

When you are looking for a manufacturing firm for your new product or prototype, one of the terms you’re going to hear thrown around is “CNC machining.” Machining is simply the process of removing material from a block to create a part, product, or prototype. Computer numerical control (CNC) machining refers to the use of computer-assisted technologies in both design and manufacturing. 

CNC machining is the gold standard for new manufacturing projects. Unless your product will be created solely from sheet metal, your project probably requires at least some machining. Computer assisted design (CAD) software combined with powerful customized CNC software allow for the most precise geometries and measurements possible.  (more…)

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Why PLA 3D Printing Is Better for the Environment

Even though PLA 3D printing isn’t as durable or precise as SLA printing, it does still have its uses. PLA, or polylactic acid, is a naturally occurring substance that is completely biodegradable, nontoxic, and safe to use and dispose of. PLA 3D printing is actually better for the environment, so it’s a good idea to use it when you can.

PLA uses renewable resources in printing

PLA is the cheapest of all the 3D printing options, mostly because the material is so inexpensive. It is a good place to start on your manufacturing journey because you can make mistakes, and it won’t cost a fortune to start over. You can also get the filaments in different colors so that you can color code your attempts. All of the filaments are biodegradable and eco-friendly. (more…)

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Advantages of SLA 3D Printing for Precise Resin Models

Once you have an idea for a product, you have to start the process of bringing it into reality. There are many small steps that have to be taken to lead you to that ultimate goal; but with the help of a full service engineering and manufacturing firm, we can help you get to where you’re going at the least cost possible.

What is SLA 3D printing?

Stereolithography is the oldest form of 3D printing and was actually created in the early 1980s. Today this method of printing is used for many industries, including the medical industry. This is because the SLA printer is able to be much more precise, and the hardened resin allows for actual moving parts, as well as watertight seals.  (more…)

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What Is the Difference Between PLA and SLA 3D Printing?

There is no doubt that 3D printing is a common technology used in engineering and manufacturing today. While 3D printing is most often used to create working prototypes or 3D models that investors can hold in their hands, it can also be used to create lasting moving parts for your product, when warranted. Here is what you need to know about the different types of 3D printing and when they should be used.

SLA 3D Printing for Manufacturing

The SLA, or Stereolithography, 3D printing method is the original process developed in the 80s. SLA uses a laser to cure liquid resin in hardened layers to build a 3D model or even product with moving parts. The SLA 3D printer offers durability, functionality, and flexibility to work within your desired parameters. (more…)

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Advantages of Combined Engineering and Manufacturing Services To Take Your Project to Fruition

Your new project isn’t just some piece of machinery. It’s the culmination of sometimes years of consideration about a product or equipment that consumers or businesses truly need, but  having a million dollar idea does little for you if you don’t have a tangible product to sell. That’s where RJ Manufacturing comes in.

Fewer cooks in the kitchen

They do say that the more people you have on a project, the more chance of mistakes being made. When you have too many people from more than one company collaborating on a project, it can be a breeding ground for miscommunication and costly errors. When you hire us to bring your project into being, we can keep everything under one roof, including engineering, manufacturing, and anything in between. (more…)

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