Achieve Accurate Specification with Quantum FaroArm

Imagine having limitless accuracy in the palm of your hand. That’s essentially what you have with the Quantum FaroArm, the latest and most advanced coordinate measuring machine (CMM) on the market today. 

With the Quantum FaroArm, you can achieve accurate specifications on even the most complex parts simply by touching them. How can the Quantum FaroArm help the accuracy of your measurements? (more…)

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A Guide to Custom Car Parts Manufacturing

For years, custom car parts manufacturing has been a staple of the automotive industry. These parts can include mass-produced alternatives to OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts. They may also include special-order products for unique applications or modifications.

Every car owner should understand the basics of custom car parts manufacturing. This is because these custom parts may be used for a repair at some point in their life as a vehicle owner. Below is a crash course in custom car parts manufacturing. We define this process and highlight some of the key benefits of custom parts manufacturing.

What Is Custom Car Parts Manufacturing?

Simply put, custom car parts manufacturing is the production of high-end parts for mainstream vehicles. These parts may include:


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Why You Should Consider Private Labeling

Over the years, private labeling has become increasingly popular and effective. Private labeling occurs in a wide variety of industries, including food products, tools, and household cleaning supplies. If you are responsible for manufacturing a product, private labeling could be just the opportunity you are looking for. There are many benefits to private labelings, such as:

Improved Profit Margins

No matter what industry you are in, branding is considered to be an essential part of the marketing process. However, branding can also be incredibly time-consuming and expensive.


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How Are Gun Parts Manufactured?

While today’s handguns have four basic components (action, frame, cylinder, and barrel), they can have many smaller, more detailed pieces that aren’t immediately evident. Manufacturing well-built and trustworthy guns require attention to the detail and design of each part.

There are a few different ways that gun parts can be manufactured. The most popular methods include casting, injection molding, or machining.

Guns have to hold up against immense pressure and power. However, the casting process can leave gun parts too weak to stand against this level of wear and tear. They can leave metal parts with microscopic pores and air bubbles that can threaten the gun’s integrity.

Injection molding, while cost-effective, is less accurate. And for high-end products, injection-molded pieces can’t hold up to the required standards.

At RJM, we prefer CNC (computer numerical control) machining.


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Benefits of a CNC Lathe

When it comes to machining parts, traditional manual lathes have mostly been replaced by computer numerical control (CNC) lathes – and for a good reason. While manual lathes may have allowed machinists more artisanal control, they lacked the precision and the ability to scale offered by a CNC lathe.  

Thanks to constant improvements in both hardware and software, CNC lathes far outpace older methods of machining. Here are some of the significant benefits that manufacturers enjoy by using CNC lathes. (more…)

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What Is Rapid Prototyping?

Prototyping allows companies to troubleshoot and test specific components and product designs. This prevents large-scale manufacturing problems before they start. With prototyping, businesses can avoid wasting valuable time and resources.

When a large manufacturing project is looming, time is of the essence. Efficiency and speed are both essential to rapid prototyping.

At RJ Manufacturing, we provide rapid prototyping to organizations throughout many industries. This process  involves the use of innovative machining technologies. We can fabricate testable scale models of components in the design phase.  (more…)

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What Is Computer Numerical Control Used For?

Computer numerical control (CNC) machines provide an innovative way to manipulate machine shop tools. CNC technology permits the manufacturing of mechanical parts with the use of software designs. 

CNC machines were originally developed in the mid-20th century. They have vastly improved in terms of power and precision since then.  

How a CNC Machine Works 

A CNC machine provides a way to remove elements from a larger piece of material in order to craft a specific mechanical part. These machines are useful for crafting parts from a range of materials, including metals, plastics, and wood. (more…)

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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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