3D Printing vs. CNC Cutting: Which Type of Manufacturing is Right for Your Product?

Cnc manufacturing can be broken down into many categories with the two main types being: additive and subtractive. Additive manufacturing is the process of constructing a component from a 3D model data by adding layer upon layer of material and either fusing, binding or solidifying those layers together create the finished product (also known as 3D printing). Subtractive manufacturing, on the other hand, is the process of removing layers of material from a solid block, pipe or rod to produce an object either from 3-D model data, 2-D CAD data or G-Code.

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8 Facts About Manufacturing That Might Surprise You

March 23, 2016 / Manufacturing Industry

During election years, people like to throw statistics around in order to further their discussion points and agendas. Manufacturing happens to be an industry that gets discussed quite often during election years but, unfortunately, the statistics are not always correct. Here are 8 facts about manufacturing that may surprise you.

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The Leading Precision Parts Contract Outsourcing Manufacturer In Chicago Area

March 17, 2016 / Manufacturing Industry

Chips Manufacturing is Chicagoland's leading contract manufacturer. We have partnered with numerous companies to create precision parts manufacturing at the lowest customer cost.

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Chips Manufacturing: Leader in Armament Components

March 10, 2016 / Manufacturing Industry

At Chips Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on being a leader in the armament manufacturing industry. We are constantly investing in new technology and enforcing our quality assurance procedures to ensure your parts come out perfect every time.

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Chips' Machine Overview

February 24, 2016 / Insider, Manufacturing Industry

The cnc manufacturing industry is growing fast, with new devices and tools coming out every day. At Chips Manufacturing, we invest a lot of time and capital in researching and purchasing the latest in manufacturing technology because we truly believe that our clients deserve for their components to be produced correctly, efficiently and at the right price point. The following devices are all regularly used in the Chip facility to reduce lead-time and increase productivity so that you’ll always be satisfied with your partnership with us.


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Chips Manufacturing Technology Spotlight: NLX 2500- DMG Mori

February 16, 2016 / Manufacturing Industry, CNC Operator

Chips Manufacturing, a leading metal parts manufacturer, has added a new machine to their line! We are proud to announce the addition of the NLX 2500 CNC lathe to our already expansive line of Swiss CNC machines. At Chips, we are always looking to improve the components we manufacture and we are very excited about the possibilities this new CNC brings to our facility.

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Quality Assurance: From The Parts We Produce To The Air We Breathe

February 3, 2016 / Insider, Manufacturing Industry

At Chips Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our facility. We believe that a clean workplace is a prerequisite of productivity and that belief encompasses not just the floor we work on, but the air we breathe. To ensure our facility is as clean as possible, we have invested in two different kinds of technology to gather and dispose of airborne irritants; the Tri-mist 850 and REVEN®.

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Materials Traceability: The How And The Why

January 20, 2016 / Manufacturing Industry

Whether you are involved in manufacturing or any other stage of the production supply chain, you are likely already aware of the importance of traceability initiatives both for compliance measures and handling product recalls. Recalls are expensive already, but they are made exponentially more cost-effective by comprehensive product and materials legacies carried throughout the supply chain. As supply chains have expanded to global proportions, the stakes of these initiatives have only risen.

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Top 4 Advantages of Lights Out/Unattended Manufacturing

January 11, 2016 / Manufacturing Industry

At Chips Manufacturing, we strive to produce the highest quality precision metal parts at the most affordable prices. One of the ways we can provide lower rates than our competitors is our ability to take advantage of unattended or lights out manufacturing. This means that facilities, like Chips, possess machines that can be fully automated and require no human presence on-site. This type of manufacturing has many benefits for both manufacturers and their clients. Below are the top four advantages of unattended manufacturing.

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Happy New Year from Chips Manufacturing!

December 28, 2015 / Manufacturing Industry

We can’t believe the year is almost over! Here at Chips, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed to making this year so successful. We would not be where we are today without our employees, clients and partners. As the year comes to a close, we were able to take a moment from our busy schedules to reflect upon 2015 and we wanted to share some of our greatest highlights with you.

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