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Welcome to SchGo Engineered Products! As leaders in precision engineering and manufacturing, we understand the importance of clear communication and shared understanding in our industry. To help demystify the terminology often encountered in our services, we’ve compiled a comprehensive glossary of key terms tailored to both newcomers and seasoned professionals alike.

Waterjet Cutting: This manufacturing process utilizes a high-pressure jet of water, sometimes with an added abrasive substance, to cut a wide variety of materials with precision and versatility.

Fiber Laser Cutting: A precise metal cutting technique that employs a fiber laser to cut through materials, known for its accuracy, speed, and energy efficiency.

CNC Machining: The process of computer-controlled, automated machining that produces complex shapes with high precision and repeatability, essential for a wide range of manufacturing applications.

Tolerance: The acceptable limit of variation in a physical dimension or measured value within which a part or component must fall to be considered acceptable for use.

CAD (Computer-Aided Design): Software used to create precision drawings or technical illustrations, often utilized in the design phase of product development.

CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing): Software that generates tool paths from CAD models to drive machine tools, converting designs into physical parts with precision and efficiency.

Abrasive: A substance used for grinding, polishing, or cleaning a hard surface, enhancing the cutting capability of waterjet machines.

Feed Rate: The speed at which the cutting tool and the workpiece move in relation to each other, crucial for maintaining quality during the machining process.

Kerf: The width of material removed during the cutting process, important for calculating material usage and costs.

Material Integrity: The preservation of the original surface and structural qualities of the material after a cutting or machining process.

Prototype: An early sample or model built to test a concept or process, often created using rapid manufacturing techniques like CNC machining.

Heat-Affected Zone (HAZ): The area of the material’s microstructure that has been altered due to the heat of cutting processes like laser cutting.

IPM (Inches Per Minute): A unit of measurement indicating the speed of a tool’s movement during cutting processes.

Rapid Production: The capability to produce a high volume of parts in a short amount of time, typically associated with efficient manufacturing processes.

Complex Parts: Components or assemblies that require a high degree of precision and may have intricate shapes, varied material properties, or tight tolerances.

We hope this glossary serves as a valuable reference for navigating the terminology encountered in our services at SchGo Engineered Products. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned professional, we’re here to provide clarity and expertise in all your precision engineering and manufacturing needs.

For inquiries or further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We look forward to serving you with excellence and precision in every project.

Until next time,

The SchGo Engineered Products Team

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