Understanding the Types of Metal Finishes

May 10, 2022

Following fabrication many metal components undergo metal finishing, which entails treating the metal’s exterior surface with a thin layer of augmenting material. Metal finishing is an important part of the manufacturing process because it can enhance the metal product’s properties in different ways. At USTEK, we offer a variety of finishing services to make sure

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Top 10 Benefits of Using Aluminum for Metal Parts

February 25, 2022

Aluminum is one of the most abundant and versatile metals, recognizable for its soft texture and silvery-white coloring. Its malleable nature and strength at a lightweight make it advantageous in manufacturing in a variety of shapes and applications. This naturally occurring metal has become increasingly popular in both complex designs with many finishes and everyday

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Still considering off-shoring?

August 20, 2019

Changing economics move contract assembly to North America In which direction are the economies of electronic production pushing the choice of manufacturing location? What is the history of the situation and assumptions? And when is it time to re-evaluate those assumptions? In the 1950’s and 60’s many US and other Western companies moved manufacturing to

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Beyond RoHS

Beyond RoHS

February 20, 2018

The RoHS requirement came into being as a way to remove potentially hazardous materials from coming into contact with people and from entering the world ecology through improper disposal.  Beryllium (Be), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), and lead (Pb) are among the most common metals that bear discussion.  They have not nearly

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USTEK partners with ThomasNet

December 17, 2015

The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers, now ThomasNet (www.thomasnet.com), is an online platform for supplier discovery and product sourcing in the USA and Canada. It was once known as the "big green books" and "Thomas Registry", and was a multi-volume directory of industrial product information covering 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies within 67,000-plus industrial

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