Designing for Live Tooling on a Lathe

Posted on May 21, 2020

Great part design isn't limited to functionality. You need to also consider the manufacturing capabilities that directly...

The Changing Geography of Manufacturing

Overseas production used to guarantee bottom line savings for North American...

Choosing the Right Machining Vendor

Posted on November 11, 2019

12 Questions to Ask For Your Next Project

Finding the right CNC machining vendor for your project can be a challenge,...

Stainless Steel Alloy Comparison

Posted on October 25, 2019

Formability, strength, and overall aesthetic make Stainless Steel a widely-used material in everyday applications....

Aluminum Comparison: 6061 vs. 7075

Posted on August 27, 2019

Lightweight, strong, durable, and widely available, aluminum is perfect for a range of industrial and commercial...

Michelle joined Plethora in March of 2019, as our Office Manager and Executive Assistant.

Plethora, a leader in on-demand manufacturing of quality custom prototypes and end-production parts, will open a new...

Additive versus Subtractive Manufacturing

Posted on December 19, 2017

There are many different manufacturing processes and tools available, but when it comes to analyzing the categories,...

Rapid Prototyping: Steel 101

Posted on December 4, 2017

Steel is an incredibly popular material, and for good reason: it comes in a huge variety of types with different...