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Understanding How CNC Machines Make Parts

CNC machine shop in Hillsboro

As a CNC machine shop in Hillsboro, our team at API/AMS understands that not everyone is familiar with how our business operates. Complex terms like precision machining and CAD/CAM design can seem like so much technical talk for the uninitiated. To help our customers gain a better understanding of what we do, here’s handy decoder…

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The Evolution of the Assembly Line

CNC machine shop in Portland

As CNC machine shop in Portland, our team at API/AMS owe a lot of our success to the history of assembly line work in the U.S. While the tools, technology, and techniques have changes remarkably over the last 150 years, manufacturing has its roots firmly established in this innovation. The assembly line has long been…

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The Early History of Sheet Metal

titanium sheet metal fabrication

While the term titanium sheet metal fabrication often conjures thoughts of modern industry and manufacturing, the practice of sheet metal fabrication actually dates back to ancient Egyptian jewelry. Through a combination of naturally found metals and prehistoric techniques, gold and silver-workers were able to craft a form of fabrication that served as the foundation of…

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What Is CNC Machining?

At American Precision Industries, we understand that those unfamiliar with the manufacturing industry may not fully comprehend what some of the terms we commonly use mean. While we remained committed to providing outstanding precision machining services, we also want to make our work more accessible to everyone. With that in mind, let’s take a closer…

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Advances In Precision Machining

CNC machine shop in Hillsboro

As a CNC machine shop in Portland, our staff at American Precision Industries understands that creating custom and precision machine parts requires constant attention to a variety of important details, including scheduling, standards, systems and the advancement of new technologies used in design, tuning, cutting and programming. Fortunately, new innovations, updates and system improvements continue…

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