Looking Back at the Birth of CAD

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While we remain committed to using some of the most advanced precision machining technology at API, many outside of our industry may be surprised to learn that the computer-aided design (CAD) programs we use today have been the standard for more than a decade. Perhaps even more surprisingly, nearly all of these types of programs…

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The History Of Precision Machining

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At American Precision Industries, we have long been fascinated with the history behind precision manufacturing. After all, precision machining in Portland is what we do. But to get a truly historic perspective of where the craft first started in the U.S. you need to pay a visit to the American Precision Museum, which is located…

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A Brief History of Quality Management

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At our machine shop in Hillsboro, our team at API utilizes some of the industry’s most advanced CNC machining technology to ensure we provide our customers with the best, most precise products possible. It’s our commitment to quality management that places API and our machine shop in Hillsboro among the industry’s best. If you ask…

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The Need for Consistent Finishing Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

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When it comes to surface finishing at our machine shop in Portland, our team at API/AMS often find that many clients and even other shops often overlook the importance of this part of the manufacturing process. Mass finishing processes have been widely adopted throughout the industry as the best practice for producing surface finish and…

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Understanding How CNC Machines Make Parts

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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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