Assessing COVID’s Impact on Manufacturing

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Thanks to COVID-19, the need for precision machining in Portland and around the U.S. has been greatly reduced. At API/AMS, we’ve proudly operated as a custom manufacturing partner for businesses located throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years. While the future of the manufacturing industry after COVID remains unknown, you can count of API/AMS…

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Identifying the Most Important CAD Trends of 2020

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CAD technology and trends have evolved significantly over the last year, not to mention the last decade. Commonly, manufacturers will hear terms like machine learning, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence thrown around when it comes to CAD trends, but how much do these types of advancements really apply to how you run your business and…

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2020 Trends in CNC Machining

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In the U.S., custom manufacturing has fought to gain its place within the manufacturing sector. While the price of precision equipment has continued to decrease, the development of a skilled workforce capable of running such equipment has failed to keep pace. For most shops, their workforce of machinists remains central to how they grew their…

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The Advantages of High Speed Scanning Technology

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At API/AMS, we don’t believe that the use of high-speed scanning technology simply provides us with a convenient time saving tool. Today’s competitive business environment demand the use of advanced scanning technology to help manage costs, improve efficiency, and reduce product defects. That’s why at our machine shop in Portland, we use Zeiss Contura G2…

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Precision Machining

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As a precision CNC machine shop in Hillsboro, our team at API/AMS understands the incredibly fast pace the manufacturing industry continues to set. Keeping up with the demands of your clients requires staying up-to-date on the latest advances in manufacturing, while still producing the highest quality products possible. To keep your current customers happy, prevent…

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