Sand casting at SurfaceID

Sand casting at SurfaceID

We just talked about the exclusive benefits of 3D printing and CNC machining in our previous post. Another very different manufacturing method allows to produce, like CNC, robust metal pieces. It’s called sand molded casting. As the name suggests, a mold made of...
SurfaceID visited Shenzhen, China

SurfaceID visited Shenzhen, China

Located in the very south of China, right next to Hong Kong, Shenzhen has become an important manufacturing hub for the world. Shenzhen’s population has grown at an incredible rate throughout the years, climbing from just 30.000 people in the 1970s to over 17...
Choosing the right type of seals

Choosing the right type of seals

When it comes to choosing the right seal type for a product, there are a few critical questions that should first be answered to avoid malfunctions. Depending on the particular seal’s application, an incorrectly chosen seal can result in poor performing...
Common Plastics in Industrial Design

Common Plastics in Industrial Design

Plastics come in all types. At SurfaceID, we use our experience in working with them to choose the best match for your project. Here are some of the most commonly used plastics. Polyolefin Includes Polypropylene (PP), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and High Density...
How to choose a supplier in China?

How to choose a supplier in China?

As an American or Canadian entrepreneur, choosing a supplier overseas can be a difficult and daunting task. We’re several thousand miles away, primarily English-speaking and largely unfamiliar with Chinese law, business practices and culture. So how can we possibly be...