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Within the pages of our metal fabrication blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to welding, plasma cutting, shearing, bending, plate rolling and finishing services.

Steel fabrication

The process of welding explained

This was a recent request to one of our team. Working with the process every day, it’s easy to assume that everyone knows exactly what it involves. That’s not the case, so here goes… Welding involves joining material together using the lower-temperature technique of fusion. A filler is added and both heated and cooled to…
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Benefits of structural steel

You can use structural steel products in various industrial applications, and they can be combined with other elements to increase their durability. Steel fabrication is the process of cutting, joining, and bending steel with a high degree of accuracy to design complex structures that meet your industry’s needs. Here are some benefits of using structural…
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At the end of the year let’s think about finishing

If you are lucky enough to enjoy a break over the festive season, it’s a fair bet that, before you leave work, you’ll want to complete all the tasks you can and leave everything ready for a fresh start in 2020. With metal fabrication work, finishing is also a key part of the process. Your…
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Metal fabrication in Denver

Benefits of powder coating in metal fabrication

Before regarding your metal fabrication work as a final product, you should always consider powder coating. Unlike paint, powder coating is a more advanced option that well finishes your metal fabrication projects. One thumb up for using powder coating is that it’s more efficient. You don’t have to wait for the powder to dry before…
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Metal fabrication job quotes: Choose carefully, not just low-cost

Everyone wants a great deal. Some make it a mission to use the very cheapest quote on every job; however, it’s crucial to consider workmanship with certain projects, including metal fabrication. As you look at quotes on your project, you may be tempted to take the lowest offer. Think carefully, and take into account: Experience…
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Carbon Steel vs. Stainless Steel

When deciding what to do for your next metal fabrication project, one thing you need to consider is whether you will use carbon steel or stainless steel. Appearance-wise, both metals can be polished and sanded until they are shiny. Carbon steel needs to be covered with a clear coat of paint after cleaning to prevent…
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Metal fabrication

Trends in metal fabrication

Technology has seen the metal fabrication industry grow in leaps and bounds. Some of the metal fabrication trends that are bound to change the sector include automation, tube laser technology, and 3D printing. The metal fabrication industry is continuously adopting new ways of merging automation with worker productivity. Tube laser technology has some advantages over…
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Metal fab grinding

What is deburring?

Deburring is a process in metal fabrication that involves removing the sharp edges that are formed when metal is saw cut or sheared. Burrs are the razor-sharp edges of cut metal that are raised just above the material. Using newer technology like laser cutting reduces but does not eliminate burrs. Many customers are very particular…
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Facts about plasma cutting you don’t know

Plasma cutting is quite advantageous compared to other methods of welding. It provides ease in cutting, which is usually not the case. There are various misconceptions surrounding plasma cutting that make industries forgo the process. Here are some facts about plasma cutting. Plasma cutting is suitable for all types of materials. Plasma cutters have a…
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Different categories of metal fabrication you should know

Metal fabrication comes in three different types. Each category is determined by the final product being fabricated or the technique used during the process of fabrication. The three categories include: Commercial Industrial Structural With commercial metal fabrication, you will find products designed for consumer use. Cars and home appliances are the best examples of consumer…
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Do you know what CAD used to be?

We’ll come to the modern meaning in a moment. It’s quite amusing to go back in time to when ‘cad’ was an extremely derogatory term. The official historical description was ‘a man who behaves dishonourably’. Other terms used in its description include ‘good for nothing’, ‘charlatan’, ‘trickster’ and even ‘wastrel’. The difference between the word…
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Metal fabrication in Denver

Shearing is such a versatile action to take

Our team is often asked about shearing – what it is and what it does. First of all, some people know it as die-cutting. It’s the action where straight cuts are made to flat metal stock. As we said earlier, it is a versatile process. For example, blanking is the term used when the final…
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