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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.

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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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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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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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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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Reasons to outsource plasma cutting services

Some manufacturing companies consider taking their plasma cutting in-house, to save on costs and control the production process. Unfortunately, if you don’t have the experience and knowledge required in plasma cutting, it is wise to outsource. Outsourcing has a lot of added benefits for your company including: • It saves you the initial cost of…
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Why you need to select an ISO Certified Fabrication Company

When looking for a metal fabrication company near you, the chances are that you will find many available options. This can make it difficult to settle on one. However, the best way to narrow down your search is to identify those with ISO certification. Having an ISO certification indicates that the company meets world-class regulatory…
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Bending, rolling and finishing – not as athletic as it sounds!

We know these three terms can sound like a complicated athletic and thoroughly gymnastic maneuver – our muscles are complaining just at the thought of it – but these are actually three of the metal fabrication processes we carry out here. Bending can create a V or U shaped channel in sheet metal. (Plate) rolling…
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How metal fabrication is performed

Metal fabrication is a process of building structures and machines from raw materials. It is a complex process that requires a high level of skill and experience. Below is a step by step process on how metal fabrication is performed. Step 1: Specification of the project First, you need to define the type of product…
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