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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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4 common welding techniques in metal fabrication

Welding is a metal fabrication technique that joins materials such as steel, metal, and aluminum together. When it comes to welding, there isn’t a single technique that is suitable for all processes. Various factors, such as the type and thickness of metal, determine the welding processed used. Here are four common welding techniques experts use…
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2 biggest mistakes people make with metal fabrication

Do you want to create a wide variety of metal objects using custom steel fabrication? Here are two mistakes people make when it comes to metal fabrication that you should avoid. Waiting too long to hire a metal fabricator Your fabricator takes your ideas and designs to fabricate parts to meet your specifications while also…
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Plasma cutting in Denver

3 tips to optimize your design for a metal fabrication project

When creating a design for your custom steel fabrication project, you want your fabricator to translate it into your desired product easily. Here are three tips that can help you achieve this. Get your fabricator involved early – this way, they can provide suggestions and minor alternations to ensure your design is feasible. Eliminate unnecessary…
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Custom metal post fabrication

Selecting the right material for your job

At Cadet Steel, Inc. we carry both hot rolled and cold rolled steel products for metal fabrication. Depending on your application we will help decide the most appropriate steel for your project. Hot Rolled Steel has a light gray finish and is great for industrial applications such as structural beams. The process of making hot…
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2 questions you should ask your metal fabricator

A reliable metal fabrication company can drill, weld, form, and cut metal to match your specific needs. However, finding a reputable fabricator is vital to the success of your project. Here are two questions that can help you find a reliable and reputable metal fabricator. What is your level of experience? A metal fabrication company…
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Plasma cutting in Denver

How does plasma cutting actually work?

This is a question our team is asked from time to time. The process of plasma cutting utilizes ionized gas (plasma) which is delivered in a high-velocity jet. This transfers electricity from the cutter direct to the piece being produced. The outcome is a melting of the material being worked on. The ionized gas then…
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Benefits of metal shearing

Metal shearing is a metal fabrication process used to cut and size metal stocks to your precise needs. Whether you want a piece cut from a larger stock or need your metal trimmed, shearing is the right option for you. Here are some benefits of metal shearing: You get a cleaner cut It has minimal…
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custom handrails fabrication

Not mind bending just roll bending!

One of the many techniques we offer is that of plate rolling. This is another term that we can use automatically but one that is not, perhaps, so well known to others. So: a quick explanation… A plate rolling machine can also be called either a ‘roll bending’ or simply a ‘rolling’ machine. It proves…
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Welding services

Five benefits of welding

Terms that are in common use can often be taken for granted. This might mean we know roughly what is being suggested, but don’t have a detailed knowledge of the process. Take welding, for example. Almost everyone knows the term but might not be aware of some specific benefits gained when using this process. Key…
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Plasma cutting in Denver

How to choose the right metal fabrication company in Colorado

It takes a real set of skills and resources to conduct any metal fabrication efficiently and effectively. If you want to get quality and accurate results, you must work with the qualified, experienced and reputable metal fabricators in town. But how will you know? At Cadet Steel, we take time to recruit, train and equip…
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Types of custom fabricated steels awnings for commercial settings

Many people immediately think of prefabricated canvas and steel residential window and patio products when they hear the word “awnings.” Yet, they often see without realizing examples of commercial awnings every day in the following settings: Above windows or a patio: These traditional arrangements are typically designed to keep sunlight out of an interior room…
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Metal fab grinding

Why do our technicians deburr metal?

Fabricated metal pieces normally have rough, uneven surfaces before a metal fabrication technician proceeds with the metal finishing process. The tech uses deburring equipment to smooth away excess metal or “burrs” from flat and edged surfaces. Deburring offers the following benefits: Safety: Smoother surfaces protect technicians, clients and/or future end-users from damaging their clothing or…
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