Glass bead blasting services are merely one type of abrasive blasting: sand, water, and wheel are a few others. Abrasive blasting is used to remove rust, dirt, old paint, and any other residue from the metal’s surface to prepare it for finishing. The type of abrasive that you use will depend on how dirty the metal is … Continue reading Why Bead Blasting Services Are Better Than Sand Blasting
Powder coating is a modern, high-quality organic finish for metals and other materials. There are tons of benefits of powder coating over painting and other finishes. Check it out. What is powder coating? Powder coating was invented in the 1950s, and it’s one of the fastest growing finishing technologies available. Currently, it represents 10% of all … Continue reading Benefits of Powder Coating: Pros, Cons, and Considerations
Metal cutting techniques fall into three broad categories: manual tools, machine cutting, and burning/welding tech. All have their uses in sheet metal fabrication, though there is arguably one technique that stands out above the rest. Manual tools are the most basic. The most common tools are saws, chisels, and shears, all of which are manipulated … Continue reading The Benefits of Laser Cutting in Sheet Metal Fabrication
A tube is a tube is a tube. Maybe for the layman. For manufacturers and their clients who require steel tubing, it’s important to note the differences and understand which tubes work best for which projects. The kind of tubing you choose for your project will depend on factors such as corrosion resistance, stress of … Continue reading Welded Steel Tubing vs. Seamless Steel Tubing
Galvanized steel tubing is a great way to cut costs if you’re currently working with stainless steel or painted metal tubes. There’s a good reason galvanization is the most popular way to protect steel tubing. What Is Galvanization? Galvanization is a process used to make steel more durable and resistant to corrosion. The tube is … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Using Galvanized Steel Tubing
When we talk about lean manufacturing, imagine it like a building: The pieces on the bottom build the foundation for the next level, which create a platform to support the “roof.” This is the kind of graphic that most companies use to visualize the lean methodology. Sometimes there are more bits involved, sometimes less. The … Continue reading What Is Lean Manufacturing (And Why Should You Care)?