What Does Full-Service Metal Fabrication Mean? To be a full-service vendor, a metal fabricator needs to provide a spectrum of manufacturing services. Typically, this means they can fabricate, finish, and assemble a product. Sometimes, they’ll provide initial part design and production as well. Capabilities will vary from vendor to vendor. What matters most is whether your … Continue reading Why Full-Service Metal Fabrication Is Universally Awesome
Robotic Welding in Metal Fabrication There’s a first time for everything. And yes, people will eventually sleep on these bed frames. We took this neat video a few months ago during one of our largest and most complicated projects to date. The customer needed a huge number of bed frames produced, cut, punched, welded, and … Continue reading Metal Fabrication | Have You Ever Seen a Robot Weld a Bed Frame?
What Makes an Awesome Metal Fabricator No matter how awesome a metal fabricator may be, they’re not a good fit if they can’t meet your needs. Everything else is secondary, no matter how next-gen their machines may be. When you’re researching metal fabricators, keep the following in mind. Wide Range of Materials To be honest, they don’t … Continue reading What Makes a Metal Fabricator Right for You?
What makes a stainless steel good for welding? The secret is in the alloy ratios. All quality welding requires a high level of material weldability. Weldability is affected by the chemical composition of the metal. For example, steels with higher levels of carbon aren’t as weldable due to their low ductility. So, which types of stainless steel should you use … Continue reading Stainless Steel Welding: Choosing the Best Types of Steel
Does your current metal fabrication plan fit into your ideal supply chain? Or do they stretch it out so it looks like a particularly overcooked noodle? Here are some words that describe spaghetti noodles that you should never use to describe your supply chain: -Long -Flimsy -Unintelligent -Disorderly -Unscalable -Usually a mushy failure Unfortunately, metal fabrication can easily make your supply chain all … Continue reading How Can Metal Fabrication Fit Your Dream Supply Chain?
How Steel Tube Manufacturers Protect Tubular Steel Tubular steel products can be protected in two ways: choosing a strong, durable material from the get-go (such as 300- and 400-series stainless steels) or covering the steel with a protective coating. Sometimes, if your application is extremely corrosive, steel tube manufacturers will recommend both. To properly protect your … Continue reading How Steel Tube Manufacturers Protect Your Tubular Steel Products
Metal manufacturing, like other types of manufacturing, has been struggling with global economic shifts such as China’s continuing manufacturing developments, and Brexit’s impact on the stock market and world trade. Along with this barrage of economic problems, metal manufacturing is still fighting long-disproven myths and misconceptions. These doubts may have been legitimate ten, fifty, or a hundred years ago, but … Continue reading 9 Metal Manufacturing Myths That Need to Die in a Fire
Design 2 Part: June 15 & 16 Wednesday and Thursday of this week, June 15 & 16, we will be setting up shop in Raleigh, NC for the Design 2 Part trade show! Design 2 Part is the largest design & contract manufacturing trade show in America. It runs in both the spring and fall, … Continue reading USA Steel Tube Manufacturer Offers Free TV at Trade Show
Embossing is a fantastic process for strengthening tubular steel. To emboss tubular steel, the original material coil is run through a roll forming mill, and male/female dies are used to press the metal into the embossed pattern. We recently used this embossing process to decrease a client’s material costs. They were able to retain the quality of … Continue reading 4 Reasons You Should Emboss Your Tubular Steel Products
CNC (computer numerically controlled) machinery has revolutionized the manufacturing industry. All repetitive fabrications – including stamping, cutting, bending, and punching – can now be automated (though some manufacturers have chosen to carry on traditional manual bending practices). CNC machining allows manufacturers to make tube bending services highly competitive with – if not straight up better than – tubular … Continue reading Benefits of CNC Tube Bending Services vs. Joint Welding