Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

What is Marine Grade Aluminum

Marine grade metals are specially treated to withstand use in water or wet environments. Usually, this is done by adding special alloys to the metal to make it corrosion-resistant. Most metals, such as aluminum, have marine grades.

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(x) Tips for Stainless Steel & Aluminum Marine Fuel Tank Fabrication

Marine fuel tank fabrication is the process of constructing a tank that keeps the boat moving for many years to come. This involves a special type of sheet metal fabrication to make a large tank that will keep the vessel functioning over time....

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How to Fix a Weld Distortion

 

Metal fabrication projects using welding processes inevitably experience at least some degree of welding distortion, which results from the expansion and contraction of the weld metal and base metal during the welding process. Prevention of...

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What a Cell Manufacturing Station Actually Looks Like

A cell manufacturing area is a dedicated space within a factory that focuses on producing a high quality product in an efficient and cost effective manner. Cell manufacturing is likely the easiest and cheapest way to produce certain types of...

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The Cost of Getting Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Vs Standard Work

Custom sheet metal fabrication is an option for those who need something more specific than a standard size. Generally speaking, custom fabrications of sheet metal involve manipulating the raw materials into a size or shape for a specific...

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Sheet Metal Glossary for Laser Cutting & Shearing

How well do you know your sheet metal cutting and shearing terminology? Pretty well? Or could you use a refresher so you can understand what your sheet metal fabricator is trying to do and how to effectively communicate with it?

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Marine Furnishings: All About Shipboard Modular Secretary Bureaus

America's finest, the service members of the U.S. military, need the very best for any industrial enclosure manufacturing or sheet metal fabrication. Marine furnishings such as shipboard modular secretary bureaus deserve careful consideration...

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The Special Requirements for Navy Shipboard Furniture

For the military to use a piece of furniture, it has to meet special requirements. This is especially true in shipboard applications, which isn’t surprising when you think about it. After all, there are a lot of factors that distinguish at-sea...

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Metal Sheet and Plate Thickness: What's the Difference?

Metal fabrication involves building metal components and structures for various purposes, all with varying needs in weight, sturdiness and so on. Before your project can get underway, it's paramount that the engineer has all the right tools so...

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3 Qualities That Make for a Safe Metal Ammo Storage Cabinet

A metal ammo storage cabinet holds the weapons that keep your customers and your family safe. For that kind of product, it pays to do the research and make the right purchase.

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