Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

Common Rolling Defects and How to Combat Them

Metal rolling has come a long way, from the traditional hand processes to the ultramodern industrial methods. It’s a delicate and intricate affair that require high levels of precision. Regardless of the process used, there are common rolling...

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Supplier Managed Inventory: How Cutting Out the Middleman Increases Efficiency

Thinking of disintermediating your supply chain? While the middle has some roles to play in the supply chain, cutting them off also has some benefits.

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Considerations for Manufacturing Military Furniture

When it comes to manufacturing military furniture, it is important to consider the environments it will be used in. From barracks furniture to specially-designed furniture for brigs and medical units, these items need to be designed to tolerate...

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4 Navy Ship Locker Enclosure Design Considerations

Lockers have been an important part of our daily lives since we were children. We used lockers in school to store our school supplies, as well as a place to hang posters, mirrors, store food, makeup, and electronic devices we were not allowed to...

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Sheet Metal Stamping Vs. Fabrication

Many of our clients wonder whether metal stamping or fabrication is right for them. Each of these techniques is a good choice for different reasons. Look over the details below to see which method will best serve your needs.

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CNC Machining Vs. Sheet Metal Fabrication: Cost & Quality

When you need custom metal products, you need to decide whether you want the items made with CNC machining or sheet metal fabrication.

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5 Sheet Metal Enclosure Considerations for Mining Equipment Design

Metal enclosures used in the mining industry need to meet strict standards set by federal and state governments. Failing to meet these standards often means paying large fines. More importantly, metal enclosures that don’t align with industry...

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What is Bend Allowance in Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Metal can in fact bend. When sheet metal is being fabricated, metal has to bend in order to not just be molded into a certain shape, but also pass safety regulation in times which impact is dealt to the metal, causing it to bend instead of break....

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Clamping Down on the Alligatoring Defect in Sheet Metal Rolling

When you are using a rolling mill, you want smooth and perfectly-shaped metal for one of many different applications. If the rolled metal moves out of place or the machine malfunctions, you might end up with a split piece of metal through its...

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Accounting for Springback in Sheet Metal Bending

For engineers and operators starting out with bending sheet metal, they might assume that the angle they bend ends up becoming the angle that occurs permanently in the metal. However, that is not the case. After bending, the metal will tend to...

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