Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

Cell Manufacturing Is a VAVE Engineering Process You Won't Tire Of

As a manufacturer, you know one of the primary concerns of your customers will always be price. You also know that “price” is not as simple as it may seem -- within price lays productivity rates, efficiency, organization, and other in-house...

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Sheet Metal Sizes Chart: All the Numbers That Matter

When specifying for a sheet metal design project, size matters. Knowing the right numbers -- and what’s reasonable and what’s not -- can be the difference between project success and failure. Be prepared and have a sheet metal sizes chart on hand...

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Sheet Metal Vs. Other Materials for Industrial Enclosures

Industrial enclosures play an important role in protecting the electrical components of various industrial equipment, such as wind turbines and mining equipment. The type of material used to create these enclosures can make the difference between...

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4 Simple Ways to Reduce Production Costs Before Your Design Hits the Mill

Sheet metal fabrication provides companies with a number of customized solutions for their projects, products and services. Although these solutions may vary in size and complexity, all fabrication projects require the same considerations when it...

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Successful Sheet Metal Design Requires a New Perspective Sometimes

When you create a product, consumers will naturally flock to the item if it benefits their life in some way. Over time, though, they'll expect product improvements -- or at least lowered prices. This effectively leaves you in a position to engage...

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When to Bend, and How Much? Understanding Sheet Metal Specifications

When you first begin working with sheet metal, you must understand bending basics. After all, bending metal is an art and a science. When manufacturing custom components, bending is required to change a part's geometry. Although the volume will...

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Design Requirements for Electrical Metal Enclosures

When you're in the planning stages of your electrical metal enclosures, it's important to consider design requirements. Thinking through your design requirements before committing to any specific material or type of fabrication is crucial to...

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Do Steel & Aluminum Belong Together in a Welding Design?

When creating a specific shape or design, key components must be fabricated. There's a certain level of customization that cannot be machined and, as you make these designs come to life, you must be able to effectively shape and form metal into a...

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Industrial Enclosures: To Fabricate or Not to Fabricate?

Deciding which components will need to be fabricated for industrial enclosures is a large consideration that may ultimately affect pricing, quality, time, and design. Some parts can be machined, while others will have to be fabricated.

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Does Your Component Require Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Custom sheet metal fabrication allows you to access unique designs, which can then be used for a wide range of applications. This process has significantly developed over time, allowing clients to access everything from custom cabinets to...

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