Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

3 Ways to Correct Distortion after Welding

May 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Weld distortion is the plight of every welder! If you’re are an engineer or a welder, you have likely encountered some shrinkage on your weld project. It’s at that moment after you have made the weld with a great-looking bead. After a while, you...

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How Thin Can Sheet Metal Get?

May 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metal thickness is a critical factor in all manufacturing processes. It is a key determinant in almost all metal forming processes, from welding and fabrication to finishing.

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How Marine Fuel Tanks and Sheet Metal Fabrication Coexist

May 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Marine tank fabrication is a long process that involves lots of handling and precision. However, many think that it’s the normal fabrication process. If you want to run your boat or shop, it is mandatory to have some diesel. And with diesel, you...

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Steel or Stainless: What is the Most Durable Sheet Metal?

May 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Both steel (carbon steel) and stainless steel are the essential metal materials used in the majority of metal industries. To understand the various metalworking processes and parts, differentiating between the two is critical.

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The Blackstone Fundamentals of Sheet Metal Design

May 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Sheet metal design is key to the production of quality products. For manufacturers to come up with desirable, quality-compliant metal tools, they ought to follow specific guidelines. Whether you are fabricating military equipment or automobile...

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Number 2 vs Number 3 Metals: What You Need to Know

Apr 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metalworking is a naturally diverse niche. To understand metalworking, familiarizing with the different classifications and numbering is critical. All metals fall under a unified standard alloy numbering system (SAE). Both the SAE and the...

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The Stages of Preparing Sheet Metal for Finishing

Apr 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The process of converting sheet metal to a car chassis isn’t obvious. It’s a combination of engineering ingenuity and complex metalworking processes. From the coils you see hauling in trucks to the finished products, there are intricate...

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What are Welding Defects & How Can You Avoid Them?

Apr 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While welding is a simple process, metals are dynamic and tend to change during the welding process. Some metal pieces may expand rapidly when heated thus weakening the structure. A metal with a weakened structure may deform and develop cracks...

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5 Sheet Metal Enclosure Design Tips

Apr 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Your next metal fabrication project is about to get real. Whether you want to design a metal enclosure for a sensitive machine or for simple storage cabinets, perfection is key. There are various practical difficulties to keep in mind while...

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Transferred vs. Non-Transferred Plasma Arc Welding

Mar 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Plasma arc welding works by ionizing gases at high temperatures. Hot ionized gases are commonly referred to as plasma. Ionized gas that conducts electricity transfers an electric arc to the welding surface. The arc’s extreme heat welds two metal...

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