Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

5 Perfect Plasma Arc Welding Applications

Plasma arc welding is a process originally developed in 1953 that is now that standard for use in certain industries. This approach to welding offers faster, reliable welds that limit heat output. Limited heat means that it is more flexible and...

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What's the Best Mild Steel For Welding?

Mild steel is ideal for welding and metal fabrication. Low carbon mild steel is extremely versatile as a weldable metal -- carbon percentages cap out at around 0.25-0.30% -- and have few, if any, unnecessary alloying elements. Mild steel is less...

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Contract Welding Services: Why You Shouldn't DIY

Welding is a process that uses very high heat to join two metals together. The process also involves letting these metals cool, which is called fusion. Welding melts metal together to create a flush and smooth finish. There are many different...

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What Is Marine Grade Stainless Steel?

From the roofing of buildings to the knives in your kitchen, stainless steel is used throughout the world for many different purposes. Due to it's brute strength and resistance to corrosion, stainless steel has become a very important material...

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6 Things to Ask a Sheet Metal Fabricator Before Signing a Contract

Signing a contract is a major legal commitment, and you can't back out of once the deed is done. Up until you've both signed the contract, everything's negotiable.

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Why is Welding 7075 Aluminum Impossible?

 7075 cannot be safely welded for structural purposes, and here's why.

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What's the Best Stainless Steel for Welding?

As a company that uses several welding techniques and technologies, we need to know what types of stainless steel to use for various projects. In our search for the best stainless steel for welding, we've discovered that different types of...

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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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