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Everything You Should Know About Powder Coating Finishes

Dec 3, 2021 9:00:00 AM

WHAT IS POWDER COATING?

Powder coating is a process of where a dry coating is in place as a metal finish on home products and industrial equipment. An Electrostatic process is involved with the dry powder that gets cured when heat is applied. A...

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Is Fiber Laser Cutting The Proper Solution For Your Application?

Sep 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

With today’s technologies, fiber laser systems have built their capabilities to be able to cut metals that are high quality and to accommodate precise geometries of different parts. These are challenging to other processes as well. When it...

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Good To Know Tips When Welding Aluminum

May 25, 2021 7:16:57 AM

Welding aluminum can be a challenge especially if you are just starting out. From having the perfect weld puddle to choosing the right power output of your weld, you might not get it your first time. With these tips it will get you on the right...

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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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