Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

Cold Rolling and Its Possible Defects

Feb 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metals undergo lots of industrial processes to attain the desired requirements. Since stock metal might be unusable in its state, it has to be turned into a usable state. Metal stock can either pass through hot or cold rolling to gain a usable...

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Sheet Metal vs. Plate Metal

Feb 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metals have different physical and chemical properties. In the welding world, the sheet metal vs. plate metal comparison has proved problematic to many. Sheet and plate are descriptive words for the classification of metal in regards to its...

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Common Welding Symbols: What Engineers Want You to Understand

Feb 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Understanding the basic welding symbols can do wonders for your welds. They interconnect the designer with the welder. Any blueprint heavily peppers with welding symbols, and it’s vital to decipher them. Engineering and fabrication drawings may...

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How VAVE Engineering Helps Improve Design & Quality

Jan 31, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Many individuals and businesses view VAVE engineering as just a way of reducing manufacturing costs, but did you know that it’s also a means of improving product quality and design? Well, VAVE engineering works not only on the cost side but also...

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Overlap Welding: What is it?

Jan 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Welding, like any other metal work process, is subject to numerous defects. Due to the complexity of the processes involved in welding, it’s possible to experience some few mishaps. Welding is an activity that involves not only the fire and metal...

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Common Rolling Defects and How to Combat Them

Jan 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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

Jan 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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

Jan 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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

Dec 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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

Dec 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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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