Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

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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Advantages of Seam Welding

Mar 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Seam welding is among the most popular welding processes for joining metals in a continuous weld. Highly preferred by welders, seam welding is practical for use on metals such as stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and tungsten.

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Ultimate Guide to Sheet Metal Thickness: What You Need to Know

Mar 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Understanding the sheet metal theory is imperative to great welding and engineering experience. Since sheet metal contributes to the most significant percentage of metalworking processes, every welder should have a definite knowledge of this...

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Things to Consider About Sheet Metal Bending in the Design Process

Mar 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Bending is one of the most popular metal fabrication processes. This involves the manipulation of flat sheets of steel, aluminum, brass, and other metals by pressing and bending to obtain new usable shapes.

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Comprehensive List of Sheet Metal Finishing Options

Feb 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The most crucial part of metal fabrication is finishing. If you deal with sheet metal, you undoubtedly understand the importance of finishing.

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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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