Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

4 Common Weld Defects & How to Prevent Them in Your Sheet Metal Design

Has your manufacturer ever handed you a finished product that’s an eyesore or, even worse, poorly put together? It may be due to pesky weld defects.

 

Twists and turns are common when it comes to welding metal. Check these common welding...

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CHECKLIST: Sheet Metal Design Guidelines & Tolerances

To manufacture sheet metal efficiently, reduce errors, and cut costs, you have to apply the engineering principle of design for manufacturing (DFM). DFM simplifies manufacturing sheet metal by considering design guidelines and tolerances that...

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3 Simple Steps for VAVE Cost Reduction in Manufacturing

Reducing the cost of production should be an everyday goal, no matter your business. Value analysis (VA) and value engineering (VE), or VAVE, plays an important role in cost reduction for manufacturing.

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Sheet Metal Design Basics for DFM

Design for manufacturability is now a common concept in many industries, including the sheet metal design sector. Sheet metal design basic fundamentals make manufacturing a sure thing instead of crossing your fingers that everything will turn out...

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Seam Welding Takes Center Stage in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Seam welding is taking off in the sheet metal fabrication industry. Large and small shops are adopting either resistance seam welding, laser seam welding, or maybe both.

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VIDEO: The Best Metal Fabrication Services Are All-in-1

What does a true full-service metal shop look like? What are the metal fabrication services it provides? A quick tour ought to shed some light.

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What is Plasma Arc Welding?

Plasma arc welding is an extremely popular process used by commercial welders. In fact, as any professional commercial welder knows, the use of plasma arc welding has quite a wide array of applications.

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Mild Steel Sheet Metal: Everything You Need to Know

Steel was first developed about 4,000 years ago by blending iron and carbon. Over the centuries, engineers have found several uses for steel. Today, mild steel sheet metal is one of the most commonly used alloys in making bridges, weapons,...

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Galvanized Steel Sheet Metal: Everything You Need to Know

Galvanized steel sheet metal: It's low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant, and strong.

 

As such, it's one of the most popular materials for projects ranging from structures to works of art. If you've ever wanted to learn more about galvanized steel

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Stainless Steel Sheet Metal: Everything You Need to Know

Stainless steel sheet metal is one of the most versatile building materials out there.

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