Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

(X) Tips for Your Next Custom Perforated Sheet Metal Project

Perforated sheet metal is a popular product that can be customized for all kinds of applications in industry, engineering, manufacturing, and other related fields. Here are three tips to get prepared and make sure your next project that requires ...

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What's the Difference Between Mil-Std-278 and NAVSEA Welding Standards?

The American Welding Society has published a number of standards for welding classifications over the years. These standards are based on factors such as welding processes, and welding filler materials and base materials which are then codified...

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How to Design for Meeting Tech Pub 278 Standards

Welding as an industry is critical to design, construction, and architecture. Beyond that, it's also an essential economic consideration. In fact, some experts estimate that welding accounts for about 50% of the nation's gross national product.

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How to Design for Tech Pub 248 Military Welding Standards

Designing for Tech Pub 248: Meeting Military Welding Standards

 

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In Advanced Sheet Metal Work, Craftsmanship Still Beats Technology

For most handcrafted applications that require a high degree of skill and attention to detail, machines and technology are still no replacement for years of experience. When your advanced sheet metal project requires a high degree of...

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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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