Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

Laser Cutting and How Does It Work?

A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The word “Laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. But how...

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How To Read Basic Welding Symbols

Most professions use symbols as a way to communicate instructions quickly. These symbols are quicker than either speaking or writing out the instructions on how a weld is supposed to be. While these symbols may seem to be mysterious...

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How Much Porosity in Welding Is Acceptable?

Sometimes welding is the only way to affix two objects to each other. In these cases, glue, string, bolts, and screws just won't do the job. However, welding does have its issues as defects can occur and the weld becomes porous. While some...

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Decision-stage post on Sheet Metal Finishing - Blackstone's capabilities, benefits of each

Some metal fabrication companies will offer a variety of sheet metal finishing solutions. I will tell you about Blackstone Advanced Technologies and their finishing options available to customers. These finishes ensure that each client receives...

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Overlap Welding Defects & 3 Ways to Stop Them

Overlap occurs during a welding project when the face of the welding material left behind is larger than the opening in the metal surface. A common formal definition for overlap is welding material that protrudes beyond a weld toe or root....

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How to Prevent Lack of Fusion in Welding

A common problem in welding is when fusion does not occur completely or at all between the welding surface and fusing materials. There are a number of reasons why this happens along with corresponding steps that can be taken to prevent lack of...

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Different Types of Welds

Different types of welding play important roles in metal fabrication. Knowing the common types of welds makes it possible for professionals to create metal products that look remarkable and have long lifespans.

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Why Using a Local Metal Fabrication Shop Is a Must

Whether you are planning a custom metal fabrication project or you need to arrange metal fabrication restoration, using a local metal fabrication shop makes a lot of sense from both a convenience and commercial standpoint.

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Where Does 3D Printing Fit Into Sheet Metal Fabrication?

3D printing has found its way into many manufacturing processes, including sheet metal fabrication. Here are some of the use cases that this technology offers in this area.

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The Fascinating Science Behind Sheet Metal Laser Cutting Services

In recent years, many precision methods of sheet metal fabrication have emerged due to various advances in technology. One of these exciting technologies is the use of laser cutting to increase both efficiency and accuracy in the process of...

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