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The Cost of Aluminum vs. Steel in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Oct 11, 2019 6:48:10 AM

Both steel and aluminum are used for making heavy-duty applications such as vehicles, buildings, machines, utilities, and more. Even if you are buying materials in sheets for shells, insulation, or something else, it's important to note that one...

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Marine Furnishings: All About Shipboard Modular Secretary Bureaus

Jan 31, 2019 10:47:00 AM

America's finest, the service members of the U.S. military, need the very best for any industrial enclosure manufacturing or sheet metal fabrication. Marine furnishings such as shipboard modular secretary bureaus deserve careful consideration during...

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The Pros and Cons of Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication for Your Project

Jan 18, 2019 10:45:24 AM

Custom sheet metal fabrication is the process of manipulating sheet metal to churn out a specialized product order. ("Fabrication" is essentially cutting and shaping any material into an end product.) You can accomplish sheet metal fabrication in a...

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Cost of Cellular Manufacturing in Custom Metal Forming

Jan 11, 2019 3:28:01 PM

A manufacturing method that serves to streamline the process by producing a family of parts within a single line, cellular manufacturing makes it possible to produce all sheet metal components at once. This includes all secondary assemblies and...

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Aluminum Vs. Stainless Steel for Custom Metal Components: Cost & More

Jan 2, 2019 8:55:00 AM

For those seeking custom metal components, finding the perfect material can be a bit challenging. Some of the most commonly used metals are aluminum and stainless steel, which seemingly have a million varieties.

Are you looking to have some...

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5 Ways to Cut Sheet Metal Material Costs With Value Analysis

Dec 27, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Depending on the scope of the project, engineering costs could spiral into thousands, millions, or even billions, of dollars. (The United States’ interstate highway system cost $459 billion in total, making it the most expensive engineering project...

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3 Simple Steps for VAVE Cost Reduction in Manufacturing

Oct 2, 2018 12:04:30 PM

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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Mild Steel Sheet Metal: Everything You Need to Know

Jul 18, 2018 9:08:53 AM

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, vehicles,...

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Galvanized Steel Sheet Metal: Everything You Need to Know

Jul 16, 2018 5:51:31 PM

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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