Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

ISO Quality & Design Specs for Sheet Metal Military Standards

When working with military products, there are limits to the types of components you can use. Sheet metal manufacturers may be required to work on engines, airframes, space vehicles, ships, and land or underwater vehicles.

 

Because this type of...

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5 Paths to Perfect Sheet Metal Enclosure Design

Industrial metal enclosures often follow a set of design guidelines that ensure manufacturability. If you are familiar with the basics, it makes your job easier. There are now several CAD programs designed to help engineers in the planning and...

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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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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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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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Sheet Metal Sizes Chart: All the Numbers That Matter

When specifying for a sheet metal design project, size matters. Knowing the right numbers -- and what’s reasonable and what’s not -- can be the difference between project success and failure. Be prepared and have a sheet metal sizes chart on hand...

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