Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

The Special Requirements for Navy Shipboard Furniture

For the military to use a piece of furniture, it has to meet special requirements. This is especially true in shipboard applications, which isn’t surprising when you think about it. After all, there are a lot of factors that distinguish at-sea...

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Metal Sheet and Plate Thickness: What's the Difference?

Metal fabrication involves building metal components and structures for various purposes, all with varying needs in weight, sturdiness and so on. Before your project can get underway, it's paramount that the engineer has all the right tools so...

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3 Qualities That Make for a Safe Metal Ammo Storage Cabinet

A metal ammo storage cabinet holds the weapons that keep your customers and your family safe. For that kind of product, it pays to do the research and make the right purchase.

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

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...

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Ammunition Storage Locker: A Step-by-Step Design Guide

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

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.

 

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3 Major Benefits of Metal Military Furniture

If you’ve served in or done work for any branch of the military, you’re probably familiar with metal furniture. But you might not have thought about the “why” of it. Why choose metal over other materials, such as wood?

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5 Ways to Cut Sheet Metal Material Costs With Value Analysis

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...

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Aluminum Sheet Metal Design: Everything You Need to Know

When you think of architecture or design work, you may not immediately think of metal, or of sheet metal, for that matter. As it turns out, that's a big mistake! Today, aluminum sheet metal is a valuable material in the world of metal...

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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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