Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

5 Sheet Metal Enclosure Design Tips

Apr 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Your next metal fabrication project is about to get real. Whether you want to design a metal enclosure for a sensitive machine or for simple storage cabinets, perfection is key. There are various practical difficulties to keep in mind while...

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Ultimate Guide to Sheet Metal Thickness: What You Need to Know

Mar 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Understanding the sheet metal theory is imperative to great welding and engineering experience. Since sheet metal contributes to the most significant percentage of metalworking processes, every welder should have a definite knowledge of this...

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Things to Consider About Sheet Metal Bending in the Design Process

Mar 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Bending is one of the most popular metal fabrication processes. This involves the manipulation of flat sheets of steel, aluminum, brass, and other metals by pressing and bending to obtain new usable shapes.

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Comprehensive List of Sheet Metal Finishing Options

Feb 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The most crucial part of metal fabrication is finishing. If you deal with sheet metal, you undoubtedly understand the importance of finishing.

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Sheet Metal vs. Plate Metal

Feb 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metals have different physical and chemical properties. In the welding world, the sheet metal vs. plate metal comparison has proved problematic to many. Sheet and plate are descriptive words for the classification of metal in regards to its...

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Common Rolling Defects and How to Combat Them

Jan 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metal rolling has come a long way, from the traditional hand processes to the ultramodern industrial methods. It’s a delicate and intricate affair that require high levels of precision. Regardless of the process used, there are common rolling...

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CNC Machining Vs. Sheet Metal Fabrication: Cost & Quality

Dec 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When you need custom metal products, you need to decide whether you want the items made with CNC machining or sheet metal fabrication.

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5 Sheet Metal Enclosure Considerations for Mining Equipment Design

Dec 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Metal enclosures used in the mining industry need to meet strict standards set by federal and state governments. Failing to meet these standards often means paying large fines. More importantly, metal enclosures that don’t align with industry...

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What is Bend Allowance in Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Nov 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Metal can in fact bend. When sheet metal is being fabricated, metal has to bend in order to not just be molded into a certain shape, but also pass safety regulation in times which impact is dealt to the metal, causing it to bend instead of break....

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Clamping Down on the Alligatoring Defect in Sheet Metal Rolling

Nov 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When you are using a rolling mill, you want smooth and perfectly-shaped metal for one of many different applications. If the rolled metal moves out of place or the machine malfunctions, you might end up with a split piece of metal through its...

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