Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

CNC Machining Vs. Sheet Metal Fabrication: Cost & Quality

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

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?

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

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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Accounting for Springback in Sheet Metal Bending

For engineers and operators starting out with bending sheet metal, they might assume that the angle they bend ends up becoming the angle that occurs permanently in the metal. However, that is not the case. After bending, the metal will tend to...

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The Cost of Aluminum vs. Steel in Sheet Metal Fabrication

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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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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