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How Thin Can Sheet Metal Get?

May 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metal thickness is a critical factor in all manufacturing processes. It is a key determinant in almost all metal forming processes, from welding and fabrication to finishing.

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Steel or Stainless: What is the Most Durable Sheet Metal?

May 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Both steel (carbon steel) and stainless steel are the essential metal materials used in the majority of metal industries. To understand the various metalworking processes and parts, differentiating between the two is critical.

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The Blackstone Fundamentals of Sheet Metal Design

May 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Sheet metal design is key to the production of quality products. For manufacturers to come up with desirable, quality-compliant metal tools, they ought to follow specific guidelines. Whether you are fabricating military equipment or automobile...

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Number 2 vs Number 3 Metals: What You Need to Know

Apr 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Metalworking is a naturally diverse niche. To understand metalworking, familiarizing with the different classifications and numbering is critical. All metals fall under a unified standard alloy numbering system (SAE). Both the SAE and the American...

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The Stages of Preparing Sheet Metal for Finishing

Apr 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The process of converting sheet metal to a car chassis isn’t obvious. It’s a combination of engineering ingenuity and complex metalworking processes. From the coils you see hauling in trucks to the finished products, there are intricate fabrication...

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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 subject.

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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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