Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

Seam Welding Takes Center Stage in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Seam welding is taking off in the sheet metal fabrication industry. Large and small shops are adopting either resistance seam welding, laser seam welding, or maybe both.

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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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What is Plasma Arc Welding?

Plasma arc welding is an extremely popular process used by commercial welders. In fact, as any professional commercial welder knows, the use of plasma arc welding has quite a wide array of applications.

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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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Do Steel & Aluminum Belong Together in a Welding Design?

When creating a specific shape or design, key components must be fabricated. There's a certain level of customization that cannot be machined and, as you make these designs come to life, you must be able to effectively shape and form metal into a...

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Weld Defects (& How Your Welding Specifications Are to Blame)

When your manufacturer gives you a product that is full of weld defects, it can be easy to jump to the conclusion that whoever welded the piece is to blame. Before jumping to this conclusion, be sure to ask yourself: “Did my welding...

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3 Ways an AWS-Certified Staff Can Be Your Sheet Metal Design Guide

Founded in 1919, the American Welding Society (AWS) is a nonprofit organization that endeavors to advance the art and science of welding. In factories from coast to coast, the AWS has been a consistent leader, acting as a sheet metal design...

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Why Your Welding Specifications Stink

When you're specifying a metal fabrication project, following the right set of instructions can make a difference in the quality of product you receive. That's why it's important to have accurate welding specifications that provide reliable...

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Welding Design Can Be Cost-Effective

Those who work with welding design often aim to buy components for the best price possible. But that is not all you can do to save money -- you can also ensure that you get the most out of your materials.

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Industrial Welding Specifications: Does MIG or TIG Fit Your Design?

No one welding method fits all jobs. When you need a sheet metal fabrication that can shape common metals, such as stainless steel or aluminum, or you want to meld metal together for a variety of projects (from furniture to sculptures), MIG...

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