Metal finishing describes the process of changing the surface of a metal part or object. Finishing often includes applying some type of coating to the surface of the metal. It can also refer to the process of cleaning, polishing, and improving the surface of the part. In some cases, the finishing process is necessary to improve the finished product, and in others, it’s purely for aesthetics. Benefits of Metal Finishing The appearance of a finished [...]
Stainless steel finishes are more than just a decorative touch for a finished project. In many cases, the finish is selected to serve a functional purpose, too. From adding to the lifespan of the steel to corrosion resistance and maintenance needs, here’s what you need to know about stainless steel finishes. Form or Function Choosing the right finish for a stainless steel project starts with what the purpose of the final product will be. In [...]
Aluminum is a common choice for fabrication for a variety of reasons. Manufacturers and product developers have been using aluminum for the last century, making it relatively new in terms of industrial production. If you’ve ever wondered why it's such a popular choice, here is everything you wanted to know about aluminum and aluminum fabrication. The Properties of Aluminum One of the biggest benefits of fabricating with aluminum is its relative softness and light weight. [...]
When you need materials cut and customized to meet the needs of your specialized project, custom metal fabrication is how you get there. For the average person, this may seem like a straightforward request, and that anyone with the proper tools can get the job done. The truth is that there’s more to metal fabrication than meets the eye, and choosing the right shop for your job is important. Here’s what you need to know [...]
In the welding industry, time is money as shops work to improve productivity without sacrificing quality. For customers, it’s always beneficial to have your projects completed quickly and with a high degree of accuracy. No matter which side of the equation you’re on, improving a shop’s efficiency leads to cost savings. Here’s a look at how new welding technology is improving processes and shaping new experiences for customers. Challenges for Welders Traditional welding processes are [...]
Most people have probably heard of welding and know it has something to do with working with metal. However, if you’ve ever wondered what welding is or what welders do, we have answers! Welders contribute vital work to a variety of industries and help build everything from household appliances to space vehicles. What is Welding? In short, welding is simply joining metals and thermoplastics together permanently, often using filler metal. It is also the only [...]
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