What is metal fabrication and where is the industry headed?

What is metal fabrication and where is the industry headed?

New to metal fabrication? Consider this. According to The Fabricator: “Metal fabrication is the process of building machines and structures from raw metal materials. The process includes cutting, burning, welding, machining, forming, and assembly to create the...
The Fabrication of Products Using Stainless Steel

The Fabrication of Products Using Stainless Steel

How are stainless steel products fabricated? Consider this. According to IQS Directory: How is stainless steel fabricated? “Stainless steel can be fabricated using any of the traditional forming and shaping methods. Austenitic stainless steel can be rolled,...
What metal additive manufacturing means for the metal fabricator

What metal additive manufacturing means for the metal fabricator

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) crosses markets. Both the machining world and specialty welding and fabrication arenas have been paying attention. A high-end, previously machined part could be totally redesigned to take advantage of all that AM has to offer,...
Key design tips for working with sheet metal

Key design tips for working with sheet metal

To get the most out of your sheet metal design, keep a few key tips in mind. Managing tolerances Precision sheet metal has many variables that effect tolerance, shape, size, and features. For example, sheet thickness tolerances from a mill can vary from +/-.0035 on...