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Differences in Stitch Welding Versus Seam Welding

Posted by Steve Clymer on Jan 04 2018

A fabricated structural steel product is only as good as the weld that keeps it together. Not only is it important for an engineer to determine the proper weld to use, but also the welding technique to implement. That can be a little trickier. 

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Reducing Costs Without Cutting Corners In Structural Steel Fabrication

Posted by Steve Clymer on Dec 22 2017

Companies are always looking for ways to increase profits and decrease spending.  But it is extremely important to save money where you can without compromising the quality or integrity of the product.

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Employee Spotlight: Kody Kessler

Posted by Steve Clymer on Dec 14 2017

Key qualities of a successful project manager include integrity, vision, enthusiasm, competence, composure and team building. Swanton Welding project manager, Kody Kessler, embodies all of these traits and many more.

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The Coal Mining Industry Relies on Steel Fabricators

Posted by Steve Clymer on Nov 17 2017

Mining uses many different devices, from conveyors to elevator lifts. These mechanisms require strength and flexibility, which steel can provide. Here are some things steel fabrication can provide for mining companies.

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Swanton Welding: The Next Generation in Machining

Posted by Steve Clymer on Nov 06 2017

 

Ever-changing demands in the industry require advancements in machining processes and tools that can perform the job faster, better, and with more precision. We aim to stay ahead of the curve, getting the best equipment available to fill the needs of our customers. The newest addition to our machine arsenal is the Mazak VCN-530C, which addresses our most immediate and consistent machining needs.

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Steel: The Secret Ingredient to Summer Water Fun

Posted by Steve Clymer on Oct 30 2017

Steel is integral to creating a fun, safe place to play. One such location is a water park, where families and friends can kick back and relax, splash in the water, or experience exhilarating water rides – all of which steel makes possible. The next time you’re standing in line for your favorite ride, look up. The beams holding up the structure are steel, a substance that allows engineers to design more inventive and fun water park creations. Steel’s strength and durability give the engineers freedom to create newer, better, more exciting rides.

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Metal Fabrication: No Job Too Big; No Job Too Small

Posted by Steve Clymer on Oct 26 2017

You can expect precision fabrication for all your projects from our team of experts – no matter how small the projects seem. There’s not a project too small for custom metal fabrication, from repairs to metal benches and rolling carts to welding mud flaps and bracing onto a truck. We specialize in small-scale metal fabrication projects such as customized I-beam brackets. We carve them using laser cutters, forming them to your precise design requirements. We also can create frames, angles, covers, clamps, pipe supports, mounting kits, grating, weldments, and more.

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We Introduce Our New Sales Manager Mark Tschirhart

Posted by Steve Clymer on Nov 17 2016

At Swanton Welding, our 60-year history of serving our customers with the highest level of workmanship, expertise, and professionalism speaks for itself. We happily represent the men and women that put hard work into our company each day. They consist of many gifted, hardworking individuals who bring their very best to what they do.

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Which Kinds of Projects Require Powder Coating?

Posted by Steve Clymer on Nov 07 2016

Powder coating is something that the average person sees every day but simply does not recognize. This extremely durable finish can be found just about everywhere. It is used to coat everything from household appliances and backyard furniture to bicycle frames and car bodies. Powder coating is also an incredibly useful and valuable industrial coating.

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Metal Rolling With Excellence: 3 Factors For Success

Posted by Steve Clymer on Oct 04 2016

Metal rolling and bending are highly specialized, multi-faceted processes that almost all metal products will undergo at some point in their fabrication and choosing a fabricator to make this happen is a decision that should be carefully considered. Not all fabricators or formers will produce exceptionally high quality metal forms simply because they say they can. It takes a combination of the right tools and the most skilled fabricators to successfully form metal into a wide range of circular forms for a diverse range of applications. When the right combination is found, metal rolling can increase production rates and provide close control over the fabrication process.

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