Custom Fabrication and Welding News

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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Finding the Right Steel Detailing Company

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Oct 27 2017

Steel detailing, the process of creating steel structure concept drawings, plays an important role in the construction industry. This process creates engineered drawings steel fabricators and erectors use that indicate size, orientation, and location in a three-dimensional space. These detailed plans allow the fabricator to build steel pieces per your design and make it possible for the erector to install the pieces on site. Steel detailing can provide drawings for an array of objects, including trusses and columns, used in building a variety of structures. Getting these drawings done correctly is crucial for a project’s success.

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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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Green Energy Is Happening Because Of Steel

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Oct 11 2017

When one thinks of steel, you probably do not picture green energy. Contrary to popular opinion, the steel industry really is a trailblazer for environmental protection and sustainable practices. Let's take a look at the many ways in which the steel industry is advancing green energy.

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4 Myths Busted when Selecting a Custom Metal Fabrication Company

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Sep 27 2017

As a purchasing manager, you will spend a lot of time evaluating outsourcing manufacturing facilities trying to find the perfect fit for your business. Selecting a custom metal fabrication company takes time and a unique understanding of the sector; you need to consider factors such as quality, on time delivery, and price. The decisions you make influence the operations of the entire company.

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Steel Fabrication Spotlight: 2-Solvent Separation Distillation

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Sep 18 2017

Solvents play an important role in industrial manufacturing, processing, and certain lab applications. They can expedite or retard drying times, thin out solutions, clean/disinfect raw materials, and boost fuel performance. Custom distillation equipment gives companies the ability to separate crucial solvents for cost savings and workflow efficiency.  

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Choosing Custom Metal Fabrication Machine Guards

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Sep 15 2017

Many businesses rely on efficient, safe, and performance-ready machines, including computer electronics, robotics systems, and mechanical equipment. Any company can lose time and money because of hardware malfunctioning and user-involved accidents. Choosing custom metal fabrication machine guards often prove invaluable in protecting machinery and workers from harm. Invest in the right kind of machine guard to avoid machinery-related risks.

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6 Common Pitfalls When Obtaining a Fabrication Estimate

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on Aug 31 2017

If you’re in the market for fabrication, it’s important that you start with a good idea of how to acquire an accurate estimate. If you set out with vague plans and not enough questions and answers, you’re going to fall into one of the many pitfalls of fabrication estimates. Whether you’re hiring a team for the simplest of welding projects or to produce cutting-edge technology, keep these six common pitfalls in mind.

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