Jan 04 2018
Differences in Stitch Welding Versus Seam Welding
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.
Welding Carbon Steel to Stainless Steel
Jan 03 2018
Stainless steel can be the steel of choice for many applications, but when it comes to heavy fabrication, the cost of creating large pieces entirely from stainless ca...
Project Spotlight: Truck Dump Platform Project
Dec 27 2017
Building a massive metal device to lift semi trucks in the air and tilt them several degrees safely and securely is no easy feat. But Swanton Welding didn’t just fabr...
Reducing Costs Without Cutting Corners In Structural Steel Fabrication
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 q...
The Science Behind Painting
Dec 20 2017
Paint is the most commonly used material to protect steel and other metals.This is mainly done for two reasons; for appearance and for corrosion prevention. Why would...
Quality Control: Know Your Steel
Nov 30 2017
The absolute last thing you want in a fabrication project is for a steel structure to fatigue and fail. Quality steel could be the secret to successfully avoiding thi...
Your Essential Guide to Fabricated Storage Tanks
Nov 22 2017
The term “storage tank” has a remarkably broad definition. While it sounds simple enough, a storage tank will vary from person to person and industry to industry. Cu...
The Coal Mining Industry Relies on Steel Fabricators
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...
Swanton Welding: The Next Generation in Machining
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...
Steel: The Secret Ingredient to Summer Water Fun
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, o...