Jun 23 2022
Different Types of Abrasive (Sand) Blasting
Abrasive blasting, also called sandblasting, is used for finishing metal fabrication projects. Very small pieces or particles are propelled at a high rate of speed to clean the surface and prepare it for painting or other metal finishing techniques depending on the end use of the product. Sandblasting will remove mill scale, oil, and rust that can form on a freshly manufactured steel part, as well as removing other harmful surface contaminants that can damage the project. Manually cleaning the metal is a long and arduous process, and in contrast, sandblasting can be done quickly and easily. Sandblasting works well on many different projects, and the material selected for sandblasting will influence the final result.
What is the Difference Between Shop Drawings and Design Drawings?
Jun 08 2022
Both design drawings and shop drawings are important in the planning stage of a fabrication project using structural steel. They are necessary in both commercial and ...
Why Are I Beams Used in Structural Steel Construction?
May 31 2022
The I beam is the most commonly used beam in structural steel builds. The design and makeup contribute equally to making an I-beam capable of handling a variety of he...
Different Welding Methods and Where They Are Best Used
May 26 2022
Welding is a fundamental need for many industries. Fusing and manipulating metal into shapes and products requires a skilled professional who has learned their craft ...
Steel vs. Concrete: Which Comes Out on Top
May 24 2022
When determining which of the two common building materials come out on top, the answer is: it depends. In many buildings, there are design and durability factors tha...
The Various Types of Structural Steel Shapes
May 11 2022
Structural steel is a versatile material that can be fabricated into many different shapes to support different needs. Engineers and builders rely on structural stain...
How is a Girder Different From a Beam?
May 09 2022
Since a girder and a beam have the same function, some assume that a girder is just another word for a beam. However, just as all thumbs are fingers but not all finge...
Planning is More Important than Ever for Your Steel Fabrication Project
May 05 2022
Planning is an obvious and important first step in any project, no matter the industry. In our current economy, however, proper planning for your custom metal fabrica...
Benefits of a Career in Welding and Custom Metal Fabrication
Apr 01 2022
A career in welding and custom metal fabrication is more than just a job. From the moment you join our team at Swanton Welding, you'll receive on-the-job training and...
Continuous Improvement Processes are Vital to Your Fabrication Process
Mar 23 2022
A continuous improvement approach can help fabrication and machining facilities operate on a higher level while constantly seeking out new opportunities to add value ...
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