Custom Fabrication and Welding News

Laser Cutting: The Right Choice for Your Next Metal Fabrication

Posted by Steve Clymer on Aug 25 2016

When it comes to cutting sheet metal, there are numerous methods to consider. Plasma, water, and laser cutters are all great choices and can make the metal fabrication process significantly more efficient.  While there are pros and cons to consider about each individual method, our goal here is to brag about the benefits of laser cutters in the steel fabrication process.

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Milling: Which Is Best For Your Metalwork Job?

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Aug 17 2016

Milling is one of the most commonly used processes in the metal fabrication industry today, offering skilled tradesmen a method for expertly cutting and shaping rolled steel. Although there are many different types of milling centers being used across the industry, they are generally categorized as vertical machining centers and horizontal machining centers. Vertical Mills features spindles (cutting elements) that are aligned vertically. Horizontal Mills have a spindle that is parallel to the ground. Although the job of both machine types is the same, the production method of job completion looks a little differently. There are pros and cons to both machining choices, and it’s important to note that milling capabilities can vary between the two categories. But, when the right machining center is combined with the best operators, your specific metalwork job will be completed with precision craftsmanship.

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Plasma vs. Laser vs. Water Cutting

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Apr 22 2016

Plasma, laser or water cutting? Nearly everyone involved with metal fabrication has come across this question. However, there’s no definitive answer. It all depends on what you value most. To solve this dilemma, here is a breakdown of the economic and technical aspects of the main metal cutting solutions.

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