Custom Fabrication and Welding News

The Science Behind Painting

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on 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 you want your huge financial investment to look bad and just rust away?

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Conveyor Fabrication Project for a Diamond Mine in Madagascar

Posted by Mark Tschirhart on May 25 2017

One of the best parts of being a custom fabricator with the capabilities we have is working on projects that are sent to all corners of the globe for the most interesting of uses. This particular conveyor fabrication project was completed and shipped to the customer back in 2008.

Project Details

The end product was a tunnel belt conveyor for a diamond mine in Madagascar that moved mined earth approximately 2 miles over several peninsulas to the main land for processing. Swanton Welding fabricated 

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Swanton Welding Purchases a Second Paint Booth

Posted by Steve Clymer on Mar 25 2016

Producing products of reliable quality while filling orders in a timely manner is a must for any successful welding/fabrication company. For this reason, we at Swanton Welding see a great deal of value in investing in high quality paint booths. A well-made paint booth can promote efficiency and improve consistency, allowing companies like ours to take on a broader range of jobs without sacrificing quality. Our recent purchase of a second Global Finishing Solutions Paint Booth will allow us to present even more viable options to a continually burgeoning consumer market.

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Finishing Your Products - Painting vs Powder Coating

Posted by Steve Clymer on Mar 22 2016

When it comes to completing your welding/fabrication project, the choice of painting versus powder coating is often a tough one. In the end, both are worth your consideration, as both have unique pros and cons. Whether you are leaning towards a paint finish or powder coating, this information is bound to help you make the right decision. 

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