In sheet metal fabrication, there are blanking, punching, and piercing sets of operations. Each of these metalworking processes manipulates an entire piece of raw metal into a finished product. These different processes are some of the most common sheet metal...

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Limitations of Laser Beam Machining (Pros and Cons)

Laser beam machining can produce very precise and intricate cuts. It can perform well for projects needing that sort of machining.  While it can be an excellent machining process for small, specific jobs, there are some limitations of laser beam machining. What is...

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How to Create a Prototype: Metal Stamping

You have an exciting idea for a product and are asking yourself, “What next?” In this early stage of creating a product, it helps to have a prototype of your vision. A prototype is a three-dimensional rendering of your idea. The Benefits of Creating a Prototype It can...

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If you’re thinking of doing some custom sheet metal fabrication, you’ll need the following tools. However, it’s a fairly long list. So, unless you’re planning on making a career or hobby out of it, you may be better off hiring a fabricator. Custom Sheet Metal...

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Deep Draw Stamping Design Guidelines

Deep draw stamping is used in industries across the board, and has many benefits. Not only can it create seamless parts with high accuracy. It is economical and has a fast processing speed. Deep draw stamping guidelines are relatively straightforward, including...

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Choosing Chicago Metal Fabricators (Chicago, IL)

Many Chicago metal fabricators can complete your metal tooling, but you want a company that can do more than just that! Whether you are running a business or looking for personal metal fabrication services, you want to choose the right company. We have outlined what...

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10 Types of Press Tool Operations

From piercing to trimming, and everything in between, press tool operations cover many different methods to form metal parts. Keep reading to find out more about different types of press tool operations. What Are Press Tool Operations? Press tools generally perform...

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What Metals Can be Powder Coated?

Metal powder coating can be very beneficial on the right types of metals. It provides a durable finish at a cost-effective price. Keep reading to find out what metals can be powder coated and more. What is Powder Coating? Powder coating is a dry coating process...

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