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The 6 Stages of the Sheet Metal Manufacturing Process

Sheet metal is one of the most common materials used in metalworking and has been used in one form or another for 1,000 of years. Even though sheet metal is found in everything from industrial...

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Why CustomPartNet Rules as a Manufacturing Cost Estimation Tool & More

When it comes to part fabrication, there are so many variables that need to be considered. You have to come up with a manufacturing cost estimation, the best material to use, the optimal...

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8 Easy Ways to Save Money on CNC Bending Orders

If you need pipe or tube bending services, there's probably a bending company in your area that can pull it off. But just because a bender can meet your specifications doesn't mean you should...

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7 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs With a Sheet Metal Fabricator

Here’s a shocker: There are manufacturers around who actually want you to pay less for their sheet metal fabrication services. Before your head starts spinning, you should know they won’t lose...

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Are You Mixing Up Machinability Vs. Weldability? Big Mistake

You should always approach choosing a metal based on which properties matter most for your project. Say you need a metal that’s easy to cut by machine, but can also be welded super-smoothly.

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Manual Vs. Robotic Welding Services -- 4 Cost Factors

Engineers and buyers must always understand how much they are spending, what they are spending it on, and why. Welding is no different -- there’s much to consider when deciding whether to play it...

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How to Choose an American Metal Fabricator to Reshore Your Product

2017 brings a new administration and a new playing field for the manufacturing game. 

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How to Optimize Your Design for Metal Fabrication

Do you want to optimize your design for metal fabrication? Here are 5 tips to do so.

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Benefits of Roll Forming

Roll forming passes coiled sheet metal through a horizontal series of rotating dies to produce a desired shape.  

Each set of rolling dies makes an incremental change to the sheet metal until the...

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3 Basics of Welding Design for Product Engineering

Welding design matters. Welding is usually an "out of sight, out of mind" manufacturing process - if the product works great, you don't think about it. However, if the product fails, weld design...

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