Why Quality Parts and Engineering Services Matter

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micrometerBusiness and industrial systems depend on armies of technological components. To perform their jobs correctly, everything from healthcare tools to fuel distribution devices must incorporate high-quality parts that are engineered to withstand routine wear and abnormal abuse.

To meet the demand, many parts are designed to exceed usage and quality standards. Such practices place increased responsibility on the metal fabrication enterprises that create the components in the first place. Continue reading

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Lapping Carriers & Workholders: The Key to Precision Metal Manufacturing

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Lapping Carriers & WorkholdersWhile you might not need the metal components you’re making to be shiny, a lapping machine can be used to create a flat, uniform surface, improving manufacturing precision and aiding in the creation of complex shapes. The main factor in getting good results from a lapping machine comes down to the design of the lapping carrier.

How a Lapping Machine Works

The lapping carrier, sometimes called a “work holder,” holds parts inside the lapping machine, maintaining a parallel orientation between the part and the polishing surface. This carrier spins while a polishing plate passes underneath it, moving abrasives against the part surface in an orbital pattern. To keep the parts in place, a large weight or jig pushes down on the both the parts and the carrier. In double-sided lapping machines, the positioning tool has its own polishing surface. As the abrasive rubs against the part, the surface is milled, removing scratches, trash and minor manufacturing imperfections. Continue reading

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Industrial Clamps from the Metal Work Experts

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industrial clampMetal industrial clamps are used to connect two items together to create a secure and durable seal or to hold items in place for adjustments and repairs. These clamps can be configured in a wide range of ways to suit the needs of your business. Here are some of the most commonly found types of metal clamps in the industrial environment:

Hand and Table Clamps

Vises and hand clamps are typically used to hold a part in place while adjustments are made to its settings or while it is connected to another part. Hand clamps can be used in carpentry and manufacturing operations to streamline various processes during these activities. Without these industrial clamps, a single-person job could take two or even three people to complete successfully. Continue reading

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Could Cylinder Neck Rings and Sleeves Make Your Enterprise More Profitable?

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cylinder neck rings and sleevesMany modern companies rely on gas cylinders. From appearing in healthcare facilities to being permanent fixtures on industrial manufacturing floors, these devices are critical to daily operations. Now, cylinder neck rings, skirts and sleeves have the potential to redefine the way these firms use their equipment. Here’s how.

The Problems With Gas Cylinders

Cylinder storage isn’t a perfect technology. Users and suppliers must overcome many challenges to keep their operations profitable: Continue reading

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5 Advantages of Laser Cutting Metal

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Laser Cutting MetalLaser cutting has been popular since the 1970s. Today, new fabrication methods continue to advance product designs in diverse industries from automotive manufacturing to health care. Here are five reasons why designers and engineers choose lasers over other metal cutting systems.

1. Shorter Lead Times

Lasers create prototypes rapidly and at lower costs. Rapid prototyping shortens a critical part of the design process that reduces the time to market. The equipment is suitable for small or large production runs that are needed on short schedules. Lasers deliver optimal results when production time is critical for on-time project completion. Continue reading

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Welding All Materials

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We weld all materials

When people and businesses seek welding or metal fabrication services, they know that they can count on us to meet their needs. We can help you with almost any project on which you are working, and we promise to pay attention to each detail. A lot of welding companies require a certain order size before they will consider working with you, but we take large and small jobs, allowing us to keep our customers happy. When you decide to work with us, our team will put in the effort to learn about you and the product you want, and we are confident that you will be thrilled when you see what we can achieve. Continue reading

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Quality Tube Fabrication Services at a Fair Price

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metal tube fabricationIf you are looking for tube fabrication services for your business so that you can complete your next project on time, you have come to the right place. We can take your design and turn it into a finished product that will get the job done, and you will know that you have made the right choice when you see what we can do for you and your business. No matter what your needs might be, we promise to have your back at every turn. Our dedication to client satisfaction has enabled us to earn the trust and respect of the businesses that we proudly serve, and we look forward to working with you. Continue reading

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A Simple and Effective Fly Control Solution

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Big Stinky Fly Trap kills flying insectsPeople have used insect traps and repellents for years, but many effective practices for ridding pests aren’t as well known. Create your own “No Fly Zone“. An example of this is the Big Stinky Fly Trap which incorporates tube bending to create small traps for common pests. This device is very effective in capturing and killing insects that are known to breed quickly and cause damage to local ecosystems and habitats.

What is it?

The shape of the Big Stinky Fly Trap is comparable to that of a light bulb. A bent glass or plastic “bulb” is fixed to a component that can hang from trees, plant hooks, or gets attached to different areas outside of the home. The upper plastic housing has holes that allow insects to enter. Continue reading

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Why Tolerance Matters in Aluminum and Stainless Steel Fabrication

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Metal fabrication requires high tolerancesHow do you define the quality of your fabricated metal products? Do you track factors like manufacturing speed or cost? Perhaps you rely on end users to let you know when you’re doing a good job. Regardless whether you’re primarily concerned with economic feasibility, timetables or public opinion, tolerance is the underlying metric that makes superior metal fabrication possible.

What Is Tolerance?

In the world of precise engineering, tolerance is a measurement that gauges how much of a deviation from the target is acceptable. For instance, suppose you’re creating a part that’s meant to be 50 mm long. A tolerance of ±1 mm would mean that it could still function adequately if it were actually between 49 and 51 mm long. Continue reading

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Functional Retail Displays That Sell

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POP retail displayHandsome golf and tennis shirts and shorts for women are sure to attract plenty of attention in a store, but a retail display can help shoppers focus on them. To create an impression, it must have something special to make a customer want to buy a new outfit. Customers who walk past a counter do not make the cash register ring, but a glass top on an aluminum frame can draw the attention that the fashions deserve. Our aluminum fabrication reflects the quality of the stylish outfits that the finest shops offer. Continue reading

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