The Advantages of Plasma Cutting Machines

The Advantages of Plasma Cutting Machines

The Advantages of Plasma Cutting Machines

Plasma cutting machines offer unique benefits for metal fabrication. Adding a plasma cutting machine to your shop can improve efficiency and broaden the type of work you can produce. Learn the benefits of plasma cutting machines. Speed Plasma cutting machines cut quickly. They can typically make the same cuts as other machines 5-6 times faster Working quickly reduces the risk of warping and heat deformation. Plasma cutting machines don’t need pre-heating, so there’s no waiting time before getting started on the [...]

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What To Consider Before Purchasing a Fiber Laser Cutting Machine

What To Consider Before Purchasing a Fiber Laser Cutting Machine

Operating a metal fabrication shop requires you to make quick decisions every day. Of course, there are the obvious questions about suppliers, material, inventory, and team members, but there are other considerations you must make regarding the capital equipment you purchase. A fiber laser cutting machine falls into this category. It’s essential to select the right machine with this type of investment. Read on to learn what to consider before purchasing a fiber laser cutting machine. Your Cost Investment Another factor [...]

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A Brief Guide to Industrial Laser Cutting Machine Design

A Brief Guide to Industrial Laser Cutting Machine Design

Laser cutting machines are becoming more essential to metal fabrication shops. They produce precision cuts on almost every material a shop will work with, and these cuts are made by burning, vaporizing, or melting the material. But how exactly do these machines work? Read on to learn more about industrial laser cutting machine design. The Lasers The first and most important part of the laser cutting machine design is the laser assembly. While lasers vary across different models and applications, the [...]

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Guide to Tandem Press Brakes for Long Sheet Metal Bending

Guide to Tandem Press Brakes for Long Sheet Metal Bending

Metal fabrication shops have a lot of different machines to accomplish various tasks. One of the largest machines in any shop is the press brake. It bends and shapes significant pieces of metal needed for heavy-duty manufacturing. Unfortunately, some pieces of metal are too large for these machines. Thankfully, manufacturers have developed tandem press brakes capable of handling these long pieces of metal. Read on to learn more about how tandem press brakes make long sheet metal bending easy. Efficiency [...]

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How To Determine the Right-Size Press Brake for Your Needs

How To Determine the Right-Size Press Brake for Your Needs

Metal fabrication shops work with types of machines to fabricate different metal parts for their customers. The most common type of equipment you will find in every shop is a press brake. There are numerous types, sizes, and capabilities, as each shop has different production needs. Here’s how to determine the right-size press brake for your needs. What Material Are You Working With? Metal fabrication shops work with various types of metal to bend parts to fit the customers’ job requirements. [...]

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4 Important Beam Coping Tips You Should Know

4 Important Beam Coping Tips You Should Know

Metal fabrication is a precise field, and you must do everything right to guarantee your cuts are accurate and fit perfectly into the adjacent steel beam. You need to engineer these beams perfectly to ensure they stand up to their structural requirements. Up until recent years, beam coping was a very labor intensive manual process. But with beam coping machines, it has become easier. Let’s look at some beam coping tips that will result in clean and tightly fitted [...]

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3 Advantages of Choosing the Speed-Bend Pro

3 Advantages of Choosing the Speed-Bend Pro

Press brakes are a necessity in metal fabrication. Metal fabricators have a tough job preparing, cutting, bending, shaping, welding, and finishing complex metal parts day in and day out. Because heavy machines like press brakes have the precision needed to be successful in this field, fab shops rely on them. To run your jobs more efficiently, you should take a look at the Speed-Bend Pro press brake. Here are three advantages to using the Speed-Bend Pro press brake over [...]

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Top Tips for Maintaining CNC Beam Drilling & Coping Machines

Top Tips for Maintaining CNC Beam Drilling & Coping Machines

Structural steel fabrication shops face a very competitive landscape. In order to get ahead, it is imperative to have the right machines. Whether these machines bend, cut, or drill, maintaining them will keep them up and running. Here are the top tips for maintaining CNC beam drilling and coping machines. Establish a Regular Maintenance Routine Read the user’s manual in its entirety before operating your new machine. The user’s manual will outline different maintenance tasks and the frequency they need to [...]

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Daily Maintenance Tips for Fiber Laser Cutting Machines

Daily Maintenance Tips for Fiber Laser Cutting Machines

Machines and tools, including fiber laser cutting machines, are invaluable assets to your fabrication shop. These machines can cut with high quality, speed, efficiency, and precision, making them an essential component of every shop. However, you need to maintain the fiber laser cutting machines in order to keep producing high-quality parts. Check the Cutting Head Every part of the fiber laser cutter is critical in performing well and continuing to produce high-quality cuts, but the most crucial part of your laser [...]

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Press Brake Safeguarding: What You Need To Know

Press Brake Safeguarding: What You Need To Know

Press brakes are one of the most common machines in metal fabrication shops, but they can also be one of the most dangerous ones. Press brakes are the backbone to all your sheet metal and plate forming processes, but they are also a frequent cause of crushing and amputation injuries. Here’s what you need to know about press brake safeguarding, ensuring that everyone in your shop stays safe. Press Brakes Are Dangerous Press brakes are one of the biggest machines in [...]

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