How Plasma Cutting Machines Work

How Plasma Cutting Machines Work

How Plasma Cutting Machines Work

Plasma cutting is the process of cutting material by pushing melted down, ionized gas set at twenty-thousand degrees or more through the opening of a plasma cutting machine. During this process, an electrical current travels through this gas, creating an arc between the workplace and an electrode. Plasma cutters are perfect for manufacturing projects because of their versatility in welding and similar projects. Here’s how plasma cutting machines work. Plasma Cutting Machines: How They Work A plasma cutter uses an electrical [...]

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The Different Types of Press Brake Tooling

The Different Types of Press Brake Tooling

Before diving in and using any press brake operators, it's a good idea to better understand what you're getting yourself into before finding and purchasing a CNC hydraulic press brake in a for-sale ad or from another company. Press brakes are those types of machines where you’ll need to heavily rely on an instruction manual for it to operate correctly. This is a breakdown of the different types of press brake tooling. Rules of Selecting Your Press Break When considering getting [...]

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Safety Precautions For Operating Metal Folding Machines

Safety Precautions For Operating Metal Folding Machines

The best safety tips come from the most informed and safety-minded individuals. If you are looking to take better care of your machinery and become more aware of the things that need to be finished before starting your machine, follow these safety precautions for operating metal folding machines. Have Your Safety Equipment Ready Make sure you are utilizing the necessary safety equipment to ensure that no injuries occur while operating your machinery. The safety equipment will protect your hands, eyes, and [...]

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Maintaining Tips To Make Your Hydraulic Press Brake Last Longer

Maintaining Tips To Make Your Hydraulic Press Brake Last Longer

The hydraulic press is an essential tool when looking for specific options such as CNC sheet supports, programmable tools, and much more advanced technologies. Today’s press brakes require about the same amount of maintenance as older machines. Inspect the Machine Before using the press brake, you need first to inspect the entire machine. This will consist of looking at each part of the machine before operating it. Having a good visual of any factors that might need to be fixed or [...]

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Steps To Inspecting a Hydraulic Press Brake

Steps To Inspecting a Hydraulic Press Brake

When it comes to inspecting a hydraulic press, there are a few steps to keep in mind when checking and running a machine. These steps, if overlooked, will result in accidents that cause the hydraulic press brake to operate incorrectly. If you follow these steps to inspecting a hydraulic press brake, you won’t have to do much else but work on the machines to finish or start the project. Step 1: General Maintenance Although hydraulic presses are considered the safest machines, [...]

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Roll forming machine

Understanding How Roll Forming Machines Work

Life is full of so many questions. Why is the sky blue? What happened to Amelia Earhart? How does metal get bends in it? Luckily, we can answer that last question! Angle roll forming machines are used to create bends in metal that’d be impossible to achieve by hand. This article will help those struggling with understanding how roll forming machines work. After reading this article, you’ll have at least one of those mysterious life questions answered. The Basics There are [...]

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Laser cutting machine

The Evolution of Fiber Laser Cutting Machines

Fiber laser cutting machines are unique pieces of equipment. They've gone through a lot of changes over the years since first being introduced. They now feature cutting-edge technology and lots of time-saving features. If you need to cut steel, flat cuts, or 2D cuts, a fiber laser cutting machine is what you need. These machines have a rich and detailed history, so let's take a look back in time. Here's the evolution of fiber laser cutting machines. Defining Fiber Laser Cutting Machines You [...]

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Mistakes To Avoid With Stainless Steel Fabrication

Mistakes To Avoid With Stainless Steel Fabrication

Metal fabrication shops provide services to so many industries. As a result, fabricators must be laser-focused while on the job so that no wrongdoings happen. Here are some common mistakes to avoid with stainless steel fabrication that every staff member should know if they want to be successful. Too Much Heat A previous blog post discussed how fiber lasers work. Essentially, the lasers use a polyurethane core to heat a laser that cuts through thick material. Even though the laser needs [...]

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How To Get the Most Out of Your Production Floor Space

How To Get the Most Out of Your Production Floor Space

Metal fabrication shops are constantly busy providing services to many industries. Every worker knows the pain of their feet throbbing at the end of the day. Since the workloads are so intense, these establishments are usually packed to the brim with heavy-duty machinery. This crowding not only takes away from efficiency, but it can be unsafe for the fabricators there. Check out this guide on how to get the most out of your production floor space if you’ve reached [...]

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Why Roll Forming? Uncovering Its Importance in Manufacturing

Why Roll Forming? Uncovering Its Importance in Manufacturing

Metal fabrication shops are all about the hustle and bustle. Every worker knows you barely get a minute to sit down, and you always have to be on your toes since there are so many moving parts. These establishments are also full of heavy-duty machinery. There are plasma cutters that can slice through anything with a fiber laser and metal shears that are perfect for quick tasks. Yet, one of the most underrated devices in these places are angle [...]

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