The Evolution of Fiber Laser Cutting Machines

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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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What Are Fiber Lasers, and How Do They Work?

What Are Fiber Lasers, and How Do They Work?

There are cutting machines everywhere you look in a metal fabrication shop. There are plasma cutters used for more exact jobs and metal shears that people use when they’re looking to get things done quickly. Additionally, one of the newest cutting machines is making a splash in the field of metal fabrication, and that is fiber lasers. This article will answer the questions what are fiber lasers, and what do they do? What Are Fiber Lasers? Fiber lasers are different from [...]

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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Bending Metal

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Bending Metal

Identifying your mistakes is crucial to preventing common sheet metal bending problems. Mistakes made by operators account for many sheet metal bending problems, and the solutions to these issues are generally only a few preventative measures. Rather than wait for equipment downtime to find out that you have been making mistakes, undergo proper training to ensure machines remain operable. Read about common mistakes to avoid when bending metal to keep your equipment running smoothly and make it less prone [...]

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An Overview of Tandem Press Brakes | What You Need To Know

An Overview of Tandem Press Brakes | What You Need To Know

A large press brake is not the only way to bend a large-sized part. Press brakes can be coupled to work in tandem, thus increasing productivity and throughput. Any shop evaluating its need for a tandem press brake should understand how they work, their proper applications, and the material handling options available to increase productivity. This overview of tandem press brakes will inform you whether two press brakes are better than one large press brake. How Does a Tandem Brake [...]

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Different Ways Press Brakes Apply Force

Different Ways Press Brakes Apply Force

Press brakes are a vital piece of metal forming equipment found in many manufacturing shops. Press brakes apply tons of force to shape solid metal objects into desired shapes. The most common application is to bend sheet metal at a certain angle. Press brake forming technology has undergone many changes. When you're in the market for a press brake, it helps to know how these pieces of machinery work and how one model differs from another. Let's look at [...]

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Why Beam Coping Is Important in Structural Steel Fabrication

Why Beam Coping Is Important in Structural Steel Fabrication

It is vital to know why beam coping is important in the fabrication industry. Coping steel beams has been an important part of the process of sheet metal fabrication for many years. Cutouts are unique to each beam and designed so that beams fit together tightly and with precision—even at acute angles. Coping of beams is necessary to make sure they line up without interference. Coping Manually In the old days, beam coping was done by hand, laying out the reliefs [...]

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Ways To Reduce Production Time in Metal Fabrication Shops

Ways To Reduce Production Time in Metal Fabrication Shops

Clients of metal fabricators often need their order as soon as possible. So, metal fabricators are always looking for ways to reduce production time and deliver the best product in the shortest time frame. This increases the need to crank out the maximum amount of projects. For these reasons, fabricators are always looking for ways to optimize their processes for greater efficiency to reduce lead times. Read these ways to reduce production time in metal fabrication shops for some [...]

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