Based on 40+ Years in the Sheet Metal Fabrication Industry
Panel Benders vs. Press Brakes – Which is Better and Why?
While press brakes have been the staple forming machines in sheet metal fab shops for decades, panel benders offer a number of advantages for the right type of product. Both machines have a place in sheet metal fabrication. Learn about the differences and how to decide which machine is best for your project.
Lean Manufacturing in the Midst of COVID-19
Amidst the many challenges brought on over the past year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of innovation and lean manufacturing principles have become even more apparent. Learn key ways to implement lean manufacturing into your production processes.
Tips for Design for Manufacturability and Assembly
Learn about the most common design characteristics that must be considered in sheet metal design.
Lean Manufacturing Tools: Identifying the Six Big Losses
Learn about lean manufacturing tools and what manufacturers use today to understand the most universal forms of waste within manufacturing operations.
3 Methods of Welding Sheet Metal: Which Do You Need?
There are many different methods for sheet metal welding, and the method used will depend on many factors. Learn more about what method is best for your project and why.
Material Requirements: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Carbon Steel
It is important to identify from the beginning the material from which a part will be run. But what is the best material to use for your project? Learn about the differences between aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel materials.
5 Ways to Increase Manufacturability
Research suggests that manufacturers spend 30% to 50% of their time fixing errors and almost 24% of those errors are related to manufacturability. Learn how to avoid these errors.
DFMA Saves Money and Reduces Downstream Costs
In order to be competitive, it is imperative that manufacturers reduce costs and increase efficiency in their operations. Discover how design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) can add value to your company by increasing speed to market, improving production efficiency, and lowering the cost per part.
Is Sheet Metal Right for Your Project?
Although 3D printing is quickly becoming a popular choice for manufacturing, there are times when sheet metal can serve as a better alternative. Discover several advantages sheet metal has over other materials and metal manufacturing processes.
Best Material? Difference of Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum
Carbon steel, stainless steel, & aluminum each have properties that behave differently during fabrication, under stress, and over time. Learn how understanding the differences of these materials can help minimize your project costs while maximizing quality.
Getting to Know 3D Laser Welding
Discover how the laser welding process can drastically cut lead-times and labor costs while helping you build a better quality product at a lower price.