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Metal Brackets Are Used Everywhere But Are Not Easy to Make

The production of metal brackets through sheet metal stamping is a critical process in manufacturing, involving meticulous design and powerful machinery. The journey begins with the mechanical design process, often carried out by mechanical engineers or industrial designers. These professionals use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed blueprints of the bracket, specifying dimensions, material […]

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Punch Press or Laser? Choices for Cutting Metal

Metal workers are tasked with manufacturing high quality, marketable products for their clients. Metal fabrication often starts with sheet metal materials that need to be cut and formed into usable metal parts that get moved along the supply chain to a point of final assembly. In metal working, there are different options for cutting, forming, […]

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Progressive Die Stamping Has Not Changed Much in 20 Years

You can see the impact of metal stamping using progressive dies in the building trades, consumer products, automobiles and the equipment we use to manufacture “things”. From everyday appliances in our homes to heavy machinery for large-scale industry, die stamped parts are in most every metal part in use today. While innovations continue to lead […]

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Cut Complex Geometries With Speed and Precision Using Fiber Laser Cutting

Precision is essential when cutting thin metal used in medical instruments, industrial equipment and parts for the electronics industry.The quality of the cut can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the part, and negative consequences if tolerances are not adhered too. As a result, metal fabrication companies place quality and precision as a […]

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Cutting Complex Metal Blanks Just Got Easier, Faster and More Affordable

There are thousands of products that are manufactured using metal parts cut the old fashion way. This article is focused on laser cutting technologies that are faster and a more affordable way of cutting metal parts. Almost all kinds of metals such as the mild steel, aluminum, and nickle alloys can be cut using the […]

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Challenges and Considerations of AHSS Metal Stamping

Designing and producing lighter-weight vehicles is a primary goal of some automobile manufacturers. Less weight allows for improved performance, safety and fuel economy while also reducing material costs. Advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) alloys represent a strong candidate for use in structural components of automobiles. They also present new difficulties in alloy composition; OEMs should pay […]

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Deciding Between Die Stamping and Laser Cutting? Consider This

As a metal fabrication buyer, you may have questions about the differences between die stamping and laser cutting from a quality and economy’s standpoint. There are advantages to each process and knowing what those are can ensure that you choose the right option. We’ll go over how the processes work and why one or the […]

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Progressive Metal Stamping Dies Get Complex

Mass production of metal parts using progressive die stamping helps manufacturers complete multiple forming operations in a single pass through the press. The stamping dies that are crafted for the bending, piercing and forming of these parts can get very intricate. In order to create the least amount of waste for the strongest result, sheet […]

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What Are the Advantages of Fiber Lasers?

It took CO2 lasers nearly twenty years to reach the 4kW cutting threshold. Fiber lasers have achieved this level of performance and much more in only five years. Laser cutting services and custom metal fabricators now use even more powerful fiber lasers for cutting sheet metal. Fiber lasers outperform CO2 lasers when it comes to […]

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5 Steps to Improve Press Brake Productivity

Let’s face it. When it comes to your metal fabrication shop needs, your main focus is on producing high quality results cost effectively. Equipment productivity is key to reducing internal costs and raising the margins of profitability on each job. If there are areas within your production process that slow down productivity, let’s identify them […]

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