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Fabrication Blog

  1. The Different Saws for Cutting Metal

    There are various options available when selecting a metal cutting saw for your project. Not only will the right saw make you more efficient and productive, but will also save you a great deal of money that would otherwise be spent on repairs.

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  2. How do Ironworkers Work?

    Ironworkers are widely considered one of the most useful machines in metal fabrication. It has become standard practice to have one in your shop - but why?

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  3. How do milling machines work

    Milling can best be understood as drilling, but the “drill” moves sideways instead of straight up and down.

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  4. Plasma Cutting Machines

    Multiprocess welders combine both plasma TIG and Stick welding - but how does plasma get so hot, and how does it really melt metal?

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  5. Basic Grinding, Beveling, & Deburring

    Grinders are useful tools for many different types of edging. For metal, edging is extra important, as it is a huge determinant of quality.

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  6. Horizontal vs. Vertical Bandsaws

    Bandsaws come in many shapes and sizes - but most sizes aren't made equal. A lot of companies that we work with often don't know exactly what they're looking for, and overlook some of the important differentiators between sawing types. Here we'll give a brief overview of those 2 sawing types:

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  7. Why Purchase New – The Hidden Costs in Used Machinery

    There are obvious costs in used equipment that many businesses forget to realize when they purchase them. We'll explain a few hidden costs that make a compelling case for buying new machinery as opposed to used - and yes, we are biased. 

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  8. Different Types of Hydraulic Presses

    We've all seen them crush things on Youtube. However, in most of metal manufacturing, not all presses are made equal. Taking on Dake's hydraulic presses, we'll see the different types of hydraulic presses.

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  9. Factors to Consider When Choosing Bandsaws

    There are many different types of bandsaws on the market. Some cut metal, others saw wood and depending on the use - some are even designed to saw through meat! When you're buying a bandsaw and trying to decide which one is right for you, here are some important things to consider:

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  10. What are the different types of welders?

    Each of the four welders above has its pros and cons and are uniquely suited for particular welding jobs. Here is a comparison of the four welding types and the metals they are suited for working on.

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