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Difference Between Tools Used to Stretch Metal


One of the most common metal forming operations is stretching; this is where the sheet metal is manipulated and curved to create interesting shapes for a number of different structural components. There are a number machines and tools used to stretch sheet metal. What Tools Are Used to Stretch Metal? Alongside metal bending machines, there are […]

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Everything You Need to Know About CNC Punching


CNC punching stands for Computer Numerically Controlled punching which is a common sheet metal manufacturing process. CNC punch presses are electro-mechanical devices that use computer programming inputs to manipulate tools and generate patterns from a software file. Common Questions About CNC Punching How Does the CNC Programming Work? The programming of the punch press relies […]

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Bending Metal

Potential Hazards Associated with Sheet Metal Bending Brakes


Sheet metal bending brakes, both hydraulic and mechanical, are commonly used throughout the metal fabrication industry. They are versatile, durable, reliable and easy to use and maintain, but they don’t come without their risks. Potential hazards of bending brakes and how to avoid them: Hazard: Minor injuries from handling sheet metal like cuts and strains. […]

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How to Extend the Life of Metal Cutting Power Tools


Metal cutting power tools are commonly used in various metal fabrication processes in order to increase efficiency during production and manufacture. From power hammer tools to hose cutters, there are a number of electric-driven power instruments used and, if used frequently, you need to make sure that they are looked after properly. Tips to make […]

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Sheet Metal Bending Machines – 7 Safety Tips and Precautions


Using sheet metal bending machines have made sheet metal fabrication even more efficient over the years, but it doesn’t come without risk. Here are some safety tips and precautions you should take when using sheet metal bending machines. 4 Safety Tips for Using Sheet Metal Bending Machines Always wear protective safety equipment such as safety […]

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Different Types of Sheet Metal Operations


The different types of sheet metal operations can fall under two different categories: cutting operations and forming operations. Under these two categories, there are a number of other types of operations. Different Types of Sheet Metal Operations are: Shearing Operation Blanking & Fine Blanking Operation Punching Operation Piercing Operation Perforating Operation Slotting Operation Notching Operation […]

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Metal Fabrication: 6 Metal Deburring Techniques


As mentioned in a previous blog article, metal burrs often occur in sheet metal operations and compromises the quality standard of a workpiece, so deburring is vital. While the purpose of each deburring method is the same, there is a wide range to choose from. After discussing 3 common methods used within the industry in […]

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Common Problems of a Laser Cutting Machine


A laser cutting machine uses a thermal cutting technology that has been chosen throughout the metal fabrication industry due to its accuracy and precision. Even though it is an adaptable process that can be used for many purposes, you can encounter some issues. Common problems of using a laser cutting machine: Finding the Focal Point […]

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How to Spot and Remove Burrs from Metal


In the metal fabrication industry you will come across the term ‘burrs’ quite a lot, but what does it mean? Spotting Metal Burrs Whenever a piece of metal is cut or drilled, burrs can be formed which compromise the quality standard of a metal workpiece. A raised edge, metal surface residual or material remaining attached […]

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Safety Precautions to Take During Metal Fabrication


Undoubtedly, one of the most important considerations in the metal fabrication industry is health and safety. Safety precautions keep employees safe and avoid accidents or injuries, so they should never be overlooked. Here are some of the core procedures that should be followed when working in this industry: Proper Training Sessions Training sessions should be […]

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