What Makes Press Brake Forming So Efficient?

A press brake machine bends a piece of sheet metal

Did you ever wonder how metal products with complicated patterns and designs are made? There are actually a few processes to make this happen. In the past, it usually involved welding two or more pieces of metal to create one product. But more recent innovations have shown to be more efficient. Among the most efficient… Read more »

What to Look for In a Metal Fabrication Business

A laser cuts a piece of sheet metal

If working with a metal fabrication shop is key to your business, you’re not going to want to work with just anyone. What shop you choose will determine what kind of product you get, what price you pay, and how reliably you’ll get that product on time. It’s an important decision and one that isn’t… Read more »

Products That Are Made Via Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal being fabricated

Although you may not think much about it, you probably use products made from sheet metal fabrication on a regular basis. These products are all around us and the number of them is only increasing by the year. If you’re running a business of some kind, it’s especially important that you know about sheet metal… Read more »

Modern Applications of Lean Manufacturing

A flow chart showing the principles of lean manufacturing

Last month, we covered the origins of lean manufacturing in this space with a promise to discuss the more modern applications this month. As was stated then, lean manufacturing traces its roots back to Japan more than 100 years ago. In the time since then, it’s evolved in many ways and its principles are now… Read more »

The Origins of Lean Manufacturing

An animation of the word lean with people and manufacturing parts in the foreground and background

Lean manufacturing is a phrase that’s thrown around a lot in the business world today. It refers to a firm’s method of eliminating waste in all forms in order to deliver the most value possible to the customer. The term “lean manufacturing” wasn’t actually coined until the late 1980’s by an American businessman. But concept… Read more »

The Benefits of Press Brake Forming

A press brake machine bends a piece of sheet metal

There are multiple ways to create metal products that feature complicated patterns or designs. Sure, you could weld multiple pieces together to make it work. But the best and most foolproof way to do it is press brake forming. A press brake is a machine that is used to bend sheet metal, doing so by… Read more »

Why Lasers are the Best Way to Cut Sheet Metal

A laser cuts a pattern into sheet metal

There is no shortage of ways to cut sheet metals. For years, people have used a variety of different saws and methods to achieve this aim to varying degrees of success. But there’s a better way to do it. Laser cutting technology offers significant advantages over any other metal-cutting method. Here are just a few… Read more »

Fiber Laser Cutting: How Does it Work?

A laser cuts a piece of sheet metal

In recent years, fiber laser cutting has made a significant impact in the world of metal cutting. The technology, while relatively new, is experiencing an industry-wide growth that outpaces other forms of laser cutting, mostly due to the advantages it offers. If you’re unfamiliar with fiber laser cutting, here are some things you should know… Read more »

How to Avoid an Electrical Fire in Your Home

A wall outlet catches fire.

Electrical issues are among the leading causes of house fires in the United States, accounting for tens of thousands of incidents per year and resulting in hundreds of deaths. The good news is electrical fires can be avoided by taking a few simple actions. Here’s how you can avoid an electrical fire in your home…. Read more »