4 Incredible Uses of Laser Technology

Laser technology has come a long way since it was first developed in the 1960s. In just 50-ish years, lasers have revolutionized the way we do business, study the world around us, manufacture parts and heal the sick. Below are just a few ways we use laser technology in our...
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6 Things You Can Make Out of Sheet Metal Fabricating Equipment

When you think of sheet metal forming, you probably think of car parts, bike frames, or construction materials. And it’s true–metal shaping techniques like hydroforming are used across a lot of industries. But you can also use simple fabricating equipment at home to make a variety of crafts, props, and...
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Top 5 Shearing Machine Safety Tips from Active Machinery

Sheet metal shears are equipped with blades strong enough to cut through steel, and can therefore be extremely dangerous if they are handled improperly. Whether you are using handheld shearing scissors, larger electric shearing machinery, or even a stationary benchtop shearing tool, it is important to be extremely alert and...
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What are the Different Types of Shearing Machines?

Shearing, or die cutting, is the process of cutting metal with a bladed machine, instead of a plasma cutter or laser cutter. If you’re starting a metalworking project and need to know which type of shearing machine you should rent or buy, here’s a handy guide that can help you...
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The Advantages of Laser Cutting

A laser cutter offers many benefits over traditional cutting methods, such as plasma cutting. Read on to learn how laser cutting can help make your manufacturing processes easier, cleaner, and more efficient. Incredible precision The primary benefit of laser cutters is that they are very accurate and precise. They can...
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3 Unique Industries That Use Laser Cutting Machinery

Due to its many benefits, laser cutting machinery is one of the most widely used manufacturing tools in the world.  This easy cutting method offers a huge range of uses and benefits, and is used in everything from aerospace engineering to healthcare. Here are just a few industries that use...
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5 Cool Things Made from Hydroforming Equipment

If you are browsing our site, you probably already know all about hydroforming, the process of using highly pressurized hydraulic fluid to mold metal onto a die. It’s an especially great way to make hollow metal parts, like tubes, that need to be shaped in a single step. Since hydroforming...
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Turret Press Maintenance: Top Things to Know

If you’re searching for an efficient and cost-effective way to tool metal, a turret press is an excellent option. Unlike larger press tools, a turret punch is smaller and more affordable, and can be used on small-volume and prototype work. Here are some things to know if you are browsing...
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3 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Turret Press

When looking to buy a new or used turret press, it is imperative that you have a clear understanding of your manufacturing requirements. Here are the top three most important things to consider. 1. Material Size and Thickness First, you’ll want to determine the thickness of the material you’ll be...
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What Size Press Brake Should I Buy?

A press brake can bend, punch, and shear sheets of metal on either a small or industrial scale. If you’re shopping for new or used press brakes, here are some things to keep in mind while making your purchase. Tonnage The tonnage is the amount of pressure that is applied...
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