Top Amazing Gifts You Can Make with an Apex Laser Cutting Machine

Since we have discussed the benefits of laser cutters so much on this blog, we would be remiss if we didn’t highlight some of the great things you can make with them—and what better time of the year to get crafty than Christmas? If you’ve got a laser cutter and...
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Need Heavy Haul Services in NC? Here’s What You Need to Know

Some things are just too big to be moved by an ordinary vehicle. If you’re considering investing in heavy haul services in Apex, here are some things to know before giving us a call. What Constitutes Heavy Haul Freight? The federal government allows each state to set its own regulations...
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What is 3D Laser Scanning? Ask Our Apex Fabrication Equipment Company

3D Laser Scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive technology that uses a line of laser light to digitally captures the shape of physical objects. 3D laser scanners scan “point clouds” of data from the surface of an object, then use them to make a digital, 3-dimensional representation of a physical object’s...
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A Brief History of Laser Cutting from Our Apex Laser Cutter Seller

Laser cutting is now an extremely common process used in manufacturing, medical facilities, and even artist studios. However, laser cutting is still a relatively new technology. Below is a brief history of laser cutters and where the industry stands today. If you are searching for 2D or 3D laser cutters...
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Laser Cutting for Beginners: How to Get Started

Laser cutting – sometimes called etching or engraving – is not only one of the coolest ways of bringing a design to life but also one of the most accurate. A laser cutter can execute multi-layered lettering and design that even a skilled artist would struggle to accomplish. If you’ve...
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Lathe Safety Tips from an Apex Fabrication Equipment Company

Lathes are exceptionally useful for cutting sheet metal or wood, but if used improperly, they can be incredibly dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the most common injuries caused by lathe accidents are broken fingers, cuts to the hands, and hot shrapnel in the eyes. Below are some...
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How Hydroforming Machinery Makes Safer, Lighter, Faster Cars

Hydroforming, also known as “counter-pressure forming,” is a fabrication method that uses pressure to force ductile metal into the shape of a die. Unlike traditional stamping and welding, hydroforming allows for complex shapes to be created without welding parts together, making it very popular for applications which require uniform, high-performing...
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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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