Five of the Biggest Heavy Haul Items Ever Transported

While the vast majority of machines can be shipped in parts, and assembled at their final destination, there are a few which must be transported in one piece. As you can imagine, moving an item as long as a football field across state lines requires an incredible amount of logistical...
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Cutting Acrylic: Should I Use a Laser Cutter or Waterjet Cutter?

Acrylic is a versatile, durable material with a wide range of uses. If you are anticipating using acrylic for an upcoming project, you may be wondering which cutting machine will be best for you to use. In today’s post, our Apex fabrication equipment vendor shares the benefits of the two...
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The Top 4 Materials You Should Never Cut with a Laser | Apex Laser Machines

One of the greatest things about C02 laser cutters, as we’ve touched on before, is their amazing level of versatility. Since a laser beam can’t warp or contaminate materials like a cutting blade can, they can be applied to everything from delicate human eye tissue to thick plates of steel....
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4 Beginner Metalworking Projects to Try During Quarantine

For a lot of us, quarantine has meant staying at home with a whole lot of time on our hands. And we’re guessing that by now, you’ve organized, cleaned, fixed, and installed anything that needed it, and are at the point where even Netflix is getting old. If you’re scratching...
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How to Start Your Own Metal Fabrication Shop in Raleigh 

There’s no doubt that this month has been very difficult for many of us. If you work in an industry which requires you to be on-site, you may find yourself sitting at home right now with an empty schedule and a head full of worries. One great way to get...
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What is a Waterjet? Ask Our Apex Metal Cutting Machine Vendor

A waterjet cutter is a tool that cuts metal and other materials by emitting a jet of water, or water mixed with an abrasive substance, at an extremely high velocity and pressure. Just as a river will eventually cut a canyon into rock, the waterjet will cut a line into metal, wood,...
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Our Apex Fabrication Equipment Vendor Explains the Types of Shearing Machines 

If you’re starting a metalworking project and need to know which type of shearing machine you need to rent or buy, here’s a handy guide from our Apex fabrication equipment seller that can help you make your decision. Alligator Shears An alligator shear, also known as a crocodile shear or...
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How to Start Laser Cutting: Tips from Our Apex Laser Cutter Distributor 

Maybe you saw a really cool laser cut item somewhere online, or maybe you were inspired by our list of personalized gifts you can make with a laser cutter. Either way, you want to learn how to use a laser cutting machine, but you’re not sure where or how to...
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Need Heavy Haul Services in Apex 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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