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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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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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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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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3 Things Every Press Brake Operator Should Know

When it comes to operating a press brake thoroughly and effectively, knowledge is key. A solid understanding of the equipment, the tooling, and the drawings will help ensure safety and efficiency in your manufacturing or production plant. Below are three things everyone should know when operating a press brake. Ask...
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3 Ways to Make Your Machine Shop More Productive

As the old saying goes, time is money. The faster and more efficient your machine shop is, the more money you make, right? If you’ve been struggling with improving your production times, there are several things you can do to increase throughput without sacrificing quality. Below are three ways to...
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4 Key Things to Know About Press Brakes

Press brakes are a necessity to almost any metal fabrication shop. Here are four things to keep in mind when shopping for press brakes online. Find the Right Hydraulics Count Firstly, make sure to select a press brake with appropriate strength to bend the material you’ll be working with. Currently,...
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The Top Uses and Benefits of Shearing Machines

A shearing machine is a piece of industrial equipment which uses rotary disks and blades to cut hard iron sheets and metal bars. There are many advantages to using a shearing machine, which we will discuss below. Precise Cuts Shearing machines make clean, straight line cuts on flat sheet stock....
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