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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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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Cold Forming vs. Hot Forming: What’s the Difference?

Both hot forming and cold forming molds metal into another, final shape, but not every metal can be formed by either process. Here, we’ll dive deeper into the difference between hot forming and cold forming. Cold Forming During cold forming, metal parts are shaped at room temperature. It may be...
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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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