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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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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3 Ways to Make Grinding Safer and More Efficient

Compared to many other types of occupations, grinding metals and other materials comes with a certain level of risk. While grinding surface equipment can be hazardous, however, there are a variety of grinding safety tips that can make the job safer and more efficient. 1. Invest in Training One of...
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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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