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What are the Benefits of AR500 Steel?

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When choosing the right grade of steel for your parts or equipment, it’s important to understand the various properties, benefits, and applications of each option. AR500 steel is a strong, abrasion-resistant material that features a high carbon content. This steel grade offers several advantages that make it a popular option across various industries. What Is […]

Technological Trends in Industrial Metal Fabrication

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Industrial metal fabrication is a growing sector in the US economy valued at an estimated $362.4 billion in 2020 and expected to reach $473.7 billion by 2031, according to Transparency Market Research. This growth is largely due to the emergence of technological advancements in manufacturing sectors. The accessibility and low cost of raw materials like […]

What is the difference between Robotic vs. Manual Welding?

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Welding is used in many facets of manufacturing processes for countless products and components. Technology has provided a safer way to perform this task. Businesses are increasingly relying on robotic welding systems to do their jobs with fewer accidents, but is robotic welding the right choice for your application? Robotic Vs. Manual Welding Robotic welding […]

Benefits of Galvanized Steel in Metal Fabrication

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Galvanization involves coating steel parts with a layer of zinc to protect against rust and corrosion. This coating offers a barrier to shield against various corrosive elements, ensuring a high-quality and long-lasting steel product. Galvanized steel offers increased strength, enhance durability, and formability, making it a very popular material choice for various metal fabrication applications. […]

Introduction to Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication

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Aluminum is a versatile material that can be worked using a variety of manufacturing processes. It is commonly utilized in sheet metal fabrication operations to make various parts and products for a wide range of industries. The resulting components and structures are, among other things, high-strength, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant.  The following article provides an overview […]

What is the Laser Cutting Process?

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Unlike mechanical cutting processes that rely on blades and drills, laser cutting uses a focused laser beam to precisely cut through and shape workpieces. Using a CNC laser cutter, the workpiece or the laser moves based on instructions derived from a digital design file to cut the workpiece according to the design specifications. Laser cutting […]

Sheet Metal Forming Processes

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Sheet metal forming refers to the techniques a manufacturer uses to change the shape of sheet metal during production. The formed sheet metal can be sold as is for various uses by other manufacturers or it can be made into parts for machines, goods, or equipment. Sheet metal forming is compatible with many materials and […]

Types of Steel Used in Sheet Metal Fabrication

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Sheet metal is a highly versatile fabrication material, with properties that can vary greatly between the different steel grades and types. Each different type of sheet metal offers its own advantages and disadvantages. The best fit for a project depends on the properties required for the final product. For example, certain materials will provide high […]

Types of Metal Fabrication Processes

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The term “metal fabrication” refers to the processes used to create a finished part or product by shaping, adding, or removing material from a raw or semi-finished metal workpiece. The following article provides an overview of the types of fabrication processes available, outlining what they entail, what materials they accommodate, and what applications for which […]

New Laser and Press at PDF Inc.

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New Laser and Press We have recently made some investments in new equipment which has allowed us to provide our customers with the most cost effective and innovative machine capabilities on the market. Our first addition was the Cincinnati CL-900 Fiber Optic Laser. This machine offers high speed laser cutting and lower operating costs which […]