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Sheet Metal Signage: Beautiful and Durable

If you or your business are in the market for metal signage, there are a few things to consider before getting started. What is the … Continue reading Sheet Metal Signage: Beautiful and Durable

11 Cool Welding Projects

Art, by definition, is an expression of human creativity and imagination. It can present itself in numerous forms; from painting and graphic design to pottery … Continue reading 11 Cool Welding Projects

Under New Management

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., Merchants Fabrication, Inc. (MFI), a full-service metal plate and structural shape manufacturer specializing in the machine building industry, is pleased to announce that … Continue reading Under New Management

Electro-slag Welding 101

In the late 1930’s, electro-slag welding (ESW) process was first created in the United States then patented by Robert Hopkins in 1940. The E.O. Paton … Continue reading Electro-slag Welding 101

Tolerance – Why It’s Important

Tolerance is a word that is tossed around a lot in the welding world and it stands as the most analyzed element for evaluating manufacturing … Continue reading Tolerance – Why It’s Important

Understanding Bend Tests & Radius

Welding procedures require bend tests for many parts such as tubes or pipes. It’s important to know the properties of the part to be worked … Continue reading Understanding Bend Tests & Radius

CNC Machining 101: Welding vs. Riveting

When designing something that requires two pieces of metal to be brought together, it’s important to consider whether they will be welded or riveted. Welded … Continue reading CNC Machining 101: Welding vs. Riveting

CNC Machining 101: Milling and Turning

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a subtractive manufacturing technology where parts are created by removing material from a solid block, called the blank or … Continue reading CNC Machining 101: Milling and Turning

Sheet Metal Finishes for Aesthetics and Longevity

You may think sheet metal finishes sole purpose is for aesthetic. Why else would it have that beautiful matte finish that’s so symmetrical and perfect? … Continue reading Sheet Metal Finishes for Aesthetics and Longevity

Not All Welding Techniques are Created Equally

Welding can be called an art form. Like art, there are many different ways to weld metal. Welding is the process by which two pieces … Continue reading Not All Welding Techniques are Created Equally

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