Insights Truly Made in the USA: How US Manufacturers Work TogetherAs an entrepreneur, when you have a great idea for a product or service, one of the first things you do is surround yourself with … Continue reading Truly Made in the USA: How US Manufacturers Work Together READ MORESheet Metal Signage: Beautiful and DurableIf 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 READ MORE11 Cool Welding ProjectsArt, 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 READ MOREUnder New ManagementSOUTHBRIDGE, 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 READ MOREElectro-slag Welding 101In 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 READ MORETolerance – Why It’s ImportantTolerance 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 READ MOREUnderstanding Bend Tests & RadiusWelding 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 READ MORECNC Machining 101: Welding vs. RivetingWhen 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 READ MORECNC Machining 101: Milling and TurningCNC (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 READ MORESheet Metal Finishes for Aesthetics and LongevityYou 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 READ MORELoad more Featured Project Read More Stainless Steel Codeplate MFI fabricated this stainless steel codeplate for a commercial customer to assist with verifying product locations in warehouses.