Insights Let’s Get BendyIn the metal fabrication industry, metal bending is one of the most common metal forming processes. Metal bending, also known as press braking, flanging, and … Continue reading Let’s Get Bendy READ MORETruly 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 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.