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Let’s Get Bendy

In 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

Truly Made in the USA: How US Manufacturers Work Together

As 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

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

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