Insights Electro-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 MORENot All Welding Techniques are Created EquallyWelding 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 READ MORESheet Metal Fabrication 101Sheet metal fabrication is the process of turning flat sheets of steel or aluminum into metal structures by cutting, punching, folding, and assembling. Sheet metal … Continue reading Sheet Metal Fabrication 101 READ MORELoad more Featured Project Read More Conveyor - Automation MFI fabricated these conveyors for a manufacturer of plastic blow molding systems, with whom MFI has a longstanding relationship.