08.07.2019

Redesigning and reorganising a VLM: steps, timescales and benefits

Your warehouse performs a fundamental role within your business. It cannot simply be interpreted as a physical entity. It is an important part of the production chain and must therefore be managed using strategic company activities.

25.06.2019

5 Ways to Reduce Costs on Sheet Metal Fabrication

These 5 tips will help you optimize your next Sheet Metal project to reduce costs and maximize your efficiency.

03.06.2019

Three Tricks to Keep Punching Performance at Its Best

There is still a place for punching in fabrication, and here are some practices and applications to get the best performance out of your punching equipment.

21.05.2019

Which press brake is best?

This question is asked a lot, and even with plenty of experience answering it, it remains subjective by its nature. There is no “absolute best” press brake. There is, however, an absolute best press brake for you, and that really is the heart of your question.

15.04.2019

What are the Different Options for Metal Finishing?

Finishing is the final step in preparing metal products for use, a crucial component for any metal fabrication project. Finishing helps to make products more resistant to corrosion, while providing higher electrical, chemical or tarnish resistance. Beyond that, finishing adds additional durability and makes metal surfaces look their best.

01.04.2019

The Importance of CNC press brake to ensure metal fabrication efficiency

When you are fabricating sheet metal, you want the results to be as precise as possible; a less-than-satisfactory job can result in a lot of problems later down the line. However, certain press brakes have tools with them that increase their efficiency and precision; they come with extra tools and parts that make them easier to work with.

19.03.2019

4 Major Safety Issues for the Metal Fabrication Industry

Working in metal fabrication can sometimes require employees to engage in high-risk activities in order to properly perform their duties, including weld and manufacture ferrous materials. If you manage or are responsible for safety in a metal manufacturing facility, you know of the potential hazards that can befall workers.

21.02.2019

Deburring and Metal Finishing: Choosing the Right Process for Your Manufacturing Needs

As a metalworker, there is no doubt that you appreciate the importance of deburring and finishing different parts before they are either completed or processed further. Over the years, significant strides have been made in terms of advances in technology, a factor that has made it possible to refine metal parts in such a way that they will meet the needs of the market. Regardless of the size of your machine shop or the type of pieces you deal in, technology can help you to produce metal parts for a wide range of applications. Machine deburring and metal finishing are some of the ways to address the flaws that metal parts may have.

11.02.2019

Baltic mechanical engineering manufacturers about personnel and digitization issues

The only way to reduce costs and increase productivity, solving the personnel shortage issue for the Baltic engineering and metal fabrication industry is manufacturing process automation and inventory digitization. Significant investments are required to achieve this, and so this process evolves slowly. The author looks into issues that arise in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and examples of their solution.

04.02.2019

Injuries Common to Metal Fabrication

Due to a variety of hazards found in the workplace environment, metal fabrication can be a potentially dangerous industry if employees do not closely adhere to safety regulations. Fortunately, in recent years, the rate of non-fatal injuries in the industry has significantly dropped, indicating that safer equipment and effective safety regulations are successfully helping prevent common injuries.

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