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  • The Benefits of Non-Ferrous Metals

    The Benefits of Non-Ferrous Metals0

    Non-ferrous metals are used in countless manufacturing applications. You can find them in airplane fuselages as well automotive engines, fasteners, wiring kits, building roofs, pipes and more. Unlike ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals contain any meaningful amount of iron. They are characterized by the presence of little or no iron. And without any meaningful amount of

  • An Introduction to Passivation in Metalworking

    An Introduction to Passivation in Metalworking0

    Metal parts and components are often processed to protect against corrosion. While there are different types of corrosion-inhibiting processes in metalworking, one of the most common is passivation. It’s used with a variety of different metals and alloys, including aluminum, stainless steel and even certain types of carbon steel. To learn more about passivation in

  • Zinc-Plated vs Galvanized Steel: What’s the Difference?

    Zinc-Plated vs Galvanized Steel: What’s the Difference?0

    Moisture can wreak havoc on many steel products. Products made of carbon steel, for instance, are susceptible to oxidation when exposed to moisture. As moisture settles on the surface of a carbon steel product, it can trigger a chemical reaction known as oxidation that eats through the material from which it’s made. To protect against

  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Industrial Shears

    5 Things to Consider When Choosing Industrial Shears0

    You don’t have to use a lathe or any other heavy-duty manufacturing machine to cut sheet metal. There are handheld tools available for this purpose. Known as industrial shears, they offer a quick and easy way to cut sheet metal. Industrial shears feature a scissor-like design consisting of two blades. Using them, you can easily

  • What Is Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) Cutting?

    What Is Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) Cutting?0

    There are a variety of cutting processes used in the manufacturing industry. While you might be familiar with laser, plasma and water jet, a lesser-known cutting process is electrical discharge machining (EDM). It’s a metal fabrication technique that allows manufacturing companies to easily cut through metal workpieces. EDM cutting, however, is a highly advanced process

  • How Metal Stamping Works

    How Metal Stamping Works0

    Metal stamping is a common manufacturing process. Also known simply as metal pressing, it involves the use of a stamping press to deform and shape a metal workpiece. Metal workpieces typically consist of sheet metal. To alter the shape of a piece of sheet metal, manufacturing companies can stamp it. How does metal stamping work