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How to Cut Expanded Metal

Cutting expanded metal can be more difficult than cutting other types of metal — it takes the right equipment, correct technique and a little extra patience. With the right information, tools and method, however, a trained professional can cut expanded metal precisely without damaging the equipment or materials. Expanded Metal Cutting Tools The first step toward correctly cutting expanded metal is finding the right tools that will aid the process. The following equipment is crucial: Cutting tool: Consider the size and nature of the expanded metal you need to cut. Then, choose a grinder, drill, saw or laser tool. Measuring device: Either a tape measure or a ruler will work fine. Clamps: These… Read more
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Top 4 Transportation Applications for Fabricated Metal Products

Custom metal fabrications have transformed the transportation industry over the centuries, offering more efficient travel and an increase in safety across countless applications. We use the process to create metal grating, perforated sheets and other metal products for uses that include drains on highways that will help prevent flooding without accruing rust, machine guards, safety barriers and screens, handrails, railing infill panels, tornado screens that guard industrial commercial structures and more. [caption id="attachment_7183" align="alignright" width="250"] Bar Grating Walkway[/c… Read more

Choosing the Right Perforated Metal Patterns for Your Project

The first thing you need to do when it’s time for this decision is to consider your application. The patterns and other features you choose for your perforated metal will affect the way you can use the finished product. Do you need perforated metal to distribute heat in an area or soundproof a room? Maybe you’re thinking of a completely different function. Know this information before moving forward. Type and Thickness for Your Material You need to know the strength and stiffness you require in your final product before deciding on a specific metal type and thickness. Perforated metal isn’t as strong as its non-perforated counterpart, but you can choose from several different thicknesses and materials like aluminum, copper, brass, various steels and more that will help you reac… Read more

Selecting the Right Alloy for Your Custom Metal Fabrication Project

Choosing the right metal alloy starts with knowing your application well. Pure metals are useful, but alloys allow us to consider our anticipated uses and mix the perfect combination of metals and chemical components that will change the material’s resistance, reactivity, conductivity, strength, durability and more. The perfect material for one function, like a car engine, might be completely wrong for another like a butter knife. The capability to mix alloys, which humankind has enjoyed for centuries, gives us the versatility to create the mix to get any job done right. What to Consider While Choosing Alloys of Metal When you’re deciding whether you need an alloy and which kind will be best, think about the job you have in mind for the finished product and then consider the… Read more

How Security Barriers Can Save Lives and Businesses

So you’re trying to determine whether it’s time to increase the security of your building and you’re about to launch into the decision-making process. We can help. First, it’s crucial to know exactly what area you’re trying to protect as well as what you’re protecting it from. If this is a security barrier that will be placed outside to keep cars away from a section of your building, you’ll probably choose different metals and fabrication than if you need security panels to protect your interior. No matter what you need to keep safe, barriers will help get the job done. Applications for Metal Security Panels When it comes to barriers, you have two primary categories to consider: active and passive. Either option can incorporate metal security panels, but they function dif… Read more