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Types of Metal Fabrication Processes Explained

January 20, 2022 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the 50 years we’ve been in business, we’ve found that many of our customers are surprised to find that there are so many types of sheet metal fabrication out there. This is a fact, and it’s also a fact that we perform most of the different types here at Benchmark Fabricated Steel. Keep reading to learn all about the different fabrication types: Casting: Casting is when we pour molten metal into a die and let it cool and harden to the desired shape. Casting has been around for centuries, but nowadays, we have advanced technologies to cast the metal... View Article

What Type of Sheet Metal Is Best for Your Application?

January 6, 2022 6:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Professional metal fabricators understand that not all metals are created equal, and the metal that’s right for one application will simply not be right for another. Unfortunately, many of our customers who aren’t as familiar with the industry don’t always understand this concept right away. The good news is that we’re here to help explain everything you need to know. Keep reading to learn more about some of the various applications for different sheet metals, including some high-carbon steel uses and low-carbon steel uses. Aluminum Aluminum is used for many more products than a can of soda. It’s one of... View Article

What Is Value Engineering?

December 23, 2021 6:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As the name suggests, value engineering adds value to your goods and services. It is an organized approach that can reduce the cost of projects while maintaining top quality and functionality. Quality value engineering is an important aspect of metal fabrication for achieving optimal results. The focus of value engineering in construction is on the function of the materials and components. It looks at the functions to determine how to improve the value of each one. Also referred to as value analysis, this process analyzes each aspect of the product by creating a ratio of function to cost. It looks... View Article

Why It’s Important to Design Electrical Enclosures Before Fabrication

December 9, 2021 6:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Electrical enclosures are essential in all kinds of industries and settings. Each enclosure must meet the unique needs and demands of that specific application. Because of this, electrical enclosures often require a custom sheet metal fabrication design. For optimal results, it is best to design these enclosures before fabrication. It is the simple principle of not putting the cart before the horse. If you want things to work properly, you need to design metal fabrication before starting the fabrication process itself. Here are the most important aspects to keep in mind. Unique needs To ensure your electrical enclosure meets the... View Article

What Are the Types of Steel Beam Connections?

November 29, 2021 6:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Steel beam connections may be necessary for pillars, slanted joints and segment networks. There are a wide range of connections which are classified into two groups: framed and sealed connections. For framed connections, the beam is linked to a supporting steel part via fittings. For sealed connections, the beam is positioned on the seat, similar to how it would be with a masonry wall. Read on to find out more about steel column and beam connections. Welded framed steel beam connections Welded frame connections will vary in their capacity depending on their size. The connection weld is subject to stress... View Article