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What Are D-Beams?

February 23, 2022 9:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Steel is often used as a metaphor for strength or as an adjective to describe the depth and breadth of someone’s resolve. That makes sense because steel is one of the toughest and most-used metals in not only the United States but the world over. The iron-based metal compound is used in everything from construction to appliances. In construction applications, steel beams are fabricated and cut to fit together to form the skeleton of commercial and residential structures. The most common types of steel beams used in construction are S-beams (standard), W-beams (wide flange) and H-beams (pile). There are also... View Article

What Is Beam Coping, and Why Is It Important?

February 9, 2022 9:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Steel-working is the backbone of the American industrial economy. It’s a vital cog in the country’s infrastructure and construction operations. It’s impossible to discuss urban development without mentioning steelwork and metal fabrication. Most large-scale construction projects involve the use of steel beams. These beams need to be fabricated, cut and fitted together. This is where beam coping comes in. Coping steel beams is an integral part of the metal fabrication and construction process. In this article, we’ll cover what beam coping is and why it’s important. What is beam coping? In construction, steel beams often need to be cut and... View Article

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