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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

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

Why Choose Galvanized Metal?

November 15, 2021 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Choosing a metal for a product you’re making or a building you’re constructing is an important decision. You want metal that is durable and fits with your project’s budget. There are a wide range of metals available on the market with different benefits and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at some of the top FAQs on how galvanized metal can work for your business’s needs. What is galvanized metal? This metal is coated with zinc in a variety of methods such as electrogalvanizing, pre-galvanizing and hot dipping. All of this is done to prevent corrosion and rusting on an iron... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals?

August 18, 2021 2:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are many differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals, but the biggest difference is iron content. Ferrous metals contain iron, while non-ferrous metals like copper and bronze do not. Since both ferrous and non-ferrous metals have different properties, some will be more suitable for certain applications than others. Read on to learn more about these metal types to determine what’s right for your project or application. Ferrous metal properties Since ferrous metals contain iron, they’re susceptible to rust and corrosion when exposed to moisture. They’re also magnetic. Stainless steel and wrought iron are better long-term options when it comes to... View Article