Categories for Metal Fabricators

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

Trends and Technologies in Improving Metal Fabrication

May 26, 2021 5:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Even thousands of years after humans first began working with metal, we are still honing our metal fabrication skills and coming up with brand-new tools and technologies that allow us to develop unique, groundbreaking creations. Here’s a quick look at some of the current trends and technologies that are taking the world of custom steel fabrication by storm in Indiana. Automation and CNC Computer numerical control (CNC) machines are not at all new to the metal fabrication industry. However, what is new is the automation being used to control them. Until relatively recently, it was necessary for humans to program... View Article

What Are the Best Types of Metal to Use in the Fabrication Process?

March 29, 2021 8:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Unless you work in the industry, you may be unfamiliar with metal fabrication. And that’s okay—we can handle all of your metal fabrication and manufacturing needs for you! However, we do like our customers to be well informed about steel fabrication and manufacturing in Indiana. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of metals we might use for your next fabrication or manufacturing project. Stainless steel Stainless steel is an alloy of steel containing at least 10.5 percent chromium, which makes the steel corrosion resistant and gives the metal a nice shine. Stainless steel is one of the... View Article

Sandblasting FAQs

January 14, 2021 3:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re working on a custom metal fabrication project, you need to pay special attention to the metal finish. The type of finish you choose can have a pronounced effect on how well your part functions; if you choose the wrong one, your precisely measured and machined parts may not function as well as they should. Sandblasting is a good choice for most metal projects. Read on to learn more about sandblasting, then chat with your local steel fabricators in Indiana to confirm it’s the right way to finish your metal fabrication. What is sandblasting? Sandblasting uses sand, glass, acrylic... View Article

Tariffs: How They Impact Metal Consumers and Metal Fabricators in Indiana

July 22, 2019 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Metal fabricators in Indiana may work in the middle of the nation, but their efforts are greatly affected by policies that sweep the entire country and the globe. Tariffs have a significant impact on the production of fabricated steel in Indiana, which is felt by metal fabricators and metal consumers alike. How does all of this work? Following is a brief overview of the impact of tariffs on metal fabricators in Indiana. Keep in mind that this is an ever-shifting issue with multiple facets and complex connections to other economic and political factors. The tariffs of today might be gone... View Article