Superior Metal Fabrication with Laser Cutters

Metal fabrication is a profession that dates back centuries–long before the industrial revolution. At one time it was closely associated with elite circles and warriors with large swords. The Bronze Age over 3,000 years ago marked the beginning of mixing metals together. Since then, metal has been used for the nuts and bolts that hold the industrial […]

What to Know About Plasma Cutting

Steel and other hard materials can be cut with a variety of modern machines, such as a plasma cutter. The machine costs thousands of dollars and is used by industrial fabrication shops to manufacture products and machine parts. It’s a device that also works for cutting stainless steel, aluminum, and copper. Here are some important facts […]

Demystifying the CNC Milling Process

A computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine is programmed with electronic tools including a dial and keypad to control mechanical devices such as drills, saws and lathes. A CNC machine is commonly used to manufacture industrial parts, such as engines. Computer-aided design (CAD) software is used to manipulate mechanical processes. What CNC Milling Machines Manufacture Products made […]

Basics of Laser Tube Cutting

Cutting metal and other materials seamlessly can be accomplished with a state-of-the-art laser tube cutting machine. An operator programs the machine to make specific cuts, making this machine ideal for customized cutting jobs. Here are some essential facts about laser tube cutting to keep in mind when deciding on high precision cuts. Benefits of Laser Beams […]

Advantages of Waterjet Cutting

Based on the concept of a high-pressure water system designed for cutting a wide range of materials, a waterjet is a flexible tool for fabricators. The machine is useful for cutting hard materials like steel or soft materials such as foam. Here are other key advantages to using a waterjet cutting machine. Evolution of Waterjet […]

The Ins and Outs of OEM Manufacturing

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are the backbone of the industrial world when it comes to building customized equipment. These fabricators emphasize high quality and meeting production deadlines. Here are important points to understanding the OEM manufacturing and certification process. OEM Certification Gaining an OEM Certification helps a small business such as an auto repair or body […]

Faster Production Times with Fiber Laser Cutting

An emerging technology that metal fabricators should be watching is fiber laser cutting. This high speed cutting process can help you become more productive and flexible. Whether you decide to buy a laser cutter for your own in-house work, or you outsource to a shop like Serra Laser, here are some reasons workshops and manufacturers should […]

The Advantages of 3D Laser Cutting

Each decade offers new technology that was considered science fiction last century. This century’s developments in 3D laser cutting have been a great assistance to designers, manufacturers, and fabricators who routinely cut metal. Here are key points to know about how 3D laser cutting has developed. Professionals Who Use 3D Laser Cutters metal fabricators original equipment manufacturers […]

Finishing Steps for Metal Fabrication

The beginning-to-end process of metal fabrication is a complicated one that involves a multitude of differing stages. At the very beginning, the most rudimentary of these steps are rolling, cutting and bending. The piece is then assembled. Finally, subsequent steps refine this initially manufactured product with finishing techniques that polish, customize, and make it fit for […]

Laser Engraving and Marking for Better Identification

One of the fastest-growing applications of laser technology is in identification. In manufacturing, laser engraving and marking open up a range of possibilities that enables better efficiency, more security, and exciting new capabilities. Laser Identification Options Laser engraving allows us to place important identification elements on production parts. These might include: Barcodes Serial numbers Time stamps […]