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Working with Stainless Steel Fabricators

Working with Stainless Steel Fabricators When you need stainless steel fabricators for your project, you need a team of professionals with ample skill and know-how. You need an organization dedicated to working closely with you to achieve your best results. Take into consideration what the company can do for you. One of the most common needs is customization. You need a fabricator capable of providing exceptional service, one-on-one attention to your needs, and ongoing support. It goes without saying that these fabricators need to work closely with you to achieve your goals. What Can They Accomplish for You? When choosing stainless steel fabricators, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, you need to ensure the company can handle the task at hand. When speaking with them, ask questions about the actual equipment available. For example, do they use advanced tools and techniques to ensure the work is done well? This may include components such as plasma cutters and computer controlled lasers. You also want to ensure they have the ability to handle difficult tasks, something that robotic welders can handle with ample precision. Consider Customer Service Too In addition to the technology and tools available, you also want an organization capable of providing key services. Can they deliver on time? Can they meet your production goals? More so, with the timelines you need, what type of guarantee can they offer to you? Is a fast turnaround time possible for the production level you need? Do not assume an organization can meet these goals. Make sure of it Stainless steel fabricators can take your idea or need and turn it into a reality. For this to happen, you need to be sure the organization has the tools and resources for the job. And, you need to be sure the company has a long history of working with companies like your own. Be the first to like. Like...

Modern Heat Treating Companies Offer Cryogenic Hardening Services

When you think of heat treating companies, you may think about modern steel that’s heated to high temperatures and then quenched with special processes that create a superior product in many ways. Although this is a major part of heat treatment services, some also use cryogenic hardening to enhance the properties of metal. How can exposing metals to low temperatures help? Let’s examine the process more closely to see. What Does Cryogenic Mean? Cryogenics became a popular term in the late 20th Century, as some people tried to look beyond modern science for health cures. By freezing the body (or head) to extremely low temperatures, it may be possible to thaw them out far into the future, when a cure or remedy for a disease has been found. However, extreme cold has many more uses today. Cold Then Hot When heat treating companies use cryogenic hardening, they cool metals to as low as two hundred and thirty-eight degrees below the zero point (Fahrenheit). That is one hundred and fifty below on the Celsius scale. Cooling off the metal must be a slow process. This is often done with gas from liquid nitrogen. It’s very important to cool slowly to eliminate thermal stress. The metal is then kept at a very low temperature (about minus 300F) for about 24 hours. Next, the chilled metal is then heated to around 300F. This is a temperature change of about 600 degrees and reduces brittleness caused by freezing. Benefits Cryogenic hardening produces near perfect grain structures for hardened steel. There are very few imperfections. Corrosion resistance increases and so does durability (wear resistance). Also, an even grain structure reduces the effects of stress on hardened steel. These benefits are retained even through the machining process. When you choose heat treating companies offering cryogenic services, you receive some of the highest quality products. Be the first to like. Like...

Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication: Properties And Basic Processes

Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication: Properties And Basic Processes Aluminum sheet metal fabrication is a popular way for many manufacturing concerns to obtain easily a cost-effective component or product. Together with stainless steel, they comprise a more than fair share of market demand. Aluminum is a particular favorite for its qualities. It possesses properties that make it ideal for a variety of parts and products. Aluminum Aluminum enjoys the attention of fabricators and manufacturers alike because it has certain desirable qualities. Aluminum has:   Great formability * Durability * Excellent strength to weight ratio * High corrosion resistance * Low density * Superior electrical and heat conductivity It is also non-magnetic, readily available in different grades and inexpensive. These qualities make it attractive to those who work with metal. To achieve the specifications of the customer, aluminum sheet metal fabrication shops can utilize any of several different methods and techniques. Aluminum Fabrication When working with metals, fabricators need to understand the different characteristics of the metals as well as what processes are effective. Fortunately, the nature of aluminum provides fabrication shops with a many options and possibilities. The only difficulty can be in cutting. Aluminum is a reflective metal making it challenging if laser cutting is required. Fabricators need to take care. They can also decreases potential problems by choosing a grade of aluminum more accepting of laser processes. In general, fabricators can employ any of the following processes to obtain ideal results: * Bending * Deburring * Drilling Forming * Machining * Milling * Punching * Sawing * Turning (Threading) * Welding Except for welding, CNC machine centers are the technology behind production capabilities to deliver the products quickly, easily, efficiently and effectively within the time boundaries. Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication Aluminum is a popular metal. It is readily available and cost effective. Its properties make it ideal for any number of industrial and commercial applications. Except for laser welding, aluminum sheet metal fabrication offers little serious challenge to its fabricators. This makes it a perfect metal for both fabricator and manufacturer alike. Be the first to like. Like...

Rack Plating: The Basic Process

Rack Plating: The Basic Process When you arrange for electroplating a product, it is important to consider the different methods available. While many options exist, the two most common types are barrel and rack plating. Of these two, rack electroplating has a specific means of producing an optimal result for workpieces that do not fall into the category of “standard.” What Differentiates Rack Electroplating? Rack electroplating, a sub-category of batch or loose piece plating, distinguishes itself easily from other plating methods. One distinctive characteristic is the use of a rack (jig). This forms the basis to which a plater attaches the components. He affixes the parts using hooks or simply places them on the rack. However, one of several possible methods ensures these parts remain secure, firmly in place. Any of the following suffice: * Bands * Metal hooks * Screws * Spring fingers * Wires These mechanisms hold the parts in situ as the operator lowers them into the tank. Another distinguishing aspect of rack plating is the characteristics of the objects to be plated. Rack electroplating serves best specialty work. It produces high-quality results for workpieces that are non-standard in size or shape. This process handles ideally pieces that are large or over-large. It is also extremely well suited to plating complex and fragile shapes. While, admittedly, it may prove to be more expensive than other forms of electroplating, rack electroplating provides optimal results for such situations. This helps to make the expense more cost-effective. Rack Plating If you are considering electroplating components that fall into the less than standard category, you should consider your options. For complex, large and/or delicate workpieces, talk to a professional plating company. In all likelihood, they will not suggest barrel plating. Instead, they will recommend the more logical and apt choice – rack plating. It handles effectively and efficiently intricate, large and/or delicate shapes and sizes. Be the first to like. Like...

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