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MIG vs. TIG Welding: What’s the Difference?

MIG vs. TIG Welding: What’s the Difference?

MIG vs. TIG Welding: What's the Difference? A professional, high-quality welding job creates a clean, reliable joint between two pieces of metal. Metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) are two popular fusion welding methods that both use an electric arc...

Common Types of Timber Frame Joints

Common Types of Timber Frame Joints

Timber frame joinery is an intricate technique that securely connects a wooden frame without using nails or screws. Instead, it relies on carefully crafted interlocking joints that connect beams and posts. This age-old woodworking craft creates beautiful buildings....

What Type of Metal Fabrication Is Best for My Project?

What Type of Metal Fabrication Is Best for My Project?

Of the many different types of metal fabrication, the best one for your project will depend on what it needs, what kinds of materials you’re using, and the thickness of those materials. Here, we’ll discuss three common types of fabrication you’re likely to encounter...

How Do I Tell Good Steel from Bad Steel?

How Do I Tell Good Steel from Bad Steel?

Ask anyone, and they’ll say quality materials are important in any project. But also, there is pressure to cut costs in order to offer lower prices, win jobs, and maximize profits. It can be tempting to use the cheapest materials possible, but a lower price may come...

How to Recognize a Good Weld from a Bad Weld

How to Recognize a Good Weld from a Bad Weld

Welding is simply the process of joining two metals together, but there are many details that go into forming quality joinery. Welders are craftsmen and artists. Advanced welders know that the smallest detail shows the quality of their work. They understand the...

What to Consider When Choosing a Steel Fabricator

What to Consider When Choosing a Steel Fabricator

There are so many utilitarian metal objects in the world — doors, barn stalls, signage, bins, trash cans, gates, railings (such as interior stair railings and industrial stair railings), and much more. But these things don’t need to be boring or ugly. Custom...

The Benefits of Powder Coating

The Benefits of Powder Coating

When exposed to the elements, unfinished fabricated metal tarnishes and corrodes. In order to add durability and longevity to steel fabrication designs, a proper finish is necessary. Since its introduction in North America in the 1960s, the dry finishing process...

MIG vs. TIG Welding: What’s the Difference?

MIG vs. TIG Welding: What’s the Difference? A professional, high-quality welding job creates a clean, reliable joint between two pieces of metal. Metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) are two popular fusion welding methods that both use an electric arc with…



common types of timber frame joints

Common Types of Timber Frame Joints

Timber frame joinery is an intricate technique that securely connects a wooden frame without using nails or screws. Instead, it relies on carefully crafted interlocking…



welder welding a piece of metal in the shop

4 Reasons Why Metal Fabrication Might Be Your Dream Career

Does an office job sound painfully boring to you? Do you hate the idea of sitting at a desk,…



man cutting metal in metal fabrication shop

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Metal Production Project

Whether you work in the metal fabrication industry yourself, or you use a metal production partner, you’ve probably noticed rising costs and have some pretty expensive metal production projects on your hands. Metal prices have seen a steep increase recently…



metal formed parts with a fabricator working in the background

4 Things to Look for in a Quality Metal Production Supplier

There are likely many metal production suppliers in your area to choose from — so many that you might feel overwhelmed by your options. To help, here are four key things to look for that often separate a good weld…



TRUMPF laser working on metal parts

What Type of Metal Fabrication Is Best for My Project?

Of the many different types of metal fabrication, the best one for your project will depend on what it needs, what kinds of materials you’re using, and the thickness of those materials. Here, we’ll discuss three common types of fabrication…



close up of metal tubes

How Do I Tell Good Steel from Bad Steel?

Ask anyone, and they’ll say quality materials are important in any project. But also, there is pressure…



metal rods welded together in horse stall

How to Recognize a Good Weld from a Bad Weld

Welding is simply the process of joining two metals together, but there are many details that go into forming quality joinery. Welders are…



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