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6 Industries That Use Laser Cutting

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Due to its precision, efficiency, and versatility, laser cutting is a widely used fabrication technique. 5-axis laser cutting, in particular, is capable of creating highly complex designs, with no finishing required. Since it is compatible with many types of metal and can adhere to tight tolerance requirements, it’s a popular choice throughout many industries.  At […]

How to Choose the Right Industrial Metal Fabricator

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When searching for the ideal metal fabricator for your needs, service providers may all start to look alike. However, even if multiple companies share the same service offerings, there are numerous other factors that will help you determine if a fabrication company is right for you. For example, look for a metal fabricating company that […]

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The Difference Between 5-axis and 3-axis Laser Cutting

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When selecting a laser-cutting solution for your part or component, it’s important to consider whether a 3-axis or 5-axis machine is necessary. While 3-axis laser cutting machines are capable of producing traditional parts, 5-axis machines can create more intricate components in a shorter amount of time and with greater precision. At Metal Craft, we take […]

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Waterjet vs. Laser Cutting: Materials, Uses, Benefits

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You’ve probably heard of waterjet cutting and laser cutting, but how do you choose the right option for your fabrication project? This blog will cover the main distinctions between laser cutting vs. waterjet cutting, including their respective benefits and applications. Laser or Water Jet Cutting – Which One Is Best for Your Application? When deciding […]

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Benefits of Custom Metal Products in the Agricultural Industry

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The agricultural sector uses a variety of machines to carry out challenging and time-consuming tasks from planting and harvesting to irrigation and grain storage. As a large contributor to the North American economy, the industry requires equipment with reliable, high-quality parts to continue to meet our nation’s needs. Fabrication processes like metal spinning and stamping […]

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5-Axis Laser Cutting vs. Metal Stamping

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There are several methods for creating custom sheet metal forms, with metal stamping and laser cutting being two of the most prevalent. When determining which method is best for your project, it’s important to understand the differences between each technique. 5-axis laser cutting and metal stamping processes each offer their own unique advantages and properties […]

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Hydroforming vs. Metal Stamping

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Both hydroforming and metal stamping are efficient metal shaping methods. However, their shaping methods are vastly different from one another and offer certain advantages depending on the application. The unique characteristics that make hydroforming ideal for one project can be the very things that make metal stamping the better choice for another project, making it […]

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High Cost of Raw Materials: How to Save by Understanding the Supply Chain

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Raw material sourcing issues can have a significant impact on the overall supply chain. Volatility and price fluctuations involving raw material markets create a trickle-down effect that touches every sector. COVID-19 has affected industries more intensely and for a much more extended period than ever anticipated. With an approximately 18% higher Raw Material Price Index […]

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Hand Spinning vs. CNC Spinning

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Metal spinning is a rimless metalworking technique that stretches back from the era of artisans and craftsmen in the past to today’s mass manufacturers. While techniques in the past were forged in manual work, modern processes use a combination of both hand spinning and processes governed by CNC machinery. By rotating a metal workpiece at […]

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Galvanized Steel vs. Stainless Steel: Which Is the Better Choice?

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Both stainless steel and galvanized steel are strong and durable, but each one has specific advantages, depending on the application. When it comes to galvanized steel vs. stainless steel, you have to understand the difference between the two and consider what type of product you’re making and what demands it will face in its environment. […]