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What are the different types of metal fabrication?

There are various fabrication processes in the sheet metal industry, which are oftentimes used in combination with one another. The methods can be either one or more of the following: metal stamping, cutting, casting, welding, and extrusion. These fabrication techniques are executed to highlight the metal’s properties and showcase its flexibility in application.

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What is sheet metal punching?

Sheet metal punching is a common fabrication process used sheet metal manufacturing. Punching is a cutting process that involves applying sufficient cutting force to a sheet of metal to remove a section of material.

In the past, metal punching was performed solely with manually operated machines. However, today’s punching methods are performed using advanced machines, which are programmed to punch standard or specially designed shapes in metal.

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The benefits of sheet metal prototyping

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product to test a concept or process. It is generally used to evaluate a new design and to enhance its precision through real world testing and usage.

Sheet metal prototyping is a rough draft or mock-up model of the final product that is built before manufacturing begins and allows designers and manufacturers to test quality and finish.

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What is CAD? And how is it used for metal fabrication?

Computer Aided Design (CAD) software was created in the late 1960’s to accelerate the engineering drawing process. While CAD was historically used in engineering, drawing and construction architecture, it is now widely used for creating metal fabrication designs, and has superseded the time-consuming process of manually creating technical drawings.

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What Are The Benefits Of Galvanised Steel?

While steel is more resistant than iron to some forms of degradation, there is an aspect of steel that can limit its long-term lifespan, which is the low level of corrosion resistance it offers. Steel holds a thin layer of oxide and if exposed to water and air for prolonged periods of time it can become damaged and considered impracticable and unusable in areas where corrosion is prominent.

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A Closer Look At Press Brake Machines

Over the last 10 years, we have seen great technological advances in press brake machines. Thanks to numerous innovations, including the incorporation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Australian sheet metal manufacturing has become more efficient, less time consuming, and has been able to remain competitive with international markets.

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The advantages of powder coating for metal fabrication

Powder coating, when performed by a professional, makes finished surfaces resistant to fading, chipping, scratching and wearing. It is therefore almost maintenance free. Powder coated products will not corrode or rust and will look new throughout their entire life span.

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Custom Truck Toolboxes

This month at E&A Probend we have had quite a few mounted truck toolbox projects in production. We can customise our toolboxes to any shape or design so suit our clients truck specifications.

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Custom built toolbox for a Ford Transit

It has been yet another fast-paced month for us at E&A Probend. While we certainly had no shortage of requests for brackets, heavy duty antenna mounts & lockable caravan bumpers, our favourite job was a custom-built toolbox for a Ford Transit.

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What is the Ideal Electrical Enclosure for Your Property?

The purpose of an electrical enclosure is for the safety of users and a space to store potentially hazardous electrical tools and elements along with preventing dangerous components from interacting with one another. Some important details to think about when deciding on which electrical enclosure is the best fit include the following.

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What is Spot Welding? And When Is It Used?

There are many different types of welding that can be used to join and shape metal materials. This includes MIG, TIG, and spot welding, among others. Knowing how to perform each different type of welding allows us to ensure we get the best possible weld each time. Spot welding is most commonly used to to join or combine two or more sheets of metal, making it a highly valuable welding technique to master.

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What is CNC Laser Cutting and How Does it Work?

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) laser cutting is a sheetmetal fabrication process which relies on a concentrated laser beam, which is used to cut or engrave metal, with high precision or accuracy. Controlled through computer software, these powerful lasers can create any desired shape or pattern by burning, melting or vaporising parts of the metal material.

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